Done deal: Aston Villa sign Jhon Duran
Aston Villa have signed teenage Colombia striker Jhon Duran from Chicago Fire in an £18m deal. Duran has scored eight goals and set up six more in 28 appearances for Chicago. Villa will pay £14.75m for Duran, who has three caps for Colombia, and a potential £3.3m in add-ons.
He becomes Unai Emery’s second signing at the club and follows the arrival of full-back Alex Moreno for £13.2m from Real Betis earlier this month.
Gravenberch set to stay at Bayern despite Liverpool interest
Bayern Munich midfielder Ryan Gravenberch will not be allowed to leave the Bavarian giants this month, according to Sky Germany. Liverpool had been linked with an audacious loan move for the prodigious Dutchman, who is yet to start a single Bundesliga match this campaign.
Gravenberch is tipped to have a bright future after an impressive rise with Ajax, for whom he scored 12 goals in 103 appearances.
Chelsea join Gordon race
Chelsea set their sights on Everton forward Anthony Gordon, according to the Daily Mail. The report mentions that the Blues are willing to allow Gordon to stay for the rest of the season at Everton on loan. It is understood that Newcastle United are also keen on signing Gordon from the Toffees.