Football transfer news and rumours LIVE 2019-20 - 13th Jan' 2020

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJan 13, 2020 20:39 IST

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20:39 (IST)13 JAN 2020

Merih Demiral won't be joining Leicester City
Leicester ends Demiral interest.

With the 21-year-old centre-back currently diagnosed with a serious anterior cruciate ligament injury after the game against AS Roma, Leciester City have decided to end their interest in Merih Demiral.

While the Premier League outfit had hoped to bring him in on a loan deal, the unexpected injury is set to keep him on the sidelines for the remaining part of the season, which shuts down any potential transfers in the meantime.

20:31 (IST)13 JAN 2020

Barcelona youngster Jean-Clair Todibo set to join Schalke

Jean-Clair Todibo hasn't gotten much game time at Camp Nou.

20-year-old Barcelona defender Jean-Clair Todibo is set to join Bundesliga side Schalke on loan until the end of the season. While he remains highly rated, there have been very limited opportunities for the youngster to feature in the starting XI since he joined the Blaugrana a year ago.

According to Bild, Todibo is currently in Germany and has taken a taxi to Schalke's home.

16:40 (IST)13 JAN 2020

Watford want Udinese forward Ignacio Pussetto

According to Sky Sports, The Premier League club are already in talks with the Serie A's Udinese concerning 24-year-old Ignacio Pussetto. This deal could see Watford defender Marvin Zeegelaar go in the opposite direction and join the Serie A outfit. Notably, both clubs are owned by family members, and it is expected that this will ease the entire transfer process without too much trouble.

14:17 (IST)13 JAN 2020

Wolves wants Atletico Madrid star Thomas Lemar
Thomas Lemar

Wolverhampton Wanderers head coach Nuno Espirito Santo has reportedly picked Thomas Lemar as a transfer target in a bid to strengthen the Wolves attack.

Lemar has been on the radar for Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, but his poor run of form at the Wanda Metropolitano will perhaps keep the Premier League heavyweights from chasing after the youngster.

Atletico Madrid will look to cut their losses and could offer Lemar on loan to Wolves, along with an option to make the move permanent for €40 million. Whether Wolves will make their move is yet to be seen.

10:14 (IST)13 JAN 2020

Barcelona contacts Pochettino for managerial position
Mauricio Pochettino has been contacted by Barca officials.

The Catalan giants have faced two rejections so far from Ronald Koeman and Xavi Hernandez for the managerial role at the Nou Camp. Interestingly, the role is currently filled by out-of-favour coach Ernesto Valverde, and Barcelona has been unable to find a replacement so far.

However, the Blaugrana have reportedly reached out to former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, but no response has been heard from the Argentine.

10:02 (IST)13 JAN 2020

Tottenham are close to sealing Gedson Fernandes long-term loan deal
The young Portuguese star could visit the UK today
Young Benfica midfielder Gedson Fernandes has chosen Tottenham as his preferred loan destination and will reportedly fly to London today or tomorrow to seal the deal with Spurs.

With terms for the 18-month loan finalised between Spurs and Benfica, it is expected that discussions on personal terms between the 21-year-old and his potential loan club will be hitch-free.

09:48 (IST)13 JAN 2020

Xavi rejects Barcelona offer
Xavi says no to Barca for the meantime.

The news has been rife with reports of Barcelona reaching out to club legend Xavi Hernandez in a bid to bring him back to Camp Nou as manager. While the current Al Sadd head coach did meet with Barca officials, he has reportedly rejected their offer, and his reasons were simple enough: He didn't want to be rushed into making a hasty decision, and he didn't want to make things uncomfortable for current Blaugrana manager Ernesto Valverde. 

While the Barca officials have returned home without their legend, all hope is not lost. Both parties are reportedly keeping open communication channels that could see Xavi manage Barcelona when the season runs out. 

09:07 (IST)13 JAN 2020

Chicharito to meet LA Galaxy today
Javier Hernandez could move to LA Galaxy this January.

According to reports, Javier Hernandez would be meeting with LA Galaxy officials today to discuss a possible contractual agreement. It is believed that the 31-year-old Mexican star sees Galaxy as a viable destination, and it remains to see whether both parties will agree to terms.

Prying Chicharito away from Sevilla could have LA Galaxy part with approximately €10 million, but the American giants won't mind. Having let go of their star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, purchasing Chicharito could be a worthy replacement to lead the charge upfront.

00:34 (IST)13 JAN 2020

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