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Tuesday, January 14

Chelsea make decision on Bournemouth duoDONE DEAL - Celtic sign Patryk KlimalaCeltic face battle against Rangers for £2m-rated ShanklandEd Woodward has offered Andreas Pereira for Bruno FernandesBarcelona are no longer interested in signing Dani OlmoChelsea are eager to sign the one-cap Spanish internationalQuique Setien blocked Barcelona’s bid for Fabian RuizTrending Chelsea make decision on Bournemouth duo

Chelsea are unlikely to sign either Nathan Ake or Callum Wilson from Bournemouth this month, according to Sky Sports.

Lampard had the option of triggering Ake’s £40million buy-back clause this month.

But, it’s believed Chelsea have passed on the option, and have also backed out of a deal for Wilson.

Chelsea had sent scouts to watch both players, but the Blues won’t be making any bids for either star in January.

Transfer news LIVE: Chelsea make decision on Nathan Ake deal (Image: GETTY Images)Aston Villa targeting three more January deals

Aston Villa aren’t finished in the transfer window yet, despite already signing Danny Drinkwater and Pepe Reina on loan deals.

Dean Smith is interested in signing former Sevilla midfielder Steven N’Zonzi, according to The Mirror.

The Roma midfielder is on loan at Galatasaray, but is set to see that deal terminated over a training ground bust up.

Villa are also keen to sign two more strikers this month, and they’ve been linked with Olivier Giroud, Glenn Murray and Krzysztof Piatek.

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Celtic have confirmed the signing of Poland Under-21 striker Patryk Klimala.

He joined Celtic Park from Jagiellonia, in a reported £3.5million deal.

After the signing was confirmed, Klimala said: “It’s a big moment for me and I’m very excited.

“I had the chance to see the stadium and I felt the atmosphere. It was amazing. I understand how massive a club Celtic is, but I feel I’m ready for this now.”

Tansfer news LIVE: Celtic confirm the signing of Patryk Klimala (Image: Celtic FC)Celtic face battle against Rangers for £2m-rated Shankland

Celtic are trying to sign Lawrence Shankland from Dundee United this month, Express Sport understands.

Rangers are also watching the striker, along with QPR and Charlton.

But, Dundee United have no intention of selling the Scottish Championship’s leading goalscorer this month.

Shankland has score 22 league goals in 19 matches this season, having signed for Dundee United in a free transfer last summer.

Related articles Celtic target Patryk Klimala to undergo medical as £3.5m fee agreed Celtic urged to firm up transfer interest for Aston Villa star READ MORE Newcastle boss Steve Bruce eyes audacious transfer for Moussa Dembele Wanted: Isco

Chelsea are eager to sign Real Madrid star Isco.

Frank Lampard wants to add more creativity to his ranks and has a £150million budget to make additions in January.

Spanish websiteEldesmarqueclaim a large chunk of that kitty could be splashed on Isco with the Blues prepared to pay £47million for his signature.

It’s reported that Frank Lampard’s side are ‘already in conversation’ with the player’s agent but Real president Florentino Perez is hesitant to sell.

Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea gossip and latest updates (Image: GETTY)Ashley Young doubt

Ashley Young looks set to stay at Manchester United.

That’s according toSky Sports, who claim Inter Milan are close to securing an alternative target.

Young, 34, rejected a one-year contract extension at Old Trafford to join Antonio Conte at the San Siro.

But his move looks to have been shattered after reports claiming Inter Milan and Roma close to agreeing a swap deal involving Matteo Politano and Leonardo Spinazzola.

Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea gossip and latest updates (Image: GETTY)READ MORE Man Utd make Maddison transfer decision with Fernandes in mind Bruno Fernandes replacement

Sporting Lisbon have identified a replacement for Bruno Fernandes.

Fernandes, 25, appears destined to join Manchester United and the Portuguese side are looking to Slovakia for his successor.

Newspaper Record claim Sporting have their sights set on Slovan Bratislava striker Andraz Sporar.

Sporar, 25, has scored 60 goals and provided 17 assists in 78 appearances and has 19 caps for Slovakia.

Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea gossip and latest updates (Image: GETTY)Conor Gallagher recalled

Chelsea have recalled midfielder Conor Gallagher from his loan spell with Charlton.

The highly-impressive teenager scored six goals and provided three assists during his spell with the Championship club.

But Frank Lampard has brought the 19-year-old back to Stamford Bridge, where he trained with the senior side today.

The Sun claim Chelsea chiefs will hold discussions either today or tomorrow on his next loan assignment.

Swansea, who already have Chelsea defender Marc Guehi on loan until the end of the campaign, are reported to be interested in Gallagher.

Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea gossip and latest updates (Image: GETTY)READ MORE Man Utd switch player-plus-cash Bruno Fernandes bid, Chelsea £34m deal Amadou Diawara scouting mission

Chelsea dispatched scouts to watch Roma midfielder Amadou Diawara in action against Juventus on Sunday.

Diawara, 22, joined Roma from Napoli in July 2019 for £18million and has cemented his place in the heart of Paulo Fonseca’s midfield.

The Guinea international played the full 90 minutes as Juventus secured a 2-1 victory at the Stadio Olimpico - and Italian publication Tuttomercato claim Chelsea scouts were present to assess his performance.

Representatives from Premier League rivals Tottenham were also in attendance to watch the defensive midfielder.

Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea gossip and latest updates (Image: GETTY)OGS tight-lipped on Fernandes

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer declined to offer an update on the club's pursuit of Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes.

The Red Devils are reportedly in talks with the Portuguese club over a January deal for the 25-year-old, but Solskjaer indicated on Tuesday nothing was imminent.

"I've got no transfer updates," he said. "If we get something we can tell you about we will, but we've got no news now."

However, Solskjaer indicated there was money available to spend if required, regardless of suggestions that United's status as England's richest club was "at risk".

Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea gossip and latest updates (Image: GETTY)READ MORE Arsenal transfer target John Stones makes decision on leaving Man City Bruno Guimaraes interest

Arsenal are interested in Athletico Paranaense midfielder Bruno Guimaraes.

That’s according to the club’s president Mario Celso Petraglia, who claims the Gunners will only make an approach after the current campaign.

Frank Lampard’s Chelsea had sent scouts to watch the 22-year-old during prior to their transfer ban.

“Yes it's true. Yesterday came the official offer from Benfica to sign Bruno Guimaraes,” Petraglia told O Jogo. “Arsenal are interested, but will only make an offer towards the end of the season.”

Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea gossip and latest updates (Image: GETTY)Timo Werner to Real Madrid

Real Madrid will submit an offer for RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner.

That’s according to German Sky Sports reporter Marc Behrenbeck, who believes it’s only a matter of time before Zinedine Zidane’s side come knocking.

Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea have all been linked with the Germany international, whose contract reportedly contains a release clause between £23-£51million.

“He is currently being scouted very intensively. As we hear from Spain, it is only a matter of time before Real Madrid contact Werner and also makes an offer,” Behrenbeck told Sky Sports.

Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea gossip and latest updates (Image: GETTY)Ambitious Newcastle swoop

Newcastle might scupper Chelsea’s hopes of signing Moussa Dembele this month if Steve Bruce gets his way and Mike Ashley stumps up the cash for the in-demand Lyon striker.

Express Sport understands Frank Lampard and Manchester United counterpart Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are interested in bringing Dembele back to the UK, where he’s previously shone for Fulham and Celtic.

However, with Newcastle not yet clear of relegation danger, Bruce wants to add some fire-power to his Toon side and has got Dembele in his sights.

The Daily Star report St James’ Park boss Bruce would ‘love’ to compete for Dembele before the transfer window slams shut at the end of this month.

Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea gossip and latest updates (Image: GETTY)READ MORE Newcastle boss Steve Bruce eyes audacious transfer for Moussa Dembele Bruno Fernandes swap

Bruno Fernandes to Manchester United appears to be edging closer.

Now, reports in Portugal have claimed Ed Woodward has offered Andreas Pereira to the club in order to land the Sporting Lisbon star.

Joel Pereira, Angel Gomes and Marcos Rojo plus cash have all been offered so far.

But Woodward has now put Andreas Pereira’s name on the table instead to try and convince Sporting to sell, Portuguese newspaper A Bola claim.

Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea gossip and latest updates (Image: GETTY)Dani Olmo U-turn

Barcelona are no longer interested in signing £34m-rated Dinamo Zagreb winger Dani Olmo.

And that’s good news for Frank Lampard’s Chelsea, who are eager to sign the one-cap Spanish international.

The Catalan giants were leading Chelsea and Manchester United in the race to sign the 21-year-old attacking talent.

But Mundo Deportivo claim Barcelona have withdrawn their interest - handing the Premier League duo a free run at completing a deal for Olmo.

Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea gossip and latest updates (Image: GETTY)READ MORE Bruno Fernandes ‘would love to join Man Utd' but club wary Fabian Ruiz latest

New boss Quique Setien once blocked Barcelona’s approach for Fabian Ruiz, Mundo Deportivo report.

The Spanish champions, along with rivals Real Madrid and Manchester United, have been linked with £86million-rated Ruiz over the past several months.

But Barcelona could have snapped him up for a paltry £850,000 in 2017.

Setien was a big fan of Ruiz during their time together at Real Betis and personally blocked Barcelona’s approach for the midfielder before his £25m transfer to Napoli the following year.

Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea gossip and latest updates (Image: GETTY)John Stones to Arsenal

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has identified the man he wants to make his first signing as Gunners chief.

The Spaniard apparently wants Manchester City outcast John Stones to join this month.

The Englishman has only started nine league games, and was left out of five of the last six match-day squads.

As a result, it appears he is willing to leave the Etihad after three-and-a-half years, according to The Sun.

Transfer News: Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea gossip and latest updates (Image: GETTY)Wanted: Marash Kumbulla

Chelsea have joined Manchester United in the battle to sign Albania international Marash Kumbulla.

That’s according to Italian publicationCalciomercato, who claim Frank Lampard is eager to bring the 19-year-old to Stamford Bridge.

The Blues are in the market for a defender and Kumbulla would represent a cheaper alternative to Brighton’s Lewis Dunk.

It’s said that Kumbulla, who plays for Serie A side Hellas Verona, is valued at £13million but is also being tracked by Juventus and Inter Milan.


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