West Ham have completed the signing of striker Danny Ings from Aston Villa. The 30-year-old has joined for an undisclosed fee, understood to be about £12m, until the summer of 2025.
Ings is eligible for a debut in Saturday’s crunch home meeting with Everton. David Moyes had previously stated he would not be making too many January moves but acted after his side slipped into the relegation zone. West Ham have scored three goals in their past five league games.
“He is a proven Premier League goalscorer,” Moyes said of Ings, who has 68 goals in 188 top-flight appearances, including six this season.
Arsenal are preparing to announce the signing of the Poland centre-back Jakub Kiwior from Spezia. The 22-year-old, who joined the Serie A side in August 2021 and has nine caps, is joining for more than €20m (£17.5m), including add-ons.
Kiwior is due to have a medical and his move continues a busy couple of days for Arsenal, who have completed Leandro Trossard’s purchase from Brighton.
The England Under-21 forward Noni Madueke has completed a £35m move to Chelsea from PSV Eindhoven.
Eddie Howe hopes Newcastle can replace Chris Wood, warning that the striker’s move to Nottingham Forest could leave his team “dangerously short of players”. Forest have taken Wood on loan with an obligation to buy on a deal to 2024.
“It was a difficult decision, taking into account the player and his wishes, but also I think it’s a good deal financially for the football club” said Howe, who added: “We’re not necessarily looking for that type of player in the market, but we’ll see what we can do.”