Transfer Talk: Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey agrees deal to move to Juventus
The transfer window for Europe's biggest clubs might be closed, but they are still working tirelessly behind the scenes to line up the arrival of their next stars. Transfer Talk has been scouring the world's media to see who could be heading to your club when Jan. 1 arrives.
TOP STORY: Ramsey agrees to join Juventus
Italian newspaper Corielle dello Sport claims Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has agreed to join Juventus.
It reports that confirmation of Wales international Ramsey's move to the Serie A champions will be made official imminently.
Another publication, Tuttosport, also carries a Ramsey article on its front page, which reports that the 28-year-old is in line for a four-year deal worth €8 million per season.
Ramsey's Arsenal contract expires in the summer, when he will be able to leave for free.
23.30 GMT: That will do it for tonight's Transfer Talk LIVE blog and wrap up a quite a 2018 for the blog. We are just one more sleep away from the transfer window opening, so remember to check back tomorrow for the expected early flurry of completed deals. Take care and see you bright and early in 2019 with more rumours, reports and done deals!
23.00 GMT: Marcus Rashford to Real Madrid this summer?
The Sun claims that the Man United youngster is set to spurn Los Blancos in order to continue at Man United. After being linked with a move to the Bernabeu over the last few months, the 21-year-old has reportedly had a change of heart since the sacking of Jose Mourinho.
Rashford has gotten off to a fast start under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and seems to be much happier with his playing time and role under the Norwegian. Rashford has scored two goals and added an assist since Solskjaer took the reins and like many of his teammates at Old Trafford, seems to be genuinely enjoying his football at the moment.
22.03 GMT: Out-of-favour Chelsea full-back Davide Zappacosta could soon be on the move.
A report from Italian outlet Tuttomercatoweb suggests that Lazio are keen to bring Zappacosta back to Serie A.
The report goes on to say that the ex-Torino and Atalanta man would join I Biancocelesti originally on loan but that the Italian club would have an option to buy the player outright for somewhere between €10-12 million.
The 26-year-old right-back has featured just twice this season under Maurizio Sarri in the league, and has mostly been relegated to Carabao Cup and Europa League duty with the Blues.
21.09 GMT: Shifting to MLS for a moment. According to FutbolPeruano.com, Peruvian attacker Kevin Quevedo could soon be headed to the United States, with New YorK City FC and Minnesota United listed as potential landing spots.
The 21-year-old joined Peruvian giants Alianza Lima in 2017 but could be the latest Peruvian to make the more lucrative move to MLS. A recent Instagram story posted by the Peru Under-23 international hinted that he is set for medical but no destination was listed.
It looks as if we'll have to monitor Instagram to see where the young midfielder turns up.
20.18 GMT: Huddersfield are in talks to sign a highly-rated Tottenham youngster.
The Daily Mail suggests that the Terriers are looking to sign 19-year-old Spurs left-back Jaden Brown. The youngster has been a regular with Tottenham's Under-23s but is out of contract with Spurs come the summer.
A path to first-team football would seem quicker for Brown at Huddersfield than at Tottenham, so a move would seem to make sense for a talented youngster who currently is blocked by a handful of full internationals at full-back at White Hart Lane.
19.27 GMT: Chelsea's Tammy Abraham has more than delivered during his loan spell at Aston Villa, scoring 14 goals over all competitions. Recent reports indicate that Chelsea could end the loan early, though, as interest in Abraham increases from sides in the Premier League.
A story in the Daily Mail on Monday claims Wolves, Huddersfield, Burnley and Crystal Palace are all interested in a loan move for the prolific 21-year-old in January.
Could Chelsea recall Abraham in favour of loaning him to a club in the top flight? Villa fans will hope not, as Dean Smith's group, currently ninth, still have their eyes on competing for promotion in the Championship.
18.32 GMT: Newcastle remain on the trail for underused Wolves attacker Ivan Cavaleiro.
The 25-year-old Portuguese played a leading role last season in Wolves' promotion from the Championship with nine goals and 12 assists but has seen his play decrease with the arrivals of Adama Traore and Raul Jimenez.
Cavaleiro has started only four league matches this term under Nuno Espirito Santo and has scored three goals in 13 appearances overall.
Newcastle, on the other hand, have scored the second fewest amount of goals in the Premier League (15) and according to reports, are considering a move for the ex-Monaco winger.
17.40 GMT: -- DONE DEAL -- This has been coming for some time now but one of the weirdest signings in a while is now official, as West Ham have signed Samir Nasri.
The 31-year-old former Arsenal and Man City midfielder arrives in London after sitting out the last 18 months as a result of a doping ban that occured while the player was a member of Turkish side Antalyaspor.
The ex-France international previously played for Hammers manager Manuel Pellegrini between 2013-16, winning a Premier League title under the Chilean in 2014.
With central midfielders Carlos Sanchez, Manuel Lanzini and Jack Wilshere all injured, Pellegrini is hoping to strike gold with Nasri, who definitely should have something to prove following his lengthy absence from the game. This will be a fascinating pairing to follow for sure.
16.45 GMT: To the Championship, where the Mail reports that Wigan will make a bid for Reading defender Tyler Blackett next month. Blackett has also been linked with Stoke and Middlesbrough.
16.15 GMT: Big news from Arsenal -- Mesut Ozil has categorically ruled out a January loan move and is fully intent on winning back his starting place, sources close to the midfielder have told ESPN FC.
15.45 GMT: Sky Sports reports that Bayern Munich have made a second bid for Chelsea forward Callum Hudson-Odoi. It says the Bundesliga champions have offered £20 million for Hudson-Odoi -- but Chelsea want nearer £40 million.
15.30 GMT: Middlesbrough have announced that they will sign Huddersfield winger Rajiv van La Parra on loan for the rest of the season when the transfer window opens on Tuesday.
15.00 GMT: Manchester City are set to sign teenage Espanyol attacker Oscar Tarensi, according to Sport, which says they have won the race for the 15-year-old.
14.15 GMT -- DONE DEAL: As predicted in Whispers (see below), Everton defender Mason Holgate has joined Championship promotion-chasers West Brom on loan for the rest of the season.
13.30 GMT: Arsenal could face frustration in their efforts to sign Sevilla midfielder Ever Banega because he and his family are settled in Spain, according to reports.
12.45 GMT: Queens Park Rangers have recalled midfielder Ryan Manning from his loan spell at fellow Championship side Rotherham United.
12.00 GMT: Hull manager Nigel Adkins has said Tottenham's reported interested in forward Jarrod Bowen is a tribute to the Championship club.
"It's good to have speculation, because it means that we have players that are doing well," Adkins said.
11.15 GMT: Scottish champions Celtic could sign West Brom winger Oliver Burke on loan for the rest of the season, according to the Daily Record.
Scotland international Burke, who has made only three Championship appearances this season, is also reported to be interesting English clubs including Millwall.
10.30 GMT: Neil Warnock has said Cardiff are interested in signing Liverpool defender Nathaniel Clyne, who has made only five appearances this season, adding that he is hopeful of further reinforcements.
10.00 GMT: Watford coach Javi Gracia has said he wants midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure to stay despite being linked with French champions Paris Saint-Germain. "For me, Abdoulaye is a great player -- he is very important for us," Gracia said. "Right now, he is at home with us and I am trying to help him to improve. To do that, I am of the thinking that he will be staying with us for a long time."
09.15 GMT: Championship leaders Leeds have benefited from 13 goals by forward Kemar Roofe so far this season, but reports suggest Newcastle could make an attempt to sign him in January.
Magpies manager Rafa Benitez wants to remedy his side's lack of goals so far and is set to turn to former West Bromwich Albion and Oxford United player Roofe.
Inter want to sign Kroos and Godin
Corielle dello Sport claims Inter Milan are in talks with not one Madrid club but two over the transfers of Real's midfield maestro Toni Kroos and Atleti's defensive stalwart Diego Godin.
Both players are considered to be world leaders in their position and would cost a lot of money, but it appears Inter are ready to spend big in 2019.
The Serie A side were taken over by Chinese retail giant Suning Commerce Group in 2016.
Inter also keen on Kovacic
There has been talk of Chelsea trying to make Mateo Kovacic's loan move to Stamford Bridge permanent, but they are not the only club interested -- Inter are keen on the Croatia international, says Tuttosport.
The 24-year-old is on a season-long loan from Real Madrid after being part of the deal that took Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea to the Bernabeu.
It was recently reported that Real were considering offering Kovacic and Isco as part of a bid for Eden Hazard, but it has emerged that Inter are also keen on a player who was with them between 2013 and 2015.
Isco will not be moving in January
Speaking of Isco , the Spain star has seemingly ended talk of a move away from Real Madrid.
The 26-year-old has not started a league game under new manager Santiago Solari and was strongly linked with several of Europe's top clubs.
Chelsea, Bayern Munich and PSG are among those reportedly interested in a big-money move, but Metro quotes Isco as telling Deportes Cuatro he will not be leaving in January and wants to remain at the Bernabeu.
One man who won't be heading to Inter is Jose
Jose Mourinho's departure from Manchester United has left people wondering where he will end up next. It won't be Inter Milan, if their sporting director is to be believed.
Mourinho won the Champions League at Inter in 2010 before resigning to take over at Real Madrid.
Sporting director Piero Ausilio told Sky Italia they will be sticking with Luciano Spalletti, as they are only 18 months into their "project" and expect him to remain for years to come.
Football Whispers' top five emerging whispers
Football Whispers' transfer algorithm gives the likelihood of rumours happening, using a score of 1-5.
Mason Holgate to West Brom -- 4.8
Everton defender Holgate is on the verge of joining West Brom in what is likely to be a loan move. The 22-year-old, who has not made an Everton matchday squad since mid-September, is said to have already completed his medical.
Dominic Solanke to Crystal Palace -- 4.0
Roy Hodgson has publicly confirmed his interest in Solanke, and the Daily Mail has reported that a medical has taken a place ahead of a loan switch. The 21-year-old has not made the bench in the league or Champions League all season.
Javier Hernandez to Valencia -- 3.6
Valencia and West Ham United are reportedly in talks over the sale of striker Hernandez in January. The 30-year-old has made only seven league starts this season.
Mats Hummels to Chelsea -- 2.6
Chelsea are said to have asked how much World Cup winner Hummels will cost and been told he could become a Blues player for £30m. The 30-year-old has started only three of the past nine games.
Junior Firpo to Manchester City -- 2.5
Pep Guardiola is said to be keen on Real Madrid transfer target Firpo. The 22-year-old is rumoured to be valued at about £40m by his club, Real Betis.