TRANSFER GOSSIP COLUMN: Chelsea ‘enter race for £25m Blackburn wonderkid Adam Wharton’, PSG ‘believe they can sign Newcastle’s Bruno Guimaraes’, and ‘SEVEN clubs send scouts to AFCON to watch promising Ivory Coast centre-back’

  • AC Milan are reportedly looking to bring in Arsenal defender Jakub Kiwior 
  • Spurs midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has reportedly rejected Lyon’s advances
  • NOBODY can fill Jurgen Klopp’s shoes… but Xabi Alonso can go anywhere he wants. If Liverpool are smart they will ask him to come to Anfield – It’s All Kicking Off

With just three days of the transfer window left, things are hotting up. 

It has been a startlingly quiet period, even by January standards, but the frantic whispers in the room seem to be gathering volume as clubs cotton on to the fact they have to do something before it’s too late. 

In today’s transfer gossip column, we look at news that suggests Newcastle may well lose a key player before Wednesday is up as PSG are bullish over their chances of securing Bruno Guimaraes.

Elsewhere, there’s a centre-back at AFCON who seven top clubs have dispatched scouts to monitor, Chelsea going after another wonderkid, and relegation battlers trying to save the day with some last-minute business. Typical. 

All this and more in Mail Sport’s Monday transfer gossip column.  

Chelsea are reportedly rivalling Crystal Palace for Blackburn midfielder Adam Wharton, 19

Paris Saint-Germain believe they can beat the crowd to sign Bruno Guimaraes from Newcastle. Real Madrid are also understood to be keen. Newcastle have admitted they may have to sell a top player. (Daily Mirror)

AC Milan have contacted Arsenal about a move for defender Jakub Kiwior. The Italian club are keen to take him on loan with a right to buy – Arsenal are not overly keen on that but could be persuaded with certain conditions. (Calciomercato)

Bayer Leverkusen are preparing a shock swoop for Crystal Palace striker Jean-Philippe Mateta. Palace, who have already turned down an advance from RB Leipzig, would want £20million for him and would need to source a replacement. (The Sun)

AC Milan have contacted Arsenal as they look to bring in defender Jakub Kiwior

AC Milan have contacted Arsenal as they look to bring in defender Jakub Kiwior 

Aston Villa have made a third bid for Middlesbrough forward Morgan Rogers in the vicinity of £15m plus add-ons. Rogers has seven goals this season. (The Athletic)

Seven clubs have sent scouts to AFCON to watch Ivory Coast centre-back Ousmane Diomande, 20, who plays for Sporting CP in Portugal. Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Newcastle, Juventus, and Bayern Munich are keeping tabs on him. (A Bola) 

Tottenham midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg rejected Lyon’s approach for him. (Sky Sport Germany)   

Chelsea have entered the race for Blackburn midfielder Adam Wharton, 19, with sporting director Paul Winstanley going to watch him. Blackburn have already snubbed an £18.5m offer from Crystal Palace and want £25m. (The Sun)

Fulham are preparing a new offer for Armando Broja. Chelsea are willing to part ways wth him for £10m. (TEAMTalk) 

Seven clubs have reportedly sent scouts to watch Ivory Coast centre-back Ousmane Diomande

Seven clubs have reportedly sent scouts to watch Ivory Coast centre-back Ousmane Diomande

Everton are keen on Lyon centre-back Jake O’Brien. The 22-year-old won the Belgian second tier last season on loan at RWD Molenbeek. (Irish Independent)

Rangers are close to loaning in Lens winger Oscar Cortes. The 20-year-old moved from Colombia to play in Erope last year and has been capped by the narional team. (Daily Record)