Transfer news LIVE: Liverpool sign Steven Caulker as defensive cover PLUS all done deals


The January over window is well and truly open – and Arsene Wenger thinks it wishes be the biggest yet.

In today’s pers, Arsenal are being linked with S in front Nolito, while Manchester United continue to look at Saul Niguez and Felipe Anderson.

Chelsea are also in the market-place for some attacking talent, with Colombian forward (wait, befall back!) Carlos Bacca on their radar.

We’ll bring you all done contracts from the Premier League and beyond throughout the day.

Arsenal ‘given Cavani unripe light’

Arsenal have been given the green light to bid for Edinson Cavani, corresponding to reports.

Italian outlet Gazetta dello Sport, cited by the Continually Star, say the Uruguay striker has decided to leave ris Saint-Germain at the end of the seasoned.

However, the Gunners could face competition from Liverpool and Manchester Like-minded, who are also keen on the 28-year-old.

Shelvey unveiled in front of Newcastle supporters

Jonjo Shelvey was raded on the St James’ rk pitch after accepting to join Newcastle from Swansea.

The 23-year-old has signed a five-and-a-half year roll oneself on Tyneside and was presented to supporters prior to the Magpies’ clash with Manchester rtnership.

Toon boss Steve McClaren earlier said: “He has great acquaintance for a young English central midfielder and he is a current England international so I’m in the cards he will be a great addition to the squad.
“He is a player we have admired for some lifetime and we’re very pleased that we’ve now been able to bring him here.”

Barcelona hankering reinforcements

Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has revealed he wants to add to his group during the transfer window.

The Catalan club’s transfer embargo the last straw this month, allowing Aleix Vidal and Arda Turan to for good make their debuts after signing during the summer.

Anyway, Enrique wants even more new players to strengthen the club’s in the offings of repeating last season’s treble success.

“I think that fact now we need to strengthen the forward line,” Enrique said. “But I would relish to bring in reinforcements throughout the team.”

Klopp reveals importance of Caulker

Jurgen Klopp has revealed the concern of Steven Caulker after the defender joined Liverpool on loan until the end of the ready.

The QPR defender moved to Anfield today to ease the club’s injury calamity with Dejan Lovren, Mamadou Sakho and Martik Skrtel all sidelined for tomorrow’s disharmonize with Arsenal.

Klopp said: “You need experience to play in the Foremost League and we want to play pressing.

“We want to press the opponents so they bring into the world to play long balls. If they play long balls you lack the people in the last line who can win headers and we found it with Steve Caulker.

“We prerequisite to have the best solution for us and we are absolute convinced that Steve is the unsur ssed solution for us and I’m looking forward to working with him.”

Newcastle flag Shelvey for £12m

Jonjo Shelvey has declared himself “excited” after witnessing for Newcastle for £12 million.
The deal for the former Swansea midfielder was completed this flat, and Shelvey has signed a five and a half year contract.
The 23 year old ucities to push for a place at the European Championships this summer with England.
Shelvey blow ined on Tyneside this morning for a medical and his transfer takes Newcastle’s January ss to £19 million after Henri Saivet’s arrival from Bordeaux.

“I suggest up through the night to be here so it’s been a manic 24 hours but it’s all been quality it to come here and play for this great club.”
McClaren, amplified: “I’m delighted to welcome Jonjo to Newcastle United.
“He has great experience for a babyish English central midfielder and he is a current England international so I’m certain he inclination be a great addition to the squad.
“He is a player we have admired for some over and over again and we’re very pleased that we’ve now been able to bring him here.”

Kone deal refreshed?

Sunderland could revive their interest in defender Lamina Kone.

The Boycott Cats agreed a £5m fee with Lorient last week with the touch appearing all but done.

But after spending a week on Wearside, undergoing a medical, Kone’s change residence fell through as the two rties struggled to agree personal terms.

Anyhow, reports in France indicate Sunderland have not given up hope of signing him.

Fox on the budge

Italian giants Sampdoria are chasing Leicester defender Yohan Benalouane.

The 28-year-old yoked Leicester in the summer for £5.5m from Atalanta but has struggled to hold down a flat place.

Sampdoria have enquired about a January loan handle with an option to make it permanent next summer.

De Guzman uncivilized to Swansea?

Jonathan De Guzman could rejoin Swansea in January.

His substitute Fabio risi says they are “close” to sealing a return to the Princi l League after the Dutch midfielder fell out of favour at Napoli.

risi demanded: “We are looking at the chances of a move to the Premier League.

“We have spoken to some thrashes.”

Bendtner on his way back to London?

Could Nicklas Bendtner be on his way back to England?

The Dane is currently with Wolfsburg but has been out of good for most of his time in Germany.

And now Kicker are reporting that his agent is on the guard for a new club.

Bendtner is said to be keen on a return to the Premier League – in finical London – where he still has a home.

Whether or not any clubs would be interested waits to be seen.


Flores keen on Townsend

Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores concedes Andros Townsend would be a fine addition for the Hornets.

The winger is largely expected to leave Tottenham with West Brom and Crystal Residence also keen.

But Flores hopes to lure him to Vicarage Road,

“He has the characteristics that we are looking for.

“We take players in the side who can play intelligent football but we need skill, we essential velocity. We need to make a balance with these players and he has the features.

Flores also refused to rule out a move for Emmanuel Adebayor – but avows he would have to play second fiddle to Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo.

“I can perceive why a lot of clubs in England want to sign Adebayor. It’s not easy to come here to counter Deeney and Ighalo. We need to explain to the players on what condition they’re give up to this team.

“We play with two strikers but it’s difficult to take them out of the unite, including in the match.”

No call for Saul

Manchester United end Saúl does not want to leave Atletico Madrid this month, agreeing to his father.

The midfielder has long been followed by United and Arsenal , and has liked a breakthrough season in La Liga as he established himself as a key cog in Diego Simeone’s side at proper 21 years of age.

But while the Red Devils were understood to be stepping up their regard this month, the player’s desire to stay in the S nish capital could scotch any imperil of a deal.

“Saúl has a [release] clause of €45million,” the midfielder’s dre told Radio COPE.

“At the moment the boy is happy at the club and doesn’t wish for to leave. He has the confidence of the club.”

Ferguson extends credit

Newcastle youngster Shane Ferguson has extended his loan with Millwall.

The Northern Irishman enrol ined the League One club in August and will remain with them until the end of the month.

Ferguson is reassuring of being involved in his country’s Euro 2016 squad.

Dunn leaves Oldham

A managerial sacking down in League One.

David Dunn has left Oldham with the truncheon struggling in 21st in the table.

Chairman Simon Corney said: “I would with to place on record my thanks and gratitude to David for his tireless efforts over the st four months under what have been extraordinarily difficult circumstances and wish him all the best for the future.

Hughes: Crouch contemporary nowhere

Mark Hughes has told Peter Crouch he cannot let him demise because it would hurt Stoke.
Crouch wants to quit the Britannia this month because he has prove to bed just four starts this season – all in the Cups – under Hughes.
Hughes understands the frustrations of the late England striker, who netted against Doncaster on Saturday, but says he emergencies him as cover with Stoke still involved in three competitions.
“He’s again in my thoughts for every game,” said the Potters boss.

“I can understand that when people ask him vertical after a game whether he is frustrated and of course he would be.

“We feel he can make believe more like he does and it wasn’t long ago when we gave him a new undertake.
“It’s not a case for us to let people go with the hectic period of games we’ve got. We’ll only let man go if it’s right for us as well as them.”

Klopp on Caulker

Jurgen Klopp has had his say on Steven Caulker’s progressing to Liverpool.

The defender, who will wear the No.19 shirt at Anfield, looks set to reprimand straight in for the clash with Arsenal.

“It was very important for us. In our situation, four weeks ago we didn’t identify we’d have a problem with centre-halves because they were all in the rivalry. At the start of the season, Joe Gomez was also in the squad, so a fifth centre-half – and then the berth changed completely.

“Now, we’ve had to make a decision whether we wanted to get another Thespian for the position. The situation is Martin Skrtel is not available for around about the next four-and-a-half weeks, five weeks. Then we deceive the problem with Dejan – it’s only a little muscle injury. I over recall he’ll be available in one to one-and-a-half weeks. Then you have Mama with a short knee issue – he can play, but it’s not perfect and you cannot bring him three or four sets in a row throughout the season. And it’s the same for Kolo and so would mean we are always in this condition, do we have enough or not? So we thought, ‘Yes, good idea’.

“We looked for Premier Club allied with experience because in this short time, you need that event. We looked for a good header [of the ball] because that’s what we beggary – we want to play good pressing, we want to press the opponent and so they be undergoing to play long balls. If they play long balls, you extremity people in the last line who can help you with headers.

“And we’ve found it with Steven Caulker. He was not in the vanquish situation in Southampton, didn’t play too much, but this is January and we ucity to have the best solution for us and we are absolutely convinced that Steven is the master solution for us.

“I am looking forward to working with him. He will be here today and then we can start suss out d evolving, so everything is good!”

Liverpool set for Shelvey windfall

Liverpool are set to make £3.6milion from Jonjo Shelvey’s near at hand move to Newcastle.

The midfielder left Anfield for Swansea in 2013, but not ahead Liverpool inserted a 30 per cent sell-on clause, reports the Continuously Mail.

Now the England man’s move to Tyneside is set to push a nice chunk of moolah to Merseyside.

From Italy: Vidic to leave Inter

One from Italy now involving Nemanja Vidic.

The preceding Manchester United defender is set to leave Inter MIlan in the coming days on a unshackle transfer, after they reached an agreement over terminating his go down with.

The Serbian captain joined Inter in 2014, but has found himself out of at the back of under Roberto Mancini this season.

The 34-year-old has struggled with hurts since arriving in Italy too, and now for the good of his career – and so Inter can get his hefty wage rcel off the books – they’ve agreed a deal to mutually end his stay at San Siro.

Hiddink spurns Kenedy claims

Guus Hiddink has rejected suggestions that Kenedy could resign Chelsea in the transfer window.

The Brazilian has been linked with a disturb to Fiorentina, but Hiddink says he may be needed before the end of the season.

“We have some youngsters and I own a good impression of the guys.

“He is one of those young guys who will discourage until the end of the season. We might need him.”

Dortmund says stars won’t go

Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke ventures the German side won’t be selling any of their stars this month – Again.

“I can command out the transfer of any of our top performers now,” he said at the club’s winter training camp in Dubai.

“That’s decidedly not on our agenda.”

So have that all those rivals.

United couldn’t move Pochettino

Man United could not tempt Mauricio Pochettino to leave Projections.

That’s the opinion of ex-Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp, who says the Argentine is already at a “encomiastic club”.

Speaking on talkSPORT, Redknapp declared:

“Spurs is a good alliance, they have a fantastic training ground.

“It’s one of the big clubs in the country so I don’t consider he’d want to be leaving.”

As for United this term, Redknapp has been far from persuaded:

“I don’t generally think they’ve got players that can get you off your seat at the two shakes of a lambs tail. There’s no s rk at the end of it.

“It hasn’t been exciting but they haven’t got that scads exciting players. Over the years they had nothing but exciting sportswomen.

“You knew you were going to get battered from the first minute but, at the shake, they haven’t got those players.”

Benalouane need by Sampdoria

Italian giants Sampdoria are chasing Leicester defender Yohan Benalouane.

The 28-year-old joined Leicester in the summer for £5.5m from Atalanta but has battled to hold down a regular place.

Sampdoria have enquired close to a January loan deal with an option to make it permanent next summer.

Martinez to send McGeady on allow

Roberto Martinez has confirmed that Everton are open to letting Aiden McGeady renounce omit on loan this month.

The Republic of Ireland international needs tournaments ahead of Euro 2016 but is down the pecking order at Goodison Woodland.

“We are going to work together with Aiden and his representative and make the just call.

“There have been three enquiries for him and it is going to be upward of the next couple of weeks when we will make the final arbitration. It is a really, really busy period and but we need to make sure that we get the fittingly call.

“It is going to be a short-term deal so Aiden can play football and he can finale the season really strongly and then he has got the involvement with the Republic of Ireland at the European Championships and that resolve be rt of the decision that we will make.

“At the moment there is an break for him to go abroad and the other two are domestic. We are in the early stage at the moment of making that end decision. It will be just a loan until the end of the season.”

Vagner Rapture back in Europe

Well this is a blast from the st!

Vagner Be hung up on, mercurial Brazilian international, has ap rently pitched up in France, set to sign for Monaco..

Alessandro Diamanti set to de rt Watford

Watford maverick Alessandro Diamanti is on his way back to Italy – to join Atalanta on loan.

Diamanti is penurious to sealing a move that will revive his faint hopes of choosing Italy’s Euro 2016 squad after just 24 seconds of first-team action for the Hornets.

Watford’s £7 million move to prick midfielder Mario Suarez has run into complications because the S nish ecumenical’s girlfriend is heavily pregnant and his current club, Fiorentina, are in contention for the Serie A subhead.

Suarez, who played for Watford head coach Quique Sanchez Flores at Atletico Madrid no greater than moved to Florence in the summer, but he has completed only four games for La Viola.

Luis Enrique eyeing step up reinforcements

Barcelona are targeting a forward in the January transfer window, director Luis Enrique has admitted.

The Blaugrana have long been covenanted to be keen on adding more depth to their frontline ahead of the bat of an eye half of the season, with the side continuing to battle on three fronts.

But this is the primary time that the club have revealed that they are in the sell this month.

“If any reinforcements are to come then I believe that strategic now we need to reinforce the attack,” said Luis Enrique.

“In order for shoring ups to arrive, we’ve got to negotiate and these are always difficult.

“It’s not easy for a team to let grave players leave halfway through the season, in the winter window.”

The Barca boss is no doubt referring to Villarreal’s Denis Suarez, 22, who the Nou Camp club are already in talks with.

Suarez’s bargain contains a buy-back clause of €3million in the summer, but Barcelona are attempting to bring to forward his return to the club.

Celta Vigo star Nolito was basic choice but has been ruled out as an option, while technical director Robert Fernandez has had Red Bull Salzburg foremost Jonathan Soriano watched.

Pochettino on Alli

Mauricio Pochettino have the courage of ones convictions pretends Dele Alli fully deserves his new double-your-money deal.
Midfielder Alli forewarned a five-year contract yesterday tying him to Tottenham until 2021.
The 19 year-old’s wages have planned jumped from £12,500 to £25,000 a week under the terms of his insolent deal.
And the y hike is the teenager’s reward for making a brilliant im ct since conterminous with Spurs from MK Dons.
After signing last February and being loaned privately to MK Dons for the rest of the season, Alli has scored six times in 30 games since constituent up with Spurs permanently in the summer.

Pochettino said: “It’s very well-behaved news for us, for him. Dele Alli deserves it after the last six months, renovate his salary and his contract.

“To achieve the level of the team-mates, now he is and international, plays regularly in inception team he deserves all he takes.”

No loan deal for Bartra

Luis Enrique has ruled out a accommodation move away from Barcelona for defender Marc Bartra.

The S nish ecumenical is keen for more first-team action ahead of Euro 2016 to guarantee his place in Vicente del Bosque’s squad, but currently finds himself behind Gerard Pique, Javier Mascherano, Jeremy Mathieu and Thomas Vermaelen in the pecking sequence.

But Enrique, speaking ahead of tomorrow night’s Co del Rey tie with Es nyol, requires he hasn’t spoken to the centre-back about a move and wouldn’t sanction a de rture anyway.

“I haven’t talked to him… [but] we’re not a troop with enough depth for players to leave,” he said.

“I see him available and with hankering, but he could improve his level because he has potential.

“It’s true that he has other teammates in frontage of him, but he knows that with me this situation can change, he just has to consume his opportunities.”