3.30pm Transfer news LIVE: Manchester United and Spurs in Bruno Fernandes battle, Liverpool back in for Dembele – The Sun
THE January transfer window is in full flow as Premier League clubs look to strengthen their squads.
Namesakes Bruno Fernandes and Gedson Fernandes appear to be among the top targets with a host of top six clubs chasing the respective players.
Follow all the latest Transfer news and gossip below…
CHELSEA continue to be locked in talks with Tariq Lamptey over the youngsters contract situation.
European clubs including PSG and Nice are reportedly monitoring the situation and prepared to swoop if the Blues can't agree terms.
PSG managed to poach the stopper Marcin Bulka last season and are hopeful of repeating their efforts with Lamptey.
Frank Lampard explained: “We'll see [how things go], he's talking with the club and hopefully he feels a bit of love that we've parachuted him in [to the first team].
“I saw him train a lot and I know he has a different dimension as a right-sided wing-back. He has pace, a low centre of gravity and can go by people. Of course he wants to work on his end product and all the last bits.”
CONOR WICKHAM is set to join Championship club Sheffield Wednesday on loan, according to reports.
The 26-year-old striker has struggled with injury throughout his time at Crystal Palace and is on the fringes of the team after the arrival of Cenk Tosun.
Wednesday are pushing for a return to the Premier League under Garry Monk but lost main striker Steven Fletcher to injury over the Christmas period.
Wickham was named as a sub for the clash with Arsenal but according to The Mail will head to South Yorkshire despite interest from Bristol City and Nottingham Forest.
TOTTENHAM have joined the race for Bruno Fernandes, according to reports.
beIN Sport pundit Matt Critchley has revealed Sporting representatives met Manchester United yesterday, but are now in London speaking to another club.
Spurs are the only London club who were linked with Fernandes in the last window.
And Critchley said: “It’s understood United officials met with Sporting officials yesterday here in Manchester.
“A deal is being close to being agreed. You’re looking at a fee of somewhere around 65million, maybe with a player going the other way.
“The likes of Marcos Rojo has been mentioned although I don’t think Sporting have a direct interest in him.
“What’s maybe complicated the issue is, to my understanding, Sporting officials are now in London.
“Possibly another Premier League club, possibly Tottenham, are now in the hunt for Bruno Fernandes.”
MANCHESTER UNITED have been snubbed by Emre Can — because he has too much respect for Liverpool.
According to reports in Italy, the German, 25, would rather stay and scrap it out with Juventus' crowded haul of midfield talent, than move to Old Trafford.
Can would become the first player to play for both Liverpool and United since Michael Owen made the switch from Newcastle in 2009.
The ex-Leverkusen man has played just eight Serie A games for the Old Lady this season, but featured in all six of their Champions League group stage games.
TuttoSport claim the man who left Anfield on a free transfer in 2018 would not have his head turned by interest from United.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side are currently sixth in the Premier League, behind this season's surprise package, Sheffield United and five points back on Chelsea who are fourth.
EVERTON are reportedly lining up a £25million transfer bid for Brazilian Everton Soares from Gremio.
The versatile forward has been a long-time Arsenal target as well as Borussia Dortmund.
But according to ESPN, the Toffees lead the race to sign the 23-year-old after boss Carlo Ancelotti personally called Everton to discuss a move to Merseyside.
The move could see the striker link up with countrymen Richarlison and Bernard.
Richarlison and Everton were both on international duty this summer as Brazil lifted the Copa America trophy.
Arsenal only canned a move to sign the forward as they opted to break their transfer record to sign Nicolas Pepe from Lille for £72m.
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