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Sunday, January 20

  • Chelsea have made an enquiry over Philippe Coutinho
  • Unai Emery has discussed Arsenal signing Barcelona ace Denis Suarez
  • Liverpool have been backed to sign RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner
  • Premier League DONE DEALS: All the confirmed signings this month

17.50 UPDATE: Marko Arnautovic latest

Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol tweeted an update on the Marko Arnautovic situation.

He wrote: “Marko Arnautovic now expected to stay at West Ham. He’s never been for sale.

“No one is going to bully West Ham into selling players they don’t want to sell. No Chinese club getting anywhere near West Ham’s valuation.”

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Transfer news: Marko Arnautovic looks set to stay at West Ham (Image: GETTY)

17.20 UPDATE: Arsenal battle with Monaco for Winger

Arsenal are reportedly in a battle with club legend Thierry Henry to sign Atletico Madrid winger Gelson Martins.

Portuguese publication O Jogo claims Arsenal have submitted “important proposals” in a bid to sign Martins.

But the report adds that Henry’s Monaco have also made a similar approach.

Martins has struggled at Atletico Madrid and they are set to sign Alvaro Morata from Chelsea.

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Transfer news: Arsenal are reportedly keen on signing Gelson Martins (Image: GETTY)

16.45 UPDATE: Steven Gerrard on Nick Powell reports

Steven Gerrard has denied Rangers are interested in signing Nick Powell.

When asked about it Gerrard said: “It’s the first I’ve heard of it.”

However he did confirm New Zealand goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic is currently on trial with the club.

“It’s planned for a week at the moment,” said the Rangers boss.

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Transfer news: Steven Gerrard has given an update on transfers for the month (Image: GETTY)

16.00 UPDATE: Higuain deal must work

Chelsea could sack Maurizio Sarri if Gonzalo Higuain isn’t a success at the club, according to Tony Cascarino.

“I don’t think the Chelsea system suits everybody at Chelsea and that is the reason I think players are not buying into the way he wants to play,” he told talkSPORT.

“Because he is very determined that he is only going to play this way.

“But unless he has got time – and Chelsea are not a club that will be patient – I think Higuain is going to be his last throw of the dice.

“He has to come in and work.”

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Transfer news: Gonzalo Higuain is set to join Chelsea this week (Image: GETTY)

15.20 UDPATE: Kylian Mbappe refuses to rule out Madrid move

Kylian Mbappe had refused to rule out a move to Real Madrid.

“I feel really good here, but you never know what can happen in football,” Mbappe said.

When asked about the interest from Real, Mbappe was keen to change the subject.

He said: ”I have a contract until 2021 and it’s not the time to think about other things.”

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Transfer news: Kylian Mbappe has refused to rule out a move to Real Madrid (Image: GETTY)

14:45 UPDATE: Ozil message

Arsenal ace Mesut Ozil isn’t featuring under Unai Emery because he won’t follow instructions, Jermaine Jenas claims.

“He’s not using Mesut Ozil now,” Jenas told 5Live. “Mesut Ozil is one of the most criticised players in the Premier League, and probably by their own fans, on the basis that he’s not doing it.

“If he’s not playing, he’s not playing for a reason. The manager is seeing him day in day out.

“He’ll be asking a Mesut Ozil to do certain things that Mesut Ozil is not prepared to do.

“Now, do Arsenal football club want a manager that is prepared to stamp his authority and say ‘I don’t care what your name is, this is the way we’re all going to play, and you’re all on the same level and for this club to move forward [we will do it that way].’

How many years have we watched Arsenal sugarcoat Mesut Ozil?

Transfer news LIVE: Liverpool may bid for RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner

Transfer news LIVE: Liverpool may bid for RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner (Image: GETTY)

14:15 UPDATE: Gattuso slams Higuain

AC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso has slammed Gonzalo Higuain ahead of his move to Chelsea.

“We had a poor training session today due to all these rumours,” Gattuso said.

“We spoke after the training session and I did not consider him ready for this game.

“I accept his decision. Surely he could have done more and maybe we could have helped him fit in better.

“Right now we have to work with professionalism and determination, all these rumours have not helped us lately and we have to look ahead.”

Transfer news LIVE: Alvaro Morata could leave

Transfer news LIVE: Alvaro Morata could leave (Image: TWITTER)

13:45 UPDATE: Callum Hudson-Odoi claim

Chelsea deserve to lose Bayern Munich target Callum Hudson-Odoi, talkSPORT pundit Luke Moore claims.

He told the On The Continent podcast: “Even if Chelsea fans are honest with themselves there’s nothing any club fan likes more than seeing a young player come through.

“You see the amount of patience a young player gets from the crowd.You see how much they feel a part of it.

“The thing is, Chelsea, the club and everyone there, deserves everything they get if they carry on with this policy. They want to win games at all costs, they want to win trophies, fair enough.

“But you deserve to be punished, you deserve to lose some of your brightest prospects if you don’t give them any pathway at all to the first team and I don’t care how many League Cup games Callum Hudson-Odoi plays, he’s not going to play for Chelsea, and he should move and he should move immediately. They deserve to be punished for the way they operate.”

13:10 UPDATE: Ramsey exit claim

Aaron Ramsey being allowed to leave Arsenal on a free transfer is sickening, Martin Keown claims.

“It’s the saddest thing of all really, how well he executed the plan today but in possession and out of possession,” he told BT Sport.

“He’s obviously doing that to such an extent that [Mesut] Ozil can’t get near the team.

“But Ramsey’s not going to be part of their future and I find that sad.

“I find it a little bit sickening that he’s going to be leaving, they’re trying to make progress and one player who was singly so important won’t be a part of Arsenal’s future.”

Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal ace Mesut Ozil could go

Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal ace Mesut Ozil could go (Image: GETTY)

12:45 UPDATE: Morata done deal?

Alvaro Morata has signed for Atletico Madrid, Italian journalist Tancredi Palmeri claims.

Morata was not involved as Chelsea lost to Arsenal 2-0 on Saturday evening, with the Gunners closing the gap on the fourth-placed Blues to just three points.

And Morata is now set to make the move to Atletico Madrid, with it having been claimed for a while that he will return to the Spanish capital.

Palmeri confirmed the deal as he simply tweeted: “Morata has signed for Atletico.”

Gonzalo Higuain is expected to replace Morata at Stamford Bridge.

Transfer news LIVE: Aaron Ramsey being allowed to leave Arsenal on a free transfer is sickening

Transfer news LIVE: Aaron Ramsey being allowed to leave Arsenal on a free transfer is sickening (Image: GETTY)

12:05 UPDATE: Suarez drops Arsenal hint

Denis Suarez has teased Arsenal fans by liking Gunners-related social media posts.

The Barcelona midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to the Emirates, with talks ongoing.

After Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-0 on Saturday, the Spaniard, 25, liked a post from Bleacher Report football that celebrated their victory.

Suarez could join on loan for the remainder of the season.

Transfer news LIVE: Alvaro Morata is on the move

Transfer news LIVE: Alvaro Morata is on the move (Image: GETTY)

11:40 UPDATE: Fekir on Chelsea interest

Nabil Fekir says Chelsea have made no contact with him about a potential transfer but admitted he dreams of playing in a new league.

When asked about potential interest from Chelsea, he said: “They haven’t called me, but they can be watching my situation without calling me.

“Discussions are ongoing [over a new contract]. I have sat down with the president, things are advancing slowly.

“When will I take a decision? I am not fixing myself a date, I am not in a rush.

“Nobody is putting any pressure on it and I like to take my time.”

Transfer news LIVE: Denis Suarez has teased Arsenal fans by liking Gunners-related social media posts

Transfer news LIVE: Denis Suarez has teased Arsenal fans by liking Gunners-related posts (Image: GETTY)

11:10 UPDATE: Higuain warning

Chelsea have been sent a warning over signing Gonzalo Higuain, with Harry Redknapp revealing there must be a reason behind Juventus loaning him out.

“You’d think it’d be good news but why have Juventus let him go out on loan?” he asked on Saturday Morning Savage.

“Is there a reasoning behind it? I don’t know. If he’s that good still and he has that much to offer, why would a club like Juventus, who are looking to win the Champions League and who will win Serie A like they normally do, why would you let him go out on loan to Milan?

“The manager of Juventus is a very clever guy. There must be a reason you let him go. You must think ‘well, he must have gone a bit’.”

Transfer news LIVE: Nabil Fekir could join Chelsea

Transfer news LIVE: Nabil Fekir could join Chelsea (Image: GETTY)

10:40 UPDATE: West Ham eyeing Wilson bid

West Ham have put Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson on their wanted list as they battle to keep Marko Arnautovic at the London Stadium.

Arnautovic has been unsettled by bids from Chinese Super League clubs Shanghai SIPG and Guangzhou Evergrande and wants to leave the club.

He was left out of The Hammers squad to face Bournemouth this weekend and a decision about his future is in the hands of Manuel Pellegrini.

The Cherries don’t want to lose Wilson but The Hammers could test that with a bid of around £50 million before the end of the window if Arnautovic leaves.

Transfer news LIVE: Chelsea will land Gonzalo Higuain

Transfer news LIVE: Chelsea will land Gonzalo Higuain (Image: GETTY)

10:15 UPDATE: Higuain wage at Chelsea revealed

Gonzalo Higuain will earn a staggering £270,000-a-week at Chelsea.

The Argentina international is closing in on a loan move to Stamford Bridge, with a medical scheduled for this weekend.

And the Daily Star say the 31-year-old will pocket around £5.4million for the remainder of the season.

Higuain will become the fifth highest-paid player in the Premier League, behind Kevin de Bruyne, Paul Pogba, Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez.

Transfer news LIVE: West Ham could make a bid for Callum Wilson

Transfer news LIVE: West Ham could make a bid for Callum Wilson (Image: GETTY)

09:50 UPDATE: Man Utd readying £45m offer

Manchester United are ready to battle Real Madrid for Porto star Eder Militao.

The Daily Mail claim Porto will demand £45m for Militao in the summer.

Reports in Brazil claimed Real have a verbal agreement with the 21-year-old.

However, United are refusing to give up on Militao, with the Red Devils willing to rival Real.

Transfer news LIVE: Gonzalo Higuain will earn £270,000-a-week at Chelsea

Transfer news LIVE: Gonzalo Higuain will earn £270,000-a-week at Chelsea (Image: GETTY)

09:35 UPDATE: Chelsea eye Coutinho

Chelsea have asked Barcelona to keep them in touch with any plans they have to offload former Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho.

Coutinho’s dream move to the Camp Nou has turned into a nightmare and he is struggling to hold down a place in Ernesto Valverde’s starting line up.

He has dropped below Ousmane Dembele in the pecking order and it has led Manchester United to make an enquiry about his services.

Chelsea have been quoted around £100 million for Coutinho but haven’t baulked at the fee and are ready to rival United with their attempts to return him to the Premier League.

Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd want Eder Militao

Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd want Eder Militao (Image: GETTY)

09:10 UPDATE: Emery on Arsenal signing Suarez

Unai Emery has suggested Arsenal are working on a way to bring in Denis Suarez on loan for the second-half of the season.

When asked if he was close to securing Suarez’s arrival, Emery responded: “I know the club is working with different possibilities if [it] can help us for these four months for our competition.

“I know it’s a difficult window for the transfer market and if a player is coming to help us I am happy.

“But the club is doing that and I am going to wait.”

Transfer news LIVE: Chelsea have made an enquiry over Philippe Coutinho

Transfer news LIVE: Chelsea have made an enquiry over Philippe Coutinho (Image: GETTY)

08:50 UPDATE: Werner to Liverpool backed

Liverpool will bid for RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner in the summer, according to former Premier League star Jan Aage Fjortoft.

Werner, 22, has scored 11 goals in 17 games for RB Leipzig this season and has been capped 23 times by Germany – and Fjortoft reckons he would be perfect at Anfield.

“Timo Werner, RB Leipzig, would be the perfect Liverpool player,” he tweeted.

“Contract till 2020. They will probably sell him this summer.

“Klopp will for sure go for this one. Bayern and Dortmund too… of course.”

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