The January transfer window is heating up as various clubs move to secure season-defining deals. It is always a perilous month to do business but it is increasingly becoming a productive month for title challengers and relegation contenders alike.
At Chelsea, Cesc Fàbregas may not be the only player to leave the club for Monaco. The Ligue 1 outfit are also reported to be interested in Chelsea's Michy Batshuayi. Per Sky Sports, the striker is the subject of Premier League interest as well with Everton keen on a permanent deal.
Marco Silva's striker concerns are no secret and he has opted to play no striker at times this season. He has used Richarlison or Gylfi Sigurðsson in a similar role. Cenk Tosun or Oumar Niasse could be sold to finance a deal for Batshuayi.
According to the Telegraph, Chelsea are also in talks to sign Juventus and Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain on loan until the end of the season. The 31-year-old is currently on loan at AC Milan.
Meanwhile, there has not yet been any response from Marko Arnautovic's camp after West Ham claimed he is not for sale. It comes after his brother Danijel claimed the Austrian international was keen on a move.
In response to the statement from the brother and agent of Marko Arnautovic this afternoon, the Club has issued the following: pic.twitter.com/6A2p3glFhg
— West Ham United (@WestHam) January 10, 2019
In Liverpool transfer news, manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Rafael Camacho will not leave during the January transfer window. The 18-year-old, who recently made his senior debut, had been linked to Sporting Lisbon but Klopp announced at his pre-match press conference today that “Rafa will not leave."
In manager news, Aitor Karanka has left Nottingham Forest after less than a year in the dugout while Correio da Manha report that Jose Mourinho claims he is not in discussions with Benefica, who he was linked to last week. The Portuguese side recently parted ways with former manager Rui Vitoria.