Football Transfer News and Rumours – Thurs 14th January

Mohamed Elneny – Arsenal – DONE DEAL

The long awaited deal that will see 23 year old Basel midfielder Mohamed Elneny move to Arsenal has finally been completed. The fee is around £6 million.

Lamine Sane – Aston Villa

Aston Villa are close to securing the services of Bordeaux defender Lamina Sane on loan for the remainder of the season.

Cheikh Tiote – Shanghai Shenhua

Newcastle have received a bid from Shanghai Shenhua for 29 year old defensive midfielder Cheikh Tiote and are considering accepting the undisclosed offer.

Saido Berahino – Newcastle

The odds of Newcastle signing West Brom striker Saido Berahino have been slashed down to 1/2 on Sky Bet. It looks like the big spending north easterners are close to winning the race for the in demand striker.

David De Gea – Real Madrid

Real Madrid’s transfer ban, which is due to begin in the summer, could force them to try and sign Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea this month, but it would take a lot to prise him away mid-season.

Toni Kroos – Chelsea

Chelsea have made a bid of £40 million for Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos, but the deal could be off now that Real Madrid have been hit with a transfer ban.

Alesandar Dragovic – Manchester United

Manchester United are believed to be close to signing Dynamo Kiev centre back Aleksandar Dragovic in a £16 million deal. The 24 year old Austrian is a highly rated young talent at the back.

Islam Slimami – Manchester United

Louis van Gaal could also shell out £12 million for Sporting Lisbon’s 27 year old attacker Islam Slimami this month.

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