Arsenal in advanced talks with 22-year-old French centre-forward

There may have been some hope that the winter window would be busier as teams would have a better idea of their financial status, but the reality is that things look more unclear than ever.

It means that there isn’t any extra money going around and most big transfers will need to wait until the summer at least, but that won’t be a problem for Celtic centre-forward Odsonne Edouard.

The 22-year-old centre-forward was phenomenal last year but he’s struggled this time around due to injuries and playing in a team that don’t really have an attacking plan or identity, but he would still be a great signing for any PL club.

They confirm that he would rather wait until the summer for the right transfer rather than taking the first offer that comes along, while he’s also only signed up with the same agency that represents Kieran Tierney.

His price tag also seems more realistic as it’s suggested that it’s come down from £40m in the summer to £25m, the same amount that Arsenal paid to sign Tierney.

The Scotsman’s displays at the London club have demonstrated that there are bargains to be had from the country and the step-up from Celtic may not be too much for some footballers, so it will be interesting to see what happens with Odsonne in the summer.

His asking price could shoot up again if he has an exceptional end to the season but his deal situation means Celtic may have to sell anyway, but this does look like being his last campaign in Glasgow.