Welcome to the roundup of the latest Transfer news for today, Thursday, 21st, January 2021.
Wolves target for Willian Jose loan
Wolves are making a loan move for Brazilian striker Willian Jose as they look to spark their flagging season.
Premier League Wanderers have won just once in nine top-flight games after losing the Black Country derby to West Brom. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side is struggling without injured frontman Raul Jimenez, who fractured his skull in November.
Arsenal ‘make Odegaard approach’
Arsenal has made contact with Real Madrid over a move for Martin Odegaard, reports Sky Sports.
Los Blancos are willing to let the 22-year-old leave in search of regular football and the Gunners are one of a number of clubs vying for his services.
Villa’s Hourihane joins Swansea on loan
Aston Villa midfielder Conor Hourihane has joined Swansea on loan for the rest of the season. Villa boss Dean Smith said:
“Conor is never happy when he’s not playing and we have respected his desire to go on loan to Swansea to play football games and to help them in their push for promotion.”
“It’s a loan until the end of the season which gets him back in the heart of a promotion chase and playing regular football.”
Arsenal’s £190m losses on players leaving for free
Following Wednesday’s news that Sokratis Papastathopoulos has left Arsenal by mutual consent, the Gunners’ recent transfer losses have now become evident.
The 32-year-old becomes the seventh big-name player to leave the club on a free in the last three years, with Mesut Ozil and Shkodran Mustafi set to join the defender.
Tomori close to completion
It looks like just a matter of time until Fikayo Tomori’s loan deal to AC Milan is finalised.
The 23-year-old defender looked like one of the hottest young prospects in England with his performances last season.
Mata closing on United exit
Juan Mata’s time at Man Utd appears to be drawing to a natural close with less than six months remaining on his contract.
United have the option of extending Mata’s deal by a further year but it seems unlikely they will do so before it expires in the summer.