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CHELSEA have confirmed the signing of Noni Madueke from PSV Eindhoven.

Meanwhile, the Blues have had a bid for Moises Caicedo rejected by Brighton, according to reports.

Chelsea are continuing their spending spree in January, with Madueke signing on a £30m seven-and-a-half year contract.

And we have all the latest on Lionel Messi's future, following links with Saudi club Al-Hilal.

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  • Joshua Mbu

    Noni and Leandro eye instant debuts

    Chelsea new boy Noni Madueke is “buzzing to be a Blue” and Arsenal's first January signing Leandro Trossard wants to "create magic moments".

    Ex-PSV winger Madueke hopes to feature in Graham Potter's fast-growing squad in today's opening Prem match at Liverpool.

    And former Brighton wideman Trossard is eyeing a starting role for the Prem-leading Gunners at home to Manchester United tomorrow.

    It's claimed Tottenham's Harry Kane tops a three-striker shortlist for the Red Devils this summer.

    RB Salzburg's Benjamin Sesko, who is bound for RB Leipzig, and Napoli hitman Victor Osimhem are the two other big names

    But United have reportedly ruled out loaning Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Scott McTominay this month.

    The Red Devils and Tottenham are being linked with Rennes’ attacking midfielder Lovro Majer.

    The ex-Dinamo Zagreb star, 24, played all seven of Croatia’s World Cup 2022 games. 

    Arsenal want to borrow Real Madrid's France midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, 20.

    Finally, Leicester have signed Denmark Under-21 left-back Victor Kristiansen from Copenhagen on a five-and-a-half-year contract.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Pellistri set for Flamengo

    Manchester United winger Facundo Pellistri is tipped to join Flamngo on loan.

    The 10-cap Uruguayan, 21, shone on his five-minute debut in United's 3-0 Carabao Cup win over Charlton last week.

    Boss Erik ten Hag was among those praising Pellistri's exciting cameo, which included a brilliant dribble to set up the first of Marcus Rashford's two late goals.

    But O Globo say Pellistri is in advanced talks to move to Brazilian giants Flamengo.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Fight for Croatia ace Lovro

    Manchester United and Tottenham are being linked with Rennes' attacking midfielder Lovro Majer.

    The ex-Dinamo Zagreb star, 24, played all seven of Croatia's World Cup 2022 games.

    Hard-grafting but also skilled technically, Majer fits the profile admired by United boss Erik ten Hag.

    And French publication Jeunes Footeux claim the Red Devils believe they can help him become a world-class performer.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Red Devils weigh up Harry bid

    Manchester United want to sign England and Tottenham ace Harry Kane, according to reports.

    The Spurs star is entering the final year of his contract at Tottenham in the summer.

    And that is exactly when Man Utd are planning to take advantage and seal a stunning swoop for the 29-year-old.

    According to the Daily Mail, a new striker is a priority for Erik ten Hag.

    As a result, Ten Hag has listed Kane as his number one target for his summer wishlist.

    Kane has scored 15 goals in 20 Premier League games this season.

    This tally puts him behind only Erling Haaland in the golden boot race this season.

    However, Kane fits the profile of striker Ten Hag likes to have leading the line.

    He is robust and is able to contribute in possession by dropping deep and spreading the play – something he has combined with Son Heung-Min for on a record-breaking number of times in the Prem.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Jaidon agent says winger not leaving Cherries

    Jaidon Anthony's agent believes the Arsenal target won't leave Bournemouth this month and wants to sign a new contract.

    The winger, 23, was with the Gunners as a kid and has also been trailed recently by Borussia Monchengladbach, Bayer Leverkusen and Leicester City.

    But his representative Godfrey Torto told the The Daily Echo: “With Jaidon running into the last six months of his contract, it’s natural that clubs would be interested in a player of his talent and age.

    “However, Jaidon has always indicated he’s happy at Bournemouth.

    "He does love the club, as seen after the Burnley game – he stayed out with the fans, he wrote a letter to them as well.

    “He loves the club and his focus is trying to help the club get results, and try and stay in the league.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    Noni 'buzzing' for 'best league in world'

    Chelsea new boy Noni Madueke is "buzzing to be a Blue" in the "best league in the world".

    England Under-21 winger Madueke joined from PSV on a seven-and-a-half-year contract.

    The £35million ex-Spurs youth star, 20, said: “I like to get the ball and be exciting, take players on. Beat players, create a lot and score.

    “Best league in the world, best teams, best players. I’m absolutely buzzing to be a Blue.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    Utd to keep Maguire & Wan-Bissaka

    Manchester United will NOT loan out Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Scott McTominay this month.

    That's according to reports tonight, which suggest manager Erik ten Hag is largely happy with his current squad.

    But temporary offers for wing starlets Anthony Elanga and Facundo Pellistri will be considered.

    West Ham were linked with an attempt to borrow United's out-of-favour England central defender Maguire.

    And right-back Wan-Bissaka has impressed Ten Hag while standing in for Diogo Dalot.

    Meanwhile, McTominay is reportedly wanted by Newcastle.

    But Ten Hag regards them as valuable squad players unless he finds better replacements.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Kane, Sesko & Osimhen on Utd shortlist

    Harry Kane tops a three-striker shortlist for Manchester United this summer.

    That's the consensus again tonight after growing claims that the Red Devils are serious about pursing England skipper Kane a year before his Tottenham contract expires.

    It's claimed Sesko remains an option despite the Slovenia star agreeing a switch from RB Salzburg to RB Leipzig.

    And Napoli's Victor Osimhem, who has also been linked with Arsenal, is rated the third contender.

    Current loan forward Wout Weghorst is so far regarded only as a stop-gap.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Victor says Foxes' move was 'no brainer'

    Victor Kristiansen will watch his new Leicester City teammates against Brighton tomorrow after labelling his move "a no-brainer," writes GRAEME BRYCE.

    The 20-year-old left-back became Brendan Rodgers' first signing of the January window after snapping up the Danish Under-21 star from FC Copenhagen on a five-and-a-half year deal.

    Leicester, currently 15th in the Prem, will pay an initial £12.25million which could rise to £17.5million with add-ons.

    However the deal was not pushed through in time to meet yesterday's noon deadline, ruling Kristiansen out of a speedy home debut.

    Speaking to LCFC.com, he said: “It feels amazing. It’s really exciting to be here and I’m so excited to meet everyone at the Club, as well as the fans.

    “The Premier League is probably the best league in the world, and Leicester is a top team, so of course, I was excited. It was a no-brainer for me to say yes to this great opportunity.”

    Kristiansen is actually 18 months younger than Leicester's current left-back Luke Thomas, but has made more than 70 appearances for the Danish champions, including 24 this season.

    Rodgers welcomed the move as he looks to create more competition within his squad, after losing a pair of left-backs, Ryan Bertrand and James Justin as well as right-back Ricardo Pereira to injury.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Leicester tie up £17.5m Kristiansen deal

    Denmark Under-21 left-back Victor Kristiansen has joined Leicester.

    The Foxes landed the 20-year-old from Copenhagen on a five-and-a-half-year contract.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Chelsea announce Noni arrival

    Chelsea confirmed tonight they've signed PSV winger Noni Madueke for £29million.

    The ex-Crystal Palace and Spurs youngster, 20, has been a huge hit in Holland for the past two years.

    Chelsea have lured him away despite PSV earlier losing fellow wideman Cody Gakpo to Liverpool .

  • Ian Tuckey

    Turks eye Jonjo

    Jonjo Shelvey is on the verge of sealing a shock move to Besiktas, it's been claimed.

    The midfielder has fallen down the Newcastle pecking order as of late and is currently on the sidelines due to injury.

    And Turkish giants Besiktas are in the process of offering him an escape from St James' Park.

    That's according to Spor Arena, who claims the Black Eagles are "in talks" with both Newcastle and Shelvey about a possible transfer.

    Negotiations over the potential move to Instanbul for Shelvey – who could potentially link up with Dele Alli – are said to be "positive."

    Shelvey is currently out with a calf injury and is expected to be crocked until March at the earliest.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Gotta Lotta confidence in Camavinga

    Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti insists he has "complete confidence" in Arsenal loan target Eduardo Camavinga.

    The France midfielder, 20, is tipped for a temporary exit this month.

    He's notched 66 appearances since arriving at Real from Rennes in August 2021 but has only started five laLiga matches this term.

    Ancelotti has said: “I really believe in him. 

    "Admittedly, I’ve taken him off a number of times at the end of the first half and I haven’t always been fair to him in this respect.

    "But I have complete confidence in him."

  • Ian Tuckey

    Juve docked 15 points and Spurs director banned

    Tottenham have been night after director of football Fabio Paratici was handed a two-and-a-half YEAR ban from the game by an Italian court, writes MARTIN LIPTON.

    Paratici was found guilty of orchestrating a transfer scam over three seasons at Juventus, who have landed a huge 15-point penalty. .

    The shock finding means the FA is now likely to be asked to implement the suspension by its Italian counterparts, leaving Spurs in the lurch and chairman Daniel Levy searching to plug a huge hole at the top of the club.

    SunSport understands Wembley chiefs are unclear if the sanction is one that they must automatically apply or await direction from Fifa.

    But normally associations accept the disciplinary decisions of fellow governing bodies and while it is expected Paratici will appeal the verdict – of the Federal Appeals Court – his future at Tottenham appears bleak.

    Juventus were accused of inflating transfer fees in dealings with either other Italian clubs over three seasons to create millions of pounds in “capital gains” for tax purposes.

    It was stated that Juve had manipulated the system to free up their spending powers in the market.

    Juve and eight clubs, including Sampdoria, Genoa and Parma, were acquitted in May. But that verdict was appealed to the Federal Appeals Court and Italian FA prosecutors asked the case to be reheard.

    Prosecuting lawyer Giuseppe Chine had only asked for an immediate nine-point penalty. Instead, the “Old Lady” were docked 15 points, dropping them from third in Serie A to 11th.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Bayern 'eyed Kasper before Yann'

    Kasper Schmeichel was reportedly lined-up by Bayern Munich – before the German giants landed Yann Sommer.

    Nice's ex-Leicester keeper was thought to be close to the biggest move of his career as the Bundesliga champions weighed up different options.

    They have had to dive into the January market after Manuel Neuer broke his leg on a skiing trip last month.

    With negotiations over Sommer stalling, Bayern turned to Nice to enquire over Schmeichel, according to Foot Mercato.

    The Danish keeper has only been in France since August after his shock departure from Leicester.

    He has been a regular with Nice ever since his transfer but they reportedly allowed Bayern to begin negotiations.

  • Ian Tuckey

    PSG 'beat Spurs and Chelsea to Skriniar'

    PSG have reportedly agreed a deal to sign Milan Skriniar this summer, handing a blow to Chelsea and Tottenham.

    The Premier League duo were hoping to recruit the Inter Milan centre-back.

    But PSG have jumped to the front of the queue as they continued their interest in him from the summer.

    The Ligue 1 giants have agreed to sign him in the summer after his contract expires at Inter, according to L'Equipe.

    The report also suggests the Slovak could make the move this month if PSG pays the Serie A side between £13-£8million.

    This could interest Inter as it would mean they would get some cash for one of their top players rather than see him walk out of the door for nothing at the end of the season.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Is he the Quansah to their prayers?

    Liverpool centre-back Jarell Quansah has joined League One Bristol Rovers on loan until the summer.

    The 19-year-old has played four games in the EFL Trophy for the Reds' academy and twice been an unused sub for Jurgen Klopp's senior side.

    He helped England win the Under-19s and captained Liverpool to the 2021 FA Youth Cup final.

    Quansah told Rovers' website: "I'd known of the club's interest in me for a little while and I'm looking forward to meeting all the lads and showing everyone what I can do."

  • Ian Tuckey

    Gunners could go Loco

    Arsenal might look again at Juventus midfielder Manuel Locatelli.

    That's the claim from Italy as Mikel Arteta aims to boost his table-topping squad with one or two more January signings.

    The suggestion is Juve might be willing to sell the Azzurri star in the summer to help ease financial problems.

    Locatelli, 25, is also thought to have been on Chelsea's watch-list over the past year.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Majer 'eyed by United and Spurs'

    Manchester United and Tottenham are being linked with Rennes' attacking midfielder Lovro Majer.

    The ex-Dinamo Zagreb star, 24, played all seven of Croatia's World Cup 2022 games.

    Hard-grafting but also skilled technically, Majer fits the profile admired by United boss Erik ten Hag.

    And French publication Jeunes Footeux claim the Red Devils believe they can help him become a world-class performer.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Kane could top Utd's summer wishlist

    MANCHESTER UNITED want to sign England and Tottenham ace Harry Kane, according to reports.

    The Spurs star is entering the final year of his contract at Tottenham in the summer.

    And that is exactly when Man Utd are planning to take advantage and seal a stunning swoop for the 29-year-old.

    According to the Daily Mail, a new striker is a priority for Erik ten Hag.

    As a result, Ten Hag has listed Kane as his number one target for his summer wishlist.

    Kane has scored 15 goals in 20 Premier League games this season.

    This tally puts him behind only Erling Haaland in the golden boot race this season.

    However, Kane fits the profile of striker Ten Hag likes to have leading the line.

    He is robust and is able to contribute in possession by dropping deep and spreading the play – something he has combined with Son Heung-Min for on a record-breaking number of times in the Prem.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Gunners keen on Camavinga

    Arsenal want Real Madrid midfielder Eduardo Camavinga on loan.

    The six-cap Frenchman, 20, has struggled for game-time since joining Real from Rennes in 2021.

    The Gunners have already signed Leandro Trossard this month as they look to strengthen for the rest of the Premier League season.

    The club are ready to continue to back the Spanish manager as he attempts to land the club's first Premier League title since 2003.

    He is currently behind Toni Kroos, Luka Modric and Federico Valverde in the pecking order.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Pellistri set for Flamengo

    Manchester United winger Facundo Pellistri is tipped to join Flamngo on loan.

    The 10-cap Uruguayan, 21, shone on his five-minute debut in United's 3-0 Carabao Cup win over Charlton last week.

    Boss Erik ten Hag was among those praising Pellistri's exciting cameo, which included a brilliant dribble to set up the first of Marcus Rashford's two late goals.

    But O Globo say Pellistri is in advanced talks to move to Brazilian giants Flamengo.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Boehly slings Mud over Mykhailo vs Trossard

    Todd Boehly weighed into the Leandro Trossard versus Mykhailo Mudryk debate by backing the new Chelsea star.

    The Blues hijacked Arsenal's move for Mudryk after paying £88million for the Ukrainian after weeks of courting from the Gunners.

    Arsenal had two bids for the winger rejected by Shakthar Donetsk before he finalised a move to Stamford Bridge last weekend.

    The Gunners wasted little time in finding a replacement and secured a £27m deal for Brighton star Trossard.

    In response a Chelsea fan on Twitter asked which deal was the better piece of business.

    And Blues chief Boehly got involved by 'liking' the tweet, indicating his belief that Chelsea's acquisition of Mudryk was the better of the two transfers.

    Arsenal fans were split on the signing of Trossard, 28, with some concerned by his age.

    But many believe he could hit the ground running at the Emirates thanks to his Premier League experience.

    Trossard has been in superb form this season with seven goals in 16 Prem games – including a hat-trick at Liverpool.

    The Belgian will give manager Mikel Arteta options to play down the left wing – potentially against Manchester United.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Brighton admit struggle to keep Moises

    Chelsea have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Moises Caicedo, after Roberto de Zerbi admitted it would be difficult for Brighton to keep a hold of him.

    Caicedo has been linked to Chelsea in a transfer which could see them shell out between £65-£75million.

    The 21-year-old Ecuadorian has taken the Premier League by storm since stepping into the Brighton set-up initially under now-Chelsea boss Graham Potter.

    Under current manager De Zerbi, Caicedo's development has continued at a rapid pace, with Brighton continuing to march up the table.

    However, this success has garnered interest from some major financial powerhouses, namely Chelsea.

    With the Blues already reportedly seeing a £65m bid turned down for the midfielder, De Zerbi has admitted the best he can hope for is for Caicedo to see out the season with them.

    He said: "He is very important for us, it would be difficult to change with another player now.

    "I hope he finishes the season with us, but you know in the transfer market it is always difficult to give you one answer.

    "When there are some bigger teams and they want one of our players, it is good news for us.

    "The best solution for us is he can finish the season with us.

    "Next summer, for him, is better to change team."

  • Ian Tuckey

    Trossard chasing 'magic moments'

    New boy Leandro Trossard trained with Arsenal for the first time as he targeted "magic moments".

    The ex-Brighton winger says he has already bought into the Prem leaders' title dream.

    Credit: Getty

    The Belgium star told arsenal.com: "I'm really excited to get started. This is a big club and I'm ready to show the fans what I can do.

    "Everyone has seen how well we're doing already and I'm here to help achieve their dreams – including myself.

    "I'm going to work hard and try to help the team to achieve their goals. [I want to] get better as well.

    "I know the manager is a great coach and I hope to be involved in doing great things and getting better as a player in every aspect.

    Credit: Getty

    "I'm really excited to see the fans in the stadium.

    "I hope I can give you my all. I want to try and create as many magic moments as possible, and hopefully we can celebrate together."

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