It’s go time as the January transfer window is open. Find out when it closes across Europe, view the latest transfers as they happen and keep up to date with the newest gossip below.
TOP STORY: Werner wants Klopp connection over Lampard link
Timo Werner has consistently been reported to be one of Chelsea’s primary transfer targets in recent weeks in months, but West London is not the 23-year-old’s preferred Premier League destination, according to German publication Bild.
The report suggests that the RB Leipzig forward is keen on the Premier League, but rather than move to Stamford Bridge, his desire is to join compatriot Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool. And Bild notes that Leipzig and the Anfield outfit maintain a strong relationship following their negotiations over Naby Keita, which saw the Guinea international move from Red Bull Arena to Merseyside.
There are also details on how the player would be a perfect fit in Klopp’s system.
Just one piece of information is missing from this puzzle: whether Liverpool have any interest in activating Werner’s €60 million release clause.
PSG set asking price for Cavani
With Edinson Cavani handing in a transfer request, Paris Saint-Germain have accepted that they may not be able to hold on to their all-time record goal scorer, and have moved to set the market for his eventual sale.
The Manchester Evening News writes that Manchester United could be interested in signing the 32-year-old forward to fill in for the injured Marcus Rashford, but that they would have to pay £25m for a player whose contract expires in six months.
Atletico Madrid are said to be in pole position, despite having already submitted an offer for the Uruguay international that PSG sporting director Leonardo said “was not commensurate with the player’s value.”
With three clubs interested (Chelsea boss Frank Lampard spoke openly of his admiration for Cavani on Monday) and a price now set, PSG manager Thomas Tuchel may have summed it up best: “I am not sure that Edinson Cavani will be here in February.”
Moses edges closer to Inter switch
Victor Moses is edging closer to a reunion with former boss Antonio Conte, as the 29-year-old is on the brink of a surprise move to Inter, Calciomercato reports.
The report suggests that Moses is in Milan, with a medical due to take place on Tuesday. The Chelsea wing-back is set to link up with Conte once more, following a successful spell under the Italian during the club’s title-winning 2016-17 campaign.
Moses has spent the first half of this season on loan at Fenerbahce, with the Nigeria international deemed surplus to requirements by new Chelsea manager Frank Lampard.
– Far from content with signing Genk’s Mbwana Samatta, Aston Villa have now set their sights on adding Rio Ave forward Mehdi Taremi to their roster, according to Sky Sports.
– Wolves are keen to bolster their attacking options, with former Reading man Nelson Oliveira and Ecuadorian marksman Leonardo Campana both on Nuno Espirito Santos’ wish list, according to Sky Sports.