Chelsea, Costil, Faivre, Bellingham: The 10 transfer window facts for Friday January 20

Chelsea are recruiting again

Already very spendthrift this winter (Mudryk, Badiashile, Santos, Felix…), Chelsea and Todd Boehly could still take out the checkbook. According to information from The Athletic, the Blues are preparing an offer of 63 million euros for Moises Caicedo (Brighton). But that’s not all. The Telegraph evokes him the interest of Londoners for Yves Bissouma (Tottenham) in an exchange with Hakim Ziyech. However, Spurs are said to be uninterested.

  • Our opinion : But where will Chelsea stop?


The 12 transfer window information for Thursday


Havertz targeted by Bayern?

According to Sky in Germany, Bayern Munich would look into the situation of Kai Havertz. According to the German media, the Bavarian club could offer around 50 million euros for the one who most often plays false nine at Chelsea, who could let go after being so active this winter.

  • Our opinion : It is hard to see Chelsea letting go of Havertz this winter.

Lyon: Faivre “wants to leave”? white announcement

Laurent Blanc confirmed the desire to leave Romain Faivre this Friday during a press conference: “He wants to leave. Don’t be amazed. He’s not happy”, launched the Lyon coach. Little used this season with Les Gones (10 appearances, 3 starts), the former Brestois is mentioned at FC Lorient.

  • Our opinion : Anything but surprising, indeed.

Geubbels in Switzerland?

According to The Parisian, Willem Geubbels is set to leave for St. Gallen. The former Lyon prodigy, loaned last season to Nantes, does not play in Monaco. At the end of the contract next June, he could then try to launch his career in Swiss D1. The Parisian evokes “advanced discussions”.

  • Our opinion : This is not the trajectory we expected. But he is young and can still really launch his career.

Real on pole for Bellingham

Although Sky Sport Germany claims that Liverpool would make eyes at Jude Bellingham, wanting to make him the “new Steven Gerrard”, the player would have told Real that he would be more inclined to join La Liga than the Premier League according to the Mirror. The file will animate the transfer window this summer.

  • Our opinion : Real are one step ahead. But as long as nothing is official, everything is possible in this file.

Jude Bellingham

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Ten Hag and United on the prowl

While Manchester United are enjoying a good time on the pitch and Wout Weghorst has arrived, Erik ten Hag explained at a press conference this Friday that the Red Devils were on the lookout on the transfer market. “Manchester United must always seek solutions and we must always seek better. (…) If there are opportunities, we must go“, launched the Dutch coach of Manchester United.

  • Our opinion : No emergency in Manchester. And it’s pretty healthy.

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Chelsea are also active for Mount

According to The Guardian, Chelsea have accelerated their talks with Mason Mount for an extension. The 24-year-old attacking midfielder comes to the end of his contract in June 2024. And while Liverpool are monitoring his situation closely, the Blues intend to shield him.

  • Our opinion : Chelsea are doing well to try to stay one step ahead on this issue.

Costil would be close to Lille

Surprise this weekend: Benoît Costil could leave Auxerre just six months after his arrival. The 35-year-old goalkeeper, who has played in all 19 AJA matches this season in L1, could sign with LOSC according to The Team. The former Rennais could occupy the position of second goalkeeper because Leo Jardim is preparing to join a Brazilian club.

  • Our opinion : An understudy of choice for Lille.

Benoît Costil during the Montpellier-Auxerre match.

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Aboubakar to sign for Besiktas

Vincent Aboubakar, who played in Saudi Arabia alongside Al-Nassr, will join Besiktas for two and a half years according to The Team. His salary will be 3 million euros net.

  • Our opinion: An interesting rebound for him.

Guedes, return to Benfica

Six months after being transferred to Wolverhampton, Gonçalo Guedes returns to Benfica Lisbon. Wolves, who had spent more than €32m signing him, agreed to loan him out with no option to buy.

  • Our opinion: He needed a way out.


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