|Juventus has announced the departure of Moise Kean, the Italian joins Atletico on loan until the end of the season. (Photo credit: GOAL)
The winter transfer window will slam shut at midnight on the 31st of January. We bring you brewing deals and potential transfers as things heat up across Europe’s top five leagues.
Mikel Arteta is going nowhere.
Following Xavi Hernandes’ decision to step down from Barcelona at the end of the season, rumors started flying of Mikel Arteta’s resignation, but the Arsenal manager has rubbished the claims and confirmed he isn’t going anywhere. Recall that Jurgen Klopp announced his decision last week; Arteta isn’t ready to quit yet.
Thomas Tuchel denies the Barcelona link.
Thomas Tuchel has rubbished links that he will be the new Barcelona manager following the announcement by Xavi Hernandes that he will be stepping down from his role at the end of the season. The embattled Bayern Munich manager insists he is staying as long as the Bayern hierarchy hasn’t asked him to step down.
Van Dijk jumping ship?
Following Jurgen Klopp’s decision to step down as Liverpool manager, Virgil Van Dijk has refused to commit his future to the Reds. Asked if he would still be at the club next season after Klopp’s exit, Van Dijk said he’s not sure, and his body language suggests he isn’t convinced about life after Klopp. “We shall see," he said.
Moise Kean joins Atletico Madrid.
Atletico Madrid is busy in the market with the loan signing of Italian journeyman Moise Kean. The former Everton and PSG striker has joined Diego Simeone’s side on loan until the end of the season. You wonder what Atletico needs Kean for, considering they have enough forward men.
Soyuncu joins Fenerbahce on loan.
Former Leicester City defender Caglar Soyuncu has been unveiled as the new defender for Turkish outfit Fenerbahce. The defender left Leicester last season to join Diego Simeone’s side, but he has now joined the Turkish side until June. Atletico is making some changes as the season hits the home stretch, and Soyuncu is one of the departures.