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January transfer news & rumours: Man City to sign Alexis Sanchez this week

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Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and beyond as we head into the winter window

Man City to clinch Alexis this week

Alexis Sanchez’s move from Arsenal to Manchester City could be completed as early as this week, claims the Express.

City have refloated their interest for Pep Guardiola’s former Barca charge in January, with the clubs entering talks.

The Premier League leaders want the deal done as soon as possible, and hope to land Alexis in a move worth around £30 million

Arsenal want £90m Lemar to replace Alexis

Thomas Lemar Monaco 2017

Thomas Lemar has returned to the top of Arsenal’s list of candidates to replace Alexis Sanchez in January, reports the Mirror.

Alexis has seen speculation over a move this window grow in recent days, with Manchester City appearing the most likely destination. And the Monaco star, closely followed by the Gunners, could move before the end of the month if a deal for the Chilean is struck.

His current club, however, are likely to hold out for a mammoth £90 million to make any move happen.

Chelsea, Arsenal & Man Utd battle for Bailey

Leon Bailey, Bayer Leverkusen, 17/18

Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal are set to battle for the signature of Leon Bailey, according to the Mirror.

The Bayer Leverkusen winger is likely to command a fee of more than £40 million, although his club are reluctant to sell.

Alex Sandro asking price frustrates Chelsea move

Alex Sandro Nicolò Barella Cagliari Juventus Serie A

Chelsea’s efforts to land Alex Sandro are being frustrated by the high asking price Juventus have slapped on their player, claims the Telegraph.

Sandro has long been a target for Antonio Conte, who is keen to bolster his options at the back. 

But Juve reportedly are holding out for £60 million, a fee the Blues are not willing to match.

Fellaini wants out of Man United

Marouane Fellaini Manchester United

Marouane Fellaini has told Jose Mourinho he is not interested in staying at Manchester United, claims the Sun.

The Belgium midfielder, who has suffered with injuries this term, is out of contract in the summer. 

And after rejecting an extension in September he has resisted all Mourinho’s efforts to convince him into signing a new deal. 

PSG rule out Dybala in Man Utd boost

Paulo Dybala Verona Juventus

Manchester United’s chances of signing Paulo Dybala have been boosted by Paris Saint-Germain’s decision not to pursue the Juventus man, according to the Mirror.

PSG have ruled out a summer move for Dybala, with the Red Devils next in line as Jose Mourinho seeks attacking reinforcements.

United also are reportedly monitoring Antoine Griezmann, though Barcelona’s interest in the Frenchman could see the Red Devils turn their attention to Dybala.

Mourinho tells Man Utd: Buy Kante or I’m off

Alex Iwobi N'Golo Kante Arsenal Chelsea

Jose Mourinho has demanded Manchester United buy N’Golo Kante if they want him to stay at the club, states Don Balon.

The Chelsea star is now considered one of the world’s finest defensive midfielders, and his talents have left Mourinho as a keen admirer.

Barca strike €11.5m Mina deal

Yerry Mina Palmeiras

Barcelona have agreed the €11.5 million purchase of Yerry Mina from Palmeiras, according to Sport.

The Colombia international has been the subject of a tug of war between the Catalans and Brazilians in recent weeks, with the latter demanding a fee that exceeds the first option already signed on Mina. 

But there has been a breakthrough, and Mina is now expected to arrive in Barcelona this week to finalise a transfer.

Madrid looking to sign Marcos Alonso

Marcos Alonso Chelsea 2017

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is considering replacing Marcelo with Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso, according to Don Balon.

Los Blancos are ready to overhaul their roster and move on from the Brazilian left-back, who turns 30 in May.

Alonso reportedly would be brought in to split minutes with 20-year-old Theo Hernandez.

Liverpool willing to sell Sturridge

Daniel Sturridge Liverpool

Liverpool are willing to sell striker Daniel Sturridge during the January transfer window, according to ESPN.

Southampton and West Ham are said to be interested in the 28-year-old, who has scored two goals in nine Premier League appearances this season.

The Reds are more reluctant to loan out striker Danny Ings, with the 25-year-old seen as valuable cover should Sturridge leave.

Monaco open door to January Lemar sale

Thomas Lemar France 2017

Monaco head coach Leonardo Jardim accepts he may be unable to keep Thomas Lemar at the club during the January transfer window.

“We are not used to selling in the winter,” Jardim told reporters on Monday. “But the transfer window lasts until the end of the month and many things can happen.”

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Celta in contact with Barca’s Rafinha

Rafinha Barcelona 2016-17

Barcelona midfielder Rafinha is a transfer target for Celta Vigo, according to the Galician club’s sporting director.

Rafinha is yet to feature in La Liga this season after he twice underwent knee surgery during 2017, although last month he was cleared to return to action.

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Barca rejected Coutinho loan

Philippe Coutinho Liverpool

Barcelona rejected the idea of loaning Philippe Coutinho back to Liverpool for the remainder of the season, according to the Daily Mail.

Liverpool’s owners reportedly did everything in their power to keep the Brazilian at Anfield until the summer, hoping a loan would be reasonable because Coutinho is cup-tied in Champions League play.

Rafa told he must sell at Newcastle

HD Rafael Benitez

Rafa Benitez has been told by the Newcastle United board he must sell before bringing in any new players, according to the Sun.

The lack of investment in his squad has been a constant complaint by the Spaniard since taking the Magpies back up to the Premier League. 

But he is unlikely to see any change on that front in January, as he grows frustrated with the uncertainty over the transfer situation.

West Ham move on Shelvey

Jonjo Shelvey Newcastle Dele Alli Tottenham

West Ham are on the verge of signing Newcastle United star Jonjo Shelvey in a £12 million move, reports the Express.

Negotiations have prospered between the two clubs in January, with Shelvey seen as key in the Hammers’ bid to move away from the relegation zone in the second half of the season.

Icardi & Kane targeted by Real Madrid

Harry Kane Tottenham Wimbledon

Mauro Icardi and Harry Kane are Real Madrid’s top attacking targets as they attempt to end their current malaise, claims Diario Gol.

With the Merengue forward line performing intermittently throughout the season, Florentino Perez has released up to €200 million to stop the rot. 

Inter’s Icardi is the chosen No.9 for a deal this January, while Kane will be approached in the summer.

Valencia make £12m bid for Coquelin

Francis Coquelin Arsenal

Valencia are ready to swoop in with a £12 million offer for Arsenal’s Francis Coquelin, according to the Mirror.

West Ham and Crystal Palace are also interested in the midfielder, who is surplus to requirements at the Emirates and available for transfer in January.

Arsenal to use Debuchy in Evans deal?

West Brom | Jonny Evans

Arsenal could send Mathieu Debuchy to West Brom as part of a deal to sign Jonny Evans, according to the Evening Standard.

The Gunners reportedly have yet to meet West Brom’s £25 million valuation for Evans, with Manchester City also interested in the centre-back. But the inclusion of Debuchy could sway the Baggies, who are keen to add the right-back.

Leipzig to resist January exit for Keita

Naby Keita

RB Leipzig will resist Liverpool’s attempts to move Naby Keita’s arrival to January, according to the Liverpool Echo.

Liverpool have already agreed a £55 million deal for Keita to arrive in the summer, though the club reportedly would be prepared to pay extra to accelerate his transfer.

But Leipzig want to keep the attacker through the end of the season, and the Reds don’t plan to force the issue after engaging in amicable negotiations with the Bundesliga side last summer.

Liverpool & Arsenal eye Stevenage youngster

Arsene Wenger Arsenal

Liverpool and Arsenal are monitoring 18-year-old Stevenage defender Ben Wilmot, according to the Daily Mail.

The Premier League sides reportedly sent scouts to Stevenage’s FA Cup clash with Reading to evaluate the centre-back’s first senior start.

Wilson set for Sheffield loan

James Wilson Manchester United 05062014

Manchester United striker James Wilson is set for a loan to Sheffield United, according to the Daily Mail.

The 22-year-old hasn’t played a first-team match since suffering a torn knee ligament in October 2016 while on loan to Derby County.

Wilson has scored four goals in 20 first-team appearances for the Red Devils but has been relegated to the club’s reserves this season.

Stoke must wait to hire Bilic

Slaven Bilic West Ham United

Stoke City will have to wait until the 2018-19 season if they wish to hire Slaven Bilic as manager, according to the Sun.

Bilic has seen his name linked with the vacant post at the Potters, after Mark Hughes was sacked at the weekend. 

But the Croatian is reportedly happy with his break from football, and will not be rushed back into a new job.

Turan wants to stay at Barca

Arda Turan Barcelona

Arda Turan wants to stay at Barcelona and collect his full salary from the club, according to Cadena SER.

While the club are looking to offload Aleix Vidal, Gerard Deulofeu and Turan, the Turkey international — who has made no appearances since Ernesto Valverde took over last summer — reportedly wants to complete his contract at the Camp Nou.

Nkoudou set for Burnley

HD NKoudou

Burnley are set to seal a deal for Tottenham’s Georges-Kevin Nkoudou, reports L’Equipe.

The 22-year-old has been scarcely used by Spurs this season, and despite interest from St. Etienne he looks set to stay in the Premier League with Sean Dyche’s surprise high-fliers.

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