Chelsea ‘open’ to selling Newcastle United ‘target’ as Aston Villa have third bid rejected by Middlesbrough

Premier League transfer news: Newcastle United’s next opponents, Aston Villa, have had yet another bid rejected for a Championship star.
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With just three days of the January transfer window to go, here, we take a look at all the latest transfer gossip from around the Premier League:

Chelsea ‘willing’ to sell midfielder this month

Chelsea are still open to selling Conor Gallagher this month in order to fund incoming transfer deals. Gallagher has been extensively linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur throughout the window and the midfielder would be allowed to leave Stamford Bridge should the Blues receive an acceptable offer for him.

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Gallagher, meanwhile, is keen to stay at Chelsea and prove his worth under Mauricio Pochettino. Spurs have been linked with a move for Gallagher, but may need to offload Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg first.

Both Gallagher and Hojbjerg have been linked with moves to St James’ Park this month as Newcastle search for ways to strengthen their midfield options. Gallagher’s reported price tag of £50m will mean a move to the north east is impossible this month whilst a loan move for Hojbjerg was touted as a possibility, however, it is more than likely that the Magpies will end the month without any first-team signings.

Chelsea are also willing to offload striker Armando Broja this month. However, their demands of £40m have priced-out Wolves and Fulham.

Middlesbrough reject third Aston Villa bid

Aston Villa have seen yet another bid for Middlesbrough winger Morgan Rogers rejected by the Championship club. Rogers has seven goals and nine assists in all competitions for Boro this campaign and has been the subject of intense transfer speculation surrounding him with a move to Villa Park.

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The Villains have already had two bids for the 21-year-old knocked back by Boro and have seen a third worth around £7.5m also rejected. Boro reportedly value Rogers at £12m and are holding out for that sum this month.

Rogers moved to the Riverside Stadium for just £1.5m from Manchester City last summer, but his great form under Michael Carrick has seen his value skyrocket. The Citizens inserted a significant sell-on clause for Rogers, meaning they will be entitled to a chunk of a transfer fee of Rogers ever leaves Teesside.

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