WEDNESDAY 8:30PM Done Deals, Chelsea, Alaba, Torreira, Douglas Luiz, others

Welcome to our January transfer window updates as we can confirm to you that there are more done deals and other transfer updates.

ARSENAL: BALOGUN LATEST

Sky Sports News’ Dharmesh Sheth on The Transfer Show:

Arsenal want to keep Folarin Balogun, but talks over a new contract have so far failed to reach a resolution, with six months left on his deal. As it stands, a pre-contract agreement with a foreign club is the most likely scenario at the moment, unless Arsenal can do a last-ditch attempt to convince him to stay.”
Folarin Balogun | Players | Under 23 | Arsenal.com

ARSENAL RETURN FOR TORREIRA?

Arsenal technical director Edu has indicated Lucas Torreira’s loan deal at Atletico Madrid could be cut short.

“The situation is very simple. Arsenal are concerned about Torreira, his happiness, that he plays and that he is well,” he told AS.

“We want to know about him how he feels and, later, of course, know what Atletico thinks. For us, Lucas and his happiness is what’s more important. If everyone is happy, we will continue like this, if Lucas is not well, we will look for a change because there are many teams that are calling me to ask about the player’s situation.”

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Guardiola not interested in bringing back Douglas Luiz

Manchester City have a £27.5m buy-back option on Aston Villa and Brazil midfielder Douglas Luiz which expires this summer but Pep Guardiola is not expecting to pursue the 22-year-old. (Birmingham Mail)

NO DECISION ON ALABA FUTURE

Real Madrid have made him a lucrative offer and several other big clubs still reportedly interested, including Barcelona, PSG, Man Utd and Man City. His final decision is not expected until April or May.

Bayern 'expect' to lose Alaba, but 'no decision yet' on Madrid move | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World NewsSport — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World NewsGuardiola gives hint about Aguero’s future

Pep Guardiola has hinted this could be Sergio Aguero’s final season at Manchester City as he looks to a future without the Argentinean star.

We have to be careful' - Guardiola sends Aguero warning to Man CityChelsea fans want Ndidi instead of Rice

Chelsea, though, have maintained their interest in West Ham’s Declan Rice, although they are highly unlikely to launch a move for him this month, with the Hammers continuing to demand a hefty-sized transfer fee.

But given Wilfred Ndidi’s first-half performance against the Blues, some Chelsea supporters are now calling on transfer guru – Marina Granovskaia – to switch her focus and launch a move for Ndidi instead.

The Super Eagles midfielder is also linked with a move to Real Madrid.

Lampard admits Chelsea future is out of his hands

Frank Lampard admits his future is not in his control as pressure mounts on his position as Chelsea manager. Chelsea were deservedly beaten 2-0 at Leicester on Tuesday night, a result which saw the Blues lose ground in the race for European qualification as Brendan Rodgers’ side went top.

Frank Lampard admits he "can't control" Chelsea future as sack fears intensify - Mirror OnlineDONE DEALS

OFFICIAL: HUNTELAAR REJOINS SCHALKE

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has rejoined Schalke on a deal until the end of the season. The striker, 37, joins the Bundesliga’s bottom side after his deal with Ajax was terminated. He previously played for Schalke from 2010 until 2017 and scored 126 goals in 240 competitive appearances.

Schalke re-sign former Real Madrid forward Huntelaar, in bid to avoid relegation - Ghana Latest Football News, Live Scores, Results - GHANAsoccernetDONE DEAL: BURTON LAND BARNES

Burton Albion have completed the signing of goalkeeper Dillon Barnes on loan from QPR for the remainder of the season. He spent the first half of this season out on loan at Hibernian, making eight appearances for the Scottish Premiership side.

Dillon Barnes: Burton Albion sign QPR goalkeeper on loan - BBC SportDONE DEAL: NORWICH SIGN GIANNOULIS

Norwich City have agreed on a deal to sign left-back Dimitris Giannoulis from PAOK on loan until the end of the season, with an option to buy if they get promoted.

NORWICH CITY SET TO SIGN DIMITRIS GIANNOULIS - YouTube

OFFICIAL: McCORMACK EXTENDS SOUTHEND STAY

Alan McCormack has signed a contract extension at Southend United, running until the end of the 2020/21 season. McCormack has made nine appearances so far this season since returning from a calf injury which kept him out for two months.

Southend United FC News – Highlights | Football Addict
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