Transfer news LIVE: Mourinho plotting to raid old club Tottenham

Transfer news LIVE: Jose Mourinho plots a shock raid on Tottenham for Tanguy Ndombele, Man United youngster Teden Mengi closes in on loan to Birmingham… plus the latest from around Europe

  • The January transfer window will open for Premier League sides is now open
  • Clubs will have until 11pm on Monday, January 31 to complete their signings
  • A number of high-profile players have already been linked with transfers 
  • Catch all the latest transfer news and done deals from around the world here

The January window is now open for business in the Premier League and around Europe, with clubs looking to add to their squads as we go into the second half of the campaign.

The window will typically opens on January 1 for Premier League clubs, which is also the case in Scotland, Germany and France, but those in Italy and Spain will have to wait until January 3 to make any signings.

A number of players have been linked with players already – with all eyes on Newcastle to see what business they will do under their new Saudi owners – while Romelu Lukaku’s future is also of interest following his controversial interview over not being happy at Chelsea.

Sportsmail’s DAN RIPLEY will keep you up-to-date with all the latest news below.

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Buy now or it’s bye-bye top four! West Ham MUST bolster their squad this month, despite back-to-back wins, to maintain their push for Europe – with David Moyes in need of a little help from the club’s money men

Co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold were at Selhurst Park on Saturday. They have a good track record in this window — Tomas Soucek, Jesse Lingard and Jarrod Bowen were all January arrivals — and a new addition or two this month could make all the difference.

Tottenham may still be unbeaten in the league under Antonio Conte, but their wasteful wing backs are already in the firing line after their underwhelming displays against Watford – improvement is their only option

Antonio Conte accepts that energy to get up and down the flank is key to making the role work. Emerson Royal and Sergio Reguilon were not lacking in that department. But end-product is vital too and at Vicarage Road they were found wanting.

Newcastle are warned against signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang by Tony Cascarino as he believes the disgraced ex-Arsenal captain ‘will not do the Magpies a favour’ in their relegation plight

Eddie Howe’s side are reported to have made contact with Arsenal over a potential move for the Gabon striker, while Barcelona and Juventus have been touted with interest.

Nottingham Forest set to pip QPR to Steve Cook signing in the next two days, with the stalwart Bournemouth defender set to undergo a medical at the City Ground

Forest are set to pip QPR to his signing, with the Hoops QPR the first to offer terms to the 30 year-old defender and were frontrunners early last week.

Liverpool ‘sent scouts to watch Olympiacos’ £4m-rated midfielder Aguibou Camara’, but face stiff competition from Italian giants AC Milan to sign the Guinea international

Leicester and Newcastle are also interested but Italian reports suggest it is Jurgen Klopp’s side who have been most proactive in tracking the 20-year-old so far.

Alvaro Morata set to ‘return to Spain and join Barcelona’ on six-month loan with option to buy with transfer now ‘95% done’ after Xavi’s insistence

Morata is currently playing his football with Juventus, on loan from parent club Atletico Madrid who he joined from Chelsea in July 2020 in a deal worth £58million.

West Ham ‘set to battle with Tottenham for cut-price winger Adama Traore’ after Wolves drop their asking price to just £20m for the Spain international

Interest from the London rivals competing for a Champions League place could spark a bidding war for the pacey winger.

Everton close in on £10m capture of highly-rated Rangers defender Nathan Patterson as boss Rafa Benitez looks to arrest their poor Premier League form with more defensive reinforcements

Everton need something from somewhere given their rather desperate Premier League form and a new right-back from the Scottish champions could be incoming following the £17.5m arrival of Dynamo Kiev left back Vitaliy Mykolenko.

Manchester United starlet Teden Mengi is set for a return to the Championship as the defender closes in on loan switch to Birmingham, a year on from impressing at Wayne Rooney’s Derby

Mengi played for United in the Champions League recently but in an effort to increase his playing time, could be sent to the second tier with Lee Bowyer’s outfit.

Romelu Lukaku ‘wants to reunite with former Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte at TOTTENHAM’, with the Chelsea star set for showdown talks with Thomas Tuchel today

What he reportedly wants and what he gets are two different things, and that could be especially true in this case. It’s been over 20 years since these clubs did business…

Jose Mourinho ‘eyes a shock reunion with Tanguy Ndombele’ amid star’s exile under Antonio Conte at Tottenham… and Roma boss is ‘plotting a loan swoop with a £30m option to buy’ for Spurs outcast

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte’s high fitness regime and Tanguy Ndombele’s more laid back approach were never going to mix well, and the midfielder’s former Spurs boss could now offer the French midfielder a way out…

The January transfer window can take time to get going but there is potential that it will heat up quicker than usual this year. We can thank the likes of Newcastle and Romelu Lukaku for that in 2022 so with the window now open, keep track of all the day’s live news here….

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