Transfer news live: Chelsea’s alternative Digne plan, Ronaldo’s Man Utd crisis

Keep up to date with all the transfer news, gossip and rumours on our live blog.

We’re just 10 days into the January transfer window and there are plenty of big deals still being discussed as teams look to bolster their ranks ahead of the second half of the season.

Today, Philippe Coutinho is expected to undergo a medical ahead of finalising his loan move from Barcelona to Aston Villa.

We’ll also be bringing you updates on Chelsea’s search for a new left-back with Thomas Tuchel desperate to find cover for the injured Ben Chilwell.

Kylian Mbappe could be set to sign a new contract with Paris Saint-Germain despite intense speculation linking him with Real Madrid.

Newcastle United, meanwhile, are ‘desperate’ for a new striker and are chasing five forwards including Divock Origi, Dominc Solanke and Chris Wood.

Follow Metro.co.uk‘s LIVE transfer blog below for regular updates.

Transfer news highlights for today

  • Aston Villa are reportedly in ‘advanced negotiations’ with Everton over a deal for Lucas Digne.
  • Thomas Tuchel wants Chelsea to recall Emerson Palmieri from his loan at Lyon, with a deal for Digne looking increasingly unlikely.
  • Newcastle chasing shortlist of five strikers including Divock Origi, Dominic Solanke and Chris Wood.


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