Transfer talk: Winter window closing but no sign of big money deals


January 27 – As the curtains of the transfer window edges nearer to closing until the summer, Premier League clubs continue to be linked with high-profile moves, as fans wait for their sides to finally start to splash some cash.

To date its has been the lowest spend, and least excitement, of a winter window in recent memory. Just last year, Chelsea FC spent more in the winter than the entire top five leagues this month, headlined by the €120 mllion acquisition of Enzo Fernandez.

Tottenham, who are the only top-6 side so far to dip into the transfer market this month, are reportedly preparing a hefty £80 million swoop for Chelsea’s 23-year-old England international Conor Gallagher. Chelsea have said they are willing to sell the Cobham graduate in order to balance the books after their massive spending in recent windows.

Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis has released a statement expressing that 25-year-old Nigeria forward Victor Osimhen will leave the club this summer, which has perked up the ears of Manchester United as they continue to pursue a striker.

Man Utd have pulled out from signing a striker in the January window after searching for a short-term signing to fill the boots of perennially-injured Antony Martial.

Chelsea are also interested in the Osimhen development, with Blues boss Mauricio Pochettino reportedly making the Nigerian his number one transfer target in the summer.

Monaco have enquired about the availability of Arsenal’s 23-year-old Portuguese midfielder Fabio Vieira on loan as the Monegasques push for a Champions League spot.

Liverpool have no successor lined up to replace German manager Jurgen Klopp, who will leave Anfield this summer. That said, Bayer Leverkusen boss and former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso is the bookies favourite to take over at Anfield, with Brighton’s Roberto de Zerbi and Tottenham’s Ange Postecoglou also among the candidates to step in for Klopp.

Brighton are in talks to sign 25-year-old English midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall from Leicester.

The Foxes reportedly want £30 million for Dewsbury-Hall with Brentford, Arsenal and Fulham also interested in the English midfielder, who has been regarded as the best-performing player in the Championship this season and a key part to Leicester’s pole position.

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