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Premier League Transfer Rumour Mill: Mbappe headlines (again)

The Premier League transfer rumour mill is in full swing as we enter the second week of the January transfer window, with teams working hard behind the scenes to get deals done.

Here are the best transfer rumours involving Premier League clubs from January 8th.

Kylian Mbappe’s future has rarely been far from the headlines across the last 18 months, with the forward’s remarkable U-turn on a move to Real Madrid in 2022 only appearing to have delayed the inevitable.

 

French publication Foot Mercato report that Mbappe has (shock horror!) agreed a deal to sign for the Spanish side on a free transfer at the end of the season, despite the Time’s contradicting claims that there’s still hope for his Premier League suitors. Mbappe, publicly at least, has claimed he is yet to make a decision on his future.

Tottenham’s talks for Jean-Clair Todibo broke down late last month with the North Londoners instead turning their attention to Genoa defender Radu Dragusin. That decision has opened the door for rival clubs to swoop in and sign the former, with RMC Sport reporting that Manchester United and Chelsea are courting the Nice centre-back.

God loves a trier, apparently, so the almighty must be delighted with Jesse Lingard’s bold bid to find himself a new club. Spanish outlet Sport have revealed that the midfielder has offered his services to Barcelona, who after an underwhelming goalless season at Nottingham Forest must surely be scrambling to sign the 31-year-old free agent.

West Ham want to spend big bills received from the Saudi Pro League on Wolves captain Max Kilman. The Guardian say David Moyes is prepared to allow Nayef Aguerd to leave the London Stadium for the Middle East, provided Kilman or Bayer Leverkusen centre-back Jonathan Tah are brought in as a replacement.

Fabrizio Romano’s thumbs have not stopped working since the January transfer window opened, with the Italian transfer guru cementing his reputation as a man in the know.

Romano’s latest reports confirm that Borussia Dortmund are closing in on loan swoops for Premier League duo Jadon Sancho and Ian Maatsen, who are surplus to requirements at Manchester United and Chelsea respectively.

Meanwhile, there’s a queue of continental clubs chasing a deal to sign Bournemouth’s Lloyd Kelly. The centre-back is out of contract in the summer and AC Milan, Juventus and Stuttgart are all seeking a pre-contract agreement with the 25-year-old, who was subject of interest from Tottenham in the summer.

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