UPDATE 17.45: Jack Clarke to Tottenham?
Leeds star Jack Clarke would be the perfect fit for Tottenham says Chris Waddle.
“Jack Clarke has shown great potential at Leeds and would be a good signing for Tottenham,” he told Sportingbet.
“He fits the mould of the type of player Pochettino likes to go for.
“He’s energetic, technical and looks comfortable on the ball.
“I don’t think he would come straight into Tottenham’s first team and they would probably be looking to loan him out to another Premier League team to see what he’s capable of.”
UPDATE 17.15: Miguel Almiron pictured in Newcastle
Miguel Almiron has arrived in Newcastle ahead of completing his record move to the club.
Atlanta United midfielder Almiron is set to join the Magpies in a £21million move.
The 24-year-old will surpass the current transfer record of £16.5m paid for Michael Owen way back in 2005.
Almiron is currently undergoing his medical at St James’ Park and will bolster Rafa Benitez’s squad as they look to secure Premier League survival.
16.45 UPDATE: Denis Suarez to Arsenal done
Barcelona have announced Denis Suarez has joined Arsenal on loan.
A statement on their website read: “FC Barcelona and Denis Suarez have reached an agreement for the extension of the player’s contract with the club, which ended on 30 June 2020, until 30 June 2021.
“FC Barcelona have also agreed a loan deal for Suarez with Arsenal for the remainder of the 2018/19 season.
“The Premier League club will pay the player’s salary during this time and the agreement includes an option to buy.”
16.30 UPDATE: Newcastle backed to make three more signings
Newcastle could sign three more players following the arrival of Miguel Almiron, claims Sky Sports reporter Keith Downie.
Atlanta United midfielder Almiron has arrived in Newcastle ahead of a move to St James’ Park.
But he says they also want Monaco left-back Antoion Barreca and Benfica midfielder Andreas Samaris.
“I can tell you Antonio Barreca, the Monaco left-back, is currently en route to Newcastle as well,” Downie said on Sky Sports News.
“That’s ahead of a loan move until the end of the season. Benitez has been very keen on bringing in another left-back.
“On top of that, Andreas Samaris, the Greek international midfielder, there’s talks between Benfica and Newcastle over his transfer.
“That as I understand it also a loan move until the end of the season.”
16.15 UPDATE: Manchester United make Kalidou Koulibaly top target
Manchester United have identified Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly as their top defensive target for this summer’s transfer window.
The Red Devils are looking to strengthen at the back having only kept four Premier League clean sheets this season.
According to the London Evening Standard, United have prioritised Koulibaly as their top target for the upcoming summer transfer window above anyone else.
The 27-year-old has been a rock at the back for Napoli over the last five seasons, and very nearly helped the Italian club win Serie A last year.
16.00 UPDATE: Liverpool linked with three
Liverpool continue to be linked with Adrien Rabiot, Abdulkadir Omur and Sandro Tonali.
Rabiot has not featured for Paris Saint-Germain since December 11, having refused to pen a new contract with the Ligue 1 champions.
As a result, he has been linked with the likes of Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Tottenham as well as the Reds.
Reports in Turkey said earlier this week that Liverpool had agreed a deal to sign Omur for a fee in the region of £17.5million (€20m).
Ajansspor claimed that the two clubs had “shaken hands” but that an announcement won’t be made yet to prevent any negative reaction from the fans.
Tonal, 18, has also been linked with Liverpool and a deal is possible before the transfer deadline.