The January transfer window is hurtling towards its conclusion and, as ever, it will go down to the wire.
What the papers say
Chelsea have made a huge bid for Paris St-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, according to the Daily Mail. The club’s reported offer includes the rest of this season’s wages (£360,000 a week) as well as a £5 million loan fee.
However the club will have to battle Atletico Madrid for the 32-year-old’s services, with The Guardian reporting Cavani’s father believes his preferred destination to be Atletico Madrid. There are reports that PSG are demanding at least £15m for the former Napoli player, however Atletico are confident that a deal will be done.
Real Madrid playmaker Isco is reportedly on the radar of Chelsea with the two clubs holding a ‘secret meeting’, according to El Desmarque.They claim that the Blues want to sign the 27-year-old in the summer.
Inter Milan are reportedly keen on signing former Spurs striker Fernando Llorente from Napoli. Sky in Italy claim that this would end their pursuit of Chelsea forward OIivier Giroud.
Sky Sports says that six Premier League clubs are chasing Tottenham left-back Danny Rose in this month’s transfer window. Newcastle and Watford are among the teams rumoured to be chasing Rose’s signature, despite the 29-year-old only starting in one of the Spurs’ last 14 Premier League matches.
Spurs striker search this month is set to take another twist as they chase Fenerbahce striker Vedat Muriqi. Turkish newspaper Aksam claim that Spurs bid for Kosovo international Muriqi earlier in the window. Burnley have also been interested the striker.
Sticking with Tottenham, AS says manager Jose Mourinho has targeted Real Sociedad striker Willian Jose as a replacement for the injured Harry Kane. It is believed that a deal will be done in the next few days, with the 28-year-old flying to London for talks.
West Ham are interested in signing Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser, according to the Daily Mirror. The 25-year-old Scottish international is out of contract in the summer and has also been eyed by Arsenal and Liverpool.
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Players to watch
Aaron Mooy: Brighton are expected to complete a permanent £5m deal for the Australian midfielder, according to The Telegraph.
Rodrigo Moreno: Spanish newspaper Sport is reporting that Barcelona are on the verge of finalising a loan deal for the Valencia striker.
Everton Soares: Everton are hopeful of luring the Brazilian star to the Premier League, according to Brazilian website UOL.