Transfer news LIVE: Vlahovic ‘open’ to Arsenal move as Rashford holds Man Utd talks

Premier League transfer rumours: Newcastle set sights on Chris Wood

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Things are beginning to heat up in the January transfer market as Premier League sides start to make their moves ahead of the second half of the season. On Tuesday Aston Villa completed their sensational loan move for Barcelona star Phillipe Coutinho, with the playmaker linking up with ex-Liverpool teammate Steven Gerrard once more. 

And Wednesday is expected to be another busy day, with Newcastle closing in on the signing of striker Chris Wood from Burnley.

Arsenal and Tottenham, meanwhile, are continuing to battle for Fiorentina frontman Dusan Vlahovic, and the Serb certainly appears to be one of the most in-demand stars in Europe at the moment.

Everton are certainly in need of reinforcements, and could well complete a deal for Aston Villa’s Anwar El Ghazi, having already bought Vitalii Mykolenko and Nathan Patterson.

So the only question remains: what does today hold in store for us? 

Express Sport will keep you up to date on all the latest goings on in the January transfer window with regular updates below.

Wood’s Newcastle move mocked

Newcastle have been questioned by Gabriel Agbonlahor over the impending signing of Chris Wood from Burnley.

Wood is reportedly set to have a medical at Newcastle ahead of a £25million move. The Magpies activated the release clause in the New Zealand star’s contract.

Agbonlahor says Wood probably thought his agent was joking when he informed him of Newcastle’s interest due to his poor return so far this season.

He said: “He’s got three Premier League goals this season, 30 years old, a club who has £300billion worth from their owners. I think it’s a strange, strange signing.”


Rashford’s Man Utd talks

Manchester United star Marcus Rashford reportedly told club bosses he was committed to the club despite his off-field actions and alarming dip in form.

The England international has scored just three goals this season.

And his poor performance against Aston Villa on Monday means he’s now gone 11 matches without finding the net.

According to the Daily Star, he’s now held crunch talks with club bosses.

During those talks, Rashford apparently made it clear he was fully committed to the club at the current moment in time.

Vlahovic ‘open’ to Arsenal

Arsenal transfer target Dusan Vlahovic would be ‘open’ to joining the club this month, according to reports.

The Gunners have been linked with a move for Vlahovic in recent weeks and have stepped up their interest in the January transfer window.

Vlahovic has previously stated he would like to stay at Fiorentina until the end of the season.

However, Arsenal have seemingly convinced the player that they would be a good destination for him this month.

Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol says Vlahovic “would like to play for Arsenal” and can see what manager Mikel Arteta is building at the Emirates.

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