Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal announcement TODAY, £100m Man Utd plot, Chelsea want one deal

Transfer news LIVE: Thursday January 31

  • Arsenal are today preparing to confirm a loan deal for Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez
  • Man Utd star Marcus Rashford has been identified as a £100m target by Real Madrid
  • Chelsea are in the market for a midfielder with Nicolo Barella among the options for Maurizio Sarri
  • Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk is the player Manchester United need according to Rio Ferdinand

07.22 UPDATE: Liverpool spending spree

Manchester United legend Andy Cole is tipping Liverpool to spend big in the summer whether or not their Premier League title bid is successful.

“They’ll go again in the summer, Liverpool will, because it doesn’t matter if you win the league because you’ve still got to try and better yourself,” Cole explained.

“You’ve got to try and bring in players better than what you already have to strengthen for the next season because if Manchester City win the league or Liverpool win the league, guarantee one of them is going to turn around and say: ‘We need to add players because we lost the league or this and that.’

“That’s how competition gets better and that’s how those players become better players. They will go again, they definitely will go again.”

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Transfer news LIVE: Jurgen Klopp could bolster his Liverpool squad with pricey recruits (Image: GETTY)

07.12 UPDATE: Rangers to sanction exit

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has revealed Jordan Rossiter is on his way to Bury for the rest of the season.

“There will be no ins. I can’t see it unless something crazy happens,” Gerrard said after last night’s win over Cowdenbeath.

“Regarding outs, Jordan is very close to joining Bury. He’s been down there all day and it is 99 per cent done.”

Rossiter has endured an injury-hit spell since joining Rangers from Liverpool in the summer of 2016.

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Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal, Man Utd Chelsea, Liverpool, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Tottenham updates (Image: GETTY)

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Transfer news LIVE: Rangers midfielder Jordan Rossiter is poised to join Bury on loan today (Image: GETTY)

07.01 UPDATE: Chelsea eye late Watford raid

Chelsea could make a last-ditch move for Watford’s Abdoulaye Doucoure to bolster their midfield ranks, reports claim.

Doucoure has forged a reputation as one of the best players outside of the Premier League’s big six during his time at Vicarage Road.

And the Mirror reckon Chelsea could move for the Frenchman today, in the wake of Wednesday night’s chastening 4-0 defeat to Bournemouth.

Watford are likely to demand around £50m for Doucoure, who has also been targeted by Paris Saint-Germain during January.

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Transfer news LIVE: Chelsea are interested in Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure (Image: GETTY)

06.53 UPDATE: Man Utd exit ON

Manchester United are poised to part ways with Marouane Fellaini as midfielder edges closer to a move to China.

Injury has restricted Fellaini’s playing time under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but he is not in the Norwegian’s plans.

The former Everton star is now set for the Chinese Super League, with Shandong Luneng believed to be his destination.

A deal could be delayed until next month, with the Chinese transfer window open until February 28.

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Transfer news LIVE: Manchester United ace Marouane Fellaini is on his way to Chinese Super League (Image: GETTY)

06.40 UPDATE: Celtic chasing loan deal

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers is eager to seal a deadline-busting loan deal for Borussia Dortmund ace Jeremy Toljan today.

It is anticipated Toljan will link up with the Scottish Premiership leaders until the end of the season, with the option of a permanent deal.

On Wednesday night, Rodgers revealed he was hopeful of completing one more January signing to bolster his team’s title bid.

“We would hope we could get at least another one in,” Rodgers said. “We know specifically what we want, so hopefully we can do that.”

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Transfer news LIVE: Celtic want to strike a deal for Jeremy Toljan with Borussia Dortmund (Image: GETTY)

06.30 UPDATE: Liverpool raid revelation

Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk is the man Rio Ferdinand would love to see Manchester United lure away from Anfield.

Ferdinand conducted a Q&A on Twitter ahead of Liverpool’s Premier League draw with Leicester on Wednesday night.

And that’s when he revealed he would love to see United get former Southampton ace Van Dijk on board.

“I’m going @VirgilvDijk.. the position we’re in most need! #AskRio,” Ferdinand said, when asked which player he would take to United.

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Transfer news LIVE: Rio Ferdinand would love to see Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk at Manchester United (Image: GETTY)

06.20 UPDATE: Chelsea want one deal

Chelsea are still eager to snap up a midfielder before the transfer window shuts at 11pm tonight.

Chelsea waved goodbye to Cesc Fabregas earlier this month as the two-time Premier League winner joined Monaco.

They missed out on target Leandro Paredes earlier this week as the Argentine signed for Paris Saint-Germain.

However, Express Sport understands they have Nicolo Barella in their sights, despite Cagliari’s insistence he will stay put.

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Transfer news LIVE: Chelsea are keen on Nicolo Barella to replace the departed Cesc Fabregas (Image: GETTY)

06.10 UPDATE: £100m Man Utd plot

Manchester United star Marcus Rashford is the target of a £100m plan being devised by Real Madrid, reports claim.

Rashford is enjoying a strong run of form which began just prior to Jose Mourinho’s sacking back in December.

And Real are set to launch an end-of-season raid to prise him away before United have the chance tie him down with a new deal.

The Sun claim Real are willing to pay £100m for the forward, as well as offering him £250,000 a week to head to the Bernabeu.

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Transfer news LIVE: Real Madrid want to make Manchester United star Marcus Rashford their main man (Image: GETTY)

06.00 UPDATE: Arsenal announcement TODAY

Arsenal are set to announce the loan signing of playmaker Denis Suarez from Barcelona today.

The Gunners resurrected a deal for Suarez on Tuesday and he jetted in to London yesterday to finalise the move.

Barcelona jumped the gun by confirming the deal, prior to deleting the article from their website.

However, the switch is on and Arsenal will announce the arrival of Suarez later today.

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Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal are signing Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez on loan until the summer (Image: GETTY)

05.55 UPDATE: Transfer news LIVE

Transfer news LIVE is up and running with all of the latest updates on what’s sure to be an exciting deadline day.

Express Sport will bring you news and gossip with Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool all potentially sanctioning deals.

The Premier League’s January transfer window slams shut at 11pm tonight.

So stay tuned as all of the big hitters make late forays into the market and cast off unwanted players.