Kylian Mbappe's €10bn threat, Newcastle open to Guimaraes exit: FootballTransfers Recap

Cameron Smith
Cameron Smith
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2024 23:07 GMT
  • 6 min read
Kylian Mbappe, Real Madrid
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The January transfer window is nearly at its halfway stage and it's yet to really catch alight.

Of course, Jadon Sancho has returned to Borussia Dortmund on loan and Tottenham have signed both Radu Dragusin and Timo Werner, but a number of notable moves haven't yet been completed.

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However, several are in the pipeline and could be finalised soon. Below, FootballTransfers runs through some of the biggest news stories from 12 January.

EXCLUSIVE Transfer News

Newcastle are open to letting Bruno Guimaraes leave in the summer for less than the release clause if Barcelona or Real Madrid make an offer, FootballTransfers has been told.

Manchester United are targeting Leeds youngster Archie Gray but there are fears around whether he would accept a move to Old Trafford given his family’s history with the Whites, FootballTransfers has been told.

Tottenham are contemplating whether to bring back Tanguy Ndombele to the side amid uncertainty surrounding a potential deal for Chelsea midfielder Connor Gallagher, FootballTransfers has been told.

Arsenal have expressed interest in securing the services of Joshua Zirkzee but Bologna are reluctant to make a sale this window, FootballTransfers understands.

Man Utd Transfer News

Man Utd have been given a boost in their search for a permanent replacement for loan signing Sofyan Amrabat.

Man Utd players dominate the ranking of players who have lost most transfer value over the course of the past two years.

Jadon Sancho has returned to Borussia Dortmund on loan
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Jadon Sancho will outlive Erik ten Hag at Man Utd despite his antics, according to Chris Sutton.

Lille forward Jonathan David has been told which club to join following transfer interest from Man Utd and Aston Villa.

Jamie Carragher believes that Erik ten Hag is on borrowed time at Man Utd now that Sir Jim Ratcliffe is on board.

Jadon Sancho's move to Borussia Dortmund has been confirmed and among the players to react to the deal have been Real Madrid pair Jude Bellingham and Vinicius Junior.

Former Man Utd manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly under consideration for the vacant position as Sweden’s national team head coach.

Transfer News

Arsenal may not hold an interest in Ivan Toney at the price Brentford are asking for the striker, but Mikel Arteta’s side are still looking for a forward built in his style.

Chelsea, Manchester United and Fulham are all interested in signing Le Havre captain Arouna Sangante, according to recent reports.

Liverpool have emerged as the favourites to sign Jean-Clair Todibo, according to French media.

Jean-Clair Todibo, France
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Ismael Saibari of PSV Eindhoven has been tipped to join Arsenal.

Chelsea are reportedly close to activating the €60 million release clause in Estevao’s Palmeiras contract as they look to finalise a deal for the Brazilian wonderkid, according to reports in Spain.

Feyenoord should cash in on Santiago Giménez if an offer of €30 to €35 million arrives, according to Valentijn Driessen.

Germany legend Lothar Matthaus has compared one of Chelsea’s new youngsters to Bayern Munich superstar Alphonso Davies.

Former Newcastle United and England midfielder Kieron Dyer has revealed he foresaw Jadon Sancho’s problems at Man Utd after he was pocketed by Reece James during an academy match for Manchester City.

Kylian Mbappe, PSG
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Kylian Mbappe’s agent has claimed that she would have sought a contract worth €10 billion from PSG if it was possible.

Bayern Munich are interested in Arsenal target Sacha Boey, according to a report.

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