Barry Glendenning on 28 January 2019
A £7.6m signing from Aston Villa in August 2016 at the beginning of the ill-fated Ronald Koeman era, tough-tackling midfield interceptor Idrissa Gueye is wanted by Paris-Saint Germain. Sky Sports say the French champions have tabled a bid of just over £21.5m for the Senegal international, who is understood to be eager to move to the French capital even if his current employers are not so keen to let him go. With four days left until the transfer window closes, PSG are expected to test Everton’s resolve with a new and improved offer.
Eager to leave PSG, for whom he has not played since before Christmas, Rumour Mill staple Adrien Rabiot is reported to have rejected overtures from Tottenham because he’s hoping to go to Liverpool if his long mooted move to Barcelona doesn’t come to pass.
After failing to impress on loan at Aston Villa in the first half of the season, Yannick Bolasie is angling for a loan to a Premier League club. The winger’s former employers Crystal Palace are understood to be interested in taking him back, while reports link him with moves to Burnley, Cardiff City and Newcastle. Bolasie’s chances of securing a temporary move to either the Welsh capital or Tyneside look negligible, as both clubs already have the maximum two loanees allowed from other English league clubs on their books. The upshot? Any transfer to Newcastle or Cardiff would need to be a permanent one.
Birmingham City have turned their noses up at an £8m offer from Southampton for striker Che Adams, who is believed to be the subject of interest from a whole host of top flight sides. At Stoke, Nathan Jones is planning a clear-out and has put high earners Bojan, Peter Crouch and Darren Fletcher up for sale.
Leicester City are haggling with beleaguered Monaco in the hope of signing Belgian midfielder Youri Tielemans, while Watford’s Gerard Deulofeu is being doggedly pursued by Milan. With just two appearances in the Football League Trophy for West Ham this season, 20-year-old defender Reece Oxford is surplus to requirements at the London Stadium and could go to Nottingham Forest or Eintracht Frankfurt for £8m. Cardiff hope to bring Bayer Leverkusen’s Lucas Alario in to score the goals that will boost their chances of staying in the Premier League.
The youngest goalscorer in the history of Liverpool football club, Ben Woodburn could follow up his loan spell at Sheffield United with a similar sojourn in Hull. His compatriot and Wales team-mate Daniel James is wanted by Marcelo Bielsa at Leeds United and the 21-year-old Swansea winger will cost the Championship leaders £12m. Wilfried Bony is also being tipped to head for the Liberty Stadium exit door and may be off to Galatasaray or Al-Sadd.