Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal reach Perisic agreement, Liverpool talks, Man Utd exit blocked

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Posted Tuesday, January 29, 2019 by Express.co.uk

Idrissa Gueye wants out

Idrissa Gueye has asked Everton to let him leave and join Paris Saint-Germain, say the Daily Mail.

The French champions had a £21.5million bid rejected for the Senegal midfielder this week and it is claimed Everton value him at nearer £40m.

But Gueye is said to have written a letter to Everton, albeit without making an official transfer request.

PSG are expected to return with a second bid.

Rafa on the brink

Rafael Benitez has been tipped to walk away from Newcastle if he cannot strengthen his Magpies squad once again.

The Spanish boss is out of contract in the summer and a lack of finances sees the north east club firmly in the relegation fight.

Asked about his future, Benitez said: "No, I cannot guarantee anything. I guarantee I will be focused and try to do my best every minute.

"We will wait until Thursday and see what happens. Hopefully we can get three points against Manchester City and then everybody will be happy.

"I came here and I decided to stay in the Championship because I can see the potential of the club. I will try to do my best until the last minute.”

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Rafael Benitez could soon leave Newcastle (Image: GETTY)

Guardiola admits Kompany uncertainty

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany's long-term future with the club is yet to be decided.

The Belgian's contract runs out at the end of the season.

City boss Pep Guardiola said: "I think it's an issue that we have to speak with Vincent about - the club, him and his agent.

"We don't have any doubts about his quality, we miss him when he is not able to play. He's important, he is our captain and on the field he gives us extra that few central defenders around the world can give us.

"He's incredible - but the reality is in the last five years he's played few, really few. So that is the situation we have to put on the table and the club will discuss it with his agent and make the best solution for both."

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Vincent Kompany's Man City future is unclear (Image: GETTY)

Chelsea deal close

Chelsea are on the verge of signing Bristol City forward Antoine Semenyo.

Semenyo is a highly-rated young talent and has been linked with a multitude of clubs including Manchester United.

However, Bristol Live claim Chelsea have won the race for his signature.

They say the Blues tabled a bid last week and an announcement could be made on Monday.

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Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd ace Andreas Pereira will not go out on loan (Image: GETTY)

Emery on Arsenal plans

Arsenal boss Unai Emery is hoping to sign two players before the transfer window shuts.

When asked how many players he hopes to sign before the end of the window, Emery said: “Nil or possibly two. Between nil and two.

"If they aren’t coming to help us like we want, then we would prefer them to not come. Two because we are looking at two different players who have the possibility to come here.

"I don’t know because this transfer window is not easy. I know the club is doing all they can to achieve one player to help us.

"No [I wouldn’t be disappointed if no signings], because we were speaking about these possibilities two months ago but we know it’s not easy.”

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Transfer news LIVE: Liverpool have opened talks to sign Sandro Tonali (Image: TWITTER)

Chelsea deal fell through

Chelsea were in for Leandro Paredes this month, however, the deal fell through, Sky Sports man Dharmesh Sheth claims.

Sheth said: “This is a difficult one because Sarri has spoken publicly about the fact that he needs to bring in someone because they are a bit light in that area and he has mentioned to Marina Granovskaia that this is the situation and he’s left it in their hands.

"There was talk of [Nicolo] Barella and of course [Luciano] Paredes but the Barella one went cold for a while.

"The Parades one was the one that looked likely at one point.”

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Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal boss Unai Emery is hoping to sign two players (Image: GETTY)

West Ham talks

West Ham are locked in talks for Sheffield United midfielder John Fleck.

Sky Sports claim the Hammers are willing to pay around £4m for the 27-year-old.

Fleck was named the Blades’ player of the year last time out.

Talks are ongoing ahead of Thursday evening’s transfer deadline.

Man Utd exit blocked

Man Utd ace Andreas Pereira will not go out on loan this month.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed the Brazilian is playing too well to let him leave the club on loan.

He said: “I cannot see him going out on loan because Andreas is going fantastic in training.

"He is a player that you could see playing quite a few games for us towards the end of the season.”

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Transfer news LIVE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Image: GETTY)

Arsenal reach Perisic agreement

Arsenal have agreed personal terms with Inter Milan star Ivan Perisic, Italian football journalist Nicolo Schira reckons.

He tweeted: “Arsenal is continuing to talk with Inter for Ivan Perisic (he has an agreement with Gunners).

"Sanllehi has offered a transfer on loan with option to buy.

"Marotta prefers to a permanent deal or obligation to buy. Tomorrow there'll be new contacts. transfers AFC.”

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Transfer news LIVE: Chelsea were in for Leandro Paredes (Image: GETTY)

Hudson-Odoi decision

Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi will not leave the Blues this month.

The Daily Mail say the 18-year-old, who has been tipped to join Bayern Munich, will stay in west London until the summer.

However, the winger has refused to pen a new deal at Chelsea.

Hudson-Odoi, who is out of contract in 2020, will likely join Bayern in the summer.

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Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal have agreed personal terms with Inter Milan star Ivan Perisic (Image: GETTY)

Liverpool talks

Liverpool have opened talks to sign Sandro Tonali from Brescia, Italian journalist Nicolo Schira claims.

The Reds have been tipped to sign the highly-rated 18-year-old midfielder.

And Schira - a reporter for Italian outlet La Gazzetta dello Sport - claims Liverpool had scouts in Brescia to watch them face Spezia yesterday.

Brescia want €35million (£30m) for Tonali, who has two goals and five assists in 19 Serie B games this season.



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