Transfer Talk – West Ham’s Moyes wants reunion with Chelsea’s Barkley

Transfer Talk – West Ham’s Moyes wants reunion with Chelsea’s Barkley

It’s go time as the January transfer window is open. Find out when it closes across Europe, view the latest transfers as they happen and keep up to date with the newest gossip below.

West Ham want Chelsea’s Barkley on loan deal

Newly re-appointed West Ham United boss David Moyes is seeking a reunion with Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley on a loan deal, according to the Mirror.

Moyes was in charge at Everton as Barkley came through the club’s youth system, with the England midfielder then making the switch to Chelsea to 2018.

The stacked midfield at Chelsea — with the likes of Mateo Kovacic, N’Golo Kante, Mason Mount, and Jorginho — has left Barkley in a lurch Stamford Bridge and could potentially leave him out of favour in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for Euro 2020.

Should Barkley make the short-term commute switch from West London to East London, it help him get back into the swing of things with the Three Lions. And if not, then Moyes has other plans to reinvigorate the Hammers — including perhaps a move for 23-year-old AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie.

PSG ask Atleti to up Cavani offer

Atletico Madrid have their sights set on striker Edinson Cavani, and while they’d like to get the 32-year-old in January, they’ve so far been unable to come to an agreement with Paris Saint-Germain.

The PSG board claim that Cavani has a role to play in the second half of the season, despite the fact that he’s featured in exactly half of the club’s Ligue 1 matches this term. The club is also reportedly concerned about fan reaction to selling their all-time leading goal scorer for such a paltry sum.

The Uruguayan may have just six months remaining on his contract at Parc des Princes, but that hasn’t stopped the Parisian outfit from setting the asking price at €30m, according to Marca. Atleti, so far, have offered just €10m.

When asked about Cavani’s situation, PSG coach Thomas Tuchel said on Wednesday: “I have already explained Edinson’s situation many times. It has not changed. I do not want him to leave as it is better for us to be with him to achieve our objectives — clearly.”

Negotiations are expected to be protracted, and should a deal not be finalized this month, “El Matador” could well move to the Spanish capital on a free transfer come the summer.

Van de Beek seeks move over Ajax stay

Donny van de Beek is set to reject a new contract with the Dutch giants in favour of a move away from the club this summer, The Telegraph reports.

While it has been suggested that Van de Beek has rejected a deal from Manchester United in order to join Real Madrid, it still appears as if Ajax are holding out hope that they can change his mind in the form of a big contract offer.

If this new report is to be believed, however, the youngster appears to be ready to test the waters with other top European clubs.

Tottenham Hotspur have also shown interest, but the jury is still out on where he’ll end up.

Tap-ins

According to Tuttomercatoweb, Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo threw a spanner into the works of the club’s potential deal for Bruno Fernandes after telling them that he did not want to join Sporting Lisbon in return. The report suggests that the Argentine will still be leaving Old Trafford in January, but not as a factor in this transfer.

– Roma star Leonardo Spinazzola has not yet signed on the dotted line with Inter Milan, according to Calciomercato. While he may have landed in the city in order to finalise the deal, reports that suggest it’s signed and delivered appear to have been exaggerated. With his physical tests not yet being done, the expectation is that the transfer could be completed Thursday.

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