Players ‘love this place’ – Klopp is confident stars will stay in Liverpool
It’s transfer deadline day as the January window draws to a close and Premier League clubs look to complete last-minute deals ahead of tonight’s 11pm deadline.
Chelsea are expected to dominate the final hours of the game as the futures of Conor Gallagher and Armando Broja are still undecided. Chelsea are reportedly willing to sell Gallagher to comply with FFP regulations as long as they get the right offer, and Tottenham are considering a final offer. Broja, another academy product, has since been linked with a late move to Wolves or Fulham, who could do with some goals in the second half of the season.
Newcastle are also on the verge of financial fair play and may have to release players as Bruno Guimaraes, Miguel Almiron and Kieran Trippier are all linked to other clubs. Aston Villa’s Jacob Ramsey has been linked with Tottenham and Bayern Munich to comply with profit and sustainability regulations. And Marcus Rashford’s future at Manchester United is in doubt after his recent row with coach Erik ten Hag. A report suggests Paris Saint-Germain are ready to revive their interest.
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Ivan Toney remains in office
Brentford manager Thomas Frank said there was no chance of Ivan Toney leaving the club on deadline day.
Toney has been linked with the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea throughout the window.
“This will be breaking news, okay – but Ivan will stay,” Frank said at a news conference.
“It went from 99.9 percent to 100 percent.”
Frank also added that there was a “five percent” chance of inbound transfers taking place.
Sonia TwiggFebruary 1, 2024 3:20 p.m
WSL at the latest
Tottenham female midfielder Kit Graham has signed a new contract with the club until June 2025.
The 28-year-old has played all 14 games for the club this season and has continued to develop since joining from Charlton in August 2019.
She made her mark in the club’s history in the 2021/22 season, becoming the first women’s player to score in a 1-0 win over Birmingham City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Sonia TwiggFebruary 1, 2024 3:10 p.m
Maxime Esteve is about to move to Burnley
Burnley are close to signing Maxime Esteve from Montpellier.
Vincent Kompany said in the press conference: “If he is in Manchester then pretty close.
“When I get here there’s nothing official yet, so until then… but he’s in the building and hopefully we can announce it soon.
“I hope everyone sees what we saw in him, but until the ink is on paper I won’t say too much.”
Sonia TwiggFebruary 1, 2024 3:00 p.m
Nottingham Forest looking for a goalkeeper
Nottingham Forest could be close to signing Strasbourg goalkeeper Matz Selz.
The goalkeeper is believed to be on a flight to England to undergo a medical exam in time.
Forest have agreed a loan fee, with the option to buy him in the summer.
Sonia TwiggFebruary 1, 2024 2:50 p.m
West Ham could be in line for the Fornals deal
The Spanish window closes at 11pm and West Ham could face a race against time to negotiate a deal with Real Betis for midfielder Pablo Fornals before the deadline.
Negotiations are understood to be at an advanced stage, but is there still enough time to bring them to a conclusion?
Sonia TwiggFebruary 1, 2024 2:40 p.m
The Brighton midfielder is moving to Stuttgart on loan
Brighton midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud is joining Bundesliga club Stuttgart on loan until the end of the season.
Since joining the Seagulls from Borussia Dortmund in June 2023, the German has made 14 appearances in all competitions.
Technical director David Weir said: “This is a good move for Mahmoud. It gives him the opportunity to play regularly for a team that is well on its way to the top of the Bundesliga. We wish him all the best for the rest of the campaign.”
Sonia TwiggFebruary 1, 2024 2:30 p.m
Getafe striker passes medical in Bournemouth
Enes Unal has passed his medical in Bournemouth, Sky Sports reported.
Paperwork is now being finalized to secure a loan with a commitment to purchase for £14 million.
Sonia TwiggFebruary 1, 2024 2:20 p.m
Burnley goalkeeper moves to Italy
Burnley goalkeeper Denis Franchi has made a permanent move to Ternana Calcio.
Franchi moved to Burnley from Paris Saint-Germain in 2022 but has never played a senior game for the club.
Sonia TwiggFebruary 1, 2024 2:10 p.m
Marco Silva had his say
Fulham were linked with a number of potential moves on transfer deadline day and the manager had his say.
“It’s deadline day, for me what I’m doing is a training session and getting ready for the Burnley game. Behind the scenes, the club is trying to do something. Let’s see what will happen,” said Marso Silva, according to Sky Sports.
“The desire for a new striker is not just because Raul Jimenez is injured. Even with Raul in our squad, we sold a striker for a lot of money last summer, we still haven’t replaced him.
“It was important last summer and it was important at the start of the window.
“I will not comment on players, rumors and the like. That’s something I won’t do.
“Maybe Ty Francois is going to Denmark – let’s see if it becomes official.”
Sonia TwiggFebruary 1, 2024 2:00 p.m
Latest Mason Holdgate
Mason Holdgate’s loan to Southampton has been terminated. The Independents senior football correspondent Richard Jolly Reports.
The contract is terminated to allow the player to move to Sheffield United, subject to a medical, which is also a loan deal.
Sonia TwiggFebruary 1, 2024 1:50 p.m