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ESPN – Arsenal making moves for Gabriel Paulista, Divock Origi staying in Lille

Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti hailed Karim Benzema's movement for Madrid's first goal in their 3-0 win against Getafe in La Liga. Arsenal fans have been wishing for some defensive reinforcement for what feels like decades. Could Villarreal's Gabriel Paulista finally be that man? The winter window is now open, and that means the LIVE transfer blog swings back into action. Find out the latest news, gossip and done deals here. TRANSFERS BY LEAGUE All transfers English Premier League Spanish La Liga Italian Serie A German Bundesliga Major League Soccer LIVE BLOG 09.30 GMT: The January transfer window throws up plenty of salacious gossip, and the Daily Star reports that Liverpool will buy Karim Benzema in order to allow Real Madrid to beat Arsenal to signing Paris Saint-Germain's Edinson Cavani. Got all that? Considering Benzema has finally found a place in the hearts of the fickle Bernabeu faithful…

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ESPN – Do Liverpool regret passing on Villarreal striker Luciano Vietto?

A late Luciano Vietto goal earned Villarreal a shocking three points on the road at the Vincente Calderon. Former Liverpool target Luciano Vietto has scored 10 goals and assisted seven more in just 22 games for Villarreal this season. In October 2011, Luciano Vietto was given his first team debut for Racing Club in Argentina. He only entered the field for five minutes towards the end of the game against Lanus, but for a 17-year-old kid that was a huge moment that will stay in his heart forever. Diego Simeone was the coach that day, and even though he left Racing just a few weeks later to take charge at Atletico Madrid, he remains a hero for the youngster. “Simeone trusted me, and I will be thankful to him for the rest of my life”,…

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