Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal eye Onana, Werner linked with Spurs and Liverpool talk to Henderson

Guardiola welcomes return of ‘unique’ Kevin De Bruyne: ‘These guys win games’

Sign up to Miguel Delaney’s Reading the Game newsletter sent straight to your inbox for free

Sign up to Miguel’s Delaney’s free weekly newsletter

The January transfer window can be a strange beast on occasions, slow to start but frenzied at the end of the month as teams try to fix flaws or add depth in a compressed timeframe – and often with clubs who don’t want to deal. That can result in inflated fees or extremely late deals being done, but the rumours themselves start early and simply keep going.

This month, Arsenal and Chelsea are expected to be two of the teams trying to bring in at least one player each, with Ivan Toney a name on both clubs’ wishlists. That might depend on sales though, while Tottenham and Liverpool could look to bring in reinforcements to deal with the likes of Son Heung-min and Mohamed Salah being absent at mid-season international tournaments.

Follow the live blog below for all the latest news, rumours and updates in the transfer market and find the latest football betting odds and tips here.

January transfer window LIVE

Show latest update


The winger has returned to Anfield after failing to break into the RB Leipzig side during a loan spell in Germany and Liverpool are willing to let the 21-year-old leave again. A deal has not been finalised yet but Hull are the frontrunners to get Carvalho.

Karl Matchett8 January 2024 12:45


January transfer news – live

Jordan Henderson appears to want to leave the Saudi Pro League already but according to transfer writer Ben Jacobs, he will only be able to do so if a club pays decent money for him, or covers the entirety of his wages for a loan deal.

He’s on big money at Ettifaq and Liverpool will also receive a percentage of any sell-on deal, he further reports.

A “tough negotiation” for him to exit in this window.

Karl Matchett8 January 2024 12:30


January transfer news – live

Newcastle might be in the market for a player or two this month but their first big news is one player staying – for an extra year.

Centre-back Fabian Schar has been excellent this past year and really since signing for the Magpies overall, and he extends his deal now until 2025.

Karl Matchett8 January 2024 12:15


January transfer news – live

Jean-Clair Todibo is a target for both Manchester United and Chelsea, according to RMC Sport. AC Milan are additionally keen on signing him but are not thought to have the financial resources to compete with the Premier League clubs.

Nice won’t be willing sellers but his performance levels this term have seen him propelled to an in-demand player once more – as he was prior to a failed spell with Barcelona earlier in his career.

With Thiago Silva and Raphael Varane aging and departing respectively, both Chelsea and United need a new option at the back.

Karl Matchett8 January 2024 12:00


Tony Mowbray named Wayne Rooney’s successor as Birmingham manager

Tony Mowbray has been announced as Birmingham’s new manager to replace Wayne Rooney. The former Sunderland and West Brom boss has penned a two-and-half-year deal at St Andrew’s.

Mowbray said: “I am excited to be joining Birmingham at this time. I can’t wait to get back on the training pitch and start working with this talented group of players.”

Karl Matchett8 January 2024 11:45


January transfer news – live

Brentford striker Ivan Toney says he wants to “repay” the club’s faith in him as the striker prepares to return to football following an eight-month ban for betting offences.

Toney returns to Brentford with the club in a dire run of form. Thomas Frank’s injury-hit side have lost five Premier League games in a row to be dragged into a relegation battle ahead of their next fixture against Nottingham Forest on January 20.

Karl Matchett8 January 2024 11:30


January transfer news – live

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has admitted signing a big-money striker this January is not “realistic” amid the club’s struggles in front of goal.

Gabriel Jesus was sidelined with a knee injury, meanwhile, with Eddie Nkietiah only introduced as a late substitute.

Arsenal are now winless in four games and have let their lead at the top of the Premier League slip away, leading to speculation that they would enter the market this month.

Karl Matchett8 January 2024 11:15


January transfer news – live

Amadou Onana is a player on Arsenal’s wishlist, with Mikel Arteta’s side needing a boost of some sort after three straight defeats including an FA Cup exit at home against Liverpool yesterday.

The Everton man has a £60m price target, according to some outlets, with Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz another candidate – though he appears more likely to be a summer move of potential.

A Belgian midfielder with excellent ball-winning and ball-carrying abilities, he’d be an expensive addition to an area of the Gunners’ park which already saw over £100m spent on Declan Rice in summer, plus £60m-plus on Kai Havertz, who has played there plenty this term too.

Karl Matchett8 January 2024 11:00


January transfer news – live

In more immediate news and somewhat lower down the calibre ladder, Timo Werner is prepping for a Premier League return.

The German striker is heading to Tottenham on loan, with RB Leipzig having confirmed he’s allowed to depart as he seeks form and a place in the national team ahead of Euro 2024.

Ange Postecoglou hopes to sign him before their next game with Son now absent, while Spurs will have an option for a permanent deal in the summer.

“It’s a win-win for everyone,” technical director Mario Gomez said. “Germany benefits from it. We benefit from this because we get a player going. He will play regularly, that’s what Tottenham have conveyed to us.”

Karl Matchett8 January 2024 10:45


January transfer news – live

Now to the other striker. Mbappe is out of contract at PSG this summer and while he recently said he hadn’t made his mind up on a summer switch, the latest updates suggest that’s no longer the case.

The Mirror are citing French outlets claiming Mbappe will let a £69m loyalty bonus go to secure himself a move to Real Madrid on a free transfer.

In contrast, The Times recently suggested the striker’s entourage were “unimpressed” with the Spanish club attempting to force him into a rushed decision, with Liverpool among the clubs who would be willing to make a move if he indicated an openness to the deal.

Karl Matchett8 January 2024 10:30


Recommended For You

About the Author: soccernews