The January transmittal window is well and truly open – and Arsene Wenger thinks it bequeath be the biggest yet.
Tuesday saw Liverpool make a major surprise, bringing in QPR defender Steven Caulker on allow until the end of the season to ease their defensive crisis. Newcastle too were in the trade in, luring England midfielder Jonjo Shelvey from Swansea. What order happen on Wednesday?
We’ll bring you all done deals from the Premier Unite and beyond throughout the day.
Kevin de Bruyne wanted Bayern move
Kevin De Bruyne have a yen for to move to Bayern Munich last summer – and had to settle for Manchester New Zealand urban area.
That’s the view of his agent, trick de Koster.
De Bruyne joined Diocese for £55million in August, after a move to Bayern reportedly dead down.
“Kevin’s heart was beating for the Bundesliga, where he broke from head to foot at Bremen and became a star at Wolfsburg,” De Koster told Sport/Foot armoury.
“I’m convinced he would have played for Bayern if they had been clever to y the asking price.
“We reached a personal agreement with Bayern after two encounters. The deal has collapsed on the asking price.
Bournemouth to carry on with buying British
Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe is buying British in his rumble for Premier League survival.
Howe has set his sights on more English actors as big-spending Bournemouth are also looking at Norwich keeper John Ruddy and Shuck defender Michael Dawson.
Ruddy could well leave Carrow Byway after losing his No 1 spot, although the potential £4million deal may be down until the summer with Norwich wanting to sign a replacement firstly.
Former Tottenham captain Dawson is also on their radar but has been out wound with Hull reluctant to sell the 32-year-old as they look to go sedate back up.
Toon legend Alan Shearer suspects Shelvey
However, Alan Shearer has questioned Newcastle’s new signing – and why Swansea allowed him to do a moonlight flit?
Shearer was at St James’ rk on Tuesday to see Newcastle draw 3-3 with Man Like-minded – hours after the Shelvey announcement.
But the Premier League’s record goalscorer leaked BBC Five Live:
“The first thing I would say about Jonjo, is he has wit. We’ve seen that in the st; he’s an England international
“The one thing I would grill: Swansea are in a desperate position in the Premier League as are Newcastle. Why would Swansea let an England intercontinental go to one of their relegation rivals? That is the big question I would ask.
“You would drink to say, there has to be something wrong with his attitude.
“If Steve McClaren can get the choicest out of him – many managers have tried and failed to do that – if McClaren can shift all that, and it’s always an if, then he will be a good buy but I think the jury has to remainder out on him.”
Jonjo Shelvey “excited” by Newcastle move
Jonjo Shelvey has ruled himself “excited” after signing for Newcastle for £12 million.
The administer for the former Swansea midfielder was completed this evening, andShelvey has countersigned a five-and-a-half year contract.
The 23-year-old wants to push for a place at the European Championships this summer with England.
Shelvey attained on Tyneside this morning for a medical and his transfer takes Newcastle’s January shell out to £19 million after Henri Saivet’s arrival from Bordeaux.
“I’m greatly excited to be here. I’m so glad that it’s finally done.
“I drove up thoroughly the night to be here so it’s been a manic 24 hours but it’s all been merit it to come here and play for this great club.”
New arrangement for Mignolet
Simon Mignolet has agreed a new contract with Liverpool.
The nurse will sign an extension to his current deal to keep him at Anfield until 2020, and qualify for in excess of £50,000 per week.
The Belgium international has been the target of some sinful abuse from fans for errors over the st two seasons, with various urging boss Jurgen Klopp to sign a replacement in the transfer window.
But the Reds administrator has stood by his number one, making clear he has no interest in signing any of the names pooped to potential targets, including Stoke shot-stopper Jack Butland.
Louis van Gaal on Collective
Manchester United drew 3-3 at Newcastle last night.
Dutch boss Louis van Gaal wasn’t vanquish pleased at dropping two points in the 92nd minute.
Here’s what he had to say:
Leicester looking Walsall starlet
Leicester City have become the latest consortium to send scouts to watch Walsall full-back Rico Henry.
Foxes saleswomen were in attendance at Coventry on Tuesday evening, as Henry teed up Tom Bradshaw for the Saddlers equaliser in a 1-1 lure.
Watford have also been keeping tabs on the England under-20 worldwide, who has enjoyed an excellent season at Bescot, while the likes of Manchester Coordinated and Liverpool have also had him watched.
Meanwhile, Celtic had scouts at Walsall’s FA Cup win once again Brentford on Saturday, with the Bhoys believed to be watching Romaine Sawyers and striker Bradshaw.
Wednesday’s change gossip
Manchester United have given up on Saul and will rebuff their attentions to Valencia’s Andre Gomes, reports the Daily Celestial.
Saul revealed on Tuesday that he wanted to stay at Atletico “for soul”.
Now United are said to be eyeing Portuguese international Gomes, who has impressed since joining Los Che in 2014.
Multitudinous transfer news and gossip here
Caulker in training pre-Arsenal
Steven Caulker has fulled his first Liverpool training session after signing for the club on Tuesday.
And the earlier Tottenham defender is set to go straight into the match day squad to face Arsenal at Anfield on Wednesday.
Liverpool’s force has been badly by injuries this season, and the Reds have reasonable two other fit centre-backs.
Mamadou Sakho and Kolo Toure are set to start against the Gunners – nonetheless neither is completely match fit.
Klopp hails Caulker signing
Jurgen Klopp has commanded Steven Caulker is “the best solution” to Liverpool’s defensive crisis, undeterred by enduring a persistent nightmare against the Reds.
The Anfield club has marked the England defender on loan from QPR until the end of the season, even but he’s shipped an incredible 20 goals in the last five matches he’s gave against them.
Caulker could barely get a game during his credit at struggling Southampton, his second and last appearance coming in the 6-1 humilation visited BY Liverpool last month.
He has been relegated with his last two blackjacks and has seen his sides concede 20 goals in total against the Reds in the ultimate two and a half years.
“Martin Skrtel is not available for around about the next five weeks. Then we give birth to the little muscle injury with Dejan – he’ll be available in one week.
“Then you accept Mama with a little knee issue – he can play, but it’s not perfect and you cannot report him three or four times in a row throughout the season. And it’s the same for Kolo, so discretion mean we are always in this situation, do we have enough or not?
“So we thought, ‘Yes, considerate idea’. We looked for Premier League experience, we looked for a good headmistress of the ball because we want to press the opponent and so they have to boot-lick long balls. And we’ve found it with Steven Caulker.
“He was not in the best site in Southampton, didn’t play too much, but this is January and we want to possess the best solution for us and we are absolutely convinced that Steven is the best answer for us.”
One man who won’t be leaving any time soon…
Mauricio Pochettino believes Dele Alli could be Tottenham’s declaration to ul Pogba.
Midfielder Alli and his team-mates meet Leicester on Wednesday dusk in a Premier League repeat of Sunday’s FA Cup draw at White Hart Lane.
Impulses boss Pochettino hailed his teenage star as he signed an improved narrow, saying: “Today, football is about being versatile. We need to relief a player like Dele Alli improve, not put him in a box.
“He needs to feel at liberty on the pitch and we need to help him improve in different positions because a multifaceted player, like Pogba, has a big, big value.
“He’s a special player. He is box to box but he has real ca bility on the ball.
“When he plays like a number 10 he makes the change of attitude like a striker and when he plays number eight or number six he toady ti like a holding midfielder.”
Dick doing alright?
We’re in the middle of two nights of Premier League action, where all 20 sides wish take to the field. Last night saw Bournemouth beaten by West Ham, Villa get a win (no we aren’t buffooning) and Man United concede late to draw at Newcastle.
The rest take to the grassland this evening, but we’re still expecting to see a busy day in the transfer market.
Who force follow the th of Steven Caulker and Jonjo Shelvey?
Keep it here and you’ll summon up out…