Transfer roundup: Rangers seal Diallo loan as Juventus land €75m Vlahovic

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Manchester United’s Amad Diallo has joined Rangers on loan for the rest of the season after the move was approved by Ralf Rangnick.

There is no option for the Scottish champions to buy the winger, who has played only once for United in this campaign, as a substitute in the Champions League dead rubber against Young Boys. He joined from Atalanta last January and made a handful of appearances last season.

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Rangnick, United’s interim manager, was happy for the 19-year-old to go in search of game time. Rangers said they had worked throughout January to get the deal over the line and their manager, Giovanni van Bronckhorst, said: “He is a player who I have been aware of for some time, and when the opportunity to sign him came up, we very keen to make it happen.”

Juventus have concluded a deal to sign Dusan Vlahovic from Fiorentina for €75m (£62.3m) and the striker is due for a medical once he tests negative for Covid, having contracted the virus in recent days. Juventus will pay an initial €65m with the rest in add-ons for the Serbia international, who will earn €7m net a season.

Vlahovic, a target for clubs including Arsenal, has 17 goals in 21 Serie A appearances this season. Fiorentina have a deal to replace the 21-year-old with Basel’s Brazilian striker Arthur Cabral, for whom they will pay €14m plus up to €2m in add-ons.

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Brentford have had a £20m offer for Brennan Johnson rejected by Nottingham Forest. The fee would represent a record sale for Forest but the club are determined to keep the 20-year-old attacking midfielder, one of the Championship’s outstanding performers this season.

The Wales international came through the Forest academy and has scored seven times this season. Forest are trying to sign the Blackpool winger Josh Bowler, with Millwall’s Jed Wallace another option.

Southampton are in talks with Chelsea over a move for Tino Anjorin, who has cut short his loan at Lokomotiv Moscow. The 20-year-old winger moved to Russia last summer but was disrupted by a broken foot and he is back in London.

There are still minor details to sort with Lokomotiv, who had a £17m option to buy, but Anjorin’s future lies elsewhere. Several Championship clubs are interested in taking the Chelsea academy graduate on loan and Southampton are pushing to sign him on a permanent basis.

It is thought it could take about £20m for Chelsea to sell. With the window shutting on Monday, Southampton do not have much time and the deal could have to wait until the summer.

Southampton also want to sign Chelsea’s Armando Broja, who is on loan at St Mary’s, on a permanent basis. West Ham are also interested in the Albania international but Broja could decide to see whether there is a role for him at Chelsea next season. Tuchel rates the 20-year-old and could take a look at him in pre-season.

Liverpool have rejected initial approaches from Monaco and Leeds for Takumi Minamino. It would take a considerable offer to make Liverpool consider allowing the forward to leave.

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