Football transfer news and rumours LIVE 2019-20 - 9th Jan' 2020

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23:16 (IST)9 JAN 2020

Mikel Arteta admits Arsenal haven't opened contract talks with Aubameyang
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Mikel Arteta is eager to see Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sign a new contract at Arsenal but concedes that the north London giants have not opened any discussions with the striker yet. The Gabon international, whose contract with the Gunners will expire in 2021, has been heavily linked with a departure from the Emirates after reports claimed he is unhappy with the club's general direction.
The 30-year-old has since refuted those claims and Arteta hopes a contract extension is on the cards. The Spaniard said, "I was very pleased to read those comments. He knows exactly what I think about him and obviously he's a massive player for us. But at the moment we're in the middle of the season and we haven't discussed anything further on that at the club."

20:31 (IST)9 JAN 2020

Ashley Young turns down Manchester United's contract extension offer
Ashley Young

Ashley Young looks set for an exit from Old Trafford as he has reportedly turned down a one-year contract extension from Manchester United. The England international, whose current contract is set to expire at the end of the season, was offered an extension as part of the Red Devils' attempts to fend off growing interest from Inter Milan. The Serie A giants are understood to be willing to offer Young an 18-month deal if he signs for them in the January transfer window and the 34-year-old looks increasingly likely to join them.

20:17 (IST)9 JAN 2020

Gareth Bale's agent shuts down Real Madrid exit rumours
Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale's agent Jonathan Barnett has claimed that his client has no interest in leaving Real Madrid for the MLS during the January transfer window. The Wales international continues to be linked with a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu with the likes of Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United, Inter Miami, and LA Galaxy all credited with an interest in the winger.
When quizzed about the rumours, Barnett told ESPN that the 30-year-old is "going nowhere" this winter and added that he is "very unlikely" to leave the Spanish capital in the summer.

18:46 (IST)9 JAN 2020

Liverpool planning to bring in reinforcements in the summer
As per the latest reports in Goal, Liverpool is not looking to bring in any new players in the January transfer window, however, they have prepared a list of 5 players who they are going to target in the summer transfer window. The reds have already brought in Takumi Minamino from RB Salzburg this month and aren't really in need to spend more this month as they chase their first ever English Premier League title. 

18:34 (IST)9 JAN 2020

BREAKING: West Ham United agree Gedson Fernandes loan
Gedson Fernandes

According to Sky Sports, West Ham United have agreed a deal in principle to sign Benfica midfielder Gedson Fernandes on a temporary basis. The Portugal international will join the Hammers on an 18-month loan deal with no option or obligation to buy.

17:59 (IST)9 JAN 2020

Manchester United rules out Christian Eriksen move
Christian Eriksen

According to Sky Sports, Manchester United have ruled out making a bid to bring Christian Eriksen to Old Trafford in the January transfer window. Previous reports had claimed that the Red Devils made a £20 million offer for the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder but no bid has officially been made. The Denmark international, whose contract expires at the end of the season, has been tipped for a future away from the Premier League, with Inter Milan said to be the likelier destination for him.

17:10 (IST)9 JAN 2020

Bayern Munich rules out move for Leroy Sane
Leroy Sane

Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has confirmed that the club will not be looking to sign Leroy Sane from Manchester City this transfer window. The Bundesliga giants were engaged in an intense pursuit of the 23-year-old winger last summer but a serious knee injury to the player saw the deal fall through. Rumours of his move to the Allianz Arena were refuelled when the January market opened but it seems the Bavarians do not have the City star in their plans this season.

16:22 (IST)9 JAN 2020

Manchester United offer Ashley Young a contract extension
As per a Sky Sports report, Manchester United have offered Ashley Young a one-year contract extension in an effort to avert interest from Inter Milan. The Serie A giants were reportedly prepared to offer the 34-year-old an 18-month deal if he signs for them this month but the Red Devils view the Englishman as too valuable an asset to part with.

16:14 (IST)9 JAN 2020

Chelsea given chance to sign Thomas Lemar from Atletico Madrid
Thomas Lemar

As per reports in The Standard, Chelsea have been given the chance to sign Atletico Madrid winger Thomas Lemar as the Spanish giants are open to listening to offers from potential suitors over a possible loan deal. The 24-year-old would command a loan fee of £5 million but Los Rojiblancos are also open to permanent deals in the region of £50 million.
Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have also been credited with heavy interest in the France international but the Gunners are understood to have stalled their pursuit of the player after signing Nicolas Pepe for £72 million.

16:12 (IST)9 JAN 2020

Massimiliano Allegri eyeing Solskjaer's job at Manchester United
According to latest reports in Daily Mail, former Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri is keen to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United. Allegri who has been out of a job since he left the defending Serie A champions in the summer of 2019 but is now ready to jump back into work and Manchester United with their long term project could prove to be an exciting opportunity for him. 

15:29 (IST)9 JAN 2020

Barcelona open to offers for Samuel Umtiti
Samuel Umtiti

According to Spanish publication El Desmarque, Barcelona have opened their doors to January offers for Samuel Umtiti with the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United all interested in the defender.
The Frenchman has struggled for playing time under Ernesto Valverde and has managed only seven appearances for the Catalan giants this season. The Blaugrana are understood to want a deal done as soon as possible, with their reported valuation of the centre-back set to be as little as £20 million.

13:34 (IST)9 JAN 2020

Ernesto Valverde responds to Arturo Vidal exit speculation
Arturo Vidal

Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has addressed rumours claiming Arturo Vidal is set for a Camp Nou exit, amid links to Inter Milan and Manchester United. The Chile international, who has fallen down the pecking order under the Spanish manager, is believed to be keen on a move to the San Siro to reunite with former boss Antonio Conte.
Speaking ahead of Thursday's Supercopa de Espana semi-final against Atletico Madrid, Valverde said, "We're not thinking about him going to another team. We'll see tomorrow [Thursday]. In principle, he's with us. No clues."

13:25 (IST)9 JAN 2020

West Ham make revised offer for Gedson Fernandes in an effort to outbid Chelsea
Gedson Fernandes

West Ham United have reportedly made a revised offer for Benfica midfielder Gedson Fernandes amid heavy interest from fellow Premier League club Chelsea.
According to Sky Sports, the Hammers initially offered the Primeira Liga outfit an 18-month loan with an obligation to buy for £33 million but are now believed to have put forward an improved deal. Meanwhile, the Blues are also understood to have made an offer of their own comprising of an 18-month loan with an option to buy for £55 million. 
Benfica are scheduled to hold a board meeting on Thursday to discuss the final conditions of West Ham's proposed deal for the midfielder.

13:22 (IST)9 JAN 2020

Arsenal youngster set for a loan spell
As per reports in The Independent, Arsenal youngster, Tyreece John-Jules is set for a loan spell till the end of the season with Lincoln City. He has been super impressive for the Under-23's at Arsenal but this will be his first opportunity to get first-team action, as he looks to gain some valuable experience playing in League One.

13:01 (IST)9 JAN 2020

Manchester United looking to secure a loan move for a defender after Maguire injury
Harry Maguire is expected to miss a lengthy chunk of time due to a hip injury, which was earlier thought to be a foot injury. Till now there has been no confirmation from Manchester United as to when the defender will return. However, according to reports in the Mirror, Manchester United are looking the market to sign a central defender, who can be a temporary solution to their centre-back problem, given that Eric Bailly and Axel Tuanzebe are still out with injury and Marcos Rojo has been sidelined by the manager in recent times.

12:28 (IST)9 JAN 2020

Kylian Mbappe responds to reports linking him to Real Madrid and Liverpool
Following PSG's 6-1 victory over Saint-Etienne in the Coupe de la Ligue on Wednesday, Kylian Mbappe spoke to the media and said, "I simply want to play football and focus on the season. It is January, it's the start of the final sprint where there are titles to play for. Therefore it's not the moment to make waves."

Having scored a whopping 19 goals this season, Mbappe made it clear that his focus was on PSG. He said, "The club is calm and serene, everyone is pulling in the same direction, so talking about things that are off the pitch is not very realistic and not very beneficial for the team."

00:29 (IST)9 JAN 2020

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