Transfer Rumours 12/01: Bayern Close in on Top Transfer Target, Man United Lose Caicedo Race, Arsenal Eye N'Zonzi

Jan 12, 2021, 5:39 PM GMT+5:30
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Bayern Munich are reportedly in ‘advanced talks’ to sign a top transfer target | Burak Kara/Getty Images

There are less than three weeks left in the January transfer window, but apart from rumours, there haven't been too many big-name signings yet. The financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic is clearly having an effect on transfers, but deals are still expected to happen this month.

Manchester United have already made one signing in the window, bringing in Amad Diallo from Atalanta. Meanwhile, Arsenal's main transfer business focusses on departures, especially Mesut Ozil, who continues to be linked with a switch to Fenerbahce.

Here's a look at some of the top transfer rumours of the day from the best sources possible. We will also provide a rating to these transfer rumours, giving our opinion on how likely a particular rumour is to become a reality.

Bayern close in on top transfer target

Bayern Munich are reportedly in ‘advanced talks’ to sign top Manchester United, Chelsea, and Liverpool target Dayot Upamecano from RB Leipzig this month. The Premier League trio are all keen on adding defensive reinforcements to their respective squads, and have been linked with Upamecano since the summer.

According to German journalist Alfred Draxler, Hansi Flick's side have already held talks with the 22-year-old. "I know that Bayern have been in contact with Upamecano's agent and that talks are advanced," Draxler told Sport 1 (h/t Marca).

Rumour Rating: 6/10

West Ham make Milik bid

West Ham have reportedly made a €7million offer for Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik, according to Calico Napoli 24.
The Hammers are frantically trying to bring a new striker to the London Stadium after Sebastien Haller left for Ajax last week.

Rumour Rating: 5/10

Man United lose Caicedo race

Manchester United and Chelsea are reportedly set to miss out on signing promising youngster Moises Caicedo from Independiente del Valle.
That's according to the Daily Mail, who claim that Brighton are set to beat the league giants with an offer of £4.5m for the 19-year-old.

Rumour Rating: 5.5/10

Dembele on brink of Atletico move

Atletico Madrid are close to signing Moussa Dembele from Lyon, Diego Simeone has confirmed.
The Lyon star's move to LaLiga is imminent as he appears set for a loan deal with an option to buy. An agreement has not been finalised, but Simeone is confident it will be done soon.

Rumour Rating: 8/10

Arsenal & Everton eye N'Zonzi

Arsenal and Everton are reportedly interested in Roma midfielder Steven N'Zonzi, according to Foot Mercato.
The 32-year-old could be on his way back to the Premier League after spending two years on loan spells at Galatasaray and Rennes.

Rumour Rating: 5.5/10