Transfer news LIVE: Chelsea target Onana, Newcastle want Gordon and Arsenal could sign £75m Caicedo

Everton’s lack of form and seeming problems behind the scenes could have a negative effect on the squad as the big Premier League sides come knocking in search of players. Chelsea have lined up Toffees midfielder Amadou Onana as a potential option in case they cannot get a deal for Enzo Fernandez over the line - which seems increasingly more likely as the window draws to a close.

Newcastle are also hovering and have made Anthony Gordon their main focus. The Everton forward missed two days of training as Newcastle prepared a £40m bid for the 21-year-old but the Toffees are reluctant to let one of their key assets leave whilst fighting a relegation battle.

Elsewhere, an injury to Mohamed Elneny means Arsenal may be forced into strengthening their midfield options before the window closes. The Gunners seem focused on winning the Premier League title this season and they will need strength in depth to keep Manchester City at bay. Brighton’s Moises Caicedo is said to be the favoured choice but Chelsea are also interested in the £75m midfielder and manager Roberto De Zerbi believes Caicedo won’t leave the club in January.

Follow all the latest January transfer rumours and confirmed news below:

Transfer news live

  • Anthony Gordon back in Everton training despite Newcastle interest

  • Arsenal need midfield reinforcements says Mikel Arteta

  • Chelsea could move for Amadou Onana if Enzo Fernandez deal falters

  • Wolves continue negotiations for Joao Gomes

  • Fulham look to sign Cedric Soares from Arsenal

Mikel Arteta admits Mohamed Elneny injury could see Arsenal move for midfielder

09:50 , Michael Jones

Mikel Arteta admits Arsenal may be forced into the transfer market for a new midfielder as fears mount over an injury to Mohamed Elneny.

The Egypt international is not a first-team regular at the Emirates Stadium but, with Arteta operating with a small squad, his absence could be felt in the Premier League title race – especially with FA Cup and Europa League fixtures in the mix.

Arsenal have already signed Belgium forward Leandro Trossard from Brighton and Jakub Kiwior – a highly rated Poland international defender – in the January window.

The Gunners sit five points clear at the top of the Premier League and travel to face closest challengers Manchester City in the FA Cup fourth round on Friday night.

Mikel Arteta admits Mohamed Elneny injury could see Arsenal move for midfielder

Wolves close in on Joao Gomes

09:45 , Michael Jones

Wolves are closing in on a deal to sign Flamengo’s Joao Gomes.

The club has agreed terms with the Brazilian midfielder over a move to Molineux, but Flamengo upped the asking price - after an initial £14m agreement - due to interest from French club Lyon who offered marginally more to sign the 21-year-old.

Lyon officials failed to persuade Gomes to move to Ligue 1 as he remained steadfast in his desire to move to the Premier League so OL are moving onto other targets.

Wolves stood their ground over the initial agreed terms and there is a confidence that they will get their man before the transfer window closes but the deal is not yet complete.

Chelsea target Onana

09:39 , Michael Jones

Chelsea have reportedly stepped up their interest in the Everton midfielder Amadou Onana as a possible alternative to Enzo Fernández and Moisés Caicedo.

The Times claim that the Blues have wanted to bring in a midfielder during this transfer window but their pursuits of Benfica’s Fernández and Brighton’s Caicedo have not gone to plan.

Now they are considering alternatives with Everton’s Belgium international Onana high on the list. Of course, Everton do not want to sell him so a deal for 21-year-old could prove difficult.

Gordon returns to training

09:34 , Michael Jones

Everton winger Anthony Gordon will return to training today after missing the last two days amid interest from Newcastle United.

Gordon hoped to force Everton’s hand is securing a potential £40m transfer by skipping training with Newcastle believed to be front runners to sign him.

There is a determination from the North East club to get the signing done as they also targeted Gordon during the summer.

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(Action Images via Reuters)

Anthony Gordon forcing Everton’s hand as he skips training again

09:29 , Michael Jones

Everton are more receptive to bids for wantaway winger Anthony Gordon than they were last summer after the forward failed to turn up for training for a second successive day.

Gordon, who is eager to move, is a target for Newcastle and Everton, who rebuffed interest from Chelsea in the early weeks of the season, would consider selling the England Under-21 international for £30 or £40 million.

Former manager Frank Lampard was determined to keep Gordon in August while Everton did not want to lose another of their prize assets after Richarlison moved to Tottenham.

Anthony Gordon forcing Everton’s hand as he skips training again