The January transfer window only heats up, teams identify holes in the lineup and needs based on their positions in the table.
Major clubs across Europe, including Barcelona, Manchester United, Arsenal, PSG, Real Madrid, Juventus and others, could be looking for reinforcements this winter. Other clubs with new purchasing power, such as Newcastle, are also expected to be significantly involved, while Celtic, Naples, Rome, Tottenham and Marseille are also working to improve the available staff.
The clubs with the greatest needs and the ability to spend were identified, and rumors began to spread. Whether it’s permanent transfers, loans, out-of-contract players or anything in between, we have protection from open to closed for you.
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Ajax transfers to Bergwijn of Tottenham
11:18 AM ET: According to journalist Fabrizio Roman, Tottenham has decided to sell Steven Bergwijn this winter, and Dutch Ajax seems to be the biggest bidder. Dutch journalists also confirm this story.
Ajax has already made an official offer for Steven Bergwijn, as revealed yesterday. There is still no fee / final price agreement with Tottenham. 👀🇳🇱 #Ajax
Antonio Conte is ready to let Bergwijn leave in January and Daniel Levy will support him. ⤵️ #THFC https://t.co/bXKy1KKdiq
– Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 10, 2022
Tottenham wants Adam Traore
8:11 AM ET: Sounds like rumors of Adam Traore’s departure from the Wolves could have led him to head to Tottenham Hotspur under Antonio Conte.
Juventus may be forced to enter the market for help
6:23 AM ET: Terrible news for Federico Chiesa, although in addition to complications he should return to the World Cup
A scan at J Medical reveals that Federico Chiesa has ruptured his ACL. A big hit for Juve and Italy before the World Cup playoffs
– James Horncastle (@JamesHorncastle) January 10, 2022
Aston Villa in pole position for Digne?
6:26 AM ET: Depending on who you trust, Aston Villa is behind Lucas Dign, or they have other thoughts.
Lucas Digne is close to signing a contract with Aston Villa of Everton. Villa is willing to sign Digne permanently while Chelsea has offered a loan agreement. It is clear that Digne is enthusiastic about Villa’s ambitions under Steven Gerrard. #efc #avfc
– David Anderson (@MirrorAnderson) January 10, 2022
Lucas Digne from Everton to the Villa is not as advanced as suggested. Villa is interested and Steven Gerrard is an admirer, but they have not yet submitted any offers and Digne’s wages may still be a problem. Very much on Villa’s radar, but it’s not done at any stage yet.
– Phil McNulty (@philmcnulty) January 10, 2022
Atlética Madrid offer for the Danish national team
Danish representative Daniel Wass is not signing with Valencia again because his contract expired in the summer and Atlético Madrid made a modest $ 2.3 million bid to withdraw it from Valencia in January.
Barcelona to expand Umtiti, register Ferran Torres
6:17 AM ET: Barcelona announces that the revision of Umtiti’s contract and the distribution of his salaries over a longer period (until June 2026) will allow the club to register Ferran Torres’ recent signature.
Marseille, Naples talks to Kolasinac from Arsenal
5:03 AM ET: Little-used left defender Sead Kolasinac is a wanted man, but according to this report, it could be in the summer. Kolasinac was nothing but a late substitute in the FA Cup’s defeat to Nottingham Forest, confirming his lower position in the Gunneres depth table.
🚨 | Marseille is negotiating with Sead Kolasinac for a free transfer from Arsenal in the summer
🔴 Naples is also said to be interested in signing the defender pic.twitter.com/qWjWDGPNgp
– Football Daily (@footballdaily) January 10, 2022
The Celts are making a move for a rising Iranian star
4:41 AM ET: The report claims that Celtic rejected their offer to Mehdi Ghayedi by the UAE club Shabab Al Ahli, but have not yet given up.
Shabab Al Ahli declined the official offer #Celtic for Mehdi Ghayedi. The UAE side does not want to sell the Iranian striker in January, but Celtic is determined to sign a young talent, so they plan to offer a new offer for the 23-year-old player. pic.twitter.com/uMobdxV5A4
– Hatam Shiralizadeh (@ hatam_daddy1980) January 10, 2022
Celtic is working on signing the young man for a permanent contract
4:32 AM ET: According to transfer journalist Ekrem Konur, Celtic is working on signing a 22-year-old Jota on a permanent contract. Jota has been in Celtic to host from Porto since the summer and with eight goals and six assists across all competitions has enjoyed life with the Scottish giant.