Arsenal's £30m star could be offered shock January transfer as Spurs make Chelsea decision

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The 3AM take on the latest transfer speculation from around the Premier League as Wolves, Spurs and Nottingham Forest hit the headlines.

Aaron Ramsdale was back in the Arsenal side on Saturday as he kept a hard-earned clean sheet in a 1-0 win at Brentford.

After being replaced by David Raya for a 1-0 win against Everton in September, former Sheffield United keeper Ramsdale has failed to appear in the Gunners’ last eight Premier League fixtures, with his only appearances coming in Carabao Cup ties against Brentford and West Ham United.

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Despite being handed a chance to shine against the Bees with loan star Raya ineligible to face his parent club, there are now reports Ramsdale could be offered a chance to make a surprise January switch to a Premier League rival.

The Daily Star have claimed Wolves are ready to make a move for the England stopper as they consider allowing current number one Jose Sa to depart to one of a number of Saudi Pro League clubs during the January transfer window. The report states the Molineux club want to secure Ramsdale on an initial loan deal with an obligation to convert that into a permanent move next summer.

The 3AM Verdict: For all of the criticism Ramsdale may have received in recent months, he still remains a Premier League level goalkeeper and he would be a shrewd addition for a number of clubs across the top tier.

Chelsea blow as European giant and Premier League rivals cool interest

Trevoh Chalobah’s frustrating season looks set to continue after Bayern Munich and Tottenham Hotspur cooled their interest in the Chelsea outcast.

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Despite featuring heavily over the last two seasons at Stamford Bridge, the former England Under-21 defender has not made a single appearance for the Blues this season and was widely expected to depart during the summer transfer window.

However, with no move forthcoming despite reported interest from a number of clubs across the Premier League and in Europe, Chalobah has been forced to bide his time as he seeks regular first-team football. Spurs and Bayern were expected to make a move to sign the 24-year-old during the January transfer window but The Mirror have now suggested both clubs have opted against pursuing a deal.

The 3AM Verdict: You have to feel for Chalobah, who showed real signs of settling into life in the Premier League and there was even talk of a maiden call-up to the England squad. Any reasonable opportunity to revitalise his career in January must be taken - or he could face being the forgotten man as the season continues.

Boro star monitored by Forest

Nottingham Forest are showing an interest in Middlesbrough midfielder Hayden Hackney.

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ON THE UP: Middlesbrough's Hayden Hackney battles for the ball with Birmingham City's Gary Gardner at the Riverside earlier this season Picture: Will Matthews/PAON THE UP: Middlesbrough's Hayden Hackney battles for the ball with Birmingham City's Gary Gardner at the Riverside earlier this season Picture: Will Matthews/PA
ON THE UP: Middlesbrough's Hayden Hackney battles for the ball with Birmingham City's Gary Gardner at the Riverside earlier this season Picture: Will Matthews/PA

The Sun have reported Forest transfer chief Ross Wilson is a keen admirer of the England Under-21s star after being impressed with several recent performances for club and country. After spending time out on loan at Scunthorpe United during the 2021/22 season, Hackney returned to the Championship club and has now made over 60 appearances for Boro.

Wilson is said to have watched Hackney in action earlier this season and has continued to monitor his progress over the last two months. Although no firm decision over the next step in his interest has been made, Forest remain keen on the talented midfielder as the January transfer window approaches.

The 3AM Verdict: Hackney has made rapid progress in such a short space of time after cutting his teeth during a loan spell with a struggling Scunthorpe United side. Working under Michael Carrick has brought the best out of him and he is now showing signs of processing into the Premier League. However, you do wonder if it may be worth showing a bit of patience and remaining with Boro to continue his development under the former Manchester United midfielder.

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