During the remainder of the season there will undoubtedly be plenty of news and gossip to try to keep up with from around the footballing world. From transfers, to injuries, to the weird and wonderful, we’ve got you covered with the very latest. Updated daily.
Liverpool could make Sancho move (19th Feb)
Jurgen Klopp has admitted that he tried to sign Jadon Sancho from Manchester City but Pep Guardiola’s side refused to sell to a fellow Premier League team. The club’s interest in the winger can hardly have wained either, given how he’s performed since joining Borussia Dortmund, and reports suggest there could be another move from the Reds at a later date.
Man City owners set to add another club to portfolio (19th Feb)
Manchester City’s owners look set to add another club to their ever-growing portfolio. According to reports, third-tier Chinese side Sichuan Jiuniu will become the latest member of the City Football Group.
Stoke keen to offload Berahino (19th Feb)
Stoke City are keen to sell striker Saido Berahino after it emerged the 25-year-old had been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. Which clubs would be interested in the Burundi international is anyone’s guess, but his Stoke career seems to be all but done.
Bayern boss Kovac expecting goals (19th Feb)
Bayern boss Nico Kovac is expecting goals in the first leg encounter between his side and Liverpool. Speaking to the press ahead of the game, he said: “I don’t think we’ll see 0-0 tomorrow. I can’t see that.”
Four European sides eye Jovic move (19th Feb)
Real Madrid, Chelsea and Bayern Munich are all keen on signing Luka Jovic, along with Barcelona who are reportedly favourites to land the Serbian striker. The 21-year-old has dazzled in the Bundesliga whilst on loan at Eintracht Frankfurt from his parent club Benfica.
Arsenal will re-attempt to sign Banega (19th Feb)
Arsenal will look to sign Ever Banega once again this summer after failing with offers to sign the midfielder previously. The 30-year-old is currently at Sevilla and Unai Emery is thought to be a big admirer of the Argentine.
Arsenal eyeing Adams and Pope transfers (18th Feb)
Arsenal are planning a move for Birmingham City’s Che Adams and Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope. The Championship striker has been in fine fettle this season, whilst the English goalkeeper has been frozen out of the first team after a return from injury.
Manchester United happy to pay for Poch (18th Feb)
Manchester United are reportedly willing to pay Tottenham Hotspur £34m in compensation, should they make Mauricio Pochettino their permanent manager in the summer. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is currently only an interim, but is also a candidate for the full-time job.
Liverpool injury crisis worsens (18th Feb)
Liverpool’s injury problems have got even worse after reports suggest Dejan Lovren will not be fit to face Bayern Munich on Tuesday. The Croatian defender was due to start in the centre of defence and replace the suspended Virgil van Dijk. Jurgen Klopp may be forced to use Fabinho at centre-back once again to fill the void.
Mourinho open to Ligue 1 job (18th Feb)
Jose Mourinho has declared himself open to taking a job in France’s top tier, claiming he could imagine himself there. The former Chelsea and United boss said: “I am a man who has worked in four different countries. I like to know other cultures. Working in a new championship would be a fantastic experience.”
West Ham could make Valencia move (18th Feb)
West Ham could reportedly move for Manchester United’s Ecuadorian right-back Antonio Valencia if Pablo Zabaleta decides to retire at the end of the season. The Argentinian full-back has been an irregular starter under Manuel Pellegrini.
Saudi Prince looking to buy Manchester United (18th Feb)
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman is hoping to buy Manchester United from current owners the Glazer family before the beginning of next season. It’s believed that the price offered is around £3.8bn.
Chelsea want Icardi in the summer (17th Feb)
Chelsea are looking into the possibility of signing Inter Milan forward Mauro Icardi in the summer. The prolific Serie A striker was recently stripped of the captaincy at Inter, throwing his future into serious doubt.
Real Madrid eyeing Neymar move (17th Feb)
Real Madrid are interested in signing PSG winger Neymar in the summer. The former Barcelona man is reportedly unsettled in France and Real could tempt him with a move back to Spain. Their pursuit of Neymar could stop them from trying to sign Eden Hazard from Chelsea.
Arsenal lining up Havertz as Ozil replacement (17th Feb)
Arsenal are planning for life after Mesut Ozil as they prepare an offer for Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz. The 19-year-old has been superb in the Bundesliga this season, with Unai Emery keen to bring him in to The Emirates.
Rabiot believes he will sign for Barcelona (17th Feb)
Adrien Rabiot, of PSG, thinks that he will seal a move to Barcelona when his contract expires in the summer. His current deal with PSG runs out at the end of the season, with Barcelona looking to snap him up on a free.
Manchester City target Saul as Fernandinho replacement (17th Feb)
Manchester City are looking at Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul as a potential replacement for ageing midfielder Fernandinho. Saul has impressed in La Liga this season and caught the eye of Pep Guardiola, who wants to bring him to the Premier League.
United confident that De Gea will sign new deal (17th Feb)
Manchester United are confident that David De Gea will put pen to paper on a new contract with the club. Reports claim that they are set to offer him a long-term deal worth £90m, which would be the highest basic salary of any player in the history of English football.
Arsenal interested in De Ligt swoop (17th Feb)
Arsenal are interested in signing Ajax captain Mattijs De Ligt in the summer. Reports claim that Arsenal will, however, have to sell some players to trim the wage bill before being able to afford a deal for De Ligt.
United ready to offer Lukaku in exchange for Dybala (17th Feb)
Manchester United are prepared to offer Romelu Lukaku to Juventus in an attempt to land Paulo Dybala in the summer. United are keen to bring Dybala to the Premier League and are happy to let Lukaku leave at the end of the season.
United priming stunning Sancho bid (16th Feb)
Manchester United are tipped to be the first to try and tempt Jadon Sancho back to his native country. The winger has been taking European football by storm at Borussia Dortmund, and the Salford outfit are reportedly willing to cough up £70 million for his services. Having previously played for cross-city rivals Manchester City, the switch would prove seismic in a number of ways.
Gueye remaining hopeful of PSG move (16th Feb)
Everton midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye isn’t letting go of his dream transfer to Paris Saint-Germain. Linked with the French champions during the January transfer window, the defensive midfielder was eventually retained by the Toffees. Said to have been “honoured” that the European giants were interested however, the Senegalese international hopes the club return in the summer.
Ozil refusing loan move (16th Feb)
Mesut Ozil has reportedly told Arsenal chiefs that he won’t leave the North London club without a permanent deal. Several clubs had been said to be interested in securing a loan for the attacking midfielder, but the player himself wants a clean break from the Emirates. Having fallen out of favour with new boss Unai Emery, it seems unlikely the 30-year-old will be in a red shirt next season.
United finalise centre back targets (16th Feb)
Manchester United have drawn up their list of desired central defenders for the summer transfer window. Heading the list is said to be Milan Skriniar of Inter, with a pair of other Serie A defenders being held in reserve – namely, Kalidou Koulibaly and Joachim Andersen.
Chelsea confident in Higuain permanent deal (16th Feb)
Chelsea are said to be hopeful that Juventus will accept a fee of less than the agreed price of £31.5 million come the end of the Argentine’s loan spell in West London. Whether or not that’s indicative of the striker’s performances since his arrival is up to you to decide, but the Blues’ bosses are certainly not willing to cough up that figure for the 31-year-old.
Fekir on verge of Lyon contract extension (16th Feb)
Former Liverpool and Chelsea target Nabil Fekir is said to be close to signing a Lyon contract extension, according to eccentric club president Jean-Michel Aulas. The captain had a deal agreed with the Reds in the summer, but the move fell through after a medical revealed concerns with the attacking midfielder’s reconstructed knee.
Former Arsenal great tips Sanchez with Gunners return (16th Feb)
Marc Overmars thinks Alexis Sanchez could be in line for a move back to the Emirates. The Chilean forward has had a torrid time at Manchester United, and Overmars believes that a switch back to familiar scenery could help the once potent goal-threat rediscover his old form. The Dutch winger said “These type of players were very important for Arsenal, because that’s where they take you to focus, after Alexis, Arsenal tried to sign another player like that, but he was not given, so he could go back to Arsenal.”.
Dembele reveals why he left Spurs (16th Feb)
Mousa Dembele has revealed why he left Spurs for Guangzhou R&F of the Chinese Super League, claiming he was ready for “something different”. The midfielder was complimentary of the North London club, but felt the time was right to expand his horizons with a move to the Far East.
Arsenal identify Ozil replacement (15th Feb)
Arsenal have identified Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz as a potential replacement for Mesut Ozil, who looks increasingly likely to leave the club at the end of the season. The 19-year-old playmaker is very highly rated in Germany.
Juventus offer mega Salah deal (15th Feb)
Juventus are plotting a huge bid for Mohamed Salah this summer, according to reports in Italy. The Serie A champions have reportedly offered £44m plus Paulo Dybala for the Egyptian, such is their apparent desire to sign the Liverpool number 11.
Southgate faces delay on Rice inclusion (15th Feb)
England manager Gareth Southgate wants Declan Rice to be included in his next squad in March, now that the 20-year-old has set his allegiance, but he may be restricted from doing so thanks to Fifa’s procedures to transfer his international status.
Son Heung-min set to sign new contract (15th Feb)
Tottenham are set to offer Son Heung-min another new contract, his second in 12 months, as they look to reward the South Korean for his impressive performances. Reports suggest he will be earning £150,000 per week.
Laurent Blanc edging closer to Premier League move (15th Feb)
Former France and Paris Saint-Germain manager Laurent Blanc has reportedly hired a Premier League agency to find him a job in the English top tier. The 53-year-old has been linked with the Chelsea job in the past, as well as the top job at Old Trafford.
Premier League trio eye Yacine Brahimi (15th Feb)
Everton, Manchester United and Wolves are all reportedly keen to make a move for Porto’s Yacine Brahimi this summer, with the winger being out of contract in Portugal.
United targeting Lascelles before Mourinho exit (15th Feb)
Newcastle centre-back Jamal Lascelles was a target for Manchester United during January before Jose Mourinho was handed his P45 at Old Trafford. With interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in, no move materialised.
Man United join the race for Rakitic (14th Feb)
Manchester United have enquired about the availability of Barcelona star Ivan Rakitic, according to reports in Spain. Chelsea have been linked with a move for the Croatian in recent months but United could look to beat the Blues to his signing, which would cost them around £57m.
Liverpool linked with move for Luka Jovic (14th Feb)
Liverpool are one of the teams who’ve made an enquiry about the availability of Benfica striker Luka Jovic. The forward is currently on loan at Eintracht Frankfurt, where he’s earned plaudits for his excellent performances. Barcelona and Real Madrid are also keen to sign the Serbian star.
PSG eye move for Philippe Coutinho (14th Feb)
Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho could move to Paris Saint-Germain in the summer, according to reports in France. The Brazilian hasn’t quite lived up to his £140m price-tag and Barca might cut their losses and allow him to move to PSG.
Arsene Wenger tried to sign Jadon Sancho (14th Feb)
Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger had revealed that he tried to sign Jadon Sancho when he was still in charge at the Emirates, but the youngster decided to make a move to Borussia Dortmund.
Reds duo talk up Liverpool move for Timo Werner (14th Feb)
Two Liverpool stars, Naby Keita and Sadio Mane, have urged RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner to move to Anfield this summer. The German’s contract at Leipzig expires at the end of the 2019/2020 season but he could be sold this summer if he refuses to sign an extension.
Wolves set to sign Raul Jimenez on permanent deal (14th Feb)
Wolves look set to sign striker Raul Jimenez on a permanent deal from Benfica. The Mexican is currently on loan at Molineux but Wolves want to keep him and will reportedly pay around £30m to sign the 27-year-old.
Marcelo to join Ronaldo in Turin (14th Feb)
Real Madrid full-back Marcelo could follow in the footsteps of Cristiano Ronaldo and make a move to Juventus this season. The 30-year-old is a target for Juve as they look to build a squad capable of winning the Champions League.
Vincent Kompany to sign new contract at Man City (14th Dec)
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is set to sign a one-year contract a Man City, although he will be taking a pay cut due to his recent injury issues.
Chelsea identify main target if Sarri is axed (13th Feb)
Chelsea have identified former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane as their ideal replacement for Maurizio Sarri, should the Italian be let go by the club. Zidane has been out of a job since leaving Real Madrid at the end of last season.
Atletico Madrid offered Richarlison (13th Feb)
The representatives of Everton forward Richarlison have reportedly held talks with Atletico Madrid regarding a move for the 21-year-old. The Brazilian has arguably been the Toffees’ best player this season, in what’s been an under par campaign to date.
Klopp facing touchline ban (13th Feb)
Jurgen Klopp could be facing a touchline ban after he accused referee Kevin Friend of bias during Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with West Ham last week. After the linesman wrongly gave James Milner onside for Sadio Mane’s opener, the German believed the officials were intentionally favourable to the Hammers to make up for the error.
Arsenal send scouts to watch Serie A pair (13th Feb)
Arsenal sent scouts to watch two Serie A players over the weekend, according to reports, with AC Milan’s Suso of interest, along with Cagliari’s Nicolo Barella. Unai Emery is obviously keen to add to his squad during the summer after struggling to make more additions in January.
Tottenham consider Perisic move (13th Feb)
Spurs are considering a move for Ivan Perisic this summer, with the 30-year-old still reportedly open to leaving the San Siro. The Inter Milan man was heavily linked with Arsenal during January but the deal never came to fruition.
Dortmund have Wan-Bissaka on their radar (13th Feb)
Borussia Dortmund are the latest team to throw their hat into the ring for Aaron Wan-Bissaka. The Crystal Palace right-back has gained plenty of plaudits this season, with a number of clubs supposedly looking at the Englishman. Man City are thought to be another one of the teams considering a move.
Spurs hopeful of injury boost ahead of Dortmund second leg (13th Feb)
Spurs could welcome back both Harry Kane and Dele Alli for their second leg with Borussia Dortmund. If so, it would be a huge boost for the London side, who’ve had to cope without a number of key players for the past few weeks.
Juventus eyeing mammoth Salah bid (12th Feb)
Juventus are reportedly considering a £175m move for Mohamed Salah this summer. The Egyptian has made his mark at Liverpool since joining from Roma but Liverpool aren’t currently thought to be worried about a possible departure.
Real Madrid edging closer to Dybala (12th Feb)
A move for Salah may be motivated by the reports suggesting Juventus star Paolo Dybala is edging closer to a Real Madrid move. The Argentinian forward is very highly rated across Europe and Los Blancos potentially see the 25-year-old as a Cristiano Ronaldo replacement.
Maurizio Sarri's fate to be decided (12th Feb)
Maurizio Sarri’s fate will be decided within the next two weeks after the Blues lost to Manchester City 6-0 on Sunday, a game that followed a 4-0 defeat to Bournemouth just 11 days earlier. Chelsea’s players held clear-the-air talks yesterday at the club’s Cobham training ground.
Lampard dismisses Chelsea rumours (12th Feb)
With Sarri’s future up in the air, former Blue Frank Lampard, currently managing Derby County, has denied rumours linking him to the role. The Englishman has made an eye-catching start to management in the Championship.
Liverpool shirt sales go through the roof (12th Feb)
The current Liverpool home shirt has been named as the highest-selling in their history. It’s sold so well in fact, that the club have run out of them! Let’s hope there’s enough knocking around for Jurgen Klopp’s side to finish their title challenge…
United enter Adrien Rabiot race (12th Feb)
Manchester United are the latest club to supposedly enter the race for Adrien Rabiot. The Frenchman is set to leave Paris St-Germain this summer, with a number of clubs looking to obtain the midfielder.
Hammers missed out on Zapata during January (12th Feb)
West Ham reportedly bid £35m for Atalanta’s Duvan Zapata during January but didn’t manage to get their man. This comes after news a few weeks ago that Manuel Pellegrini’s side tried and failed with bids for Celta Vigo’s Maxi Gomez.
Jurgen Klopp wants Leeds winger in the summer (11th Feb)
Jurgen Klopp has identified Leeds United winger Jack Clarke as a priority signing in the summer. The 18-year-old is highly thought off at the Yorkshire club, with a number of potential suitors being linked with the Englishman.
Chelsea will insist on swap deal for Bakayoko (11th Feb)
Reports suggest Chelsea will try and take Franck Kessie from AC Milan, should Tiemoue Bakayoko get his wish of staying in Serie A. The Ivory Coast midfielder is currently in the middle of a two-year loan deal with Milan having the obligation to buy him.
Man City have one eye on Pep Guardiola replacement (11th Feb)
Manchester City reportedly have one eye on Mikel Arteta to be Pep Guardiola’s replacement, once the Spaniard eventually leaves the Etihad. Arteta has supposedly been influential in a number of game-changing decisions that have given the club optimism about his future.
Peter Schmeichel says Kasper could leave Leicester (11th Feb)
Peter Schmeichel has warned that his son Kasper could leave Leicester City as he is not happy with manager Claude Puel. The Danish international, now 32, has previously been linked with a move away from the King Power Stadium.
Marco Silva sanctions extended break (11th Feb)
Everton boss Marco Silva has sanctioned an extended break for his players with a possible warm weather training camp in the offing too. The Toffees are in dire form currently, with just one win in their last six games in all competitions.
Wolves in pole position to sign Joao Felix (11th Feb)
Wolves are favourites to land Benfica’s Joao Felix, despite the 19-year-old being linked with a move to the likes of Manchester United. Nuno Espirito Santo is thought to be very keen on the Portugal Under-21 international.
Roy Hodgson set to make recommendation to Southgate (11th Feb)
Roy Hodgson is set to advise England manager Gareth Southgate that Aaron Wan-Bissaka is ready for a senior call-up. The right-back has impressed all season and at just 21, he has a big future with the national team.
Solskjaer steps closer to United job (10th Feb)
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reportedly taken a step closer to being named as the permanent Manchester United boss. The interim manager’s agent has reportedly met with Avram Glazer and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward after the win against Fulham. United’s brilliant form under Solskjaer has seen the club push back into the top four.
Benitez could leave if Newcastle go down (10th Feb)
Rafa Benitez’s future at Newcastle United could depend on whether or not the club avoids the drop to the Championship. The Magpies have been forced to look over their shoulder this season following a lack of investment. The former Real Madrid boss is yet to commit to a new contract at St James’ Park.
Chelsea monitoring Richarlison (10th Feb)
Chelsea are among the teams monitoring Everton’s Richarlison. AC Milan, Paris St-Germain and Atletico Madrid are also said to be keen to sign the Brazilian. Chelsea have been long-term admirers and watched the player during his time in Brazil.
Everton could look to Bielsa (10th Feb)
The Leeds United boss has emerged as a surprise contender to replace Marco Silva at Everton. The latter is under increasing amounts of pressure after the defeat to his former side Watford on Saturday. Everton fans have vented their frustration throughout the season at the club’s poor form.
Guardiola's Fernandinho headache (10th Feb)
Pep Guardiola has revealed how the club have struggled to replace Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho. The player has been a crucial element of Guardiola’s side during his time at the club, but the Brazilian turns 34 later this year. City failed in a summer move for Jorginho, a player they believed could be a potential long-term replacement, but he went on to join Chelsea.
Ryan Sessegnon wanted by United (10th Feb)
Ryan Sessegnon has emerged as a big-money transfer target for Manchester United. Despite not featuring regularly for Fulham of late, the English youngster is still a man in demand and United are reportedly happy to big for his signature.
Spurs wary of missing out on Adrien Rabiot (10th Feb)
Tottenham fear that they could miss out on a deal to sign Adrien Rabiot from PSG. Spurs has been keen to bring him in, but the Frenchman is wanted by Barcelona and Liverpool as he comes to the end of his contract with the Ligue 1 champions.
Arsenal eye summer move for Gbamin (10th Feb)
Arsenal will target Jean-Philippe Gbamin during the summer transfer window. Unai Emery remains keen to strengthen defensively but knows he will be working on limited budgets next season. Gbamin was linked with a move to the Emirates during the previous summer window.
De Gea eyes huge new United deal (10th Feb)
David De Gea is demanding wages in the region of £350,000 a week to sign a new deal at Old Trafford. The huge wages would make the Spaniard the second highest paid player at the club, with only Alexis Sanchez earning more.
Spurs devising plan for Rice swoop (9th Feb)
Declan Rice has been one of the most impressive young players in the Premier League this season, and has reportedly caught the eye of Tottenham Hotspur. The cross-city move could cost Spurs upwards of £35 million, with the Hammers unlikely to let the defensive midfielder leave on the cheap.
Solskjaer tells United he's the man for the job (9th Feb)
Interim Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told the club that he is the man to take over full-time at Old Trafford. With Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino said to be the most likely to be named manager in Salford, the former striker is hoping his record at the helm will be enough to convince the board he is the correct choice.
Kante and Sarri encountering turbulence (9th Feb)
N’Golo Kante and Maurizio Sarri might be hitting a rough patch. Since arriving from Napoli in the summer, the Italian tactician has deployed the World Cup winner in a slightly different position, in order to accommodate Jorginho in the starting lineup. With their relationship said to have deteriorated, a proposed move to Paris Saint-Germain looks all the more likely.
Wagner in the pipeline at Newcastle (9th Feb)
David Wagner could be poised to become Newcastle boss, should current manager Rafael Benitez leave. With the Spaniard’s contract up at the end of the season, the Magpies are planning for the possibility the Champions League winner may seek pastures anew.
Sarri won't prevent Hazard-Real switch (9th Feb)
Maurizio Sarri has stated that he won’t stand in the way of Eden Hazard if he decides he wants to move to Real Madrid this summer. The winger is one of the undisputed stars of the Premier League, and would be a considerable loss to the Blues if he were to leave for Spain – in a switch that would see him follow in the footsteps of international teammate Thibaut Courtois.
Manchester rivals to do battle for Ndombele (9th Feb)
Manchester United and Manchester City are supposedly ready to go head-to-head in a race for Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele. The 22-year-old has caught the eyes of clubs all over Europe, and is seemingly prepared to make the move to England.
De Gea on verge of new United deal (9th Feb)
David De Gea is said to be preparing to sign a new five-year contract at Manchester United. The deal – which would see the Spaniard remain at Old Trafford until he’s 33 – would seemingly put to bed the long-held speculation that the shot-stopper is plotting a move back to his home country.
Spurs issue stadium ultimatum (9th Feb)
Spurs are hoping to play five league matches in their new White Hart Lane stadium this season, or will opt to stay at Wembley for the duration of the 2018-19 campaign. The saga has been nothing short of a farce, with the North Londoners having planned to move into their new home at the start of the season.
Matthias Ginter on Spurs and Arsenal radar (8th Feb)
Both Tottenham and Arsenal are monitoring Matthias Ginter of Borussia Monchengladbach. The German international centre-back, now 25 years old, has helped his side reach second place in the Bundesliga table so far this season.
UK and Ireland World Cup bid edges closer (8th Feb)
Officials from Great Britain and Ireland will meet in Rome today to discuss the joint bid for the 2030 World Cup. On the agenda in particular is formulating the list of venues that will form the tournament’s stadium plan during the bidding process.
Molde officials invited to PSG tie (8th Feb)
Over 100 Molde executives, staff and supporters have supposedly been invited to attend Manchester United’s Champions League tie with PSG to support Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who is currently ‘on loan’ at the club. Appears United are trying to keep them sweet. Couldn’t think why!
Arsenal leading the race for Spanish left-back (8th Feb)
Arsenal are reportedly ahead in the race to sign Alex Grimaldo from Benfica. The 23-year-old, who has been linked with the likes of Manchester City and Napoli, could end up being a replacement for Nacho Monreal, who could leave the Gunners.
Zorc pays huge compliment to English football (8th Feb)
Borussia Dortmund director Michael Zorc has paid a massive compliment to English football by claiming it produces better youngsters than the German system. Zorc gave particular reference to Manchester City, who he said are cleverly using their youth structure as part of their business, selling players for large sums who would not make it into the first team.
Mourinho set for next job talks (8th Feb)
Jose Mourinho could be back in management very soon, with reports suggesting the Portuguese manager will hold talks with Serie A side Inter Milan over a return to the club. Director Beppe Marotta is set to discuss a second spell with the former Chelsea and Manchester United man.
United could move for Felix (8th Feb)
Manchester United are reportedly considering a move for Benfica’s Joao Felix after talks with Juan Mata over a new contract stalled. Chelsea are also known to have scouted the Portuguese midfielder and could provide competition for the 19-year-old’s signature.
Chelsea identify Hazard replacement from Barcelona (7th Feb)
Reports suggest Maurizio Sarri is keen on signing Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona, if the Blues offload Eden Hazard. The Brazilian playmaker has taken his time to adapt to life at the Nou Camp, with a number of fans still sceptical about his long term future at the club.
Real Madrid consider using bargaining chip for Hazard (7th Feb)
With Real Madrid seemingly dying to secure a deal for Hazard, Los Blancos are preparing to use either Isco or Marco Asensio as part of the deal. Both players may become surplus to requirements once/if the Belgian arrives at the Bernabeu.
Jurgen Klopp will target defensive signings this summer (7th Feb)
Jurgen Klopp will request the club to target more defensive players this summer, as he looks to further shore up his side’s defence. The Reds have the best goals against record in the league but in recent games have looked far less solid.
Arsene Wenger is heading for management again (7th Feb)
Arsene Wenger is reportedly set to return to football once more, taking one of four job offers he supposedly has on the table. It’s thought one of those is Paris St-Germain, with another being a role with a national side.
Dele Alli edging closer to comeback (7th Feb)
Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli is getting ever closer to a comeback from injury after beginning ball work out in Dubai. The hamstring injury he suffered has kept him out of the side for several weeks, with Mauricio Pochettino understandably desperate to have him back.
Spurs eye Maddison deal if Eriksen leaves (7th Feb)
Tottenham are reportedly looking at James Maddison as a replacement for Christian Eriksen, should the Danish midfielder leave the London club. Eriksen has been tipped to head abroad whilst Maddison has made a good impression since joining Leicester City last summer.
United in advanced talks with Herrera over new deal (7th Feb)
Manchester United are in the latter stages of agreeing a new contract with midfielder Ander Herrera, according to reports. The Spaniard’s current deal is set to expire at the end of this season, but the Red Devils are hoping to extend that.
Chelsea at risk of losing Willian (6th Feb)
Chelsea are at high risk of losing Willian because club chiefs will only offer the Brazilian a one-year extension to the remainder of his contract and not something more long term. The winger has consistently been linked with a move away to the likes of Barcelona and PSG.
Spurs preparing to step up Aarons interest (6th Feb)
Tottenham are preparing to further their interest in Norwich full-back Max Aarons before the summer transfer window, according to reports. The 18-year-old has been in impressive form this season, helping the Canaries to top spot in the league.
Bale reveals Zidane silence (6th Feb)
Gareth Bale has revealed that he’s still not spoken to former manager Zinedine Zidane since last year’s Champions League final against Liverpool. The Welshman scored a stunning goal to help his side take the trophy but has since had no contact with the Frenchman.
Chelsea turned down by Cagliari star in January (6th Feb)
According to reports in Italy, Chelsea had a €50m bid for Cagliari star Nicolo Barella accepted during January, but the midfielder turned down the chance to move to London.
Patrick Kluivert encourages Barcelona Rashford move (6th Feb)
Former Dutch maestro Patrick Kluivert has encouraged one of his past clubs, Barcelona, to look at signing Marcus Rashford. He said the Englishman would make an ‘ideal’ signing for the Catalan side. Manchester United are very keen to offer the 21-year-old a new contract.
Marco Silva given vote of confidence (6th Feb)
Marco Silva has been given a vote of confidence by Everton owner Farhad Moshiri. The Toffees shareholder has given the Portuguese manager personal assurances that his job is safe, despite the Merseysiders being in poor form.
Liverpool remain cautious over Oxlade-Chamberlain return (6th Feb)
Liverpool are keeping level headed regarding a return for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, with the club understandably keen to not rush the midfielder back. The Englishman has been included in the club’s Champions League squad but isn’t expected to make a comeback until April.
Real Madrid ready to splash £100m on Hazard (6th Feb)
Eden Hazard is expected to tell Chelsea that he wishes to leave for Real Madrid in the summer, with Los Blancos reportedly ready to pay around £100m for the Belgian forward.
Liverpool go big for Napoli star Insigne (5th Feb)
Liverpool have reportedly bid around €70m for Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne, according to reports in Italy. Jurgen Klopp is thought to be keen to add a striker to his ranks ahead of next season.
United close to agreeing Rashford contract (5th Feb)
Marcus Rashford is edging closer to agreeing a new deal with Manchester United. The Englishman is in talks with officials to more than double his current wage structure, taking him to around £150,000 per week.
Unai Emery set to have limited budget in the summer (5th Feb)
Arsenal manager Unai Emery will reportedly only have £40m to spend in the summer, despite not having any funds for permanent deals last month. It’s thought the Spaniard wants to sign at least three new players, including a new left-back.
Further Spurs stadium delay expected (5th Feb)
Tottenham Hotspur are set to announce that next month’s north London derby will be played at Wembley and not at the club’s new ground, after a further delay is expected. There are now genuine fears that the opening of the stadium won’t be this season.
Bolasie one minute away from Deadline Day mishap (5th Feb)
Yannick Bolasie, now on loan at Belgian side Anderlecht from Everton, was supposedly just one minute away from not moving anywhere, as his deal scraped through on the final day of the transfer window. Close call!
Neil Warnock's future at Cardiff in doubt (5th Feb)
Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock’s future at the club could be in doubt, with fears that the death of Emiliano Sala could be taking their toll on him. The Bluebirds did beat Bournemouth last weekend, but that is their only win since the tragic events of last month.
Man United ready to go big to sign Kalidou Koulibaly (4th Feb)
Manchester United are ready to step up their efforts to sign Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly this summer. The Senegalese defender could move in the summer, but Napoli will demand a higher transfer fee than the £75m that Liverpool paid for Virgil van Dijk in January 2018.
Chelsea and Man City in battle to sign Isco (4th Feb)
According to reports in Spain, Chelsea, Juventus and Man City will be part of a three-way battle to sign wantaway midfielder Isco from Real Madrid. The Spanish midfielder has reportedly fallen out with Madrid manager Santiago Solari over the amount of playing time he’s been getting and as a result of the divide, he will be allowed to leave the Bernabeu this summer.
Marco Verratti should be fit to face Man United (4th Feb)
PSG expect to have midfielder Marco Verratti back fit for selection for their Champions League Last 16 clash with Man United next week. The midfielder has been sidelined with an ankle issue but manager Thomas Tuchel says he’s set to return to training this week.
Marc Overmars set to become Arsenal's director of football (4th Feb)
Arsenal legend Marc Overmars looks set to return to The Gunners as he’s the favourite to be named as the club’s director of football. The Dutchman currently holds the same role at Ajax but Arsenal hope to bring him back to London.
Harry Kane hoping for early return from injury (4th Feb)
Tottenham striker Harry Kane says he is hoping for an early return from injury. The England star damaged ligaments in his left ankle during Spurs’ defeat against Manchester United last month and was set to be out until the end of March. However, he says the ankle has responded well to treatment and that he is hopeful of a speedy return.
Thibaut Courtois wants Eden Hazard to join him in Madrid (4th Feb)
Thibaut Courtois wants Real Madrid to sign his former Chelsea teammate Eden Hazard rather than Neymar. Madrid have been tipped to sign one of the two star forwards but Courtois wants Real to sign his international teammate rather than the Brazilian.
Maxi Gomez and Michy Batshuayi too expensive for Hammers (4th Feb)
West Ham reportedly missed out on the signings of two strikers, Maxi Gomez and Michy Batshuayi, in January because they were not prepared to pay either of the players the £80,000-a-week salary that they were both requesting.
Che Adams on why he rejected moves to the Premier League (4th Feb)
Birmingham City striker Che Adams says he turned down the chance to join either Burnley or Southampton on Deadline Day as he thinks the Blues can make the playoffs. Garry Monk’s men are currently in eighth place in the Championship, four points behind the playoff places.
Tottenham ready to break transfer record to secure Brooks deal (3rd Feb)
Tottenham are preparing to break their transfer record to sign Bournemouth star David Brooks. Spurs are plotting a £50m offer for Brooks, which would eclipse the £40m they paid Ajax for Davidson Sanchez in the summer of 2017. Manchester United are also thought to be interested in Brooks, who has impressed in the Premier League this season.
Chelsea could make move for Pochettino (3rd Feb)
Chelsea could make a move for Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino in the summer. Manchester United are thought to be eyeing a deal for the Spurs boss at the end of the campaign, but Chelsea are now potential challengers for his signature.
Bayern plotting new Hudson-Odoi offer (3rd Feb)
Bayern Munich are preparing a new offer for Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi. The German outfit failed to secure a deal for Hudson-Odoi in the January window, but are hoping that a £45m bid in the summer with prize him away from Stamford Bridge.
Newcastle expect Benitez to sign a new deal (3rd Feb)
Newcastle are expecting manager Rafa Benitez to put pen to paper on a new deal before the end of the season. Benitez is out of contract in the summer, but was backed in the transfer window last month as Newcastle smashed their transfer record to sign Miguel Almiron from Atlanta United in the MLS.
Chelsea blocked Batshuayi move to Tottenham (3rd Feb)
Chelsea blocked Michy Batshuayi from joining Tottenham on loan on deadline day, despite Spurs being willing to pay an £8m loan fee for the Belgian forward. Instead of joining Mauricio Pochettino’s side, Batshuayi completed a loan move to Crystal Palace.
Arsenal believe they are favourites for Rabiot deal (3rd Feb)
Arsenal believe that they are the favourites to land Adrien Rabiot from PSG at the end of the season. Rabiot is out of contract in the summer and will be able to leave the Ligue 1 club on a free transfer, with Arsenal interested in a deal for the French international.
Juventus want Pogba deal in the summer (3rd Feb)
Juventus are keen to bring Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba back to Italy in the summer. The Italian giants are interested in signing him again, following his excellent form in the Premier League since the sacking of Jose Mourinho from Old Trafford.
Pep Guardiola eyeing two new fullbacks for Manchester City (3rd Feb)
Crystal Palace right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Leicester left-back Ben Chilwell are summer transfer targets for Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, as he looks to improve his fullback options. Benjamin Mendy has struggled with injuries throughout his City career, leaving Guardiola with limited options at left-back.
United on brink of making Solskjaer permanent manager (2nd Feb)
Manchester United will make Ole Gunnar Solskjaer permanent manager, if the former striker can obtain a ‘positive result’ in the round-of-sixteen Champions League tie with Paris Saint-Germain. The club legend took over just before Christmas following the sacking of Jose Mourinho, and is yet to taste defeat as Red Devils boss.
Wilshere facing premature end to season (2nd Feb)
It’s a familiar story. Jack Wilshere’s 2018/19 season could be over, as the midfielder fails to recover from an ankle injury. Having not started a first team match since September, it’s becoming increasingly obvious the Hammers cannot rely on the fitness of the former Arsenal man.
Bayern refusing to give up on Hudson-Odoi (2nd Feb)
Bayern Munich are not done yet in their pursuit of Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi. The Bundesliga champions made numerous attempts to capture the 18-year-old during the January transfer window, who himself was said to be tempted by a move away from Stamford Bridge. This one may go quiet for a couple of months, but don’t be surprised to see it resurface.
Poch 'disappointed' after no new arrivals - again (2nd Feb)
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before… Mauricio Pochettino has admitted to being frustrated after another transfer deadline day passed, with his team not making a single signing. It has now been over a year since Spurs’ last arrival, with winger Lucas Moura representing the last time Daniel Levy got his chequebook out. With the club seemingly distracted by their stadium situation, there isn’t a whole lot for Spurs fans to shout about at the moment.
Willian holding out for longer deal (2nd Feb)
Chelsea winger Willian is hoping to sign a three-year contract, and has been frustrated by his clubs insistence he instead sign a one year deal. The 30-year-old doesn’t exactly have time on his side, and the Blues are wary of the fact his body might start declining at an alarming rate before too long.
Pellegrini wanted Medel during January (2nd Feb)
Manuel Pellegrini was eager to sign Besiktas midfielder Gary Medel during the January transfer window, but had to abandon his pursuit when it emerged the Turks wanted a transfer fee for the Chilean. The 31-year-old is approaching the end of his contract, but his club were not prepared to let him leave before that deal is up.
Bakayoko wants Milan stay (2nd Feb)
Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko is enjoying his time on loan at Milan. In fact, the Frenchman is having so much fun, that he wants to stay at the San Siro. A dreadful first season in West London prompted his temporary switch to Serie A, and it seems as though he’d be all too happy to make it a permanent one.
Rafa does his best Jessie J impression (2nd Feb)
Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez and international sensation Jessie J may seem worlds apart, but the Spaniard borrowed the spirit of the pop star’s 2011 hit ‘Price Tag’. Telling us to ‘forget about the price tag’ of record Magpies signing Miguel Almiron, Rafa explained that he’s doing all he can to take the pressure off the former Atalanta United forward.
United keeping tabs on Sancho (1st Feb)
Manchester United are reportedly monitoring Jadon Sancho and will look to make a summer move for the 18-year-old. Borussia Dortmund will naturally be keen to keep hold of the Englishman, but Old Trafford can often be a hard place to turn down.
Sarri refuses to travel with his players (1st Feb)
Maurizio Sarri remarkably refused to travel back to London with his players after a 4-0 defeat to Bournemouth on Wednesday, such was his anger in their performance. The Italian supposedly singled out Eden Hazard for criticism too, accusing him of not following instructions.
Peterborough director fined for gambling (1st Feb)
Peterborough’s director of football, Barry Fry, has been fined £35,000 for putting a bet on one of his strikers to be top scorer in League One this season. That backfired…
Zaha staring down the barrel of an extended ban (1st Feb)
Wilfried Zaha is facing an extended ban for his actions in Crystal Palace’s 1-1 draw with Southampton on Wednesday. The Ivorian mocked referee Andre Marriner for booking him, receiving a second yellow as a consequence.
Chelsea's Batshuayi loan fee demands revealed (1st Feb)
Chelsea were reportedly asking for an £8m loan fee for striker Michy Batshuayi, over four times what they eventually received from Crystal Palace for the Belgian. The former Marseille man had been linked with a move to West Ham, Monaco and Real Betis before heading to the south of London.
Arsenal pull out of Malcom move on Deadline Day (1st Feb)
Arsenal reportedly pulled out of a move for Malcom on Deadline Day, despite having interest in him throughout much of the window. The Barcelona winger was touted around to a number of clubs after an impulse move over the summer.
Son bold over Spurs title chances (1st Feb)
Tottenham winger Son Heung-min believes his side can pip both Liverpool and Manchester City to the title come May. The South Korean, who’s just returned from international duty after being knocked out of the Asia Cup, insists the London side can overcome the current points deficit.
City set to open talks with Delph (1st Feb)
Manchester City look set to open talks with Fabian Delph regarding a new contract at the Etihad. The English utility player has become a valuable squad member for Pep Guardiola and he’s keen to keep him past his current deal.
Cahill turns down European giants for Chelsea stay (1st Feb)
Reports this morning suggest Gary Cahill turned down offers from Monaco and Juventus yesterday, in order to stay put at Stamford Bridge. The Englishman had also been linked with a move to Fulham during January, but he remains at Chelsea until the end of the season.
New contender emerges for chief executive role (1st Feb)
Sir Gary Verity, the man who was responsible for bringing the Tour de France to Yorkshire, has emerged as a candidate to be the Premier League’s chief executive.