08.15 UPDATE: Bayern Munich plan confirmed
Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi remains a target for Bayern Munich, says the Bundesliga giants’ CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
“I guess [Bayern sporting director] Hasan [Salihamidzic] is a bit like Uli [Hoeness],” Rummenigge said. “We also had transfers in the past that didn’t work at the first attempt but at the second.
“And that’s what we will work on now. To lay down a marker costs money. We want the best quality players here at Bayern and Hasan is absolutely convinced of that player.”
Hudson-Odoi handed in a transfer request in a bid to join Bayern, but Chelsea rejected it as they are eager to keep hold of him.
08.00 UPDATE: Liverpool u-turn
Liverpool academy graduate Stephen Warnock has revealed all on the time Anfield chiefs pulled the plug on a move to Blackburn.
“We were on our way to Blackburn, we’d agreed,” Warnock said. “We’d been told we could speak to Blackburn so on the way down there we were talking. We agreed terms and things like that.
“I got in the car to go to the ground to do the medical and then I got a phone call around 8 or 9 o’clock.
“The deal was off, Liverpool didn’t want to do the deal. So I turned round and went home.”
07.45 UPDATE: Chelsea demand
Chelsea forced West Ham to end their interest in Michy Batshuayi by insisting the Hammers pay £80,000 a week in wages, reports claim.
Batshuayi looked set to head to the London Stadium on deadline day with Manuel Pellegrini keen to sign a new striker.
But ultimately he ended up at another of Chelsea’s cross-city rivals, Crystal Palace, after a last-ditch agreement was made.
Bleacher Report have now claimed Batshuayi’s West Ham move fell through because Chelsea wanted his wages covering, on top of a £2m loan fee.
07.30 UPDATE: Man Utd target speaks out
Manchester United transfer target Felix has opened up after the Red Devils and Liverpool were named among the clubs interested in signing him from Benfica.
“I’m not scared by the numbers being bandied about, the illustrious comparisons proposed by the media or interest from the biggest clubs on the planet,” Felix said.
“If anything, I’m flattered. That’s today’s football for you and players need to take note of it. I’m a professional and I’m so lucky to be advised as well as I have.
“I have a dad, Carlos Sequeira, who was a player, is a PE teacher and worked as an fitness coach, so he knows very well how things are in our world.”
07.15 UPDATE: THREE Arsenal failures
Arsenal tried to snap up Ivan Perisic, Yannick Carrasco and Christopher Nkunku but their financial situation put paid to the prospective deals.
Bleacher Report reckon Inter Milan called off talks on Perisic because Arsenal would not buy him permanently or commit to a summer transfer.
Dalian Yifang, meanwhile, deemed the loan fee suggested by the Gunners for Carrasco too low to sanction a January move.
Paris Saint-Germain also had reservations about how much Arsenal were offering to take Nkunku, so that switch did not happen either.