January switch window 2024: Timo Werner to bear Tottenham medical – stay

January switch window 2024: Timo Werner to bear Tottenham medical – stay

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Reuters are reporting that the Africa Cup of Nations holders Senegal have been compelled into two squad modifications days earlier than they start their title defence with the striker Boulaye Dia and the back-up goalkeeper Seny Dieng dominated out of the match in Ivory Coast.

The Senegalese federation mentioned on Tuesday they’d get replaced by Bamba Dieng and Alfred Gomis. Each play membership soccer for French facet, Lorient.

Dia’s participation has been unsure since he injured his knee enjoying for Salernitana towards AC Milan on 22 December however had been given time to attempt to get better.

The Middlesbrough goalkeeper Dieng additionally travelled to Senegal’s pre-tournament coaching camp in Dakar within the hope of proving his health, however was unsuccessful. He had suffered a thigh harm throughout victory at Swansea Metropolis on 16 December.

The brand new call-ups will likely be an extra blow to Lorient, who sit seventeenth within the Ligue 1 standings. They have already got 5 gamers taking part in Afcon: Darlin Yongwa (Cameroon), Gedeon Kalulu (DR Congo), Sirine Doucoure (Mali), Formose Mendy (Senegal) and Montassar Talbi (Tunisia).

Two extra absentees leaves them severely depleted for his or her sport away at Lille this weekend and a subsequent house sport towards Le Havre on 28 January.

Senegal open their Afcon marketing campaign on Monday towards the Gambia in Yamoussoukro.

Away from transfers for a second. Yesterday, the German soccer icon Franz Beckenbauer died. Remembered as one among solely three males to win the World Cup as a participant and a supervisor, he was extensively often called Der Kaiser as he established his popularity as a commanding defender.

Der Kaiser: a glance again on the profession of Franz Beckenbauer – video obituary

He was a person not with out his controversies however his affect on German soccer after he hung up his boots was unprecedented. Andy Brassell writes:

Der Kaiser actually turned a person of the world. Taking up the West Germany crew from Jupp Derwall in 1984, he allied his cache from his impeccable enjoying profession to a brand new worldliness.

Jessie Fleming, Mackenzie Arnold, Jun Endo, Ashley Lawrence and Lineth Beerensteyn are a number of of the names who rank between 100 and 71 in our 100 finest feminine footballers on this planet in 2023.

Keep tuned throughout the week as we reveal the remainder of the listing, voted by 112 judges.

I’ve obtained some emails from you all on Werner and Manchester United:

Tim on Timo:

I reckon Ange is the kind of man supervisor to elicit the most effective from a misfiring striker so I really feel it’s a threat value taking. My solely concern is that he turns into one other Janssen or Soldado, and we have already got the delicate Richy. Total a sure from me – generally a January mortgage can work wonders.

Wilhelm from Berlin:

I imagine it’s Timo’s final – and sudden – probability to play for a high
crew in Europe. The humorous factor about it’s that no person has a clue if
it’s going to work out or not: it’s nonetheless attainable that he’ll lastly get the
cork out of the bottle – or it’s going to stay there endlessly.

Richard writes:

Werner feels risk-free to me. Pay his £4.3m in wages for the remainder of the season. If he’s horrible, ship him again, if he’s good we get a superb striker for £15.5m. The place’s the draw back? You understand if you’ve been Levy’d.

Spurs fan, Matt:

I used to be by no means bought on him at Chelsea nevertheless his stats in current seasons are arguably higher than Brennan Johnson’s. Johnson has appeared promising however continues to be growing and tends to float out of video games. Within the absence of Son and with Richarlison’s type unpredictable, Werner provides us choices, expertise and doesn’t value as quite a bit (by right now’s requirements).

Pleasure from Jakarta:

There’s so little draw back to this mortgage signing, and a lot potential upside. It’s unusual to see us make such a smart transfer. The choice to purchase on the reported low price is the clincher. In any other case we’d simply be a coaching floor. So refreshing to not have a charlatan who hates the switch window in cost.

And Jeff on United:

Ten Hag ought to keep away from buying gamers. To date he has made dangerous decisions.

Our cartoonist David Squires could agree with you there Jeff. Right here’s his model of Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s evaluate of Manchester United (together with signings).

Thanks all on your implausible emails. I actually take pleasure in studying all of your ideas.

Jacob Steinberg

Jacob Steinberg

An replace on Ian Maatsen’s mortgage to Borussia Dortmund. The German facet are paying a £2m mortgage price and Maatsen has signed a brand new two-year extension at Chelsea, which takes his deal up till 2027. The left-back’s new deal accommodates a launch clause.

Chelsea will hope Maatsen performs sufficient at Dortmund for his worth to extend forward of a possible summer season transfer.

Robin Koch indicators a everlasting deal with Eintracht Frankfurt. The midfielder was on the membership on mortgage from Leeds, however has dedicated his future to the German membership, signing till 2027.

Koch made 77 appearances for Leeds after becoming a member of in 2020 however was allowed to go away after the membership’s relegation to the Championship final season.

On the brand new deal, the 27-year-old mentioned:

I’m very glad with the primary half of the yr at Eintracht. I’ve quite a lot of enjoyable daily and really feel extremely comfy right here. Every part is as I had hoped. Subsequently, it was logical for me and my profession that I prolong my contract past the mortgage interval. I wish to proceed to maneuver ahead right here with accountability and, above all, achieve success. We nonetheless have quite a bit to do and I’m very assured that we’ll obtain our objectives. I’m actually wanting ahead to the longer term and an thrilling second half of the season.”

Werner was a extremely rated ahead throughout his first stint RB Leipzig, scoring 34 objectives in 45 appearances in his final season earlier than signing with Chelsea.

With the Blues, nevertheless, he ended up being a comparatively disappointing signing. Scoring 23 objectives in 89 matches, Werner was seen as a frantic, misplaced striker, whose footballing versatility was typically questioned. He returned to the Bundesliga in 2022 and has nonetheless not reached the heights of seasons previous.

Any Spurs or Leipzig followers lurking? What are your ideas on Werner? Ship me an electronic mail utilizing the small print on the high of the weblog.

Timo Werner during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge in 2021
Can Timo Werner be a part of the listing of former Chelsea gamers who’ve discovered their stride at different Premier League golf equipment? {Photograph}: Tom Jenkins/The Guardian

Timo Werner to have Tottenham medical right now

The previous Chelsea striker flew out yesterday and is getting ready to having his medical, in keeping with a number of stories.

Tottenham will signal the RB Leipzig ahead on mortgage till the tip of the season with an choice to purchase.

⚪️🩺 Timo Werner, on his strategy to full the ultimate a part of his medical exams as new Tottenham participant.

All paperwork are prepared and set to be signed between Spurs and RB Leipzig. Purchase choice clause: €17m. pic.twitter.com/k1Owudxwpd

— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 9, 2024

Ange Postecoglou will likely be with out Son Heung-Min for at the very least a month as a result of Asia Cup and it seems like Alejo Veliz has suffered a long-term knee harm, leaving Spurs with few choices up entrance.

Werner has made 14 appearances in all competitions for Leipzig this season, netting two objectives.

A reminder which you can hold updated with all the offers in Europe’s high 5 leagues in each the boys’s and ladies’s sport with our interactive guides. That’s proper. Each. Single. One.

Plus there’s a handy club-by-club information, giving you quick access to see what offers your facet have accomplished.

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Ivan Toney is able to play a giant half at Brentford after his betting ban is up. The striker, who has been out of motion since Could, advised Sky Sports activities: “Everybody is aware of Brentford is a household membership, they’ve been nothing however wonderful for me. I can’t thank them sufficient, particularly the followers. They have been behind me from the primary minute as properly. So it’s sort of like I’ve quite a bit to repay.

“With Brentford, they’re struggling in the intervening time however I’m certain once I’m again I’ll play a giant half to get them out of the dropping type they’ve been in. I can’t wait to get again and be serving to my teammates.”

Toney has been linked with a transfer to Arsenal, who’ve proven that they could want a extra decisive finisher, however it appears that evidently the 27-year-old will likely be remaining in west London in the intervening time.

A transfer away from Manchester Metropolis could also be calling for Ellie Roebuck, who has misplaced her spot as beginning goalkeeper.

In 2017, Roebuck made a reputation for herself at Metropolis, displacing Karen Bardsley. Now, she finds herself of the opposite facet of the scenario, having been changed by 19-year-old Khiara Keating and and not using a single minute of enjoying time this season.

Her lack of enjoying time has affected her spot within the England squad and, together with her contract up in six months, she will definitely be assessing choices of a transfer away.

Ellie Roebuck celebrates after Laura Coombs scores during the Women’s Super League match between Manchester City and Manchester United in 2022.
Ellie Roebuck was once Manchester Metropolis’s No 1. Now she will’t even get within the matchday squad. {Photograph}: Jason Cairnduff/Motion Photos/Reuters

Erik ten Hag has not dominated out Manchester United making vital signings throughout this window after his facet have been hit arduous with accidents.

The variety of absentees reached double figures for yesterday’s 2-0 FA Cup win towards Wigan, with Christian Eriksen out as a result of sickness and Antony injured.

Ten Hag is optimistic plenty of gamers might return in time for Sunday’s Premier League match at house to Tottenham, a United bench made up virtually totally of kids on the DW Stadium pointed to the stretched sources.

“We think about all the pieces,” Ten Hag mentioned when requested in regards to the window. “So what’s in the most effective pursuits of the gamers and likewise the most effective pursuits for us, the crew, for Manchester United. So we’ll see how we progress in the course of the window.

“I feel there will likely be some gamers which can be hopeful they are often again for the weekend.”
Ten Hag mentioned he anticipated Eriksen to return in time for the Spurs match, whereas Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire is also out there.

In current days, United have been linked with Crystal Palace’s Michael Olise and Bayern Munich’s Eric Choupo-Moting.

Right this moment’s Hearsay Mill from Michael Butler has landed. We’ve Actual Madrid eyeing Everton’s Jarrad Branthwaite, Brighton probably touchdown one more wonderkid in Valentín Barco and a attainable Premier League return for Ajax’s Steven Bergwijn.

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What’s the newest on Kylian Mbappé? Who is aware of at this level.

The ahead’s contract with Paris Saint-Germain ends in six months, although he does the choice to activate a one-year extension. Earlier within the week, it was reported {that a} take care of Actual Madrid, the more than likely vacation spot, had been accomplished. However the participant’s camp swiftly denied that hearsay.

“There is no such thing as a settlement round Kylian’s future, particularly since there aren’t any discussions began about it,” his representatives mentioned in a press release to RMC Sport. “No kind of affect might dictate the timing of Kylian’s discussions, reflections or choice.”

The France worldwide appeared Madrid certain in 2022 till he made the choice to signal an extension with PSG. LaLiga have been so sad with the flip of occasions that they made a criticism to Uefa that FFP guidelines have been damaged

Final summer season, his relationship with the French facet broke down after he advised increased ups that he wouldn’t be triggering the clause in his present deal, that means he would turn out to be a free agent in the summertime 2024. He was frozen out of the crew for a big interval in the course of the membership’s pre-season preparations earlier than all was forgiven on the eve of the brand new season after “optimistic discussions”.

And right here we’re. There are rumours linking the World Cup winner with a number of golf equipment round Europe, together with within the Premier League.

Kylian Mbappé during the Coupe de France match between U.S. Revel and Paris Saint-Germain.
Thumbs up for those who’ve been the speak of each switch window for what looks like the final century. {Photograph}: Stéphane Mahé/Reuters

Jordan Henderson reportedly desires out of Al-Ettifaq. In keeping with a number of stories, the previous Liverpool captain can be inquisitive about a transfer again to the Premier League.

Ben Jacobs stories that Al-Ettifaq don’t wish to promote the 33-year-old and can anticipate any mortgage deal to cowl all of his wages.

He has been provided to Bundesliga sides Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen in keeping with TalkSport.

Al-Ettifaq are struggling within the Saudi Professional League with the membership sitting 28 factors off of the leaders in eighth place.

Final week, John Duerden wrote on Al-Ettifaq’s struggles and endurance in direction of Steven Gerrard is waning.

Radu Dragusin is near a transfer to Tottenham, in keeping with stories from Sky Sports activities and Sky Italy.

Spurs have provided an preliminary price of £21.5m for the 21-year-old however in keeping with each Sky Germany and the Night Normal Bayern Munich could look to hijack the deal.

We’ll begin with the newest on Chelsea’s Ian Maatsen who is about for a mortgage transfer to Borussia Dortmund.

The defender has solely began one Premier League match this season below Mauricio Pochettino and will likely be eager to get extra minutes below his belt.

Right here’s extra from Jacob Steinberg on Maatsen and an replace on Jadon Sancho.


Good morning and welcome to right now’s switch stay. It hasn’t been the busiest of home windows to this point. Let’s see if that modifications right now.

Whereas there hasn’t been an abundance of confirmed offers, the rumours have been coming thick and quick. Tottenham are reportedly near an settlement with Genoa to signal Radu Dragusin, Jordan Henderson apparently desires again in to the Premier League and now greater than ever the Kylian Mbappé saga rumbles on.

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