Transfer news live: Arsenal ‘agree’ first January signing, Dries Mertens makes Chelsea decision

Hello and welcome to football.london’s live transfer blog.

Clubs around Europe are beginning to put their plans in place, after a quiet start to the window.

In London, Arsenal have been linked with a host of defenders to solve their injury crisis at the back, while Spurs are hunting a forward, after already confirming the signing of midfielder Gedson Fernandes on an 18-month loan from Benfica.

West Ham are in the market for a central midfielder, with the Hammers linked to a loan move for Ross Barkley. Will David Moyes get the player he wants to stiffen up the spine of his team?

We’ll also keep an eye on the other clubs in the top flight, with Manchester United still in negotiations for Sporting midfielder Bruno Fernandes.

Liverpool have been quiet so far, but the Reds are still being linked with several big names like Timo Werner, ahead of a potential busy summer.

Keep up to date with all the latest developments from around London and the Premier League right here.