Live Football Transfer blog: EPL, La Liga and Rest of Europe (9th January)

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJan 09, 2018 23:58 IST

All the biggest and best transfer news and rumours from Europe LIVE!


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23:40 (IST)9 JAN 2018

Wolves have reportedly offered €34m for AC Milan striker Andre Silva. 

Something big is going down at Wolverhampton!

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Leicester defender Harry Maguire is now being linked with a move to Manchester City.

Maguire joined Leicester City in the summer for £17m - and it’s likely to take closer to £50m to prise him away from the King Power Stadium.

22:06 (IST)9 JAN 2018

Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United are all interested in signing Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini this month, who has a £21m release clause

21:52 (IST)9 JAN 2018

Stoke have made an inquiry about Senagalese midfielder Badou Ndiaye.

The 27-year old is currently at Galatasaray and was part of the Senegal squad that reached the quarterfinals of last year's Africa Cup of Nations.

21:27 (IST)9 JAN 2018

Premier League clubs are leading the chase to sign Atletico Madrid midfielder Nicolas Gaitan who is valued at €20m

Watford, West Ham, Southampton and Everton are all battling it out to land the 29-year-old.

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Robben wants to stay

Arjen Robben hopes to extend his stay at Bayern Munich. The Dutchman is approaching his 34th birthday but has no plans to call it a day.

If you ask me ‘do you want to extend?’ I say yes. It does not matter if I agree or not. He (Karl-Heinz Rummenigge) is the boss, he determines that. I focus only on playing football.


20:47 (IST)9 JAN 2018

Alex Sandro asking price frustrates Chelsea move

Chelsea's efforts to land Alex Sandro are being frustrated by the high asking price Juventus have slapped on their player. 
Sandro has long been a target for Antonio Conte, who is keen to bolster his options at the back. But Juve reportedly are holding out for £60 million, a fee the Blues are not willing to match.

20:28 (IST)9 JAN 2018

Madrid looking to sign Marcos Alonso!

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is considering replacing Marcelo with Chelsea's Marcos Alonso. 

Los Blancos are ready to overhaul their roster and move on from the Brazilian left-back.


20:14 (IST)9 JAN 2018

Wolves striker Rafa Mir says his former club Valencia refused to sell him to Real Madrid.

He told Radio Valencia Cadena SER: “They (Valencia) rejected three or four offers from Real Madrid for me. However, they agreed to Wolverhampton’s first [offer] in December. Valencia didn’t want me to go to Real Madrid and they succeeded.”

20:03 (IST)9 JAN 2018

Charly Musonda will be allowed to leave Chelsea on loan this window, but only for another English club

19:52 (IST)9 JAN 2018

Several La Liga teams have enquired about the availability of Leicester City’s Leonardo Ulloa.

The 31-year-old has been restricted to just four substitute outings in the Premier League this season and he could return to Spain, where he has previously featured for Castellon and Almeria.

According to Marca, Leganes, Celta Vigo, Real Betis and several unnamed LaLiga sides have all made enquiries about the Argentinian.

19:36 (IST)9 JAN 2018

Leon Bailey reveals his desire to play in England amidst reports of Chelsea and Arsenal interest. Summer more likely for any deals.

“Basically England was and still is my dream. And if I keep working hard, I’m sure it will work someday”

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Lucas Moura agrees to join Manchester United

Manchester United want to take the player on a loan for the rest of the season, however, PSG are not interested in a loan deal. They are holding out a £35m fee for the winger.

18:56 (IST)9 JAN 2018

Inter Milan and Napoli are both interested in Gerard Deulofeu and Simone Verdi.

The Barcelona forward wants to return to Italy, after spending six months on loan at AC Milan last season. But Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri would prefer Bologna forward Verdi, who Inter have targeted for a summer move.

18:43 (IST)9 JAN 2018

West Ham are closing on a £12m deal to sign Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey

18:31 (IST)9 JAN 2018

Crystal Palace are now unlikely to sell Dutch defender Patrick Van Aanholt following last night’s injury to Jeff Schlupp.

The former Chelsea and Sunderland left-back hasn’t featured much for Palace under manager Roy Hodgson and is reportedly a target for PSV.

18:16 (IST)9 JAN 2018

Kelechi Iheanacho could be on his way out of Leicester City despite only signing in August.

Claude Puel has admitted he has too many strikers at the club and we've been told Leicester are willing to listen to offers for Iheanacho, Leonardo Ulloa and Ahmed Musa.

18:01 (IST)9 JAN 2018

Liverpool want Rakitic

Philippe Coutinho’s £142m move to Barcelona has shaken up the squad dynamics with reports suggesting midfielder Ivan Rakitic is concerned his spot in the team could be jeopardised.

The Croatian midfielder is open to a move away from Barcelona at the end of this season and if he loses serious playing time. The 29-year-old could move in the summer.

Arsenal and Juventus are also interested in the creative midfielder.


17:54 (IST)9 JAN 2018

Liverpool are prepared to offload striker Daniel Sturridge in January. 

Both Southampton and West Ham United are reportedly keen on the 28-year-old.

17:43 (IST)9 JAN 2018

Arsene Wenger admits Francis Coquelin could leave the club in the January transfer window.

He said: “It’s a possibility, but nothing is decided.”

West Ham have been linked with a move, although Wenger has dismissed those reports.

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Arsene Wenger failed to rule out a move for West Brom defender Jonny Evans but admits if Manchester City are in for him, Arsenal will come out second best due to finances.

He said: “I don’t know if City is in for anyone. If the decision comes to finances with City we know we will be second best.”

17:04 (IST)9 JAN 2018

Manchester City and Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri could leave Antalyaspor to join Mexican side Tigres this month.

Nasri ended his six-year stint at City back in August when he left the club to join Turkish outfit Antalyaspor. However, he could be on the move again over the next few weeks, with Tigres reportedly interested in signing the Frenchman.


16:51 (IST)9 JAN 2018

Darmian Upate

Matteo Darmian remains a Roma transfer target. However, the Italian side can’t afford to bring the Manchester United defender in until they raise some money through sales due to Financial Fair Play.

They hope Bruno Peres will join Benfica, but will also listen to offers for Kevin Strootman, Emerson Palmieri, Hector Moreno, Lukasz Skorupski, Leandro Castan and Maxime Gonalons.


16:41 (IST)9 JAN 2018

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson says he is in the market for six or seven new players in the transfer window to boost his injury-ravaged squad.

Hodgson said: "We have been talking about strengthening our squad for about two or three weeks into my time at the club, so literally nothing has changed in that area…You could argue that if we said we wanted three or four then really we should be looking at six or seven, because we have lost at least two players for the rest of this season, and probably the start of next season.”


16:29 (IST)9 JAN 2018

Bristol City and Sheffield United are interested in taking Liverpool winger Ryan Kent on loan.

Kent is back on Merseyside after cutting short his loan spell at Bundesliga side Freiburg. The 21-year-old, who signed a long-term contract at Liverpool in August, made only six appearances while in Germany.

16:21 (IST)9 JAN 2018

Valencia have made a £12m bid for Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin.

Arsenal midfielder is in 'advanced negotiations' with La Liga club, Valencia. West Ham have also been linked with a move for the Frenchman. But it is believed that Valencia are leading the race to sign Francis Coquelin.

16:13 (IST)9 JAN 2018

Ligue 1 club Bordeaux have commenced talks with Newcastle regarding a potential move for striker Aleksandar Mitrovic.

The 23-year-old's future at St. James’ Park remains uncertain and French media outlet RMC claim Bordeaux have already made contact with Newcastle about a switch.


16:06 (IST)9 JAN 2018


Alexis Sanchez has agreed a contract with Manchester City worth £13m a year. He has 2 options:

1) Sign this month & #Arsenal get £20m while he gets a £15m signing bonus

2) Sign for free in summer & get a £30m signing bonus.

16:02 (IST)9 JAN 2018

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