Transfer news and rumours LIVE: Arsenal & Tottenham set for £50m Upamecano bidding war



Posted Monday, December 30, 2019 by Goal.com

Transfer news and rumours LIVE: Arsenal & Tottenham set for £50m Upamecano bidding war

Inter Miami sign Panama defender Torres

Inter Miami have added Panama national team captain Roman Torres, the club announced on Sunday.

Torres has spent the last five seasons with the Seattle Sounders, winning two MLS Cups while guiding his national team to its first World Cup appearance in 2018.

“Roman is an established leader whose quality, winning mentality and experience have led him to win multiple MLS titles, become the captain that qualified Panama to their first-ever World Cup and earn numerous individual recognitions,” said Inter Miami Sporting Director Paul McDonough.

“He will solidify our backline and add leadership to Inter Miami ahead of the historic inaugural season.”

Watford make Rodriguez approach

Watford have contacted Milan over a deal to sign left-back Ricardo Rodriguez in January, according to the Daily Mail.

The Rossoneri need to sell players next month to ease financial pressures and Switzerland international Rodriguez is one of those expected to move on.

New Hornets boss Nigel Pearson is keen to bolster his defence as he looks to steer the club away from the relegation zone, with Rodriguez now a prime target.

Cutrone close to Fiorentina move

Patrick Cutrone could be on his way back to Serie A with Fiorentina, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

The Italian side have opened talks with Wolves to sign the attacker on loan with an option to buy for around €15 million (£13m/$17m), though the Premier League side are demanding €20m (£17m/$22m) for him.

Aston Villa target Rangers' Kamara

Aston Villa are eager to sign Glen Kamara from Rangers in January, Daily Mail says.

The Premier League side want to strengthen in midfield after losing star man John McGinn to injury.

The Birmingham club see the 24-year-old as an ideal option to help them in their bid to escape the relegation zone, but they face competition from other teams in the English top-flight, as Arsenal have also been linked with him.

Real Madrid won't let James leave in January

James Rodriguez will not be allowed to leave Real Madrid in January, AS says.

The 28-year-old midfielder has made just nine appearances for Zinedine Zidane's team this season and several teams are said to be interested in him.

But the Spanish side are not ready to let him leave when the transfer window opens next month.

Arsenal & Spurs set for £50m Upamecano bidding war

Premier League sides ready to match RB Leipzig asking price.

Arsenal and Tottenham are set to enter a bidding war for RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano, The Express claims.

The Premier League sides are ready to match the Bundesliga team's £50 million ($65m) asking price for the 21-year-old centre-back, whose contract expires in 2021.



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