Latest Transfer News – Friday 11 January 2019

   
  • Fulham have turned down a £50m bid for Serbian star striker Aleksandar Mitrovic from an unnamed Chinese club.
  • Tottenham face being forced to play the rest of the season at Wembley if they hit one more delay in moving to their new stadium.
  • Bayern Munich are looking to pip Barcelona for the signature of Paris Saint-Germain ace Adrien Rabiot.
  • Chelsea are locked in talks with Zenit Saint Petersburg over a potential transfer for midfielder Leandro Paredes as they think Cagliari’s £45m-rated Nicolo Barella costs too much.
  • Newcastle have joined Liverpool in the race for Turkish wonderkid Abdulkadir Omur, but could be asked to pay as much as £27m to secure the Trabzonspor midfielder.
  • Peter Kenyon is appealing to investors to back his Newcastle takeover – by desperately offering a minimum £1m buy-in.
  • Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl says outcast keeper Fraser Forster has no future at the club.
  • Everton are ready to launch a £15m raid for Southampton’s attacking full-back Cedric.
  • Manchester United are fearing they could lose academy star Joshua Bohui as he refused to extend his stay at Old Trafford, with the player being tracked by Barcelona and Monaco.
  • James Collins, 35, has joined Ipswich Town on a free transfer and has signed a six-month deal.
  • Gareth Southgate will be at Burnley’s Premier League clash with Fulham on Saturday as he considers a shock recall to the England camp for Tom Heaton.
  • West Ham defender Reece Oxford, 20, will hold talks with his agent in the coming days over his uncertain future at the London Stadium.
  • West Ham are exploring a move to sign Jonjo Shelvey but will face resistance from Newcastle.
  • Liverpool’s Taiwo Awoniyi is expected to leave his Belgian loan club Gent after their signing of Alexander Sorloth from Crystal Palace.
  • Kilmarnock striker Eamonn Brophy’s form has alerted Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa and the club are now following his progress with a view to a potential bid.
  • Reading are leading the chase to sign Manchester United goalkeeper Joel Pereira, 22, on loan.
  • Arsenal have told Rennes striker Ismaila Sarr they have a strong interest in signing him at the end of the season.
  • Gonzalo Higuain’s agent has travelled to London as he looks to start negotiations with Chelsea for a potential transfer but AC Milan have ‘no intention’ of letting him leave.
  • West Ham turning down the £35m offer from a Chinese club for Marko Arnautovic could open the door for Chelsea as they look for a replacement for Alvaro Morata.
  • Arsenal and Juventus are set for a summer transfer battle to secure the signing of Kosovo striker Donis Avdijaj, 22, currently playing for Dutch side Willem II.
  • Arsenal have agreed to meet Ever Banega’s wage demands in the hope of signing the Sevilla midfielder this month.
  • Manchester United will need to shell out £35m if they want to buy Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld.
  • Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers is eyeing £4m-rated Olympiakos full-back Omar Elabdellaoui.
  • Rangers will hold talks with Liverpool at the end of the season over a deal for Ryan Kent as the winger could end up making his loan move permanent.
  • Leeds’ Jack Clarke could be the subject of a big-money move to the Premier League with four clubs reportedly keeping tabs on him.
  • Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri is a fan of Watford star Roberto Pereyra – but a move for him this month remains unlikely.
  • Everton, Crystal Palace, Fulham and Marseille have been put on alert after Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi’s loan at Valencia was cut short.
  • Chelsea have rejected the opportunity to re-sign Eden Hazard’s brother, Thorgan – who is now set to replace Christian Pulisic at Borussia Dortmund.
  • Chelsea are in talks to sign Gonzalo Higuain on loan until the end of the season – although Juventus would prefer to sell the striker.
  • Chelsea have rejected Barcelona’s offer to swap Willian for Malcom plus cash.
  • Liverpool are sweating on the fitness of captain Jordan Henderson before Saturday’s game at Brighton, with the midfielder having sustained a calf injury.
  • The Rugby Football Union is putting heavyweight commercial experience ahead of rugby administrative skills in its search for a new CEO to replace Steve Brown.
  • The Vatican City has launched an athletics team with the aim of competing in international competitions as part of an agreement signed with the Italian Olympic Committee.
  • English rugby’s leading players and administrators want stricter penalties for high tackles following the release of statistics that show the severity of injuries in top-level rugby is on the rise.
  • The Football Association will ask West Ham to provide further details about the sponsorship agreement between their women’s team and a leading sports management agency.
  • England No 8 Billy Vunipola is looking to sun and camembert to strengthen his bones as he discovered that breaking his arm three times in 10 months was down to a vitamin D deficiency.
  • Celtic are eyeing a move for £4m-rated Olympiakos full-back Omar Elabdellaoui.
  • Defiant Dundee United fans have vowed to block any bid to bring about a merger with rivals Dundee.
  • Georgios Samaras is considering a shock return to football as he is mulling over an offer from Serie A strugglers Frosinone.
  • Cammy Smith is set to become another casualty of Oran Kearney’s St Mirren overhaul amid reports he is on his way to Dundee United.
  • Celtic trio Jack Hendy, Youssouf Mulumbu and Lewis Morgan are set for loan moves in January as boss Brendan Rodgers gave them the green light to leave.