Transfer news LIVE: Chelsea eye Perisic, Man Utd face Newcastle blow, Lingard race hots up

The January transfer window is well underway and plenty of business has already been done as Premier League clubs look to strengthen their squads in time for the second half of the campaign. The likes of Chelsea and Manchester United have been tipped to improve their ranks over the coming weeks as teams up and down the country begin to put their plans for the mid-season market into action.

The Blues have reportedly emerged as strong contenders to sign Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic before the end of the month.

The 32-year-old, who is also said to be a target for Arsenal and Tottenham, will be a free agent in the summer and his current employers are believed to be willing to listen to offers.

Meanwhile, it seems as though United could miss out on the capture of RB Leipzig playmaker Amadou Haidara to Newcastle, who are said to be in pole position to bring him to St James’ Park.

Ralf Rangnick is understood to know the player well from his time at the Bundesliga outfit and has been widely tipped to pursue a move for his services ahead of this month’s deadline.

Express Sport is on hand to bring you all the latest transfer news from the Premier League and across Europe with live updates throughout the day.

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