Transfer Rumours - January 9

By Luke Hatfield | Football | Published: brings you all the latest transfer talk from Wolves, West Brom, Aston Villa and Walsall.

Could Bradley Dack head to the Midlands this month?

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Reports in Ireland suggest that Spurs are keeping tabs on Wolves wing-back, Matt Doherty.

The Irishman has been in superb form this season, having scored three times and lodging four assists in the Premier League so far.

The reports suggest that Doherty is happy at Wolves, with a new deal potentially set to be offered up to the 26-year-old to help keep him at Molineux for the foreseeable future.

Meanwhile, Wolves are also keen on French starlet Aboubaker Es Sahhal - according to reports.

The Guingamp forward plays in the French lower divisions, and his contract reportedly expires in the summer.

Stoke, Benfica and Atalanta are also being credited with an interest in the youngster.


West Brom

Reports are suggesting that Albion will discover whether Harvey Barnes will be recalled by Leicester this week.

The youngster has been in sparkling form for the Baggies all season long, fuelling fears that the Foxes may decide to recall him - as they did last winter after a spell with Barnsley.

However, reports claim that Leicester have until Monday January 14 to make their decision, if not he'll stay put for the remainder of the campaign.


Albion are listed at 12/1 to sign Blackburn Rovers star Bradley Dack this month, according to bookmakers.

The 25-year-old has netted 13 goals so far this season, sparking rumours that he could be set to depart Ewood Park.

West Ham are favourites for his signature, whilst Crystal Palace, Everton and Newcastle United are all thought to be in the running with the bookies.

Aston Villa

Villa are reportedly interested in a move for Newcastle midfielder Isaac Hayden, who is also on West Brom's radar.

The 23-year-old has admitted his desire to leave the Toon due to family reasons, although Rafa Benitez seems unwilling to allow him to leave.

Albion have already had an approach for the midfielder turned down this month.

Elsewhere, Villa are keen to sign Leicester City left-back Christian Fuchs on-loan for the rest of the season, according to reports.

Villa have highlighted the area as one in need of improvement, with Neil Taylor the only recognised left sided full-back in the squad.

Alan Hutton has deputised in the position during Taylor's recent injury lay-off, but Villa are reportedly keen on shoring up the position.


Dean Keates could look to sort two deals this week for Walsall.

“Hopefully we will have one or two new arrivals in the next week. And then we have to make sure we pick up enough points in the games coming up.” he said when quizzed about transfers this month.

Walsall have already signed Matt Jarvis and Omar Mussa this month, but will continue to eye reinforcements through January.

Luke Hatfield

By Luke Hatfield

Digital Sports Journalist with the Express & Star and Shropshire Star.


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