Transfer news LIVE: Danny Rose move 'COLLAPSES', Madrid want Mbappe, Garcia to Barcelona, Upemacano LATEST – updates

THE January window closes TOMORROW as clubs scramble to get last minute deals over the line.

Despite the pandemic, there is still plenty of money being thrown around and we've the very latest from the Premier League and abroad.

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  • Daniel Brookes

    KHEDIRA MOVES TO HERTHA

    Sami Khedira will join Hertha Berlin on a free transfer from Juventus.

    The 33-year-old is in Berlin to undergo a medical, with his signing to be confirmed in the next few days.

    The ex-Real Madrid midfielder was left out of Andrea Pirlo's Serie A and Champions League squads at the start of the season, as Juve made it clear Khedira had no future at the club.

    The German World Cup winner will sign a two-and-a-half-year deal with bankrolled Hertha.

  • Daniel Brookes

    TURKISH DESPAIR

    Tottenham defender Danny Rose's move to Turkish side Trabzonspor has collapsed, according to talkSPORT.

    The report claims the Turkish side did not feel they had enough time to conclude a deal for Rose before Monday night's transfer deadline.

    Rose is out of contract at the end of the season and is free to negotiate terms with other clubs.

    The 30-year-old was left out of Spurs' Premier League and Europa League squads after falling out with Jose Mourinho and was stripped of his squad number at the start of the season.

  • Daniel Brookes

    REDS EYE DIOP

    Liverpool have made an approach for West Ham defender Issa Diop, according to The Athletic.

    Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is desperate to add to his backline before the transfer window closes on Monday, after Joel Matip joined Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez on the treatment table.

    Diop, 24, has fallen behind Craig Dawson, Angelo Ogbonna and Fabian Balbuena in the West Ham pecking order in recent months but it remains to be seen whether the Hammers will sanction a move.

  • Daniel Brookes

    FIR-ING THE WORST

    Southampton have been rebuffed in their attempt to sign Barcelona full-back Junior Firpo on loan, according to Marca.

    Former Saints manager and current Barca boss Ronald Koeman has blocked a transfer away from the Camp Nou for Firpo, with injuries leaving him short-staffed at the back.

    The report claims Southampton were willing to pay Barca a £900k loan fee for Firpo and the deal would also have included an option to buy.

    Firpo, who is also a target for Granada and AC Milan, joined Barcelona in 2019 in a deal which could rise to £27m.

    The 24-year-old was also unsure about a move away from Spain having recently become a father.

  • Daniel Brookes

    MARTINEZ STAYING AT INTER

    Lautaro Martinez has confirmed he intends to extend his contract with inter Milan.

    The Argentine striker was linked with a move to Barcelona last summer, but the cash-strapped La Liga giants were unable to stump up the cash.

    The 23-year-old is now in talks over a new deal which will keep him at Inter until 2024.

    Martinez said: “We are trying to get there.

    “I'm happy here and the people have always treated me well.

    "The club and the coach have faith in me and I'm happy.”

  • Toby Gannon

    EXCLUSIVE by Phil Cadden

    MICK McCARTHY wants to make Jonny Williams his first signing at Cardiff.

    The Championship outfit are in talks with Charlton in a bid to snap up the Wales midfielder.

    Williams, 27, has less than six months left on his contract at Lee Bowyer’s League One club so will only cost a minimal fee.

    McCarthy, who took charge of Cardiff last week, is keen to be reunited with the 25-cap international before Monday’s transfer deadline.

    The 61-year-old took Williams on loan twice from Crystal Palace when he was Ipswich manager.

    Cardiff have drawn their first two games under McCarthy, who replaced the sacked Neil Harris, against Barnsley and Millwall respectively.

  • Daniel Brookes

    GET OUTTA TOON

    Newcastle have rejected an offer for midfielder Sean Longstaff, according to the Mirror.

    The report claims the Magpies have rebuffed a loan bid from Valencia for the 23-year-old.

    The deal would also have contained a £15m option for cash-strapped Valencia to buy Longstaff outright in the summer.

  • Daniel Brookes

    TOSUN LEAVES EVERTON

    Everton striker Cenk Tosun is on his way to Turkey today to seal a loan move to Besiktas, according to Sky Sports.

    Tosun joined the Toffees from Besiktas for £27m in 2018 but has struggled to nail down a starting spot at Goodison, making just Premier League appearances this season.

    West Brom manager Sam Allaradyce was the man who brought Tosun to England during his time as Everton boss, and was keen on a reunion but the the 29-year-old appears to have his heart set on a return to Turkey.

    The Baggies have since landed Galatasaray forward Mbaye Diagne on loan.

  • Daniel Brookes

    SEE YA GERARD, GERARD

    Gerard Deulofeu has joined Watford-owned Udinese on a three-and-a-half-year contract.

    The 26-year-old had been on loan at the Serie A outfit since October but has now made the switch permanent.

  • Joshua Jones

    GOOD MORNING FOOTY TRANSFER FANS

    SunSport can exclusively reveal West Brom boss Sam Allardyce has got the green light from Crystal Palace to close a deal for Christian Benteke.

    Allardyce is keen on the big Belgian striker despite landing Mbaye Diagne from Galatasaray on loan and is looking into a short-term move with Palace.

    Benteke, 30, is on around £120,000 a week at Selhurst Park, so even paying HALF his wages is expensive for the Baggies.

    Benteke has been told his chances of game-time are limited with the Eagles and any new contract would see him earn much less from next season.

    So Albion looks a better prospect for Benteke as it puts him in the shop window for the summer.

    Agents are also touting him round Italy and Turkey.

    Meanwhile, Real Madrid are willing to sacrifice one of three stars in order to land Kylian Mbappe, according to reports.

    Los Blancos have made the French wonderkid their No1 transfer target in the summer but can’t afford the £140million price-tag.

    Having been priced out of a move, Marca report how one of Vinicius Junior, Thibaut Courtois, or Raphael Varane could be used as a make-weight to tempt PSG into cashing in.

    The Ligue 1 giants have shown an interest in all three but it remains to be seen whether they would accept a cash and swap deal.

    Finally, Ronad Koeman has confirmed Barcelona will land Eric Garcia for free in the summer.

    But he admits the Man City defender could yet sign for them before Monday’s deadline.

    Koeman said: “We already know he [Garcia] will probably arrive in the summer.

    “If it’s not possible this January, then we’ll accept it and move on.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    UPA AWAY

    Bayern Munich have held a secret meeting with Dayot Upamecano's representatives, according to reports in Germany.

    The highly-rated RB Leipzig defender is said to be a target for several big clubs, including Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool.

    According to German newspaper Bild, Upamecano's agents were seen entering the underground car park of Bayern's offices on Thursday.

    The club's sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has publicly expressed an interest in the defender.

    He told Sky Sport in Germany: "Upamecano to Bayern? Of course we are thinking about him. We had a good meeting with his agents yesterday. Let’s see what happens.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    EXCLUSIVE BY ALAN NIXON

    West Brom boss Sam Allardyce has got the green light from Crystal Palace to close a deal for Christian Benteke.

    Allardyce is keen on the big Belgian striker despite landing Mbaye Diagne from Galatasaray on loan and is looking into a short-term move with Palace.

    Benteke, 30, is on around £120,000 a week at Selhurst Park, so even paying HALF his wages is expensive for the Baggies.

    Benteke has been told his chances of game-time are limited with the Eagles and any new contract would see him earn much less from next season.

    So Albion looks a better prospect for Benteke as it puts him in the shop window for the summer.

    Agents are also touting him round Italy and Turkey.

  • Anthony Chapman

    DON’T TAKE THE MICK

    Sean Dyche says James Tarkowski will not be sold on the cheap even though Burnley could lose him for nothing in 18 months.

    Dyche said: “He’s under contract, there’s no other situation.

    "If the money comes in, fine, but if not, the financial situation has changed radically and we’re in a very strong position.

    “You have to balance the worth of the player for what they do for you, not just the worth of the market.

    “It’s the job they do — and Tarky does a very good one for us.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    DAN-BEAT

    Danny Rose’s move to Trabzonspor is on the brink of collapse with coronavirus hampering the transfer.

    Quarantine rules mean Rose would have to self-isolate for seven days on arrival in Turkey.

    Club president Ahmet Agaoglu said: "The transfer is very difficult after this time. It will cost seven days.

    “Let’s make the transfers we can do [right now].”

  • Anthony Chapman

    DONE DEAL

    Baba Rahman has left Chelsea for a six-month loan at Greek side PAOK.

    The Ghana defender joined Chelsea in 2015 and made 23 appearances.

    But he has since spent time at Schalke, Reims and Mallorca after failing to impress.

    Rahman will now be looking for minutes with PAOK as he aims for a permanent move away from Stamford Bridge in the summer.

  • Anthony Chapman

    GED OUT

    Tottenham loan outcast Gedson Fernandes is reportedly being targeted by Galatasaray.

    The midfielder has been frozen out of action by Jose Mourinho this season.

    According to Tuttomercato, Fernandes is set to return early to Benfica before moving to Turkish giants Galatasaray.

    He made seven Premier League appearances last term but has featured just twice in domestic cup competitions this season.

  • Anthony Chapman

    GIL TO GO?

    Five teams are reportedly keen on signing Billy Gilmour before deadline day.

    Football London claims West Ham, Wolves, West Brom, Aston Villa and Crystal Palace are all eager to loan the Scot this month.

    But Thomas Tuchel could yet find a place for Gilmour in his squad despite leaving him out for the 0-0 against Wolves.

  • Anthony Chapman

    NTCH IN TIME

    Newcastle are reportedly interested in bringing in Celtic midfielder Olivier Ntcham.

    The 24-year-old has scored just once and assisted one more in 14 games for Neil Lennon's side so far this season.

    According to Sky Sports, Celtic would prefer an option to buy clause added into a loan deal for the player.

    However, Ntcham, who joined Celtic in 2017, has stated that he wishes to leave the club on a permanent basis.

    The France Under-21 international has been forced to miss some games in the current campaign due to self-isolating after a trip to Dubai.

    As well as Newcastle, fellow Premier League strugglers West Brom are also said to be interested in Ntcham and made an enquiry about the player earlier in the month.

  • Anthony Chapman

    REAL DEAL

    Real Madrid are willing to sacrifice one of three stars in order to land Kylian Mbappe, according to reports.

    Los Blancos have made the French wonderkid their No1 transfer target in the summer but can't afford the £140million price-tag.

    Having been priced out of a move, Marca report how one of Vinicius Junior, Thibaut Courtois, or Raphael Varane could be used as a make-weight to tempt PSG into cashing in.

    The Ligue 1 giants have shown an interest in all three but it remains to be seen whether they would accept a cash and swap deal.

  • Anthony Chapman

    LIN IT TO WIN IT

    Jesse Lingard’s loan move to West Ham from Manchester United could cost the Hammers as much as £4million.

    The 28-year-old England international was confirmed as David Moyes' latest acquisition on Friday as he joins the East London club until the end of the season.

    And it has now been revealed by The Mail that as well as the £1.5m loan fee and £100,000 per week wages, Man Utd have also negotiated a £500,000 bonus linked to the Hammers qualifying for Europe.

  • Anthony Chapman

    NOU START

    Ronad Koeman has confirmed Barcelona will land Eric Garcia for free in the summer.

    But he admits the Man City defender could yet sign for them before Monday’s deadline.

    Koeman said: "We already know he [Garcia] will probably arrive in the summer.

    "If it's not possible this January, then we'll accept it and move on."

  • Anthony Chapman

    GARNER LEAVE

    Man United have terminated James Garner's loan at Watford and will reportedly send him to Nottingham Forest until the end of the season.

    The Red Devils were said to be unhappy with the game time the 19-year-old was getting at Vicarage Road.

    Garner has played just 40 minutes of football since December 19 after Vladimir Ivic was replaced by Xisco Munoz as manager.

    And both clubs agreed to terminate the loan early despite a positive start to his time in Hertfordshire under Ivic.

    He will now head to fellow Championship side Forest after Bournemouth midfielder Dan Gosling rejected the chance to join them, according to MEN.

    The teenager will complete his medical on Saturday, and an official announcement is expected in the coming days.

  • Daniel Brookes

    UPAMECANO LATEST

    Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has admitted the club has met with the agents of RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano.

    Upamecano is available for £38m this summer and Bild reported on Friday the French defender's agents were seen entering Bayern's underground car park.

    Salihamidzic said: "Upamecano to Bayern? Of course we are thinking about him.

    "We had a good meeting with his agents yesterday.

    "Let's see what happens.

  • Daniel Brookes

    BIELSA CONTRACT TALKS

    Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa will wait until the end of the season to discuss his future at Elland Road.

    Bielsa has been working on a rolling contract since taking charge of Leeds in 2018.

    Leeds are quietly confident the Argentine will agree to extend his stay.

  • Daniel Brookes

    PERISIC TO STAY AT INTER

    Ivan Perisic has turned down a return to Borussia Dotmrund, according to Sport 1.

    The Croatian winger returned to Inter Milan in the summer after a successful loan spell at Bayern Munich last season.

    Perisic previously played for Dortmund between 2011 and 2013, but would prefer a move to La Liga or the Premier League if he leaves Inter.

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