Transfer the news LIVE! Rudiger wants a huge bonus; Tottenham Eye Griezmann; Arsenal, Chelsea and Man United updates
It’s finally here … the January transfer window has officially opened as we move into 2022! As always, a hectic month of arrivals and departures is expected across Europe.
There are a lot of free agents who have futures to decide. Antonio Rudiger looks set to join Real Madrid at the end of his summer when his contract with Chelsea expires, but he’s demanding a huge signing fee. Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe are also both nearing the end of their deals – we’ll have all the latest news on that.
Both Arsenal and Tottenham are reportedly interested in Philippe Coutinho, while there are plenty of rumors that Kieran Trippier will make a Premier League return.
Spurs are also linked with Adama Traore as they contemplate a big transfer window, while Barcelona appear ready to continue their activities, having already signed Ferran Torres.
Follow the latest market events below with our LIVE blog …
Mykolenko moves to Everton
The left-back has shared his thoughts on the possibility of joining the Toffees and his enthusiasm for the chance to play in the Premier League.
âMoving to Everton is a big and important step in my life,â Mykolenko told evertontv.
âI have always dreamed of playing in the Premier League. English football is the birthplace of the game and I think it will suit my game very well.
âI’m 22 years old but I don’t feel like a youngster. I have the experience of playing at European level and I hope to continue to improve as a player.
“I am excited about the opportunity to play in front of our fans at Everton. I saw the last few games at Goodison Park and they were amazing. They are amazing fans to whom I feel a great responsibility.
Everton announce Vitaliy Mykolenko
The Toffees wasted no time getting their January transfer activity started!
Vitaliy Mykolenko arrives at Goodison Park with the 22-year-old left-back from Dynamo Kiev. Lucas Digne would have quarreled with Rafa Benitez in recent weeks … could that mean that a departure is likely for the French in the coming weeks?
We’ll see, but for now the focus is on Everton’s new arrival.
Will Ralf Rangnick sign for United for the first time?
With Anthony Martial and Edinson Cavani both linked with departures from Old Trafford this month, it’s no surprise to see rumors of attacks happening to Man United.
Argentina’s River Plate striker Julian Alvarez is getting a lot of attention in Europe, but Sport report that it was United who took the lead in the race to sign the 21-year-old.
They are believed to be ready to pay his Â£ 16.8million release clause in January, to push back the interests of Bayern Munich and Real Madrid.
Antoine Griezmann at Spurs?
AtlÃ©tico Madrid, Barcelona, ââAtlÃ©tico Madrid … Tottenham?
Antoine Griezmann is back at Atletico on loan this season, another Barcelona signing who hasn’t had a good time at Camp Nou.
Fichajes reports that the Frenchman could be open to a move to Tottenham in January, with Antonio Conte and the impressive start he made for the club an attractive factor.
Barcelona are believed to want around Â£ 40million for Griezmann, who earns extremely high salaries and that could prove to be a potential stumbling block.
Barcelona push for Philippe Coutinho’s exit
Philippe Coutinho’s money transfer to Barcelona in 2018 certainly didn’t work out, and the Spanish club appear very keen to take the Brazilian’s salary off their books.
Tottenham are a Premier League club interested in signing Coutinho, according to El Nacional, but would like to do so on a free transfer. Barcelona want costs in the order of Â£ 17million.
The Catalans believe Arsenal and Everton also like the player and are hopeful that one of them will make an offer in the coming weeks.
Antonio Rudiger wants a big salary
It’s a story that has been going on for several weeks now – Antonio Rudiger’s contract at Chelsea is running this summer and he is set to leave Stamford Bridge.
A move to Real Madrid seems almost inevitable, but ABC reports the center-back wants the Spanish side to pay him a registration fee of more than Â£ 16million if he wants to end his contract with Chelsea and the to rejoin.
The Spanish post suggests that Real aren’t too impressed with the demands … Could Rudiger end up signing a new deal at Chelsea?
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