Eddie Howe is confident Kieran Trippier He will not leave Newcastle this month after Bayern Munich had three offers rejected this week and subsequently cooled their interest.
“His situation is over as far as everyone is concerned: Kieran, myself,” the Newcastle manager said, “but I’ve been in football long enough to never say 100 per cent because I don’t want to see it. It sounds silly. But Kieran is 100 per cent committed and we definitely want to keep him.”
Another transaction completed! Aston Villa midfielder Leander Dendoncker has joined Napoli on loan for the remainder of the season. The Belgian is the fourth new signing for the defending Serie A champions this month as they seek to turn around their season’s decline and are expected to bring in Udinese defender Nehuén. Perez later today.
Dendoncker has made 15 appearances for Villa this season, with his only goal coming in a 3-2 loss to Manchester United at Old Trafford. He joins from Wolves in 2022. According to Fabrizio Romano, Napoli have also agreed a €9 million summer purchase option for the 28-year-old.
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Here’s more on Phillips’ arrival and West Ham’s other transfer plans – with Pablo Fornals likely to leave as David Moyes looks to add another winger.
Let’s get straight to it – Kalvin Phillips has joined West Ham United on loan from Manchester City until the end of the season.
“I’m really happy to be here,” Phillips said after completing the transfer, although there is no option to buy yet. “The club has a lot to look forward to in the second half of the season and I can’t wait to be a part of it.
“There’s an incredible team here and if I can come in and add the ability that I know I can give West Ham fans a lot to be excited about between now and the end of the season.”
West Ham United manager David Moyes said: “We are delighted to be able to bring a player of Calvin’s caliber to West Ham United. We have long admired him and we believe he will add strength and competitiveness to our squad. ”.
Phillips joined City from Leeds United for £42m two years ago but has never established himself. “Hopefully he will play the minutes he deserves but I can’t give it to him,” Pep Guardiola said on Thursday. “He is an outstanding person and football player… Hopefully he can prove who he really is.”
As Joey Tempest once sang, this is the final countdown. With seven days left in the transfer window, things are about to get crazy as some boardroom wallets finally loosen up. Or at least, pretty funny. Kind of interesting.
Callum Wilson is one player who is worth £18m and is coveted by no less than four players. super league Clubs – West Ham United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United. What does Eddie Howe have to say about this? We’ll find out later.
We’ll also be linked with Jurgen Klopp and Erik ten Hag, one of whom could use around £100m in the next week or so. We’ll bring you the latest updates on EFL and European transactions and find out about Mohamed Salah’s hamstring situation, time permitting.