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Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are all still hunting huge signings with just two days to go now before the January transfer deadline. Arsenal are not giving up on Moises Caicedo after having a second bid for the Ecuador midfielder worth around £70million rejected by Brighton. A third bid is believed to be imminent.
Chelsea have re-opened talks over Enzo Fernandez as they also look to make a huge splash in midfield. The Blues are increasingly confident they can still sign Argentina’s World Cup winner before the market shuts for business at 11pm GMT after making a British record bid. Chelsea have also been interested in Everton’s Amadou Onana and Caicedo team-mate Alexis Mac Allister.
Tottenham’s swoop for Pedro Porro is in major doubt but they remain in talks to salvage a deal. Meanwhile, they have reportedly tabled a bid for Bayer Leverkusen defender Piero Hincapie and Jude Bellingham’s younger brother Jobe. Spurs have also agreed a fee for young Chelsea striker Jude Soonsup-Bell. Follow all the latest transfer news, rumours, gossip and deals as they happen live below!
Pedro Porro did not train with Sporting today, as he looks to secure a move to Tottenham.
An agreement appeared to have been reached between the two clubs over the weekend, but the Portuguese club changed the terms of the deal last night.
Porro has skipped training and has made it clear he wants to join Spurs.
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Chris Sutton believes Moises Caicedo made a mistake in being so public with his desire to leave Brighton.
The Colombian put out a statement on social media explaining that he wanted a January move, and Arsenal have now made two bids for Caicedo.
Both have been rejected though as Brighton stand their ground, and Sutton has backed the Seagulls.
“Moises Caicedo is either being very badly advised or he’s an idiot,” he told the Daily Mail.
”That social media post was downright stupid. He’s seen what Leandro Trossard did to get to Arsenal and he’s copying him. But Brighton have every right to be standing firm on their £80m valuation.”
Closer and closer!
Chelsea are reportedly on the verge of reaching an agreement with Benfica for Enzo Fernandez, with the Blues expected to pay a fee in the region of £115m.
The Times report that both clubs are confident the move will be completed, with Chelsea offering more than the buy-out clause so that they can pay in instalments.
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Chelsea are closer than ever to sealing a deal for Enzo Fernandez.
That’s according to journalist Gaston Edul, who believes there is a “serious chance” that Chelsea get across the line and bring the midfielder to Stamford Bridge.
Benfica are currently making their final decision, with Chelsea’s negotiation team in Lisbon.
As we covered earlier, Everton have tabled a bid of £45m for Conor Gallagher.
It’s being widely reported that the midfielder has no intention on making the move to Goodison Park, and will reject any proposals from the Toffees.
Gallagher wants to stay at Chelsea, but would consider a move to Newcastle or another top six club.
Barcelona have contacted Atletico Madrid to discuss a move for Joao Felix.
The forward is currently on loan at Chelsea, though suffered a frustrating start to life in England when he was sent off on his debut against Fulham.
Sport claim that Barcelona are interested in bringing Felix to the Nou Camp permanently in the summer, and have held initial discussions.
Rui Costa has cancelled plans to travel to Tortosendo tonight.
The Benfica president was expected to attend a dinner to celebrate the centenary year of Sport Tortosendo and Benfica, but Record claim he will now not be making the trip.
It comes as Benfica and Chelsea remain locked in talks over Enzo Fernandez.
Enzo Fernandez has reportedly missed Benfica training as he tries to force through a move to Chelsea.
The Blues have tabled a £105million offer for the midfielder, as they look to finally get a deal over the line with about 30 hours to go until the end of the window.
Duncan Castles claims that Fernandez skipped training this morning, hoping to pressure the Benfica board into accepting that bid.
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Liverpool are eying a shock move to bring N’Golo Kante to Anfield as a free agent this summer.
The Frenchman is out of contract at Chelsea at the end of the season, and looks increasingly likely to leave the Blues once his deal expires.
Barcelona have been linked with Kante, but El Nacional report that Jurgen Klopp believes Kante would be perfect for Liverpool’s midfield and is pushing for the Reds to make the signing.
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Chelsea have made an offer worth £105million for Benfica midfielder Enzo Fernandez that would smash the British transfer record, writes Nizaar Kinsella.
The Blues are hopeful of sealing a deal for the 21-year-old before Tuesday’s 11pm transfer deadline.
Their bid meets his buy-out clause but Chelsea have offered to stagger the fee rather make a single payment and it is unclear whether Benfica will accept those terms.
Chelsea had wanted to spread the cost of a deal for Fernandez as they bid to stay in line with Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations.
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