Top transfer rumours of the day – January 13, 2015
The first week of the transfer window was a busy week for all the clubs in Premier League and La Liga. Rumours surrounding Lionel Messis transfer to Chelsea orManchester City weredenied by Barcelona.The secondweek of the transfer window brings more surprises forfootball fans around the world. With Chelsea leading the Premier League table and Arsenal dealing with a lack of defenders, there ought to be some transfer activity. By looking at the reports pouring in every day, one can say that the rumour mills have not rested for even a second.Lets take a look at the most recent transfer rumours surrounding the top clubs.
As reports suggest, Arsenal plans to finalize a deal worth £3.5 million for Legia Warsaw’s Krystian Bielik. Arsene Wenger hopes that the deal will be concluded by the end of January. The Gunners’ initial bid has been reportedly rejected by Legia but the club plan to send officials to negotiate terms.
Portuguese midfielder WIlliam Carvalho revealed that his dream was to play in England. Reports suggest that this has motivated Arsenal to continue their pursuit for the player. The initial bid of £15m was rejected by Sporting Lisbon as they put a tag of £30m for the player. Super agent Jorge Mendes is reportedly trying to negotiate a deal between the two clubs with Arsenal willing to pay up to £20m.
Reports today also suggest that the Gunners have potential interest in signing Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan. The rumoured bid for settling the deal is £15.6m. The reports add that the officials of the corresponding clubs are planning a meeting to discuss it further.