Transfer news LIVE: Aston Villa loan Coutinho, Newcastle sign Trippier, Arsenal’s striker decision

Transfer news LIVE: Aston Villa loan Coutinho, Newcastle sign Trippier, Arsenal’s striker decision
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Catch up on the latest news, rumors and deals from the Premier League and across Europe as the January transfer window picks up speed.

Newcastle are beginning to show their new financial strength with the club now focused on signing a central defender following the confirmation of the signing of Kieran Tripper. Lille’s Sven Putman and Sevilla’s Diego Carlos were both goals while Magpies are also looking for a striker with Callum Wilson injured. Elsewhere, Brighton took their first step by signing Kasper Kozlovsky, while Everton completed the deals for full-backs Vitaly Mikolenko and Nathan Patterson ahead of Lucas Digne’s expected exit.

Aston Villa have agreed to an exciting deal to sign Philippe Coutinho on loan, as Barcelona need to offload players to make way for Ferran Torres to score. Aaron Ramsey could be another big name to return to England after Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri confirmed the midfielder is no longer part of his plans, while Arsenal are expected to make an offer for a new star striker if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Eddie Nketiah are both sold. This month.

Catch up on the latest transfer news, rumors and gossip from the Premier League and across Europe:


Arteta wants to keep a point

Eddie Nketiah has reached the final six months of his contract with Arsenal and could be sold this month so the club can replace the England Under-21 striker. However, in his press conference this afternoon, coach Mikel Arteta said he still hopes to convince the striker to stay in the Emirates.

“I’ve already talked about Eddie and how I feel about him, the club’s intentions and where we are,” Arteta said. “He is with us and I will continue to have these discussions with him.”

Tom KershawJanuary 7 2022 14:22


Zidane can replace Pochettino

RMC Sport The claim is that PSG have agreed terms with Zinedine Zidane to replace Mauricio Pochettino at the end of the season.

Pochettino, who was said to have had a troubled relationship with sporting director Leonardo, was among the leading candidates to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United and remains among the options to succeed interim Ralf Rangnick at the end of the season.

Paris Saint-Germain are currently 13 points ahead in the Ligue 1 but there is still uncertainty about Kylian Mbappe’s future, while other reports have claimed that Lionel Messi is not happy at the club after his impressive move last summer.

Tom KershawJanuary 7 2022 14:15


Hasenhuttl: New signings should not play in postponed matches

Southampton coach Ralph Hessenhuttl suggested in January that signings be banned from playing in matches that were postponed due to the outbreak of the Covid virus, to protect the integrity of the competition.

The Saints’ game against Newcastle was postponed last weekend, as Southampton complained of a lack of clarity regarding the number of Covid cases and injuries inside the Magpies camp.

Newcastle have since signed Kieran Trippier and plan to bring in more new players this month, which means their squad could be improved significantly compared to when the match should have been played originally.

“It’s the same for us,” Hasenhüttl said, referring to Southampton’s recent takeover. “We can now also with our new owners sign three players and I don’t think it’s really fair for them to play in the matches that have been postponed. I think the last word has not been spoken yet. I was disappointed that we couldn’t play because we were in good shape. We have too. Five cases of Covid. It wasn’t long until we had to fill our squad with nine players from the academy and then we had a huge defeat against Man United.”

Tom KershawJan 7 2022 13:55


Howe hopes the Trippier deal will attract more players to Newcastle

After Newcastle finally confirmed the signing of Kieran Trippier from Atletico Madrid, Eddie Howe said he hoped bringing the England international to St James’ Park would help attract more high-profile players to the club.

Trippier is Newcastle’s first signing since Saudi Arabia’s takeover of the club, who have also bid for back-backs Sven Putman and Diego Carlos.

“It’s a sign that the club has a lot of traction,” Howe said of Trippier’s arrival. “I’m not talking about finances here. Kieran didn’t come for the money or the financial benefits. He came because of the club and the long-term vision we have. That’s great for the football club.

“I am sure [there will be more] But promises cannot be given. We work hard to improve, without necessarily having anything imminent. Forecasts change hourly and we are working to secure signatures. I’ve learned to laugh at the number of players we relate to.

“I would say at this moment, I am confident of that. But we are in the hands of clubs that sell players, we are in the hands of agents and players who want to come in so there are no guarantees.”

Tom KershawJan 7 2022 13:35


Lamptey expects to stay in Brighton

Brighton boss Graham Potter does not expect the club to penalize any big sales this month, despite widespread interest in full-back Tariq Lamptey.

Returning from a long absence through injury, the former Chelsea academy graduate has been linked with a move to Arsenal and Tottenham, but Potter insists that’s a very slim possibility.

“I expect all of our players to be with us (at the end of the window),” he said. “There is a lot of speculation but nothing to report.

“The fact that there is speculation means you are doing well. As a club you can be okay with that kind of speculation.

“You never know what the window brings in in terms of whether anything is coming in from the outside, which you have to think about.

“We are not a selling club at all, and we don’t have to sell anyone. But you never know in this world, so you have to be a little aware of that.”

Tom KershawJanuary 7 2022 13:14


Benitez confirms Deeney wants Everton out

Rafael Benitez has made a small attempt to hide Lucas Digne’s desire to leave the club this month, with Everton already signing Vitaly Mikolenko and Nathan Patterson as substitutes.

“I’ve had two conversations with him,” Benitez said at his press conference. “What do you expect a manager to do when a player says he doesn’t want to be here.”

(PA wire)

Tom KershawJan 7 2022 12:59


Rome to announce Maitland-Niles deal

AS Roma are expected to announce a six-month loan deal for Arsenal manager Ainsley-Maitland Niles today after the versatile midfielder underwent treatment in London yesterday before going to the Italian embassy to secure his work permit.

The 24-year-old, whose contract expires in 2023, is expected to leave Arsenal on a permanent deal in the summer, although no option or commitment to buy is listed as part of that transfer.

Tom KershawJanuary 7 2022 12:44


Saint-Étienne took care of the Mateta Palace

Saint-Etienne coach Pascal Debraz has confirmed that Ligue 1 club are interested in signing Jean-Philippe Mateta from Crystal Palace this month.

Mateta joined Palace on an 18-month loan deal last January but has rarely appeared for the club, who are said to be keen to avoid triggering a clause that would make the deal permanent after a certain number of matches.

“The more we talk about this player, the less he will come to Saint-Etienne,” said Dobras.

“But what I can tell you. We have it on the phone regularly. There are rules to be observed, and it is still inappropriate to say that he will join us, but there is a will, and it is unanimous.”

Tom KershawJan 7 2022 12:28


Newcastle shifts focus to offensive reinforcements

After making a second bid for Lille’s Sven Putman, Newcastle are now also focused on signing a striker, with Callum Wilson’s injury believed to be worse than initially feared.

Daily Telegraph It reported that Liverpool’s Divock Origi, Bournemouth’s Dominic Solanke and Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah are all interested in filling the void up front, while Norwich playmaker Todd Cantwell has been given permission to leave Carrow Road this month and could represent an option as a No. 10.

Tom KershawJanuary 7 2022 12:14


West Ham to revive Lingard’s interest

West Ham may make a fresh bid to sign Jesse Lingard from Manchester United on a permanent deal this month, as the 29-year-old played just 11 minutes in the Premier League under Ralf Rangnick.

Lingard enjoyed an impressive loan spell under David Moyes last season, scoring nine goals in 16 games, but West Ham were reluctant to meet the asking price of £40m, according to TalkSport.

However, with Lingard now entering the final six months of his contract, that fee will be significantly reduced.

Tom KershawJanuary 7 2022 11:44

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