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Friday's Premier League transfer talk news roundup: Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Eric Garcia, Nathan Collins

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for the Premier League on Friday, January 29.

Sports Mole rounds up all of the latest transfer news in the Premier League on Friday, January 29.

Friday morning's Premier League transfer talk news roundup:


Wolverhampton Wanderers 'revive interest in Arsenal's Ainsley Maitland-Niles'

Arsenal's Ainsley Maitland-Niles celebrates winning a penalty shootout against Liverpool in the EFL Cup in October 2020© Reuters

Wolverhampton Wanderers are reportedly back in for Ainsley Maitland-Niles after the versatile midfielder asked Arsenal for a loan exit.

The Gunners rejected a £15m offer for the 23-year-old from their fellow Premier League side in the summer.

Wolves instead turned to Barcelona's Nelson Semedo, but The Mirror suggests that Maitland-Niles - able to play in a variety of positions in midfield and defence - is back on their radar.

The England international is said to be seeking a move away from the Emirates Stadium for the next five months after struggling for minutes under manager Mikel Arteta.

Atletico Madrid have also previously showed an interest in Maitland-Niles, it is claimed, but the Arsenal academy product is expected to remain in the Premier League if a temporary exit is sanctioned.



Eric Garcia 'agrees to play for free to seal Barcelona move'

Manchester City defender Eric Garcia pictured in August 2020© Reuters

Barcelona presidential candidate Victor Font has claimed that Eric Garcia is so desperate to join the club from Manchester City that he is willing to to play for free.

City boss Pep Guardiola confirmed earlier this week that he expects the 20-year-old to leave the Etihad Stadium when his contract expires in the summer.

Garcia is keen on a return to former side Barca, who have the option of landing the centre-back six months early for a small fee.

According to Font, who is in the running to success Josep Maria Bartomeu in March's rescheduled Camp Nou elections, Garcia is prepared to forgo any salary until the end of the season.

"We're asking the acting board to sign Eric Garcia," he told reporters. "[Ronald] Koeman's asked for him, our sporting structure [if we're elected] support it and the player wants to come because there's a European Championship this summer.

"He [would be] fundamental in the fight for three trophies this season. We know City would accept €3m plus add-ons and we wouldn't have to pay until next season - that's a lot less than Barca offered four months ago.

"The player's also ready to make a big effort and not be paid a salary until the end of the season."

Garcia has spent the past two seasons in City's first team and has made eight appearances in all competitions this campaign.


More transfer news from Premier League:

Arsenal 'quoted £15m for Stoke City's Nathan Collins'
Stoke City are not willing to allow Arsenal-linked defender Nathan Collins to depart for anything less than £15m, according to a report. Read more.

Manchester United 'offered chance to sign Edin Dzeko'
Manchester United are offered the chance to sign Roma forward Edin Dzeko, according to a report. Read more.

Chelsea 'firmly in the mix for David Alaba'
Chelsea are in the hunt to sign Bayern Munich defender David Alaba on a free transfer, according to a report. Read more.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta opens door to extended Martin Odegaard stay
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta hints that an agreement could be reached with Real Madrid to allow Martin Odegaard to stay in England for longer than six months. Read more.

Liverpool, Real Madrid 'handed boost in Kylian Mbappe pursuit'
Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe admits that he is still uncertain where his future lies, although he is happy in the French capital. Read more.

Report: Tottenham Hotspur targeting Florian Neuhaus as Dele Alli replacement
A report claims that Tottenham Hotspur will look to sign Borussia Monchengladbach's Florian Neuhaus if Paris Saint-Germain target Dele Alli seals a permanent exit. Read more.

Billy Gilmour 'could leave Chelsea on loan'
Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic were paired in midfield for Thomas Tuchel's first game in charge. Read more.

Thomas Tuchel 'not thinking about loan exit for Billy Gilmour'
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel hints that he will not allow Billy Gilmour to leave the club on loan this month. Read more.

Manchester United 'in talks with Alaves over Facundo Pellistri loan'
Manchester United are in talks with Alaves over a loan deal for teenage attacker Facundo Pellistri, according to a report. Read more.

Monaco in talks with Arsenal over Lucas Torreira loan?
Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira is reportedly wanted by Monaco for the rest of 2020-21, but Atletico Madrid must first agree to cut short his loan contract. Read more.

Real Madrid suffer blow in Eduardo Camavinga pursuit?
Eduardo Camavinga, who continues to be linked with Real Madrid, reveals that he is open to signing a new contract with Rennes. Read more.

Jesse Lingard 'on verge of joining West Ham United on loan'
The Hammers have agreed a deal in principle for the 28-year-old. Read more.

Jurgen Klopp: 'New Liverpool signings have to be the right players'
Jurgen Klopp suggests that Liverpool will only sign new players during the January transfer window if they will strengthen the starting lineup. Read more.

Middlesbrough complete loan deal for Yannick Bolasie
Boro have lost four of their last six Championship matches Read more.

West Bromwich Albion join race for Arsenal midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles?
West Bromwich Albion manager Sam Allardyce is reportedly interested in securing a loan deal for Arsenal midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles. Read more.

Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochetitno dismisses Kylian Mbappe exit talk
Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino says that Kylian Mbappe remains happy with life at Parc des Princes, despite speculation regarding an exit in the summer. Read more.

Bayer Leverkusen confident of winning race for Leicester City's Demarai Gray?
Bayer Leverkusen are reportedly confident of securing a deal for Leicester City winger Demarai Gray before the end of the January transfer window. Read more.

West Ham sign Said Benrahma on permanent deal
Said Benrahma moved from Brentford last year. Read more.

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