Dublin: 5°C Sunday 23 January 2022

6 clubs chase Brady, Judge dismisses Newcastle talk and all today's transfer gossip

Plus, West Ham want Celtic’s hottest property.

Norwich are reluctant to sell Brady as the Canaries battle for an instant return to the top flight.
Norwich are reluctant to sell Brady as the Canaries battle for an instant return to the top flight.
Image: PA Wire/PA Images

HERE ARE THE good, the bad, and the unlikely football moves being talked about today…

Up to six clubs are believed to be chasing the signature of Ireland international Robbie Brady. Premier League quartet Leicester City, Crystal Palace, Burnley and Swansea lead the way, with Championship duo Newcastle and Aston Villa also reportedly keen on the Norwich player.

Alan Judge though, looks like he will be staying at Brentford. The Irish midfielder is edging closer to a return to first-team football as he continues his recovery from a broken leg, but the player has apparently ruled out a move away from Griffin Park, with Newcastle and Brighton admirers of the 28-year-old.

Judge Twitter

Elsewhere, Manchester City have confirmed that Ireland U21 midfielder Jack Byrne has returned to the club after the Dubliner cut short his loan spell at Blackburn Rovers.

Byrne City

Across the city, Manchester United could offer Roma over £30 million for their Greek defender Kostas Manolas after a deal to sign Victor Lindelof from Benfica fell through.

While Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann continues to be linked with a move to Old Trafford and has rumoured to be offered £220,000 a week – the same amount that lured Paul Pogba back to Manchester.

Meanwhile, West Ham are interested in bringing Celtic striker Moussa Dembele back to London, and could make a bid of up to £30 million of the France U21 international.


Get closer to the stories that matter with exclusive analysis, insight and debate in The42 Membership.

Become a Member

Rangers v Celtic - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership - Ibrox Stadium Dembele only joined the Glasgow giants in the summer. Source: Craig Watson

Bayer Leverkusen’s sporting director says the club have not received any offers for striker Javier Hernandez, despite Chelsea’s reported interested in the former Manchester United man.

One forward that could be on the move is Watford’s Odion Ighalo, with the Vicarage Road club keen to offload the Nigerian striker if a Chinese club wants to flex their financial muscle.

Retro Deal of the Day: Thierry Henry

Britain Soccer Premier League Henry spent two months on loan at Arsenal after five years away from the club. Source: AP/Press Association Images

Five years ago today, legendary Arsenal striker Thierry Henry returned to the club for a two-month loan spell from MLS side New York Red Bulls.

Arsenal’s record goalscorer claimed two Premier League titles and three FA Cups during his first stint with the Gunners, and scored three more goals in seven substitute appearances taking his tally for the club to 228.

The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us!

From non-league to Arsenal in 48 hours: How Bramall convinced Wenger to sign him

Richie Towell set to be given a chance to impress at Brighton

About the author:

Read next: