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January Transfer Window Live: Betting suspended on Phillips to West Ham

Man City midfielder Kalvin Phillips
West Ham have gone odds-on to sign Man City midfielder Kalvin Phillips

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Phillips set to move down south

Betfair suspended betting on Kalvin Phillips joining West Ham United late on Monday evening following a flurry of bets on the move to East London.

This time last week, West Ham were as big as 25/126.00 to land Phillips, a price which was cut to 10/111.00, before it settled around 5/16.00 as the second most likely destination for Phillips, behind Crystal Palace.

The two London sides had overtaken long front-running favourites Newcastle in the betting, who were as short as 1/12.00 earlier in the window to land the former Leeds midfielder.

However, reports have now suggested an agreement is firmly in place for Phillips to move to West Ham on loan for the remainder of the season, with a potential option to buy should he perform for David Moyes' side.

Phillips is only 18 months into his current six-year deal at Manchester City, but his desire to maintain his place in the England squad ahead of this summer's Euros has always been at the forefront of his mind. The Three Lions remain the 3/14.00 favourites for glory in Germany.

West Ham sit sixth in the Premier League, five points behind Spurs in fifth, and are 13/114.00 for a top-five finish, a position which may well be enough to qualify for next season's Champions League.

The Hammers are also in the knockout stages of the Europa League and you can back them for back-to-back European trophies at 16/117.00 on the Betfair Sportsbook.

Phillips now 2/15 for Hammers switch

Manchester City's Kalvin Phillips is now as short as 2/151.13 to join West Ham before the January transfer deadline after reports emerged the two clubs were locked in talks.

West Ham did hit the front of the betting on Friday as they were backed into odds-on for the first time, but David Moyes' side look ever closer to landing the former Leeds man after their price was cut once again.

Long running favourites Newcastle - now 17/29.50 remain second in the betting, followed by Crystal Palace (also 17/2), with Brighton and Barcelona both now 12/113.00.

Barca boss Xavi seems extremely interested in taking Phillips on loan for the remainder of the season, though the fee Man City want for the loan is currently causing issues for multiple clubs. Both Newcastle and Palace have apparently cooled their interest due to the fee in question.

Phillips 8/13 to join West Ham

Manchester City outcast Kalvin Phillips has been heavily backed to join West Ham in this transfer window and is now odds-on at 8/131.61 on the Betfair Sportsbook.

The Hammers were available at 11/26.50 to sign Phillips overnight, but those odds were slashed to 11/82.38 on Friday morning before more support saw West Ham's odds shorten again to the current price of 8/131.61.

Phillips, who has barely featured for Man City since his big money transfer 18 months ago, is desperate to play regular football, especially given he was a key part of Gareth Southgate's England team before swapping Elland Road for the Etihad Stadium.

And with Euro 24 coming up this summer it's obvious that Phillips needs to play regularly to regain his place in Southgate's side.

It appears West Ham would offer Phillips the playing time he needs, though Newcastle United are also reported to be very interested in his signature. The Magpies are 4/15.00 to sign the 28-year-old in this window while Crystal Palace 5/16.00, Barcelona 15/28.50 and Brighton 17/29.50 are also rumoured to be interestd.

Henderson to join Ajax

Betting was suspended on Jordan Henderson's future will join Ajax after reports that the Saudi Arabian club Al-Ettifaq have agreed to terminate his contract.

The details of the termination are being ironed out between the player and club. Once that process is complete, the 33-year-old should travel to Amsterdam to join the Dutch giants who went on odds-on to sign him last week.

Henderson moved to Al-Ettifaq in the summer and signed an enormous contract thought to be worth around £350,000 per week. He talked about wanting to grow the game in Saudi but, six months on, the dream has soured.

Henderson performed poorly for Al-Ettifaq, who are managed by another former Liverpool captain in Steven Gerrard and currently sit 8th in the Saudi Pro League.

Henderson was linked with Premier League clubs before Ajax emerged as the favourites to sign him. Gareth Southgate has included to include Henderson in his England squad despite fans booing the player for moving to Saudi.

He will want to play as much club football as possible between now and the end of the season to enure that he keeps his place in Southgate's squad for Euro 2024 where England are 3/14.00 favourites on the Betfair Sportsbook.

Palace backed to EVS for Phillips

Ro Hodgson's comments suggesting Crystal Palace would be open to taking Kalvin Phillips on loan in this January window has seen the Englishman's price to join the Eagles cut to 1/12.00 - from 3/14.00.

Only yesterday were Palace considered an actual destination for Phillips, who has been subject to intense speculation from a number of top English and foreign clubs.

Palace were not even in the odds until Monday afternoon, but links were starting to be made between the two and they were priced up at 3/14.00, just behind long running favourites Newcastle - who are now 6/42.50.

However, when asked if Palace were interested in Phillips on Tuesday, Hodgson is quoted as saying "If they're going to loan him, I would like to think that we could possibly put our hand up and push ourselves forward."

As mentioned, those words nudged Newcastle down into second favourites for Phillips, with West Ham in third at 5/16.00. This time yesterday, the Hammers were as big as 25/126.00.

Two weeks remain in the January transfer window and all the signs point to Phillips leaving the club, but where exactly will the former Leeds midfielder end up?

Click here for the latest odds on all the clubs rumoured to be interested in Philips, and find out which European giant is the lowest priced side outside of the Premier League.

Palace now 3/1 to sign Kalvin Phillips

Two new sides have seemingly entered the Kalvin Phillps race as reports emerged Crystal Palace and West Ham are two of the sides teams to want to sign the England international.

City know Phillips wants to leave, especially as we move ever closer to Euro 2024 in Germany, in which he will be keen to retain his place in the squad. The Three Lions remain the 3/14.00 favourites for glory.

Newcastle remain the 1/12.00 favourites for Phillips, and have knowingly been in the race for a long time, however Eddie Howe's comments around the potential sale of a big name coming first before any business may mean the Magpies cannot sign him this window.

That leaves the new second favourites Crystal Palace (3/14.00) and Juventus next in the list - with the Italian giants now 9/25.50.

West Ham have also been backed into 10/111.00 from 25/126.00 to land Phillips, though he may find playing time hard to come by there too with recent signings James Ward-Prowse and Edson Alvarez enjoying fantastic seasons.

Spurs had hit as low as 4/15.00 on Monday, but their price has now settled at 12/113.00 with more and more sides exploring the possibility.

Spurs 4/1 to get Phillips but Newcastle favs

Tottenham shortened from 12/113.00 to 4/15.00 to sign Kalvin Phillips from Manchester City in the January transfer window.

The midfielder is desperate for first team football as he tries to stake a claim for a place in Gareth Southgate's squad for Euro 2024 where England are favourites.

Spurs have signed Timo Werner on loan and Romanian defender Radu Dragusin in the past week.

However, midfielder Pierre-Emile Højbjerg has been linked with a move away from Spurs this January and, if the Dane does go, Ange Postecoglou may want to bring in a replacement. Phillips could be the ideal option.

City will let Phillips move but are asking for a loan fee of around £7 million plus an obligation to make the move permanent in the summer.

Newcastle are evens to sign Phillips but have been for over a week in a sign that the deal is stalling due to City's demands. Juventus 7/42.75 may still be interested but have signalled that they do not want to pay the Premier League champions' asking price.

Henderson 8/11 to join Ajax

England midfielder Jordan Henderson is now odds-on at 8/111.73to join Ajax in the January Transfer market after struggling to adapt to life in Saudi Arabia.

The former Liverpool captain was heavily criticised for making the move to the Saudi Pro League, where he teamed up with former Reds star Steven Gerrard who is the manager of Henderson's current club Al-Ettifaq.

But the 33-year-old has admitted to becoming frustrated with life in Saudi Arabia, not least because of the lack of attendances and atmosphere in the Saud Pro League's games.

Ajax were the first known club to be interested in signing Henderson and were installed as the 5/23.50 favourites to capture his signature when the market first opened.

However, as we reported on Saturday, a major market move on Juventus saw them go 6/42.50 favourites to sign Henderson, with Ajax drifting to 7/24.50.

But in the last 24 hours the Dutch Eredevisie side appear to have stepped up their attempts to sign Henderson, and they are now the clear 8/111.73 favourites to do so.

Juventus have drifted out to 5/23.50, while other clubs in the market include Brighton at 9/110.00 and Newcastle at 12/113.00. Henderson is 16/117.00 to make a shock return to Liverpool.

Henderson 6/4 to join Juventus

Italian giants Juventus are the new 6/42.50 to sign Jordan Henderson in this transfer window after a deluge of support saw his odds slashed from 16/117.00 early on Saturday morning.

As we reported earlier in the week, Henderson is understood to be unhappy in Saudia Arabia and very much open to a move away from his current club Al-Ettifaq.

Dutch Eredevisie side Ajax were the early 5/23.50 favourites to sign Henderson when rumours of his desire to leave the Saudi Pro League first emerged, and 24 hours later it was Premier League side Birghton that were backed into 5/16.00 to capture the England international's signature.

However, it's Serie A title challengers Juventus that are now clear favourites at 6/42.50 to sign Henderson before 2 February.

Ajax and Brighton remain in the market, but have drifted to 7/24.50 and 13/27.50 respectively, while Chelsea are also priced at 13/27.50 to sign the former Liverpool captain.

Gallagher to swap Blues for Spurs?

Conor Gallagher is 1/12.00 to leave Chelsea for Tottenham in the January transfer window.

The 23-year-old has made 29 apparances for Chelsea this season and captained them in some games.

But he could leave as the club try to buy themselves room for manoeuvre in terms of financial fair play and free up funds for Mauricio Pochettino to make signings.

Spurs are looking for a midfielder after they agreed a deal for Eric Dier to join Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

Newcastle are 20/121.00 to sign Gallagher while Crystal Palace, for whom he played on loan, are 33/134.00 to get the England man.

Newcastle 3/1 to sign Ramsdale

If Aaron Ramsdale is going to leave Arsenal this January then Newcastle are the favourites to sign the goalkeeper.

Eddie Howe's team are 3/1 to bring the ex-Sheffield United man to the north east.

The England keeper has been out of favour after the Gunners signed David Raya from Brentford. The Spaniard has made several errors but Mikel Arteta has continued to pick him ahead of Ramsdale who was a key figure in Arsenal's title challenge last season.

In 2023/24, he has played in the FA Cup and EFL Cup but, with Arsenal out of both competition, his opportunities to play first team football look limited.

That will be frustrating for the 25-year-old and could jeopardise his place in the England squad for Euro 2024.

A move in the summer still looks more likely but if he does go this month St James' Park is a potential destination.

Wolves are 10/111.00, Nottingham Forest 12/113.00 and Chelsea 14/115.00 to get Ramsdale.

Henderson to swap Saudi for Seagulls?

Brighton emerged as the latest contenders to sign Jordan Henderson after they were cut from 16/117.00 to 5/16.00 on Betfair to bring the England man back to the Premier League this month.

As reported below, Henderson is unhappy in Saudi Arabia and may try to leave Al-Ettifaq, where he plays under manager Steven Gerrard, in the current transfer window.

Ajax 5/23.50 are the favourites, and Chelsea are 4/15.00, but the Seagulls picked up momentum in the Betfair market on Henderson on Tuesday afternoon. If goes there, the 33-year-old with his former-team-mate James Milner who joined Brighton from Liverpool in the summer.

Speculation is mounting, with Henderson reportedly trying to engineer a move and putting out feelers to interested teams, so read Betting.Betfair for the latest transfer updates.

Messi return to Barca is 11/4

Lionel Messi has made a fantastic impact at Inter Miami but he is 11/43.75 to return to Barcelona this month.

The Argentinian World Cup winner played for Barca between 2004 and 2021, winning the Champions League four times, and is arugably the club's greatest ever player.

He moved to the US club last summer and has wowed fans with his goals and extraoradinary contribution to the team. The MLS season 2024 starts on 21 February and Miami will be hoping Messi can help them win the title for the first time.

They have signed Messi's former Barca team-mates Sergio Busquets and Luis Suarez so the Florida club are becoming a choice destination for legends of the Catalan giants.

But Betfair have opened a market on Messi signing for another team in the current transfer window. It seems unlikely but the odds indicate that, if he were to move, a dramatic return to Barca could be on the cards.

The other new market on a January transfer window move concerns Mo Salah. The Liverpool talisman, who is at the Africa Cup of Nations, was heavily-linked with a lucrative move to the Saudi Pro League in the summer.

He is 10/34.33 to go there in this window although with Liverpool challenging for silverware on four fronts, and ex-team-mate Jordan Henderson reportedly regretting his move to Saudi and 5/23.50 to sign for Ajax, it seems unlikely Salah will be going anywhere yet.

Ajax are favourites to sign Henderson

Ajax emerged as shock favourites to sign Jordan Henderson and shortened to 5/23.50 to sign the England midfielder.

The Dutch champions are ahead of Chelsea 4/15.00 according to the latest betting on the Betfair Sportsbook.

Transfer guru and football journalist Fabrizio Romano said today:

"Ajax are showing concrete interest in signing Jordan Henderson in case he'll get green light to leave Al Ettifaq in January transfer window. There are several clubs keen, waiting for Saudi club decision -- but Henderson is looking for options and Ajax are there."

It was thought that Henderson would favour a move back to England with a Premier League club. But Ajax could be a surprise destination for the midfielder as he tries to play enough football between now and the end of the season to keep his place in the England squad and go to this summer's Euro 2024 finals.

Fulham have also shortened to 17/29.50 while German champions Bayern Munich have drifted to 12/113.00.

You can get more context on Henderson's desire to leave Saudi Arabia in yesterday's update below.

Henderson to move back to Premier League?

Chelsea are the 11/43.75 favourites to sign Jordan Henderson who has been linked with a move back to the Premier League during this transfer window.

The former Liverpool captain is reportedly struggling to settle in Saudi - with his Al-Ettifaq side sat in mid-table and manager Steven Gerrard under pressure from the owners.

Gerrard's assistant - another Englishman Ian Foster - has also just resigned from his role to take up the Plymouth Argyle job.

Henderson, who left Liverpool in the summer after winning every competition as captain during his time at the club, is set to be earning £700,000 a week over in Saudi and was recently promoting their World Cup bid, with the country set to host the 2034 tournament.

Bayern Munich are next in the betting at 17/29.50, who of course boast Harry Kane in their ranks and may well be about to sign another Englishman in Eric Dier.

Man Utd and Spurs - both 9/110.00 are next, with West Ham 10/111.00 to sign Henderson, who is still an England international.

It would certainly benefit Henderson to return to the Premier League in the year of Euro 2024, with England leading the early betting to win the tournament in Germany at this stage.

A shock return to Liverpool can be backed at 12/113.00, the same price as he is to move to Aston Villa or Newcastle.

Newcastle lead PSG in Phillips chase

Kalvin Phillips is evens on the Betfair Sportsbook to join Newcastle this month in a bid to revive his career and his hopes of playing for England at this summer's Euro 2024 finals.

The midfielder, who signed for Manchester City from Leeds in 2022, has had limited opportunities with Pep Guardiola's team is desperate for first team football.

Paris Saint-Germain are 9/43.25 to sign Phillips, who will probably move on loan initially, while Juventus 7/24.50 have also been linked. A potential link up with Harry Kane at Bayern Munich is 13/27.50.

There were reports on Tuesday morningt that City's demand for a £5m loan fee for Phillips, with an option to buy, could scupper his move but the Betfair odds indicate that Eddie Howe's team are the most likely to land the 28-year-old.

City have given him the green light to move after a frustrating season-and-a-half for Phillips who has been unable to dislodge Rodri from the starting 11. His future at the club was also called into doubt when City bought Matheus Nunes and Mateo Kovacic last summer.

Phillips excelled for England at Euro 2020 and knows he needs to be playing if he is to be in with a chance of making Gareth Southgate's squad for Germany this summer.

Sancho cut to 4/11 from 5/2

Two days into the January transfer window opening and we have seen the first big price move from the Trading floor.

Manchester United's Jadon Sancho has been cut to 4/111.36 from 5/23.50 to re-join old club Borussia Dortmund, just two-and-a-half years after he moved to Old Trafford from the German side.

Sancho has not been seen in a Manchester United shirt since a public falling out with manager Erik Ten Hag, all the way back in August. The England man posted a statement online, brandishing his manager a liar after Ten Hag criticised Sancho's performances in training.

Ten Hag has asked for an apology but the pair have been in a stand-off ever since. Indeed, the Manchester United manager remains the 9/43.25 favourite to be the next Premier League manager to leave following yet another defeat last time out - a 1-2 defeat to Nottingham Forest.

It's now [17/2] Sancho remains a Manchester United player come the end of the month, a much bigger price than the 13/102.30 that was on offer at the beginning of December.

Juventus are the second favourites for his signature at 15/28.50, though they are shorter for another England international - currently 7/24.50 to sign Man City's Kalvin Phillips this month.

No move the favourite for United outcast

Jadon Sancho is likely to still be a Manchester United player when the transfer window shuts on Thursday 1 February according to the Betfair Sportsbook.

In the Jadon Sancho to sign for (before 2 Feb) market, it's 13/102.30 that the 23-year-old winger fails to sign a contract with another club, this despite Sancho currently being out in the cold at Old Trafford.

Earlier this season, Sancho criticised his manager Erik ten Hag for publicly saying that he was dropped for the game against Arsenal due to his (below par) performances in training.

Sancho responded with a social media post saying, "I will not allow people saying things that is completely untrue, I have conducted myself very well in training this week... I've been a scapegoat for a long time which isn't fair!"

As a result, Sancho was removed from the first team squad and hasn't played for his club since, and it appears there's no resulotion between himself and Ten Hag imminent.

If he were to leave United, it's 3/14.00 that Sancho signs for Juventus before the end of the next transfer window, with any Saudi Arabian club next in the market at 4/15.00, followed by Chelsea at 6/17.00 and his former club Borussia Dortmund at 15/28.50.

And you can get 9/110.00 that Sancho makes a sensational return to Manchester City, the club where he spent two years as a youth player alongside Phil Foden.


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