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Monday, January 21
Gonzalo Higuain will arrive in London on Tuesday to complete his move to Chelsea
Man Utd are in advanced talks to send Matteo Darmian to Juventus
Denis Suarez has teased Arsenal fans by liking Gunners-related social media posts
Premier League DONE DEALS: All the confirmed signings this month
11:50 UPDATE: Pogba to pen new contract
Paul Pogba is set to sit down and discuss a new contract at Manchester United.
The Sun say the France international is willing to commit his future to United, providing he earns the same amount as Alexis Sanchez.
A United source told The Sun: “Pogba’s agent is ready to end the problems he has had with the club over the last few months.
“He wasn’t over much towards the end of last year. There was a big breakdown of relationships while Mourinho was in charge.
“[Mino] Raiola wants to talk about his clients ongoing future when all the January business is concluded, which won’t be too much.
“There were talks over whether he would go, but there is no chance of that. He looks like he’s the happiest he has been in a long time.”
11:25 UPDATE: West Ham eye Arnautovic replacement?
West Ham have lined up in-form Atalanta striker Duvan Zapata to potentially replace in-demand Marko Arnautovic, according to reports in Italy.
Tuttosport claim Zapata is on the Hammers’ radar following his red-hot scoring run under Gian Piero Gasperini at Atalanta.
The on-loan Sampdoria ace took his tally to 14 goals in his last eight appearances by netting four against Frosinone on Sunday.
And West Ham are reported to be plotting a huge £35m (€40m) bid to add Zapata to their squad before the end of the month.
11:05 UPDATE: Engels dreams of Arsenal move
Belgium international Bjorn Engels dreams of playing for Arsenal, however, his wife would rather he joined Liverpool.
“Not right now [I don’t expect any offers], but if my level continues to rise, it will come,” the defender, who is on loan at Olympiakos from Reims, told L’Equipe.
“I’ve been there a couple of times in the past, maybe next time is the right one.
“Arsenal? It would be a dream. But playing in England, it would be already top.
“She [his wife] is from Liverpool and all her family is a fan of the Reds.
“When Everton was interested in me, she said to me laughing: Everton is ok, but never Man United!”
10:45 UPDATE: Man Utd backed to sign defender
Manchester United have been tipped to sign a defender this month by Paul Merson, who claims the Red Devils should target Toby Alderweireld and Kalidou Koulibaly.
“Defensively they are not good enough,” he told Sky Sports. “I dread to think what the score will be against PSG in the Champions League next month.
“They need defenders. If it were not for bad finishing by Tottenham then it could have been any score.
“Toby Alderweireld and Kalidou Koulibaly are two players United should be targeting. Those two are the best two centre-backs in the world, along with Thiago Silva. Alderweireld probably could be purchased at a reasonable price, too.”
10:25 UPDATE: Tottenham eyeing Malcom
Tottenham are eager to snap up Malcom or Antonio Sanabria as they seek to plug the gap opened up by Harry Kane’s injury.
The Independent claim Tottenham have been in touch over a possible move for Malcom via intermediaries.
While Spurs are also interested in Sanabria, who is available for £27m (€30m) due to a release clause.
Tottenham have had Hull attacker Jarrod Bowen watched this term but Mauricio Pochettino is not entertaining the notion of a deal.
10:00 UPDATE: Suarez to Arsenal update
Barcelona are only willing to agree a loan deal with Barcelona over Denis Suarez providing there’s a permanent option included for this summer, Sky Sports’ Dharmesh Sheth claims.
Sheth said on the Transfer Talk podcast: “Arsenal want him but it’s clear that Arsenal can only do loans, as Emery has explained in the last couple of weeks.
“They want to do a loan for Barcelona’s Denis Suarez, he’s got 18 months left on his contract.
“Barcelona, actually, are reluctant sellers but if they were going to do a loan with Arsenal, they would want some sort of guarantee of a permanent deal coming up in the summer.
“They value him at around £20m and perhaps most significantly and most importantly, Suarez wants Arsenal.”
09:35 UPDATE: Lukaku slams exit rumours
Romelu Lukaku has hit out at the ‘lies’ surrounding his future after he was linked with a move away from Man Utd.
It had been suggested he might look to move on after losing his place to Marcus Rashford, with Juventus keen.
However, Lukaku took to Instagram to post a stunning response to the rumours.
“When the hate don’t work they start telling lies,” he wrote.
09:20 UPDATE: Chelsea chase Barcelona youngster
Chelsea are chasing Barcelona youngster Ilaix Moriba.
Moriba, 16, has attracted interest from the likes of Manchester City and Juventus having been labelled the new Paul Pogba.
And Spanish outlet Sport say Chelsea are keen to sign Moriba and have held a meeting with player’s agent.
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia, who is Roman Abramovich’s person of confidence at Stamford Bridge, reportedly has permission to go all out for Moriba.
09:00 UPDATE: Arsenal scouting mission
Arsenal ran the rule over Nicolo Zaniolo and Nicolas N’Koulou as Roma beat Torino 3-2 at the weekend, reports in Italy claim.
Tutto Mercato Web indicate Zaniolo, 19, was the main focus of the scouting mission at the Stadio Olimpico.
And his 15th-minute strike will no doubt have earned him a rave review as he set the ball rolling towards victory for Roma.
Arsenal were also checking up on Torino defender N’Koulou, although a January deal for the centre-back is very unlikely.
08:45 UPDATE: Tottenham eye Kane replacement
Tottenham are lining up a shock move for West Ham’s Andy Carroll.
The Sun claim Spurs, who are without Harry Kane until March, are plotting to sign the Hammers hitman.
Tottenham are ready to test West Ham’s resolve with a bid for the 30-year-old.
Spurs are without Kane, while Dele Alli limped off against Fulham on Sunday afternoon.
08:30 UPDATE: Klopp on January transfer plans
Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool will not dive into the January transfer market, despite their injury problems.
He said: “We have to use the resources we have already and that is what we try.
“It is a really difficult problem. I can imagine what people think about this situation but you have to make decisions in moments when decisions are on the table. That’s why Clyney is not here anymore.
“In that moment we had plenty of options and now we don’t have them. That’s how it is in our next games. Trent got an injury and it’s serious but not that serious.
“He will be back early but I don’t know if early enough for the next game. Maybe the game after. Everyone gives me the feeling, Trent as well, that that is absolutely possible.
“We have to come through this situation. Tell me a player who can play right back and other positions as well better than our boys like Rafa [Camacho] can do?”
08:15 UPDATE: Hazard to Real Madrid on?
Chelsea face losing Eden Hazard to Real Madrid – but not until the summer.
The Belgian is reportedly keen on staying at Stamford Bridge to the end of the season to avoid disrupting the Blues.
Hazard has stated on numerous occasions his dream is to play for Real Madrid.
And Spanish outlet Marca claim the 28-year-old will reject any offers that come his way as he is only interested in making a switch to the Bernabeu.
08:00 UPDATE: Higuain to Chelsea update
Gonzalo Higuain will arrive in London tomorrow to complete his move to Chelsea.
Express Sport understands the Juventus striker will join on loan for the remainder of the season.
The Blues will also have the option to extend the deal by a further 12 months.
And the Argentina international, 31, is due in London on Tuesday to sign for Chelsea.
07:40 UPDATE: Man Utd exit close
Manchester United ace Matteo Darmian is closing in on a move to Juventus.
The Guardian claim the Italy international will join on loan for the remainder of the season.
Juve will also have the option to make the deal permanent in the summer for around £7m.
Damian is keen to join the Italian giants and talks are at an advanced stage.
07:20 UPDATE: Suarez drops Arsenal hint
Denis Suarez teased Arsenal fans by liking Gunners-related social media posts on Saturday night.
The Gunners and Barcelona have been locked in talks over the midfielder, with Arsenal keen to take Suarez on loan.
And after Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-0 on Saturday, the Spaniard, 25, liked a post from Bleacher Report football that celebrated their victory.
The post was captured ‘Crisis? What crisis?’, which Suarez liked on Instagram.