Liverpool, Chelsea keen on Wolves’ Nunes

With the January transfer window now open across Europe, there’s a lot of gossip about who’s going where. Transfer Talk brings you the latest in rumours, rumours, comings, goings and of course deals done!

TOP STORY: Will Chelsea or Liverpool sign Nunes?

Chelsea will take on Liverpool to sign midfielders from Wolverhampton Wanderers Matheus Nunesas reported by The Telegraph.

Wolves may have weathered their struggles this season and currently sit 17th in the Premier League table, but Nunes has impressed since his summer move from Sporting CP.

Liverpool have long been associated with players to improve their midfield, with Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham the main player in mind but it seems those displays mean Jurgen Klopp also wants Nunes at Anfield.

The Reds will face competition from the Blues, although any club that signs the Portugal international is expected to pay at least £55m for his transfer.

West Ham United’s Declan Rice and Brighton & Hove Albions Moses Caicedo are also being targeted by Chelsea as they look to strengthen their midfield.

That comes with N’Golo Kante after struggling with an injury and is currently on a contract that expires at the end of the season while Jorginho is expected to leave when his contract expires in the summer.

The London club have invested heavily in this window to strengthen their squad, leaving midfield as the area they plan to add to in the next two windows.

Wolves manager Julen Lopetegui has ruled out the idea of ​​Nunes leaving this January.

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PAPER GOSSIP

– Atletico Madrid are keeping an eye on them Ferran Torres‘ situation at Barcelona and could sign the Spaniard if he is absent Blaugrana‘s plans in the summer, as reported by Diario Sport. Barca are keen to sign Yannick Carrascowhich could work in Atleti’s favor as long as the financial conditions are met.

– Midfielder from Juventus and the United States Weston McKennie have accepted Leeds United’s contract proposal with personal terms not expected to be an issue Fabrizio Romano, adding that it is now up to the clubs to come to an agreement. They discuss the conditions of a possible transfer and examine how to proceed with new rounds of talks.

– Signed Arnaut Danjuma Tottenham Hotspur, on loan from Villarreal, are now close to signing the right-back from Sporting CP Pedro Porro, as the Guardian reports. Negotiations went back and forth, with Sporting wanting the Spaniard’s €45m clause to be met while Spurs offering to lower the percentage they receive from any future move Marcus Edwards (a former Tottenham Academy player) in exchange for a reduction in Porro’s fee.

– Brighton had an offer of €16m plus €4m in add-ons for Mykola Matviyenko rejected by Shakhtar Donetsk, reported Fabrizio Romano. The Ukrainians want €30m for the defender’s transfer and have already proved they can handle the big bucks Mikhail Mudryk joined Chelsea for €70m earlier this month.

– USMNT centre-back John Brooks passed the first part of his medicine before moving to TSG Hoffenheim, he reports Florian Plettenbergwho adds that he might even be ready to play against Borussia Mönchengladbach on Saturday. Plettenberg also states that Brooks’ contract at Benfica will be terminated.

– USMNT goalkeeper sean johnson is close to a contract with Toronto FC, according to Tom Bogert from MLSSoccer.com. Johnson joins Toronto after five seasons at NYCFC, with whom he captained the 2021 MLS Cup. Johnson, 33, was part of Gregg Berhalter’s squad for the 2022 World Cup.

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Emma Bowman

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