Transfer Talk: Mutyaba joins Zamalek, BUL Fc extend Ikara’s contract and deadline day drama

As the deadline of the January Transfer Window nears the end, DailyExpress brings you the drama across the local and international scene shaking up the football world.

On the local scene, Uganda Cranes sensation Travis Mutyaba has reached an agreement to join Egyptian football powerhouse Zamalek SC, marking a significant chapter in his career with reports suggesting that the Egyptian giants concluded discussions with Mutyaba’s club Dinamo Tbilisi (Georgia) for a substantial five-year contract.

Back in the UPL (Uganda Premier League), BUL FC have made waves by securing goalkeeper Tom Ikara with a two-year contract extension.

Ikara’s stellar performance in the first round proved instrumental, leading to the relegation of first-choice goalkeeper Joel Mutakubwa to the bench.

Meanwhile, KCCA FC has bolstered its squad with the signing of former Vipers SC goalkeeper Mutwalibi Mugolofa on a short-term deal until the ongoing season concludes.

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International Transfer Drama – High Stakes and Potential Moves

In the international arena, Wednesday’s transfer gossip has set the football world abuzz with intriguing developments.

Paris St-Germain is contemplating rekindling their interest in wantaway England forward Marcus Rashford, 26, probing the commitment of the struggling striker to Manchester United.

Also, Fulham is in pursuit of Albania striker Armando Broja, 22, with hopes of securing a late deal, though negotiations are yet to approach Chelsea’s hefty £50m valuation.

West Ham United have agreed to sell Algeria winger Said Benrahma, 28, to French club Lyon for £15m, while Spain midfielder Pablo Fornals, 27, is inching closer to leaving for Real Betis. 

Everton, facing financial constraints, can only submit a loan bid for Benrahma, who has received clearance from Hammers boss David Moyes to leave London Stadium.

In the quest to replace Benrahma, West Ham have set their eyes on former Portugal Under-21s winger Jota, 24, from Al-Ittihad, and rejected interest from Wolves and Crystal Palace for forward Danny Ings, 31.

Aston Villa nailed a £16m deal to acquire Middlesbrough’s promising English winger Morgan Rogers, 21, leaving Michael Carrick in despair for his season’s top scorer.

Juventus and Italy forward Moise Kean, 23, has experienced a set back in his proposed loan move to Atletico Madrid due to fitness concerns.

Bayern Munich, grappling with an injury to France winger Kingsley Coman, 27, seeks to expedite the transfer of Spain winger Bryan Zaragoza, 22, from Granada.

Granada edges closer to finalizing a loan deal for Manchester United and Uruguay winger Facundo Pellistri, 22.

In Manchester, United anticipates a restructuring with the appointment of a new director of football in the coming days, preceding a summer overhaul in their recruitment department.

Fulham, Crystal Palace, and Nottingham Forest baulk at the £25m price tag attached to former England Under-21s defender Trevoh Chalobah by Chelsea.

West Ham declines an inquiry from Crystal Palace regarding English full-back Ben Johnson, who faces an uncertain future as his contract expires in the summer.

Brighton initiates talks with Tottenham over a potential loan move for out-of-favour Spain midfielder Bryan Gil, 22.

Manchester United’s Amad Diallo, 19, expresses a keen interest in returning to Sunderland on loan until the season’s end, approaching senior figures at Old Trafford to facilitate the move.

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Leicester City stands firm against offers for English midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, 25, with Brighton, Brentford, Fulham, and Arsenal expressing interest.

On the final note, Arsenal and England youth international midfielder Bradley Ibrahim, 19, is on the verge of a permanent move to German club Hertha Berlin, adding another chapter to the dynamic landscape of Wednesday’s transfer news.

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