January transfer window news: Vlahovic to Arsenal latest, El-Ghazi signs for Everton

Thursday January 13th brought another round of rumors that Arsenal are pushing 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 have done some serious business this winter, both inside and outside, and that didn’t stop today either.

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

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

Aston Villa after a substitute goalkeeper

Aston Villa are making move after move, and they have agreed on another, according to Fabrizio Romano.

The report states that Villa agrees with Roma goalkeeper Robin Olsen, who is on loan at Sheffield United. The 32-year-old Sweden international lost his place in the Blades’ starting lineup to Wes Foderingham, and could now move to Villa Park, where he would likely back 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.

Jed Steer, a 29-year-old officer, is currently Martinez’s backup.

Tecatito moves to Spain

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

No offer from Arsenal for Vlahovic yet, but rumors are increasing

According to Fiorentino General Manager Joe BaroneArsenal are yet to put in a bid for attacking sensation Dusan Vlahovic, but that hasn’t stopped the rumors from spreading. “We are open to considering all the proposals that we will receive for Vlahović; there are no offers on the table at this time,” Barone said.

Yesterday, CBS reporter Ben Jacobs reported that Arsenal are pushing for Vlahovic, but the Gunners are struggling to reach a deal with Fiorentina.

Michael Delaney reported that the difference remains the structure of the deal, with Arsenal wanting to do a tiered structure while Fiorentina want the full fee up front. The evening standard reported on Tuesday that Arsenal are “ready to intensify talks”.

Everton sign El-Ghazi on loan

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

Villa signs the young Scottish defender

According to soccer insider information, Aston Villa have agreed to sign 17-year-old centre-back Kerr Smith from Dundee United. This has also been reported elsewhere in the last 24 to 48 hours.

The young Scottish youth international was rumored to be followed by Crystal Palace, Southampton, Manchester United and Everton.

Aston Villa have done a great deal this winter, as they have confirmed the signings of Lucas Digne from Everton and Philippe Coutinho on loan from Barcelona. That makes Smith the third signing of the window for Villa.