A quiet January transfer window could turn into a busy few days for Premier League clubs as deadline day looms.
Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall is generating a lot of interest from Premier League clubs after an impressive first half of the season with Leicester City, who are top of the Championship. Brighton are “in talks” with the Foxes over a potential deal, according to Sky Sports, while the ever reliable David Ornstein of The Athletic reports that Arsenal, Brentford and Fulham are also interested. Leicester want £30 million for the midfielder, which could prove too prohibitive a transfer fee for the Seagulls.
The path for Victor Osimhen to come to the Premier League may have just been paved by Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis, who this week effectively confirmed the striker will leave the club in the summer. That will alert Arsenal and Chelsea to his availability given they have been heavily linked with signing the Nigerian, although Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag also had the 25-year-old on a list of transfer targets last year. Teamtalk claim that Osimhen is Mauricio Pochettino’s number target.
Expect to see all manner of silly headlines in the wake of Jurgen Klopp’s announcement he will be leaving Liverpool at the end of the season. According to nonsense merchants talkSPORT, Mo Salah, Virgil van Dijk and Trent Alexander-Arnold could all leave Anfield in one go when the German jets off into the sunset. Sure, in theory it’s possible, and we already know of the rumours regarding Salah’s future, but there is practically no way Liverpool allow arguably their three best players follow Klopp out the door.
One former Reds player who could be on the move this month is Divock Origi, whose loan spell at Nottingham Forest is set to be cut short by AC Milan, as per Sky Sports Italia (via Football Italia). The Belgian striker’s post-Liverpool career has never taken off, scoring just twice in Serie A after joining the Rossoneri last season. He is yet to find the net for Forest in nine appearances, and is now set to join MLS outfit LAFC.
The Midlands club are trying to sign a new goalkeeper before the transfer window closes. Fabrizio Romano claims they are working on a deal for Peter Gulacsi and have already made contact with RB Leipzig, but Fizzy Drinks FC have no intention of letting him go.
Lastly, Pablo Fornals may have played his last game for West Ham United. The Hammers are reportedly in talks with Real Betis to sell the Spanish midfielder to them, according to Mundo Deportivo. The club have also learned it will cost them £17m to sign Ibrahim Osman from Nordsjaelland, report the Guardian.