Live Football Transfer Blog: All the latest from the transfer window (27th January)

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJan 28, 2018 00:06 IST

All the latest from the transfer rumour mill LIVE!


00:06 (IST)28 JAN 2018

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23:47 (IST)27 JAN 2018

23:27 (IST)27 JAN 2018

PSG and Tottenham are in talks over the permanent transfer of winger Lucas Moura.

It is understood PSG want around £23m for the player.

Borussia Dortmund are interested too, if they sell Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Arsenal. 

And Chinese club Beijing Guoan are also keen.

23:09 (IST)27 JAN 2018

Antonio Conte insists he is not worried about the threat of being sacked as Chelsea head coach but admits having trouble sleeping due to "difficult situations".

Chelsea are becoming increasingly frustrated with Conte appearing to publically criticise their transfer policy, Sky Sports News understands.

"If you look at the steps you can see that in 14 years, 10 managers have been sacked at this club," Conte said. "At the same time when you are sure about your work, I am very relaxed. I don't get these type of worries."

22:52 (IST)27 JAN 2018

22:38 (IST)27 JAN 2018

Matt Le Tissier thinks Southampton are NOT planning on sacking boss Mauricio Pellegrino, but the Argentine needs to beat Brighton in midweek.

"It certainly suggests there are no plans on sacking him at the minute," the Sky Sports pundit told Soccer Saturday.

"Today (against Watford in the FA Cup fourth round) is a free hit, but the game on Wednesday against Brighton is a massive football match in the managerial career of Mauricio Pellegrino. If it goes the wrong way, it is not looking good..."

22:19 (IST)27 JAN 2018

Ahmed Musa is due to undergo a medical after CSKA Moscow and Leicester agreed a loan deal for the player, according to Sky sources.

Musa moved from CSKA to Leicester for a club-record fee 18 months ago. 

22:05 (IST)27 JAN 2018

Watford could have saved themselves as much as £17m by allowing Marco Silva to join Everton earlier in the season, says Matt Le Tissier.

Everton were interested in the Portuguese earlier this season, only for the Hornets not to allow their manager to leave Vicarage Road, before then sacking him on Sunday.

"It is a very expensive decision because they were offered a fair amount for him, probably between £10m and £15m," the Sky Sports pundit told Soccer Saturday.

"They are now going to have to pay him off, so in effect that decision has costs them about £17m. And that is a lot of cash for Watford."

21:50 (IST)27 JAN 2018

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick says new signing Alexis Sanchez is making a fantastic impression.

Having signed in a swap deal from Arsenal on Monday, Sanchez made his United debut in Friday night's 4-0 FA Cup fourth-round win at Yeovil.

"He is not bad, is he? Not bad for a little man," Carrick told MUTV. "He is going to be a terrific player. He is a proper Manchester United player and it's great to have him here. He is so exciting and so dynamic.

"He's always looking to create opportunities, to play forward, and the fans are going to enjoy watching him.Hopefully, we will enjoy playing with him."


21:37 (IST)27 JAN 2018

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21:13 (IST)27 JAN 2018

It will be up to Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino whether he wants to manage Real Madrid next season, according to Charlie Nicholas.

"His reputation has gone up constantly, what he has done, style of play, the way he handles situations," the Sky Sports pundit told Soccer Saturday.

"I think it is now down to the coach himself, if he says, 'Real, it is time for me...,' then he will end up at Madrid."

20:47 (IST)27 JAN 2018

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has agreed personal terms with Arsenal for a summer move.

The France striker's transfer to London is still up in the air, however, with Madrid demanding €60m for the 30-year-old and Arsenal only prepared to pay €40m.

20:22 (IST)27 JAN 2018

Chelsea are willing to pay Roma £26m for striker Edin Dzeko, Sky Sports News understands.

The 31-year-old forward is understood to want a basic salary of £90k-a-week, and a contract to run until the summer of 2021. It is the latest twist in Chelsea's search for a new striker, following Roma's denial on Thursday that a deal had been agreed for Dzeko.

It came after reports from Sky in Italy on Wednesday that Chelsea and Roma had agreed a deal for Dzeko to move to Stamford Bridge, and that it was now down to the Premier League side to agree terms with the player.

19:57 (IST)27 JAN 2018

Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc just spoke to Sky Germany about Arsenal's on-going pursuit of striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

"We are prepared to implement a transfer under certain parameters - but only if these parameters are fully met. Arsenal has started several attempts so far. We have all rejected so far," he said on a statement released on the Bundesliga club's official website.

"Either our demands are fulfilled, then there can be another transfer or else they will not be fulfilled and Auba will play in Dortmund until the summer, so it is also discussed and accepted by the Aubameyang family."

19:36 (IST)27 JAN 2018

Liverpool target Alisson Becker will NOT leave Roma for less than €50m this summer.

Alisson, who joined Roma from Internacional in an €8m deal in 2016, has been a revelation this season and his performances have attracted interest from a number of clubs, including Liverpool and PSG.

Roma, who are aware of the Brazil international’s growing list of suitors, need to raise funds and will considering making him available for transfer in the summer.

However, the Italian capital club will not entertain any offers below €50m.

19:19 (IST)27 JAN 2018

Barcelona will look to sign a new left back in the summer, reports Mundo Deportivo.

Their current first-choice left-back Jordi Alba, 28, is out of contract in 2020, but the Catalans plan to extend his deal before the end of the season.

They want to sign someone to provide competition for him and will allow current back-up left-back Lucas Digne to leave in order to make way for a new arrival.

19:04 (IST)27 JAN 2018

Barcelona could make Gremio midfielder Arthur their third January arrival after Philippe Coutinho and Yerry Mina.

The 21-year-old will reportedly meet with Barca’s sporting director Robert Fernandez and has a release clause of €50m. However, he could cost as little as €20m this month.

18:50 (IST)27 JAN 2018

Arturo Vidal has been quoted in German newspaper Kicker today, saying he will decide on his future this summer. 

The Bayern Munich midfielder has been linked with Manchester United.“I’ll stay until the summer. Then we’ll see what happens.”

18:37 (IST)27 JAN 2018

Former West Ham striker Tony Cottee says the deal to bring in Inter Milan midfielder Joao Mario on loan is a shrewd one.

"It's a good signing for the club because it's a loan signing. If they'd paid £26m I'd have said that was a lot of money for someone to go in during difficult circumstances because there's a lot of injured players. There will be a lot of pressure on this lad.

"I've heard good reports about him. He's a good footballer, which is what they need, but you never know how long these guys are going to take to settle."

18:23 (IST)27 JAN 2018

18:08 (IST)27 JAN 2018

Former Real Madrid forward Robinho believes Neymar could leave PSG to join the Bernabeu club this summer.

Neymar made a sensational world-record move to PSG from Barcelona last summer, but he has already been linked with a return to Spain, with reports claiming Real Madrid are keen to bring him to the Spanish capital at the end of the season.

When asked by AS if he thinks Neymar could end up at Madrid this summer, he replied: “I don’t know. Neymar is a really important player for the Brazilian national team. I think he could play at [Real] Madrid, but it will be fairly difficult, because he has a five-year contract with PSG. It’s a possibility."

17:50 (IST)27 JAN 2018

Juventus want to sign Matteo Darmian on loan with an obligation to buy him in the summer.

The report suggests United boss Jose Mourinho is willing to let the Italian leave Old Trafford.

17:36 (IST)27 JAN 2018

17:22 (IST)27 JAN 2018

West Ham are interested in signing Troy Deeney if a deal for Daniel Sturridge falls through.

However, the report suggests they could face competition from Stoke and Brighton for the Watford striker.

16:59 (IST)27 JAN 2018

Manchester City and Manchester United are among the clubs who have shown interest in Borussia Dortmund defender Marc Bartra.

The 27-year-old, who joined Dortmund from Barcelona in 2016, has fallen out of favour under new coach Peter Stoger and it is has been reported that Bundesliga side are open to letting him leave this month.

City, United, Juventus and Real Betis have all shown their interest in his situation. The latter club are keen to bring him back to Spain and would look to do so via a loan deal this month.

16:43 (IST)27 JAN 2018

Real Madrid have £260m available to spend on summer signings.

The Bernabeu giants have struggled domestically this season and are willing to splash the cash this summer in order to boost their pursuit of silverware next term.

Their last big-money signing was James Rodriguez, who joined from Monaco in an €80m deal back in 2014.

Premier League stars Harry Kane, Eden Hazard, David De Gea and Thibaut Courtois have been linked with moves to Real.

16:33 (IST)27 JAN 2018

Tottenham are close to finalising a £21.9m deal to sign Paris Saint-Germain attacker Lucas Moura

The 25-year-old had been subject to interest from Manchester United and Arsenal earlier in the month, but Spurs are set to win the race for the PSG man's services.

16:22 (IST)27 JAN 2018

Mesut Ozil looks “ready to commit” to a new Arsenal contract, says Arsene Wenger, with the Gunners boss cautiously optimistic that a deal will be done.

The Germany international is yet to extend his stay at Emirates Stadium past the end of the season and will drop into the free agent pool this summer if no fresh terms are agreed.

Arsenal have already seen Alexis Sanchez head through the exits after failing to resolve his future, and the Premier League heavyweights are eager to avoid a repeat with another key figure.

16:11 (IST)27 JAN 2018

Genoa teenager Pietro Pellegri is set for a medical at Monaco ahead of a €25m move. 

The 16-year-old striker has broken through to the first team at Genoa this season, generating reported interest from the likes of Arsenal, Juventus, Manchester United, Chelsea and PSG.

16:03 (IST)27 JAN 2018

15:56 (IST)27 JAN 2018

With speculation about his future swirling, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is set to feature for Borussia Dortmund against Freiburg today.

Arsenal have been in talks with Dortmund over a transfer for the striker, but manager Arsene Wenger has claimed a deal is "not close".

15:48 (IST)27 JAN 2018

West Brom are demanding Arsenal pay at least £27 million for centre-back Jonny Evans

The Gunners have been in talks with the Baggies for two weeks over a move for the 30-year-old, with Arsene Wenger's side currently offering £25m for the Northern Ireland defender.

15:37 (IST)27 JAN 2018

15:32 (IST)27 JAN 2018

Everton and Arsenal are keen on Inter midfielder Marcelo Brozovic.

The Croatia international is not part of manager Luciano Spalletti’s plans, and the Premier League sides could enter a bidding war for the 25-year-old's services.

15:25 (IST)27 JAN 2018

15:18 (IST)27 JAN 2018

Manchester City have agreed a deal to sign defender Aymeric Laporte from Athletic Bilbao, according to Sky in Italy.

City are thought to be happy to match the defender's £57m release clause. Laporte, who has made 19 appearances for Athletic this season, was left out of their squad to face Eibar on Friday.

15:11 (IST)27 JAN 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo says he wants to stay at Real Madrid because he "loves" the club and the city.

Ronaldo's future has been the source of widespread speculation with reports suggesting he wants to leave the Santiago Bernabeu over a contract dispute.

However, Ronaldo insists he is happy in Madrid, declaring his "love" for the club and outlining his intention to stay.

"Of course I want to stay here, I love this club. I like living here. I've lived in this city since 2009 and I love the weather and the people. It's close to Portugal and you can get there by car. Spain is a great country, I love it."


15:06 (IST)27 JAN 2018

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