January transfer window news: Vlahovic & Arthur to Arsenal latest, Carroll to Burnley

Thursday, January 13 brought a new round of rumors that Arsenal would press for Dusan Vlahovic. While it would cost the Gunners a fortune, that doesn’t stop sporting director Edu from kicking Fiorentina’s tires for a new star striker.

Aston Villa did some big business this winter, inside and out, and it hasn’t stopped today either.

Everton may have lost Lucas Digne to Villa, but they also brought in a player.

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Stay with Sporting News throughout the day for the latest transfer news, with the biggest stories from January 13 below.

Burnley considers shock of Chris Wood replacement

Burnley is considering a coup for former Newcastle striker Andy Carroll to replace recently deceased Chris Wood, according to the Daily Mail. Carroll currently plays for a pittance in a league with the Reading championship team where he has a goal in 500 championship minutes.

He did, however, score two of the best disallowed goals you’ve ever seen a few days ago, with a bike kick and a half volley both ruled out for offside. A sign of things to come?

Newcastle biding its time

According to a report by Luke Edwards of The Telegraph, Newcastle are slowing down deals for players coming from overseas. It looks like the next few days will be slow on the Magpies front, but a defender is still on the line before the deadline.

Arsenal gets closer to Arthur

According to freelance journalist Tancredi Palmeri, Arthur’s rumors at Arsenal are pushing reality. The player reportedly accepted the deal.

The deal could be accelerated further, according to Goal Correspondent Charles Watts, due to Granit Xhaka’s red card in Thursday’s EFL Cup semi-final against Liverpool, leaving the Gunners even thinner in midfield.

Aston Villa after substitute goalkeeper

Aston Villa is moving after movement, and they’ve come to an agreement on another, according to Fabrizio Romano.

The report says Villa agrees with Roma goalkeeper Robin Olsen, who is on loan at Sheffield United. The 32-year-old Sweden international has lost his place in the Blades’ starting lineup to Wes Foderingham, and he could now move on to Villa Park where he would likely support Emiliano Martinez, who is having a stellar season. Sheffield would have to agree to release him from his loan for the deal to go through.

29-year-old companion Jed Steer is currently Martinez’s replacement.

Tecatito moves to Spain

According to Fabrizio Romano, Jesus Corona has left Porto and will move to the Spanish side of Seville after an imminent medical examination. Tecatito had fallen down the pecking order in Portugal but is suddenly relaunching his season at a club by making a surprising push for the La Liga title, with Sevilla currently sitting second in the table.

No Arsenal offer for Vlahovic yet, but rumors are mounting

According to Fiorentino General Manager Joe Barone , Arsenal have yet to submit a bid for sensational striker Dusan Vlahovic, but that hasn’t stopped rumors from building up. “We are open to considering any proposals we receive for Vlahović – no offers are on the table at the moment,” said Barone.

CBS reporter Ben Jacobs reported yesterday that Arsenal was pushing for Vlahovic but the Gunners were struggling to strike a deal with Fiorentina.

Miguel Delaney reported that the difference remains the structure of the deal, as Arsenal want to make a tiered structure while Fiorentina want the full fee up front. The Evening Standard reported on Tuesday that Arsenal were “ready to step up discussions.”

Everton loaned El Ghazi

While Everton sent Lucas Digne to Aston Villa just a day ago, they brought a player back from Villa Park 24 hours later. 26-year-old winger Anwar El Ghazi arrives on loan for the remainder of the season. The Toffees did not say if there was an option to buy at the end of the campaign, but Fabrizio Romano reports There are.

Villa signs young Scottish defender

According to Football Insider, Aston Villa has agreed to sign 17-year-old center-back Kerr Smith from Dundee United. This was also reported elsewhere in the past 24 to 48 hours.

The young Scotland international is rumored to be followed by Crystal Palace, Southampton, Manchester United and Everton.

Aston Villa did big business this winter, already confirming the signing of Lucas Digne d’Everton and Philippe Coutinho on loan from Barcelona. This makes Smith the third window signing for Villa.

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