Transfer talk: Arsenal and Chelsea surround £80m-rated Toney

The winter transfer window is open across Europe (see official dates here) and there are moves in the works and plenty of gossip floating around. Transfer Talk brings you the latest news on rumours, comings and goings and of course, closed deals!

TOP STORY: Arsenal and Chelsea eye Toney

Brentford will only listen to offers worth at least £80m if they agree to part ways with the striker. Ivan Toney during the January transfer window, according to Ben Jacobs.

Title-chasing Arsenal remain one of the favorites in the race for the 27-year-old, and are reported to be open to a move to the Emirates Stadium.

Toney has also recently been linked with Chelsea, who have put him on their radar as they continue to assess the market to find a striker who can help manager Mauricio Pochettino’s attack.

The Bees’ preference is said to be to keep Toney until at least the end of the season, and there are also hopes of a possible contract extension at the club which would also include a release clause.

Toney’s first game after his suspension will be the Premier League clash against Nottingham Forest on January 20.

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– Liverpool are closely monitoring the Crystal Palace winger Michael Olise, according to Football Insider. The Reds have reportedly sent scouts to watch the 22-year-old on multiple occasions this season and are evaluating whether he could be a long-term replacement for Mohamed Salah. Olise has contributed to six goals in nine Premier League games in the current campaign.

– An agreement is approaching on a new contract between Tottenham Hotspur and the midfielder Pape Matar Sarr, reveals Atlético. Spurs have prioritized signing the 21-year-old on new terms after his run of brilliant performances this season, and it is believed an announcement could come soon. Sarr scored manager Ange Postecoglou’s side’s first goal in a 3-1 win over Bournemouth on Sunday, but he was forced off after suffering a hamstring injury.

– Leicester City are interested in signing the Liverpool attacking midfielder Fabio Carvalho, reports Sky Sports. Carvalho, 21, was recently recalled to Anfield after a loan spell at RB Leipzig due to not receiving enough first-team minutes, and it appears the Foxes have become one of the first clubs to make a move for his signature.

– Internazionale seeks to finalize a move for the Club Brugge full-back Buchanan Tajon, says Calciomercato. Both clubs have reportedly reached a deal worth €12 million, and the 24-year-old is eager to move to the Serie A club. Nerazzurri have been leading the race for the Canada international this season, and the latest indicates they are now on the verge of landing him.

– The final documents are being exchanged to finalize the transfer of the River Plate midfielder Claudio Echeverri to Manchester City, writes Fabrizio Romano. The 17-year-old will join the Citizens on a six-year deal, although he will remain in Argentina until December 2024. Previous reports have indicated that the deal is expected to be for a figure in the region of £22m. .

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