LIVE Deadline Day: Barca eye Aubameyang in, Dembele out

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The 2022 January switch window has reached its remaining day (find out when it closes here), and there is loads of gossip swirling about who’s transferring the place. Switch Discuss brings you all the most recent buzz on rumours, comings and goings and, after all, done deals!

– Liverpool sign Porto’s Luis Diaz for €45m
– Newcastle spend €50.1m to sign Bruno Guimaraes
– Sources: Barca in talks over Aubameyang loan
– Sources: Spurs’ Ndombele set to rejoin Lyon on loan

TOP STORY: PSG, Chelsea, Man United eye deal for Barcelona’s Dembele

Ousmane Dembele has been a part of one of many greatest switch sagas of this January window and the Barcelona winger may very well be transferring for round €20 million on Deadline Day.

Sky Sports report that the France worldwide’s representatives are in talks with Paris Saint-Germain, with Foot Mercato including {that a} verbal settlement had been reached between the 2 sides. Nonetheless, Le Parisien claims that PSG have now pulled out of the race.

The 24-year-old winger had been linked to Chelsea, Man United and quite a lot of different Premier League golf equipment, in response to The Daily Mail. Dembele is out of contract in the summertime and his representatives have been desperately looking for an answer for him that will allow him to go away on this window, whereas Barcelona need him to depart as a way to unlock wages to signal a brand new striker — specifically, Alvaro Morata or Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

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LIVE BLOG

10.16 GMT: ESPN’s Barcelona correspondent Sam Marsden sums up the state of affairs for the membership on Deadline Day.

Barcelona’s Deadline Day might be dominated by two names: Ousmane Dembele and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Practically two weeks have handed since Barca advised Dembele to go away the membership after his brokers turned down a number of contract renewal presents. Nonetheless, together with his deal up on the finish of the season, he is nonetheless not left. Barca hope the specter of leaving him within the stands for the remainder of the season will pressure him to rethink his future on Monday.

If Dembele does depart, Barca will unlock area on their wage invoice to show to the market themselves. Arsenal striker Aubameyang, who’s near Dembele from their time at Borussia Dortmund, is a goal. Coach Xavi Hernandez desires so as to add one other striker to his squad earlier than midnight and, after operating into problems of their pursuit of Alvaro Morata, Aubameyang has jumped to the entrance of the queue. The signing of the Gabon worldwide on mortgage till the top of the season could even be potential if Dembele stays, so long as he is ready to simply accept a low wage.

Elsewhere, Barca additionally desire a left-back, with Ajax’s Nicolas Tagliafico an choice, however the delay find an answer to Dembele’s future may see them run out of time in the case of any extra incomings. As for exits, goalkeeper Inaki Pena is more likely to be part of Galatasaray on mortgage.

09.55 GMT: Liverpool striker Divock Origi may transfer earlier than the deadline and has Burnley, Atalanta and Fiorentina on his path, in response to The Sun.

Origi, 26, has solely performed 10 video games throughout all competitions this season, although he has managed to attain 5 objectives, and the Reds are able to take heed to presents.

09.41 GMT: Jesse Lingard continues to be trying to depart Manchester United on Monday and Newcastle haven’t given up hope of touchdown him on mortgage, sources have advised ESPN’s Rob Dawson.

Newcastle have to this point refused to comply with a £12m Premier League survival bonus demanded by United however, in the mean time, strains of communication stay open. It has been sophisticated by Newcastle’s curiosity in signing Tottenham’s Dele Alli as a result of the membership would solely need to signal one or the opposite.

Newcastle boss Eddie Howe, in response to sources, has made it clear Lingard is his most popular goal however a deal for Alli could also be simpler to do.

09.24 GMT: Arsenal want a striker and are actually getting a bit determined.

If Barcelona find yourself loaning Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, then the Daily Mirror says the Gunners will flip to Juventus loanee Alvaro Morata.

Morata, 29, struggled within the Premier League with Chelsea a couple of years in the past earlier than transferring again to Atletico Madrid after which heading out to Juve on mortgage.

Arsenal have been closely linked with a transfer for Dusan Vlahovic earlier than he finalised a €75m deal to Juventus. The membership have been advised they should pay Alexander Isak‘s €90m launch clause in the event that they need to signal the Actual Sociedad striker now, whereas sources have advised ESPN’s James Olley that Lille’s Jonathan David is one other participant into account however the Ligue 1 membership need to wait till the summer season earlier than letting him go.

Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Napoli’s Victor Osimhen and Aston Villa’s Ollie Watkins are names which have been mentioned however, once more, Arsenal face an uphill process in convincing any of these three golf equipment to half firm with a key participant in the course of the season.

09.07 GMT: Donny van de Beek will depart Manchester United to hitch Everton on mortgage right this moment, sources have advised ESPN’s Rob Dawson.

United accepted presents from Everton and Crystal Palace and the Dutch midfielder has determined to hitch incoming supervisor Frank Lampard at Goodison Park. When the transfer is confirmed, it’s more likely to be a straight mortgage with no choice to signal him completely.

United need to convey Van de Beek and Anthony Martial again in the summertime to permit their new everlasting supervisor to evaluate the squad himself earlier than making choices on particular person gamers.

08.58 GMT: The Daily Telegraph experiences that Newcastle are making a £25m transfer, plus add-ons, to signal Stade Reims’ Hugo Ekitike.

Ekitike, 19, was initially valued at round £33m, however Newcastle want to do a less expensive deal and have reportedly had a bid accepted.

The striker has eight objectives in 18 video games in Ligue 1 to this point this season and has additionally been linked with Paris Saint-Germain and West Ham.

08.50 GMT: Tottenham winger Bryan Gil is on the verge of becoming a member of Valencia on mortgage for the rest of the season, in response to Cope.

The Spain worldwide will return to La Liga six months after leaving Sevilla in a €30m switch to Tottenham.

Gil, 20, has a contract with Spurs till the top of the 2025-26 marketing campaign, however the former Sevilla ahead has performed solely 86 minutes of league soccer throughout 9 substitute appearances.

08.41 GMT: Juventus are set to signal Gladbach midfielder Denis Zakaria for €5m plus €3m add-ons.

08.33 GMT: Brazilian membership Palmeiras has turned down a €12m supply from Ajax for his or her younger star Giovani, in response to ESPN Brasil.

The 18-year-old ahead has scored greater than 100 objectives for the Palmeiras youth groups and netted one objective in three league appearances for the primary group. He has attracted the eye of a number of European golf equipment after scoring in his his group’s 4-0 win over Santos within the Copa Sao Paulo youth remaining earlier this month.

Palmeiras president Leila Pereira insisted this week that Giovani would solely depart the membership on this switch window if his €60m launch clause have been to be met.

Giovani, who has represented Palmeiras because the Underneath-11s, is underneath contract with the Sao Paulo outfit till June 2026.

08.22 GMT: Liverpool have been busy and have already spent €45m to signal FC Porto winger Luis Diaz, however now Fabrizio Romano reports they need Fulham’s Fabio Carvalho too.

Carvalho, 19, is extremely rated and Liverpool are keen to supply €7m for his companies. Fulham need Carvalho to remain on mortgage till finish of the season.

08.06 GMT: Christian Eriksen has signed a contract with Brentford, the membership have introduced, making a exceptional return to soccer simply seven months after struggling a cardiac arrest whereas competing for Denmark at Euro 2020.

The midfielder had been out of contract since he left Inter Milan because of not being permitted to compete in Serie A after being fitted with an cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) gadget; a sort of pacemaker which might forestall deadly cardiac arrests.

Eriksen has not performed since he suffered the on-field cardiac arrest throughout his nation’s opening recreation of Euro 2020 in June towards Finland, the place he obtained life-saving remedy on the pitch.

08.00 GMT: Barcelona are locked in talks with Arsenal over a mortgage deal for striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, sources have told ESPN.

The 32-year-old striker is eager on becoming a member of the Camp Nou, with the 2 golf equipment discussing how a lot of his £250k-per-week wages the Spanish giants will pay. The deal wouldn’t embrace an choice for a everlasting transfer.

Sources have advised ESPN that Barcelona have knowledgeable Arsenal sporting director Edu that they need Aubameyang however can solely pay a small portion of the participant’s wage and are awaiting a response from the north London membership.

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Julien Laurens and Gab Marcotti focus on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s reported mortgage transfer to Barcelona from Arsenal.

PAPER GOSSIP (by Adam Brown)

– West Ham United are in superior talks to signal defender Duje Caleta-Car from Marseille, experiences Goal’s Marc Mechenoua. The Hammers tried to signal the 25-year-old in 2020, however they’re anticipating to have the ability to get the transfer over the road earlier than the top of the switch window. It’s reported that they’re ready to half methods with a payment of €22m plus bonuses to get the deal achieved.

Diego Costa has been provided to Barcelona because the LaLiga facet proceed to search for a striker earlier than the window closes. After he was launched by Brazilian facet Atletico Mineiro, Sport writes that the Blaugrana could take an opportunity on the 33-year-old ahead, with the membership discovering issue reaching a deal for Alvaro Morata. Costa has additionally been linked to the LA Galaxy, per ESPN sources.

– Barcelona goalkeeper Inaki Pena is ready to finish a transfer to Galatasaray, in response to Fabrizio Romano. The 22-year-old will be part of on a mortgage deal from Camp Nou till the top of the season, and he’s hopeful of garnering first group expertise within the Turkish Tremendous Lig earlier than returning to the Blaugrana.

– Whereas Manchester United and Bordeaux seemingly reached an settlement over a mortgage deal for Phil Jones, Fabrizio Romano reveals that the 29-year-old centre-back has turned down making the swap from Outdated Trafford. The Ligue 1 membership have been eager to get a deal over the road earlier than the switch window closed, nevertheless it now seems as if Jones might be staying put if there is not a brand new supply elsewhere by the point the window closes.

– AC Milan have fallen quick of their bid to signal Renato Sanches. Gianluca Di Marzio writes that the Serie A membership had agreed on a take care of Lille within the area of €25m, however it’s reported that the 24-year-old midfielder’s calls for have been too excessive for the Rossoneri to get a deal achieved with the window quickly to shut.

– Newcastle United have emerged as frontrunners to land Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson, in response to the Daily Mail. The 24-year-old has been trying to transfer on from Outdated Trafford with a want to be first-choice, and it’s reported that there’s confidence {that a} deal could be reached to push by means of a transfer to St. James’ Park. Henderson is but to make an look within the Premier League for the Pink Devils this season.

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