Transfer the news LIVE! Vlahovic at Tottenham; Cristiano Ronaldo at PSG; Rumors about Arsenal, Chelsea and Haaland

We’re almost halfway through a very intriguing January transfer window with the first major deals now cleared.

Philippe Coutinho has landed at Aston Villa while Newcastle, having signed Kieran Trippier, are close to making a deal with Burnley striker Chris Wood.

A mega deal, if it comes to fruition, will be Dusan Vlahovic’s exit from Fiorentina. Arsenal have hunted down the striker for months but now have huge rival interests with north London neighbors Tottenham.

Spurs are in the process of revamping their own squad with Tanguy Ndombele and Steven Bergwijn available for moves, while Adama Traore and Tariq Lamptey are among those catching Antonio Conte’s attention.

Arsenal could still finance a coup for Vlahovic, valued at £ 58million, passing to Granit Xhaka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

At Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo continues to be linked with an estrangement with Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain who are rumored to be his best options after a difficult first months at Old Trafford for the forward.

We also have updates on Juventus, Chelsea, West Ham, Erling Haaland, Marcus Rashford and more today.

Follow the latest January transfer updates with the Standard Sport LIVE blog below!

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Toon Near Wood Advert

Today Chris Wood is expected to be confirmed as Eddie Howe’s second signing at Newcastle.

The Toons are looking for offensive reinforcements following Callum Wilson’s injury and have reportedly respected the £ 20million release clause in Wood’s contract with Burnley.

Young Frenchman Benoit Badiashile, Monegasque central defender, and Reims striker Hugo Ekitike are also on their radar according to The Guardian.

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Roma back for Xhaka

Jose Mourinho has not given up on his hopes of signing Granit Xhaka.

La Gazzetta dello Sport details the Roma boss’s determination to bring the midfielder to Stadio Olimpico, after landing Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

Xhaka has been a regular at Mikel Arteta in recent months after signing a new deal to stave off Roma interest this summer.

And the Gunners remain short of options in central midfielder with just two for tomorrow’s game at Liverpool.

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Juve disables Aubameyang

Juventus are withdrawing in their bid to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Federico Chiesa’s injury has pushed the Bianconeri towards a transfer for Zenit St. Petersburg winger Sardar Azmoun, according to Tuttosport.

And with Aubameyang not immediately available due to his CAN commitments, Juve are turning their attention to players who can have a quick impact.

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PSG join the hunt for Ronaldo

Paris Saint-Germain could melt for Cristiano Ronaldo this summer if Kylian Mbappe leaves for Real Madrid.

Erling Haaland and Robert Lewandowski are the French club’s favorite signings if the Frenchman leaves, according to Le10Sport, but Ronaldo is also on their radar.

It should be noted that if the Portuguese veteran leaves Manchester United, a transfer to MLS would also be a possibility.


Mikel Arteta will provide an update

At 9 a.m. today, Mikel Arteta will take on the media ahead of Arsenal’s game against Liverpool.

Expect plenty of updates on the Gunners’ transfer activity – with Standard Sport the perfect place to follow all developments.

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Arsenal’s Vlahovic alternative

The Mail names Dominic Calvert-Lewin as Arsenal’s first choice in case Dusan Vlahovic fails to make it to the Emirates.

The Serb would need £ 300,000 a week in salary to leave Fiorentina amid the interests of Tottenham, Real Madrid and Juventus.

However, Everton won’t let Calvert-Lewin go this month.

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Tottenham ready to tweet Gunners

Dusan Vlahovic is a key target for Arsenal AND Tottenham, according to reports.

The Fiorentina striker has been tipped to leave Tuscany this month or summer, at a cost of £ 58million.

While the Gunners intend to sign Vlahovic, Football.London reports that Spurs transfer chief Fabio Paratici has a close relationship with his representatives – with a summer change a real possibility.

It is also noteworthy that the player would prefer to stay in Italy, with Juventus and Inter Milan his preferences.

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Good morning!

Welcome to this transfer activity on Wednesday January. Buckle up and go!


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