Thursday’s transfer gossip: Fernandez, Firmino, Martinez, Bellingham and more

All the gossip from around World Football

Welcome to 101GreatGoal’s daily transfer round-up for Wednesday, January 4th.


Bayern Munich are set to sign free agent Daley Blind [Fabrizio Romano]

They are also set to swoop for Manchester United target Yann Sommer, with the Borussia Monchengladbach goalkeeper joining this January to replace the injured Manuel Neuer [Sky Sports Germany]

Jack Butland is set for a medical at Old Trafford ahead of Manchester United switch [The Athletic]

Real Madrid are ‘increasingly confident’ that they will win the race against Liverpool for talent Jude Bellingham this summer [Independent]

Sporting CP have informed Tottenham Hotspur that a double move for Pedro Porro and Marcus Edwards will cost €75M [Record]

Roberto Firmino is leaning towards signing a new deal at Liverpool despite interest from Saudi Arabia. His current contract expires at the end of the season [Daily Mail]

Chelsea remain keen on signing Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo, either in January or in the summer [Ben Jacobs]

However, their deal for Enzo Fernandez has collapsed after the Blues offered just 85m euros, with Benfica holding firm for his 120m euro release clause [Fabrizio Romano]

They remain keen on a move for Mykhaylo Mudryk, but the player prefers an Arsenal switch as it stands [CBS Sports]

Everton have seen a loan move for Aston Villa striker Danny Ings turned down, with Villa only willing to let the forward leave on a permanent deal this January [Mail]

Barcelona are closing in on the signing of Inigo Martinez on a free next summer when his current Atletic Bilbao contract ends [Sport]

Manchester United are among the sides interested in France forward Randal Kolo Muani, but they are yet to table a bid for the highly-rated Frankfurt striker [Sport1]

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