Emma Hayes refused to debate rumours linking Chelsea with a transfer for Arsenal’s Katie McCabe, insisting there will likely be no extra incomings or outgoings from the Blues in January.
Chelsea have made one signing this switch window – the addition of Maika Hamano from INAC Kobe Leonessa. The 18-year-old has been despatched out on mortgage to Hammarby for the rest of the marketing campaign.
Bethany England has additionally departed the membership completely, becoming a member of Tottenham, whereas Aniek Nouwen and Charlotte Wardlaw have been despatched out on mortgage.
The Telegraph and Sky Sports have each reported that Chelsea have had a ‘substantial’ bid for McCabe turned down by WSL title rivals Arsenal.
When quizzed on the studies, Hayes repeated what she had stated in Friday’s pre-match press convention, insisting that the Blues’ January enterprise was full.
“No,” Hayes replied, when requested if she was anticipating any extra comings or goings in the course of the January window. “I’ve stated all alongside. There will likely be no gamers coming in and I will not be altering that perspective. This was all the time maintained that it might be a quiet window for us.”
When requested particularly about McCabe, Hayes replied: “I do not focus on rumours. I do not speak about different gamers. I’ve informed you there will be no gamers coming in.”
Hayes was talking after her aspect progressed to the FA Cup fifth spherical with a 3-2 victory over Liverpool at Kingsmeadow. Sam Kerr netted a hat-trick and, regardless of a second half fightback from the Reds, Chelsea received the defence of their title off to a successful begin.
Arsenal boss Jonas Eidevall was equally forthright in his emphatic response to questions on a attainable switch, telling journalists after his aspect had thrashed Leeds 9-0 within the competitors that there’s there may be ‘completely no probability’ of McCabe leaving.
“I didn’t communicate to Katie about that,” he stated. “Me and Katie have by no means spoken about her leaving. We solely talk about what we will create right here at Arsenal. There is totally no probability of that transfer occurring.”
The Republic of Ireland captain joined the Gunners in 2015 and has been more and more vital in current seasons, working as each a left-back and a flying winger.
The WSL switch window closes at 5pm on 31 January.
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