Transfer news LIVE as Manchester United consider Julian Alvarez deal and Ireland League updates

Happy New Year, the transfer window is finally open.

Clubs around the world of football anxious to recruit reinforcements could finally bring in players to help them end the season strong.

Celtic wasted no time as they started their activities early, bringing back three longtime targets from the J-League.

The Hoops could have a busy month as they are also linked with Algeria international Zinedine Ferhat who plays with Nimes in France.

With Ralf Rangnick starting his first window as interim manager, Manchester United are set to take some serious action in the window after a disappointing December.

The Red Devils are linked with River Plate forward Julian Alvarez, who has scored 18 goals in 21 league appearances this season.

Steven Gerrard has pledged to spend Aston Villa’s money wisely in January.

He would like to keep Manchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe on loan at Villa, who has been linked with Napoli.

Former Drogheda United defender Daniel O’Reilly joined Hamilton on a free transfer on Friday.

Last season the 26-year-old made 36 appearances for the Irish side, scoring one.

Don’t expect this to be the highlight of League of Ireland moves, as clubs from top to bottom across the country are sure to plunge into the market.

Stay with us here as we bring you all transfer updates throughout the day.

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