Transfer news LIVE: McGinn to Man Utd latest, Vlahovic waiting game

Welcome to the 90min Tuesday live transfer blog – the place that will keep you up to date with the breaking news throughout the day.

We’re over halfway through the January window now, but only a handful of high profile deals have been completed thus far as clubs look to either hold on to or extract maximum value from players they let go.


Ferran Torres, Philippe Coutinho and Lucas Digne are the windows big movers to date, but expect plenty of late business to keep us entertained right up until deadline day.

For now, follow the live blog below to get all the latest news.

10:30am – Juventus want Zakaria

Juventus’ willingness to allow Arthur to join Arsenal on loan is largely dependant on an immediate replacement being sourced.

One player that could fit the bill is Borussia Monchengladbach ace Denis Zakaria, who is out of contract at the end of the season. A number of teams want to wait and sign the Swiss on a free transfer, but Calciomercato suggest that Juve could make a move now.

Gladbach have admitted they are open to a January sale, meaning Zakaria could be available for a relatively modest fee.

10:10am – Vlahovic keen to wait

Arsenal are trying to get a deal thrashed out with Fiorentina for striker Dusan Vlahovic, but the Serb is keen to wait until the summer before making a decision.

That’s the line from Sky Sports this morning, adding further weight to 90min‘s report on Saturday that Vlahovic will not be rushed on his future.

10:00am – Spurs confirm Markanday exit

Tottenham have confirmed the sale of promising attacking midfielder Dilan Markanday to Blackburn Rovers.

The 20-year-old moves to Ewood Park on a permanent deal, and leaves Spurs after making one first team appearance as a substitute – away at Vitesse in the UEFA Conference League.

9:50am – Tagliafico seeking Ajax exit

Remember when Ajax left-back Nicolas Tagliafico was linked with a move to Chelsea and West Ham? Yeah, we do too – although at that time a move away from Amsterdam was ruled out.

Five months later and everything has changed, including the interested parties. Marseille and Napoli are thought to be leading the chase for a loan deal, should reports in the Netherlands be accurate, ahead of Chelsea.

9:30am – John McGinn: Villa have no plans to sell midfielder

Aston Villa are not concerned by Manchester United’s interest in midfielder John McGinn and have no plans to sell him.

The Scot is highly regarded by manager Steven Gerrard and will likely remain one of the first names on the Villa teamsheet as they aim to build a squad capable of challenging for European football.

9:05am – Camavinga ‘would join’ Liverpool

That’s the claim from Spain this morning, even though Eduardo Camavinga only joined Real Madrid from Rennes in the summer.

The 19-year-old was previously a target for Liverpool and ABC suggest that he’s willing to make the move now after failing to settle at the Bernabeu.

8:45am – Man Utd lead Milinkovic-Savic race

Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is no stranger to being linked with Manchester United, and his name has again come to light in the Italian press.

The Red Devils are said to be ‘leading the race’ to sign the 26-year-old, although they face competition for his signature from Juventus and Inter. For what it’s worth, Lazio are likely to demand in excess of €80m (£65m) if they are to consider selling.

Thanks to Il Messaggero for that one.

8.25am – Premier League trio hunt Araujo

Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea are said to be pursuing Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo, who is yet to sign a significant contract at Camp Nou.

The Premier League trio’s financial muscle could price financially troubled Barça out of a renewal, with any new contract likely to see Araujo healthily rewarded for his breakthrough.

8:20am – Howe pushing for Carlos & Ekitike

Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe wants the club to follow through and execute their ambitious January transfer plans.

The Magpies have held countless meetings to outline their commitment to strengthening the squad, but are finding it hard to conclude deals for several targets. Kieran Trippier and Chris Wood are over the line, but moves for the likes of Diego Carlos and Hugo Ekitike are dragging their feet.

8:10am – Brentford eye double deal

Brentford are hoping to wrap up deals for Championship duo Brennan Johnson and Keane Lewis-Potter before the end of the January transfer window.

90min understands that the Bees are working hard to bring in a few players before the end of the month, with Thomas Frank looking to strengthen his squad to ensure Premier League survival.

8.05am – Good morning!

We’re back on the live transfer blog, time to strap in for another day of relentless gossip, speculation and maybe even some done deals…

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