With the January transfer window now open across Europe, there is a lot of gossip swirling around who is going to replace him. Transfer Talk provides you with the latest news about rumours, the comings and goings and of course closing deals!
Important story: Villa turns on Henrique after insulting Williams
After Aston Villa turned their attention to the young Brazilian talent Louis Henrique After failing to sign Athletic Club striker Athletic Nico WilliamsAccording to the Daily Mail.
And the report suggests Villa were willing to trigger Williams’ £45m release clause at Bilbao, which would have forfeited the £34.6m paid for winger Emiliano Buendía in 2021 from Norwich City.
Williams has emerged as one of Europe’s leading talents and has impressed at the 2022 World Cup with Spain, but the 20-year-old is said to prefer staying in LaLiga for the time being.
However, Villa boss Unai Emery is still looking for attacking reinforcements and has identified Henrique as a potential option. Henrique plays for Real Betis, and the report states that his transfer value is close to £20 million. The 22-year-old Brazilian signed for Betis last summer from Botafogo, and has managed to score three goals, along with five assists, in all competitions this season.
Aston Villa’s recent improvement under Emery has seen them drop out of the bottom three, but they are still keen to bolster their forward options, as they sit just three points clear of sixth-placed Brighton.
– Ayoze Perez He is set to leave Leicester City, with a move to Real Betis imminent, according to reports Rudy Galletti. The report indicates that Betis managed to resolve some situations with outgoing transfers, which allowed Perez’s deal to be close. Perez has been linked with a move away from Leicester since the transfer window began, with no fixture set this season.
– Tiemoue Bakayoko It seems that he is set to leave Milan and sign a contract with Turkish club Adana Demirspor for three years, according to Calciomercato. The 28-year-old midfielder is nearing the end of his two-year loan at Milan, however, it is believed his loan will be terminated early to see him sign with a Super Lig side.
– Nottingham Forest is intensifying its interest in the Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Keylor Navas After Dean Henderson was injured, according to the Daily Mail. Henderson picked up a thigh injury in Forest’s clash against Leicester earlier in the month, and it remains unclear when he will return. This has reportedly increased their interest in Navas, who is behind Gianluigi Donnarumma in the pecking order at Paris Saint-Germain.
– THugo Silva He is set for a new deal with Chelsea, according to the passage. Silva’s current deal is set to expire at the end of the season, however, and Graham Potter is believed to be keen not to lose out on the 38-year-old’s Brazilian showing experience.
Southampton have turned their attention to Marseille Bamba Ding After my disdain Nicholas Jackson, according to Express. The report states that the Saints are keen to bolster their attacking options and have designated Dieng as an option. It is believed he was keen on Jackson, however, it now appears he is set to join Bournemouth from Villarreal.