Published On: Sun, Dec 22nd, 2019

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The January transfer window opens in a week and a half and Premier League clubs are busy working on deals already and are hoping to bolster their squads going into the second half of the season. Liverpool have already completed the signing of Takumi Minamino while a host of clubs are linked with Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland. The changes of manager at Arsenal, Everton and even Jose Mourinho at Tottenham will make next month a huge window for a number of clubs. And we’ve got the latest talk here.

Solskjaer on transfer process

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists he signs off transfers at Manchester United.

The club are expected to be active in January and Solskjaer claims no players joins the club without him signing them off.

“I will always have the final say,” he said ahead of today’s Premier League clash with Watford.

“I am not going to let any players in the door without me saying yes definitely.”

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Transfer news live: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he signs off transfers (Image: GETTY)

Defoe ready to sign up

Jermain Defoe is ready to commit to Rangers next month. The former England striker is in great form in Scotland and is ready to sign up for Rangers once his Bournemouth contract expires.

“I’m still on loan so my situation is different to theirs,” he said.

“But hopefully it will be sorted and I can enjoy this season and we can achieve something special together and then I can look forward to next season.

“It’s a special club to play for. Since I’ve been here, I’ve not thought about going anywhere else. It’s a massive club.

“Obviously the manager and those at the club have made it clear that they want me to stay. From day one, the appreciation from the fans and the people around the training ground and at the club since I’ve been here has been amazing.

“I’ve only been here a short time and it’s a nice feeling for myself and my family.”

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Transfer news live: Jermain Defoe is keen to sign up for Rangers (Image: PA)

Everton have money to spend

Carlo Ancelotti has been promised money to spend by the Everton owners.

Ancelotti was appointed as new Everton boss yesterday and takes over from Duncan Ferguson today.

And Duncan Castles Speaking on Reach plc’s Transfer Window Podcast this week, explained the process behin Everton getting Ancelotti in.

He said: “When Ancelotti was discussing the role with Everton, he obviously asked about transfer budget and was told ‘we have money, and we’re willing to spend’.

“So he comes into this job with an assurance from the owners – and remember they are backed by Alisher Usmanov’s cash, and he is one of the richest individuals in Russia – that the squad he inherits isn’t one he has to work with indefinitely, they’re prepared to put more money into this project and I think they want to use Carlo Ancelotti as a hook to get a better class of player into the club.”

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Transfer news live: Carlo Ancelotti has been appointed Everton manager (Image: GETTY)

Chelsea done deal

Chelsea have reportedly completed their first signing since their transfer ban was lifted.

Bryan Fiabema has joined the club after a successful trial period, according to the Sun.

Fiabema arrived from Tromso in Norway having made his competitive debut against FK Haugesund in July.

Chelsea are looking to splash some cash next month after CAS halved their transfer ban.

Arsenal eye Mertens

Arsenal have identified Dries Mertens as a potential January signing as Mikel Arteta looks to shake things up next month.

Mertens is expected to be available for around £8.5m. Arsenal however could be battling Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich for his signature, according to Il Mattino who claim the three clubs are all interested.

Arsenal will have an interesting month in January after Arteta’s appointment.

The new boss was in the stands as Arsenal were held to a goalless draw by Everton at Goodison Park.

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Transfer news live: Dries Mertens is on Arsenal’s radar (Image: GETTY)

Tottenham eye Diop

Tottenham are keen on West Ham defender Issa Diop, according to Sky Sports.

West Ham though rate the 22-year-old centre-back at £50m.

Jose Mourinho publicly praised Diop when he was Manchester United boss and now it appears he is keen on him at Tottenham.

Tottenham signed up Toby Alderweireld to a new long-term deal but Jan Vertonghen is out of contract this summer.

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Transfer news live: Issa Diop is on Tottenham’s radar for January (Image: GETTY)

Eriksen to snub Manchester United

Christian Eriksen is set to snub Manchester United for a second time despite talk over his future.

Eriksen is yet to agree a new deal at Tottenham and has been linked with a move to Manchester United.

But, according to the Daily Star, Eriksen is more likely to to begin talks with foreign clubs in January in the hope of securing a free transfer in the summer.

United are looking at ways to add creative flair to their midfield and had identified Eriksen as a target.

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Chelsea want Sancho

Chelsea are prepared to pay £120m to beat Manchester United and Liverpool to Jadon Sancho, according to the Sun.

Having had their transfer ban halved by CAS Chelsea are preparing to spend after being blocked from making new signings last summer.

And Sancho is on their hitlist as Frank Lampard looks to keep Chelsea in the Champions League slots.

Sancho looks set to leave Borussia Dortmund but has also been linked with United and Liverpool.

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Transfer news live: Jadon Sancho is on Chelsea’s radar (Image: GETTY)

Real Madrid don’t want Paul Pogba

Real Madrid have reportedly told Manchester United they are not in the market for Paul Pogba.

That comes as Pogba returns to the United squad to face Watford today. Pogba has been injured for months and hasn’t played since the end of September.

Reports recently have claimed he may have played his last game for United, but now Marca are saying Madrid are not interested in signing him.

That could leave Pogba in limbo and needing to find a way back into the United team.

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