Welcome back to the Evening Standard’s coverage of the forthcoming January transfer window.

Liverpool have already completed a deal for Takumi Minamino, but the big to date saw Erling Haaland snub Manchester United for Borussia Dortmund – though Man Utd have had their say on that .

That extra firepower at Dortmund could be beneficial to Chelsea, with talk that Jadon Sancho is open to joining them and moving in London.

Could that domino effect continue and benefit West Ham? Well David Moyes, who returned as manager at the weekend following Manuel Pellegrini’s sacking, is said to be keen on bringing Olivier Giroud to the club.

Elsewhere, there’s nothing like two rivals battling over a player is there? Apparently that’s what’s happening to Arsenal with the Gunners said to be fighting Chelsea and Tottenham for defensive targets.

We’ll bring you these rumours plus all of the breaking stories and gossip throughout the day in our transfer news live blog.

Live Updates


Moyes on Giroud


Speaking at his first press conference since succeeding Manuel Pellegrini as West Ham manager, David Moyes has looked to distance himself from links with Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud.


“I’m only just in the door but no-one has spoken to me about Olivier Giroud or any transfer targets so far.”



Liverpool monitoring Max Clark


The Mirror report that the runaway Premier League leaders are keeping tabs on Vitesse Arnhem left back Max Clark.


The 23-year-old came through the ranks at Hull City.


A left back from Hull City? Doesn’t sound familiar at all does it…


Chelsea and Arsenal in transfer fight

Chelsea and Arsenal will fight to sign Brazilian defensive midfielder Bruno Guimaraes.


According to the Express, both clubs are said to be keen on bringing the 22-year-old to London.

Bruno Guimaraes currently plays for Brazilian side Club Athletico Paranaense.


Brewster bound for Swansea?


According to a report in the Athletic, Swansea City are in talks with Liverpool over a potential loan deal for 19-year-old forward Rhian Brewster.



Norwich head coach Daniel Farke, though, appears resigned to fight on at the bottom of the league without any major investment, while trying to keep hold of young talents like full-back Max Aarons.


Newcastle boss Steve Bruce says he has a “few plates spinning” as the window opens – with Juventus winger Marko Pjaca a potential target.


Chelsea’s 19-year-old midfielder Conor Gallagher has impressed on loan at Charlton, which has apparently seen him attract interest from Burnley.


Brighton boss Graham Potter is said to have an eye on Tottenham right-back Kyle Walker-Peters and CSKA Moscow striker Fedor Chalov, while Bournemouth are reportedly keen on Bristol City’s Josh Brownhill.


With Wolves aiming to last the distance in another impressive campaign, Red Bull Salzburg striker Hwang Hee-chan has been linked with a £19million Molineux switch.




Haaland’s fellow Red Bull Salzburg forward Takumi Minamino is another definitely on his way to Liverpool. A £7.25million deal for the Japan international could prove shrewd business for the Premier League pacesetters.




Jose Mourinho has never been one to turn down the chance to bring in a new face or two.

However, with defender Toby Alderweireld having committed his future to the club, getting the best out of the talent already within the squad might well be the Portuguese coach’s prime directive.


Meanwhile, a decision over trying to retain Christian Eriksen or cashing in on the Dane needs to be made by chairman Daniel Levy.

Sheffield United

Sheffield United have punched above their weight back in the top flight. A determined team ethic has proved key for Chris Wilder – one which the Blades boss will not want to unbalance with a stream of new faces.


Leicester City

With the Foxes flying, manager Brendan Rodgers maintains nobody will be leaving in January despite plenty of interest in his talented squad.

The Leicester boss is also still on the lookout to add some talent if available – Juventus’ Turkish defender Merih Demiral and AC Milan’s Hakan Calhanoglu are potential targets – but with a settled squad he may be tempted to stick rather than twist this January.



Manchester United

Man Utd manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had been hoping to land Norway striker Erling Haaland, only for the 19-year-old to instead switch from Red Bull Salzburg to Borussia Dortmund.

Along with Grealish, Leicester full-back Ricardo Pereira and midfielder James Maddison are said to also be on the Red Devils’ wanted list – or could Jadon Sancho be tempted to move the other way in a blockbuster January deal?


Haaland’s fellow Red Bull Salzburg forward Takumi Minamino is another definitely on his way to Liverpool. A £7.25million deal for the Japan international could prove shrewd business for the Premier League pacesetters.

Aston Villa

Having spent big during the summer transfer window, Aston Villa’s cash reserves might not stretch to a January spending spree. Werder Bremen winger Milot Rashica is a reported target and can they keep hold of playmaker Jack Grealish?


New Watford manager Nigel Pearson has galvanised the squad as the Hornets aim to haul themselves out of the relegation zone. Udinese winger Ignacio Pussetto is one potential reinforcement for them.



Southampton are expected to renew their interest in Genk right-back Joakim Maehle as manager Ralph Hasenhuttl looks to maintain his side’s upward trajectory.




Manchester City 

Man City may be playing catch-up on Jurgen Klopp’s side in the title race, but do not expect massive January spending. Germany winger Leroy Sane has been linked with a switch back to the Bundesliga.


Guardiola has insisted that City will not be drawn into the January market, but could he be tempted in a bid to close the gap on leaders Liverpool if the right deal presents itself?


West Ham

At West Ham, a loan move for Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic was said to have been in the pipeline before Manuel Pellegrini was dismissed on Saturday, but new boss David Moyes could revive the club’s interest.



Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson, meanwhile, feels “reinforcements are necessary” to keep the Eagles clear of trouble. AC Milan forward Fabio Borini is said to be in their sights, while Zaha’s future will also come up again.


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