Football transfer news and rumours LIVE 2019-20 - 12th Jan' 2020

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJan 12, 2020 20:05 IST

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20:05 (IST)12 JAN 2020

BREAKING: Asmir Begovic having medical ahead of AC Milan move

Former Stoke City and Chelsea shot-stopper Asmir Begovic is having his medical in Italy ahead of his loan move to AC Milan. The experienced goalkeeper has 18 months remaining on his Bournemouth contract.  

He has amassed 338 senior club appearances across his career, but since the emergence of Aaron Ramsdale, his path has spiralled downward. Begovic is set to be drafted in as a replacement for Pepe Reina, who joined Aston Villa on loan. 

18:42 (IST)12 JAN 2020

Inter Milan a step away from Olivier Giroud 

Olivier Giroud

Inter Milan are seriously closing in on Olivier Giroud from Chelsea, according to latest updates from Sky in Italy. According to the report, the World Cup winner, whose contract expires in the summer, has agreed a two-and-a-half-year contract with the Italian giants.

Giroud has not been in the picture under Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge, despite have played a huge part in the club's Europa League success last term. The Blues are looking to offload him before his deal runs down, and Inter have seemed interested for a week or more now. The club's representatives were in contact with the player's agents last week, but Antonio Conte's side are reluctant to match Chelsea's asking price of £4.3m plus £850,000. 

Instead, they're offering £3.4m plus £850,000. However, despite ongoing negotiations, Giroud could soon be packing his bags for Italy as he nears the embers of his career. 

17:41 (IST)12 JAN 2020

Chelsea interested in Brighton skipper Lewis Dunk

Lewis Dunk

Chelsea are reportedly interested in luring Brighton and Hove Albion skipper Lewis Dunk away from the Amex. According to the reports, he is available for £50m. 
Dunk has been nothing short of a rock in front of the Seagulls' goal ever since promotion. He's hardly missed any action for his side, and given his consistency and reliability, the 28-year-old could be a welcome signing for the Blues. 

17:28 (IST)12 JAN 2020

Atalanta snap up Caldara from Milan

Atalanta have re-signed 25-year-old defender Mattia Caldara on an 18-month loan deal, with an option to buy clause inserted.
The club can activate the clause for a reported fee of €15m.

The defender, who spent most of his time in Milan sitting on the sidelines, is set to reunite with his local club, for whom he has made 66 appearances in total. 

15:47 (IST)12 JAN 2020

Xavi interested in Barcelona job 

Former legendary midfielder Xavi cannot hide his desire to reunite with his beloved Barcelona, and he has lifted the lid on a probable return to the club as a manager, admitting that it is a 'dream' to manage Blaugrana.

The Al Sadd boss revealed he has held talks with Barca sporting director Eric Abidal and chief executive Oscar Grau, stating, "I cannot say anything, they were here to talk to me and we discussed many things. Sorry I cannot give any more information." 

He added, "I cannot hide it's my dream to coach Barcelona, I've said it many times in many interviews, everyone knows I support Barcelona from the bottom of my heart."

15:23 (IST)12 JAN 2020

Arsenal defender Konstantinos Mavropanos set to link up with German side Nurnberg

Bundesliga 2 side Nurnberg have supposedly shaken off competition from various clubs for the signature of Konstantinos Mavropanos, who is set to sign for the club on January 13, Monday, on a loan deal.
The midfielder has made just two appearances this season, following a return from a muscle injury. He has been a bit-part player at the Emirates, and a move to the German second-division, where he'd receive many minutes, could be an escape route. 

14:24 (IST)12 JAN 2020

Spurs the frontrunners to land Gedson Fernandes

Gedson Fernandes

If latest reports from Sky Sports are to be taken into consideration, Tottenham Hotspur have overtaken West Ham in the race to sign Benfica's Gedson Fernandes.
The Lilywhites are interested to prize the midfielder away for an 18-month loan spell, after it was confirmed that Moussa Sissoko will be sidelined for three months. Benfica were understood to have agreed a deal with both Spurs and the Irons, but the player supposedly, wishes to link up with one of the best in the business, Jose Mourinho

12:13 (IST)12 JAN 2020

van de Beek rules out Manchester United move in January 
Donny van de Beek

Amongst one of the youngsters who shone for AFC Ajax last season on the domestic and European frontier, Donny van de Beek chose to remain at the club despite regular speculation. 
He has been mooted to join Manchester United of late, while also being linked to Real Madrid. 
However, the creative midfielder has ruled out a possible transfer in January, claiming that he will remain in Netherlands at least until the end of this season. 

The midfielder, who has eight goals in 24 outings this term, revealed, "It is not that I can or want to do something at the moment. I have said it before and I will say it again: I will remain at Ajax this season. And maybe next season as well. These reports about Real Madrid or Man United are a good sign, but it is not important now. I've said I will stay at Ajax and I will do so for 100 per cent."

When interrogated about a switch to Old Trafford, he replied, "You can look at it like that. It is not something that is in my mind right now, but what you say is true."

22:00 (IST)11 JAN 2020

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