Transfer news LIVE: Chelsea beating Newcastle for wonderkid, Ivan Toney battle, Kalvin Phillips in Juventus talks | The Sun

CHELSEA must beat off strong competition from former manager Jose Mourinho's Roma to land Bosnian wonderkid Amar Dedic.

But Newcastle are also in the transfer tussle for the 21-year-old Red Bull Salzburg star.

Elsewhere, Juventus have made first contacts with Man City over a deal for Kalvin Phillips in January, according to reports.

Meanwhile, Ivan Toney is expected to depart Brentford this January according to director Lee Dykes – but only for the right fee.


Follow all the latest deals with our live blog below…

  • By Joshua Hall

    Varane eyed for Madrid return

    Raphael Varane could be on his way back to Real Madrid in the January transfer window.

    The Los Blancos were hit with an injury blow at the weekend when David Alaba was on the receiving end of a horror tackle on Sunday.

    And now BILD are reporting that Madrid are interested in bringing Varane back to the Spanish capital as a replacement for the injured Swiss international.

    Varane has been struggling for form and game time under Erik ten Hag this season and some reports have suggested he may be available in the winter window.

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  • By Joshua Hall

    Sancho offered RB Leipzig lifeline

    RB Leipzig are reportedly interested in signing Jadon Sancho from Manchester United.

    The 23-year-old has been exiled from the United squad in September following a public war-of-words with manager Erik ten Hag.

    The club are understood to be keen to offload him in January with ten Hag steadfast on his plans to keep him away from the team.

    And according to German outlet BILD, RB Leipzig are interested.

    Despite Man Utd being willing to let Sancho leave for a fraction of the £73million fee they paid for him in 2021, his £350,000-a-week wages are understood to be a problem for RB Leipzig.

  • By Joshua Hall

    Arsenal set Nketiah asking price

    Arsenal have reportedly set a lofty asking price for Eddie Nketiah which could deter potential suitors.

    The England international has been the subject of plenty of interest ahead of the January transfer window.

    But those interested will have to fork out at least £50million according to 90min.

    The Gunners are said to be keen to keep hold of the 24-year-old, who has scored five goals in the Premier League this term.

    And despite interest from elsewhere, Nketiah is also understood to be happy to stay at the Emirates Stadium and is not pushing for an exit

  • By Joshua Hall

    Deeney named Forest Green manager

    Troy Deeney has been appointed Forest Green Rovers boss in his first managerial role.

    The Watford legend was confirmed as the club’s new manager following the departures of David Horseman and Louis Carey.

    He had joined the club as a player-coach in the summer but will now takeover as head coach with immediate effect, a statement announced

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  • By Joshua Hall

    Newcastle open Miley contact talks

    Newcastle are doing all they can to keep hold of their rising star Lewis Miley.

    The 17-year-old has caught the eye since breaking into Eddie Howe's team on Tyneside.

    And according to The Telegraph, the Magpies have now opened talks with Miley over a new long-term deal.

    It's expected the deal will be signed when the youngster turns 18 in May this year.

  • By Joshua Hall

    EXCLUSIVE: Chelsea aim to beat Newcastle to transfer of Salzburg ace

    Chelsea must beat off strong competition from former manager Jose Mourinho to land Bosnian wonderkid Amar Dedic.

    But Newcastle are also in the transfer tussle for the 21-year-old Red Bull Salzburg star.

    Arsenal, Barcelona and Inter Milan have all made approaches for the exciting right-back, too.

    SunSport can now reveal Chelsea have been keeping a close eye on Dedic's progress ahead of the January transfer window.

    The Blues sent a scout to all of his Champions League games this season – plus at least four league matches since November as well as Euro 2024 qualifiers for Bosnia.

    Similarly, Newcastle are tracking 12-cap Dedic and had someone in the stands at Red Bull Salzburg's last three Champions League games plus a few Bosnia fixtures.


    Chelsea aim to beat Newcastle and Mourinho to transfer of Salzburg ace Amar Dedic

  • By Joshua Hall

    Tottenham open Todibo talks

    Tottenham have opened talks with OCG Nice to sign defender Jean Clair Todibo, according to Fabrizio Romano.

    The Frenchman has been monitored by Spurs and the London club would be looking to get a deal done in January.

    Manchester United are also understood to be interested in Todibo, but are set for a quiet winter window.

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  • By Joshua Hall

    Spanish giants ready for active January window

    Both Barcelona and Real Madrid are prepared to dip into their funds to strengthen their squads in January.

    Carlo Ancelotti has told the media that if the opportunity arises, Madrid will act.

    He said: "If there’s a chance to sign a good player for Real Madrid and to help for this season, we will make it happen."

    While Barcelona boss Xavi has said that his team will have to act in order to replace injured star Gavi.

    He said: "We always want to reinforce the pieces we are missing. With Gavi's injury we need a player with that profile, it’s clear."

  • By Joshua Hall

    Villa to discuss Lenglet exit

    Aston Villa are reportedly set to discuss the potential of an early exit for Clement Lenglet in January.

    The Frenchman joined the club this summer on a season long loan from Barcelona, but is yet to feature at all in the Premier League.

    Fabrizio Romano has reported that Villa have now planned talks with Lenglet's camp and his parent club Barca about an exit during the winter window.

    AC Milan are understood to be keen to strike up a deal for the 28-year-old, but are waiting to see what happens.

  • By Joshua Hall

    Roma submit Chalobah request

    Trevoh Chalobah could be on his way out of Stamford Bridge this January.

    The Chelsea defender has been linked with a move away in search of more regular game time.

    And now Sky Italy have reported that Roma have made a formal request to the Blues over the possibility of a loan move.

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  • By Joshua Hall

    Barcelona keen on Everton's Onana

    Barcelona are reportedly interested in Everton midfielder Amadou Onana.

    According to the Foot Mercato, the Catalan giants are following the star closely ahead of the winter transfer window.

    And they are said to have already scheduled a meeting with the player’s representatives.

    Manchester United and Arsenal have also been rumoured to be eyeing Onana, but are yet to make any contact with Everton or the 22-year-old himself.

  • By Joshua Hall

    Arteta wants four new players

    Arsenal are gearing up for the January transfer window as they look to arm themselves with the right players to mount a title charge.

    And according to the Independent, Mikel Arteta wants FOUR players in order to add the right depth to his squad.

    It is said that the Gunners boss would like a centre-forward, a new midfielder and a pair of full-backs.

    However the north London outfit’s FFP concerns and financial situation is likely to make signing four players a difficult task without a number of player sales.

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  • By Joshua Hall

    Man City hunt wonderkid

    Manchester City are reportedly trying to hijack a deal for Serbian wonderkid Matija Popovic as a free agent.

    The 17-year-old is set to be available on a free in January and City could be his new home.

    According to Fabrizio Romano, AC Milan had been progressing talks with the Partizan Belgrade youngster.

    However nothing has been signed and the Cityzens are now reportedly entering the race.

  • By Joshua Hall

    Brantwaite valued at £100m

    Everton have reportedly slapped an eye-watering £100MILLION price tag on Jarrad Branthwaite.

    According to The I, The Toffees value their 21-year-old prospect amongst some of the most valuable names in world football.

    It is said that an array of big teams are interested in signing the England U21 international including Manchester United, Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham.

    But his astronomical asking price could see him stay on Merseyside for a little while longer.


    Man Utd suffer transfer blow as Everton demand record fee for Branthwaite

  • By Emillia Hawkins

    United scouting Antony replacement

    Man Utd are eyeing up former Real Madrid wonderkid Takefusa Kubo as a replacement for winger Antony.

    Antony, 22, joined Erik ten Hag at Old Trafford in the summer of 2022 for a huge £85.5million.

    But he has been bitterly disappointing for the Red Devils, scoring just eight goals and providing three assists in 62 appearances.

    He is yet to register a single goal contribution in 18 games so far this season.

    And Ten Hag is already seeking a potential replacement for the ex-Ajax man – with Man Utd having sent scouts to watch Kubo on at least SEVEN occasions this season.

  • By Emillia Hawkins

    Brentford interested in Kiwior

    Brentford are reportedly interested in signing Arsenal centre-back Jakub Kiwior in January.

    According to Calcio Mercato the Bees are keen on signing the Polish international in the winter window.

    But they will face competition with Milan, Lazio, Napoli and Roma all reportedly keen on a deal too.

    However despite the interest it is unlikely that anything will come to fruition.

    The Gunners and Mikel Arteta are understood to be keen to keep hold of the 23-year-old.

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  • By Emillia Hawkins

    Man Utd eye Sancho swap deal

    Man Utd are eyeing a shock swap deal with Barcelona involving Jadon Sancho, according to reports.

    The Red Devils are open to sending the exiled winger to Spain in order to sweeten a deal for Raphinha.

    Man Utd want to sell Sancho in January with him yet to feature since his public fall out with Erik ten Hag.

    There was interest in the 23-year-old from Juventus, who have since reportedly pulled out the race.

    RB Leipzig, Borussia Dortmund and Saudi Arabian clubs remain possible destinations.

    But speculation from Spanish outlet SPORT says that Barcelona could join the battle for him.

    The Catalan giants want to offload Raphinha with Man Utd keen and they are willing to offer Sancho and cash in a deal for the ex-Leeds star.

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  • By Emillia Hawkins

    Lopetegui holding out for Prem job

    Julen Lopetegui has revealed he is holding out for a managerial job in England.

    He confessed the desire in an interview with Sky Sports, in which he called English football culture “special” and also admitted he had already turned down jobs from overseas.

    He said: “It’s why I’ve said no to different countries and different situations because I would like to stay here in England. I feel like our team here is just starting and we want to achieve our dreams.

    “The way the country lives football here is special – it’s the best league in the world, the most competitive league in the world, the best environment for the players, coaches and fans too.

    “I have fought for titles, I have fought for different aims but of course for the most important thing to feel like you have a project you can put your stamp on it, where you can work and improve the performance of the whole club.

    “If you ask me, I’d like this kind of challenge and to be able to achieve each aim the club has.

    “I have to be ready. When you accept a challenge, it’s not just about the players and the way you want to play… I think you have to understand where you are, what’s the culture of the club and the history too.”

    Reports last week claimed Lopetegui was “well placed” to replace Erik ten Hag as the boss of Manchester United.

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  • By Emillia Hawkins

    Gunners 'leading race' to sign Toney

    Arsenal are leading the race to sign Ivan Toney, according to the Independent.

    He is expected to be valued at £60million up front and potentially as much as £80m including add-ons.

    Chelsea are also interested, but their poor form has seen them fall behind Arsenal in the transfer race.

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  • By Emillia Hawkins

    Spurs to hijack Man Utd target

    Tottenham have Genoa ace Radu Dragusin in their sights as they step up their search for a new centre-back.

    Dragusin is understood to be one of Man Utd's top transfer targets.


    Spurs step up Dragusin talks as they aim to hijack deal for Man Utd's top target

  • By Emillia Hawkins

    BREAKING: Deeney named Forest Green manager

    Troy Deeney has been appointed Forest Green Rovers boss in his first managerial role.

    The Watford legend was confirmed as the club's new manager following the departures of David Horseman and Louis Carey.

    He had joined the club as a player-coach in the summer but will now takeover as head coach with immediate effect, a statement announced.

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  • By Emillia Hawkins

    How Mainoo and Amrabat compare

    Man Utd are expected to turn down the chance to sign Sofyan Amrabat in the summer due to Kobbie Mainoo's impressive form.

  • By Emillia Hawkins

    Partey over

    Arsenal are eyeing up replacements for midfielder Thomas Partey as they monitor FOUR Premier League midfielders ahead of the January window, according to reports.

    Partey, 30, has started just four games for the Gunners so far this season due to groin and hamstring injuries.


    Arsenal planning for life without Partey as they 'scout four Prem stars'

  • By Emillia Hawkins

    United to snub Amrabat transfer

    Man Utd are unlikely to keep Sofyan Amrabat at the end of the season, SunSport has learned.

    Erik Ten Hag is “already planning” for the player to return to Italy in the Summer.

    Sources at Old Trafford say there is widespread concern that Amrabat isn’t suited to the Premier League.

    An insider said: "Amrabat is very unlikely to stay at Manchester United after the Summer. They have an option to make the deal a permanent one, but as things stand the manager is not making plans to do that.

    "There’s no doubt that Amrabat is a good player, but there are question marks against whether he is the right fit for the Premier League.

    "He did very well in Italy but the pace of the game is very different and this is an area where he has struggled since arriving at United.

    "There may well be interest from other clubs in Europe but as things stand he won’t be staying at United."

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  • By Emillia Hawkins

    Toney update

    Arsenal have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Ivan Toney.


    Arsenal land Toney boost as Brentford chief says ace could leave 'very shortly'

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