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Clubs are scrambling to add to their teams for the final months of the 2021-22 season as the January transfer deadline approaches.
Late Tuesday night, there was a frenzy of transfer activity when David Ornstein revealed that Jesse Lingard’s mooted move to Newcastle was on the verge of collapsing.
In other news, Crystal Palace is considering signing Donny van de Beek on a season-long loan, while Newcastle United has made a bid for Lyon midfielder Bruno Guimaraes.
Brentford have also made another proposal for Brennan Johnson of Nottingham Forest, which if accepted would be a record deal for both clubs.
Clubs are scrambling to add to their teams for the final months of the season as the January transfer deadline approaches. Several Premier League clubs have a lot of work to do before the window closes at 11 p.m. (GMT) on Monday, and the pressure is building to conclude deals this week.
Frank Lampard is still a front-runner to become Everton manager
FUTBALLNEWS understands that Frank Lampard is still in the running to be Everton’s next manager.
According to reports, former Fenerbahce manager Vitor Pereira is the frontrunner to succeed Rafa Benitez, although it is believed that a definitive choice has yet to be made, with Lampard still a possibility.
Everton has been on the lookout for a replacement for Benitez since the Spaniard was fired eight days ago.
Everton need to make a ‘choice,’ according to Vitor Pereira, as they try to replace Rafa Benitez
Vitor Pereira, a potential candidate for the role, has urged Everton to make a “decision” in the search for a replacement for Rafa Benitez.
In addition, the Portuguese manager acknowledged that he had been interviewed for the empty position.
Although Pereira was said to be the favorite candidate, The Athletic understands that no definitive decision on the new manager has been made. Frank Lampard, the former Chelsea manager, is still rumored to be in the running.
Anthony Martial of Manchester United has completed his loan move to Sevilla
Anthony Martial has joined Sevilla on a season-long loan from Manchester United.
There is no price, but the 26-year-salaries old’s will be covered by Sevilla. The deal is contingent on Martial passing a physical.
In December, Martial notified interim manager Ralf Rangnick of his desire to quit the club.
Last month, United turned down Sevilla’s first offer, in which the Spanish club offered to pay half of Martial’s weekly wage of £240,000.
The anticipated move of Jesse Lingard to Newcastle is in jeopardy
The Athletic understands that Jesse Lingard’s mooted deal from Manchester United to Newcastle United is on the danger of failing.
Newcastle were negotiating a loan deal for the 29-year-old midfielder until the end of the season, and despite initially wanting to stay and fight for a place at Old Trafford, Lingard ultimately decided that regular first-team football was crucial to his chances of making England’s World Cup squad in Qatar.
Wolves have confirmed the signing of Hwang Hee-Chan
RB Leipzig’s Hwang Hee-chan will join Wolves on a permanent basis.
On his 26th birthday, Hwang received some good news.
Wolves are expected to announce that they will exercise their option to sign Hwang Hee-chan on a long-term contract.
The South Korean striker is on loan at Molineux for the season, with Wolves having the option to acquire him for £11.9 million.
They’ve now taken steps to implement that alternative, which will still take place at the end of the season and will have no influence on their January budget.
When Hwang was brought in last summer, both personal terms and the money with RB Leipzig were agreed upon.
Transfer of Adama Traore could come down to the wire in the last days of the window
The saga of Adama Traore continues. Spurs are attempting to conclude a number of deals between now and Monday because no agreement has been reached. Wolves are refusing to accept anything less than their asking price. There are only five days left.
Traore is now on vacation with his family and will be unavailable for a few days. Wolves will not be in a rush to sell him now, knowing that there will certainly be a bigger market for him in the summer (albeit the later they leave it the more his value dwindles, with his contract expiring in 2023).
They also don’t need a replacement (they have five other wide forwards), so they can put it off until the last minute. Spurs, on the other hand, will not want to overpay. The next few days will be interesting.
Newcastle’s bid for Brighton defender Dan Burn has been rejected
Brighton & Hove Albion have rejected Newcastle United’s offer for Dan Burn, FUTBALLNEWS understands.
Newcastle’s head coach, Eddie Howe, is anxious to bolster his defense before the deadline on Monday, and the club is thought to be conducting a number of parallel conversations.
One of them is thought to have been a bid for Brighton’s 29-year-old defender, Burn, who was born in Blyth, Northumberland, and grew up a Newcastle supporter. The initial approach was rejected by Brighton, and it is uncertain whether Newcastle would make another bid.
Sunderland have signed Tottenham youngster Jack Clarke on a loan deal
The 21-year-old moved to Tottenham from Leeds in 2019, but has yet to play for the first team.
He was named Leeds’ Young Player of the Year in 2018-19 while the club was in the Championship, and he will now assist League One Sunderland in their push for promotion.
Lee Johnson’s side are now in second place in League One, level on points with leaders Wigan Athletic.
Bryan Mbuemo, Brentford forward, has signed a new contract
Brentford’s strong start to the season has continued with the signing of Bryan Mbeumo to a new contract that will keep him at the club until the summer of 2026, with an option for a further year.
The 22-year-old attacker has committed his future to the club, joining head coach Thomas Frank, assistant coach Brian Riemer, captain Pontus Jansson, and midfielder Christian Norgaard in doing so this month.
Mbeumo joined Brentford from ES Troyes AC in August 2019 after a transfer to Southampton fell through. In his first season in the Championship, he scored 15 goals and added eight assists.
In the next season, he formed a dangerous front-line tandem with Ivan Toney, which helped Brentford gain promotion to the Premier League.
Aubameyang has been left out of Arsenal’s training camp in Dubai
Arsenal have left Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang out of their squad for their winter training trip to Dubai.
After being removed as captain by head coach Mikel Arteta for a disciplinary breach, the striker, 32, has not featured for Arsenal since December.
Following his exclusion from selection, he was stripped of his captaincy and forced to train alone — away from the first-team at Arsenal. He is unlikely to fly to Dubai on Monday, with Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere anticipated to be among the group.
Bruno Guimaraes scheduled to undergo Newcastle medical after bid accepted for Lyon midfielder
Bruno Guimaraes, a midfielder for Lyon, is expected to have a physical in Brazil ahead of his projected transfer to Newcastle United, FUTBALLNEWS understands.
Newcastle’s offer was similar to what they thought Lyon sought for Guimaraes, who joined the Ligue 1 club in January 2020. It’s now been approved.
The Brazilian, who is currently on international duty in South America, has also been connected with Arsenal, but is said to prefer a move to St James’ Park.
Tottenham Hotspur are expected to keep Japhet Tanganga
According to The Athletic, Japhet Tanganga is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur this month.
Spurs had been in talks with Milan about a loan deal, but the Italian club’s priorities have shifted to a forward or winger, and Marko Lazetic’s arrival will fill the last non-EU slot in their roster.