There is just a little under a week left in the transfer market. As a result, clubs don’t really have much time get their deals done and with that in mind, let us have a look at the top stories of the day and their probability of happening…
Inter back in for Giroud
Inter have resurged their interest in Olivier Giroud after their deal to bring in Fernando Llorente hit a roadblock. The Nerazzurri were reportedly bringing in Llorente on a 6-month loan deal from Napoli but an injury to Dries Mertens has forced the Naples outfit to block the move.
Olivier Giroud is once again Inter's number one target to reinforce Conte's attack. Talks have resumed today and negotiations continue with him and with Chelsea.— Simon Phillips (@SiPhillipsSport) January 24, 2020
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As a result, Conte wants to renew his interest in the French striker, say Sky Sports.
Rumour rating: 7/10
Everything written above makes sense, which is why there is a good chance for Giroud to join Inter now.
Arsenal closing in on Mari
Rumour rating: 8/10
After the disasters of Shkodran Mustafi, signing a defender has become imperative for the Gunners and Mari represents the type of centre-back that they would sign given that he wouldn’t cost much and could also do a decent job as the backup.
Barca sign Yan Couto
Barcelonahave signed talented Brazilian full-back Yan Couto for €5 million plus addons, according to reports in Brazil (via AS). The defender join in the summer after he turns 18 as the Catalans beat Bayer Leverkusen and Arsenal to his signing.
Rumour rating: 6/10
Barcelona will have signed a talented player if this report is true. Given that none of Nelson Semedo and Sergi Roberto have been able to nail down the right-back spot, it makes sense for Barca to try a young Brazilian at it.