Tottenham have a six-man transfer wish list in January with two more to sign, Newcastle are on the move to sign the Real Madrid defender and New Year’s Eve transfer gossip hits Chelsea. claim to be in talks to transfer club records.
Conte to sign 2 of 6 matches against Harvey Barnes A shock target
Tottenham are planning to sign two players in January, with reports naming six players selected by Antonio Conte and Fabio Paratici.
The Italian chief enjoyed a productive window last January, signing both Rodrigo Bentancur and Dejan Kulusevski from Juventus. The pair made a substantial contribution as Spurs beat Arsenal in the race to finish fourth.
And with an equally tough competition this time around, Conte hopes to return in January.
In fact, Conte has two positions that he would like to strengthen with a wide attacker and a new right-back on his wish list.
now football london We named six players who have Italians on their shopping list. And the Spurs will strengthen their ranks by choosing from four attackers and his two right flank his defenders.
Of the four attackers Conte wants, perhaps the biggest surprise on the list is Harvey Barnes.
The 25-year-old has been a mainstay for the Foxes, scoring 38 goals in 164 appearances for the club. With two and a half years left on his contract, Mr. Burns doesn’t come cheap. Additionally, Leicester would not want to sell given that both James Madison and Yuri Tielemans have been questioned.
But three more affordable options could emerge: Ismaila Sarr, Wilfried Zaha and Brazilian winger Tete.
Interest in Sarr was picked up earlier this week, Conte was reportedly impressed with the Senegalese’s contribution to the goal. He has scored six goals and provided three assists in 19 appearances so far this season. While they are in the Championship, Conte reportedly sees his abilities reflected in the Premier League.
Conte is also in the new right wing-back market
Meanwhile, Tete has been loaned to Lyon from Shakhtar Donetsk and has scored six goals and provided three assists in 14 appearances in Ligue 1.
Zaha might be the cheapest, though. Crystal’s winger’s contract at the Palace has expired in six months and it seems likely that he will leave as a free agent. He is eligible to speak to clubs abroad about his free transfer from 1 January. However, the Spurs may reportedly step in.
But Tottenham’s main focus in January is likely to come at right-back, and neither Matt Doherty nor Emerson Royal are impressed. The Italians are determined to bring an upgrade.
His number one target remains Pedro Polo. Sporting Lisbon willing to discuss contractHowever, there is a £39.7m exit clause in his contract, which the Portuguese club seem determined to support.
If they fail to sign the Spaniard, and Sporting is notoriously difficult to deal with, Spurs are eyeing Monaco star Vanderson.
The 21-year-old Brazilian has made a big impression in France since joining from Gremio last January. His deal until the summer of 2027 won’t make him cheap either, but probably cheaper than Denzel Dumfries, who has ties to the Polo and Spurs.
Newcastle move to Real Madrid full-back
Newcastle are reportedly interested in signing Real Madrid left-back Ferland Mendy.
The Frenchman moved from Lyon to the Bernabeu in 2019 on a £45m deal and was seen as Marcelo’s successor.
He has performed well at Los Blancos, but is believed to be able to make a profit with the right offer.
Indeed, according to footmel cart, Newcastle are preparing a bid to send him to St James’ Park.
They say Eddie Howe is a big fan of the 27-year-old and think he would be a perfect addition to their backline.
newcastle They are currently third in the Premier League and have only lost once all season. And a clever hire in January could prove a difference in their bid to qualify for the Champions League.
However, a deal with Mendy could cost around £30m. Reportedly also considering catching the Chelsea stalwart.
Enzo Fernandes agrees to join Chelsea
Chelsea are reportedly in talks to sign Enzo Fernandez after he agreed to join the Blues.
The 21-year-old arrived in Benfica from the River Plate in the summer and has seen meteoric growth. The move allowed Fernandez to establish himself on the Argentinian side and played a key role in helping his country win the World Cup.
In addition, Fernandez won the Young Player of the Tournament Award, which helped further raise his profile.
Liverpool and Manchester United are also reportedly keen, but neither intends to meet his £105m exit clause.
but that’s another story ChelseaWhen Metro We are currently reporting that negotiations are underway for his transfer.
They claim Fernánes is already in favor of a move to Stamford Bridge, and Chelsea are now aiming to negotiate terms with Benfica.
Incredibly, Chelsea could end up paying beyond his exit clause to secure Fernandez. They have arranged a similar structure for a deal to bring Christopher Nkunku to Stamford Bridge next summer.
Chelsea spent around £280m last summer. However, new co-owner Todd Bawley is lavishing more cash to help Chelsea move upwards.
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