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Jordan Henderson contract details

Ex-Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has reached an agreement to leave Al-Ettifaq as he closes in on a move to Ajax.

Henderson is set to terminate his £700,000-a-week contract in Saudi Arabia.

And the Athletic report the midfielder will take a whopping 75 per cent pay cut to seal a move to Amsterdam – still pocketing him £175,000 a week.

The 33-year-old only moved to Steven Gerrard’s side in July, meaning his Middle Eastern adventure has lasted just six months.

The England international is expected to pen an 18-month contract with Ajax in a deal that will include the option to extend until 2026.

Villa to sign Serbian teen

Aston Villa are set to sign Kosta Nedeljkovic from Red Star Belgrade, according to reports.

Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano claims that Nedeljkovic will complete his Villa medical in the coming days.

He adds that the 18-year-old will stay at Red Star on loan until the end of the season before joining up with the Villans.

Spurs star on the move

Sergio Reguilon has completed his medical at Brentford ahead of a loan switch from Tottenham.

The left-back, 27, spent the first half of the season at Manchester United before being sent back to North London.

Still not in Ange Postecoglou’s plans, the Spaniard will complete the season with the Bees.

According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, there will NOT be an option to buy included in the deal.

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Victor Osimhen chasing Prem switch

Napoli star Victor Osimhen has confirmed that he will “definitely” play in the Premier League – but he has “other plans” for now.

Both Manchester United and Chelsea chased his signature during the summer.

A move failed to materialise, but the Premier League duo and rivals Arsenal were then put on red alert after a controversial TikTok post left Osimhen contemplating SUING his employers in September 2023.

It then emerged that Chelsea were leading the race to try and sign him during the January transfer window.

Facing the media at Afcon, Osimhen was asked about moving to the Prem, to which he replied: “Of course one day, definitely, but for now I have other plans in my career I am looking forward to.

“When the time comes, everyone will know.”

Man Utd wonderkid rubbishes links

Manchester United’s Amad Diallo has responded to links over a loan move to Middlesbrough by declaring his love for rivals Sunderland, writes SunSport’s Oscar Paul.

Diallo enjoyed a stellar loan at Sunderland last season, bagging 14 goals as the Black Cats reached the Championship play-offs.

The Ivory Coast winger, 21, has managed just one Prem appearance off the bench back at Manchester United this term due to injury but a host of Championship clubs are desperate to sign him on loan this month.

Michael Carrick’s Boro are believed to be in pole position while Sunderland have been monitoring Diallo’s position over a potential return.

Any possibility of a move away from Old Trafford was scuppered by an injury in pre-season that kept him out of action until the end of last month.

And as Boro and Sunderland compete for his signature, the youngster responded to the recent speculation by sharing a picture on his Instagram story of his time at Sunderland, accompanied by a kissing emoji.

Arsenal and Man Utd battle

Arsenal have joined Manchester United in the race to sign Everton star Jarrad Branthwaite, according to reports.

The defender has impressed since returning to the Toffees in the summer from his loan spell at PSV last season.

He has helped Everton keep seven clean sheets in the Premier League, sparking interest from United who are said to be keen to sign a centre-back this month.

Arsenal are also admirers of Branthwaite according to talkSPORT, so the youngster could be the subject of a transfer tussle.

The report adds Newcastle and Real Madrid are also keeping tabs on Branthwaite, with Carlo Ancelotti previously managing the 21-year-old while at Goodison Park.

Everton could be forced to sell too due to their problems with Financial Fair Play.

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