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Transfer news LIVE! Juve eye Aubameyang, Ziyech interests AC Milan


The January transfer window is just around the corner as the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea consider how to shuffle their packs ahead of the business end of the season.

The Gunners could be very active in the market but chiefly in moving on unwanted stars, with Pierre- Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah all attracting attention.

Juventus are said to be tracking former club captain Aubameyang, who is yet to feature for Arsenal since a disciplinary breach that angered Mikel Arteta.

Further interest from Italy comes from AC Milan, this time for Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech. The Moroccan is yet to fully hit top form under Thomas Tuchel and has reportedly made noises about his lack of game time at Stamford Bridge.

Keep up to date with all of today’s latest transfer news, rumours and gossip with Standard Sport’s LIVE blog below!

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Ziyech to Milan?

AC Milan are in the market for a central defender and potentially a winger next month – with Hakim Ziyech on their radar.

Calciomercato report that the Chelsea winger is seen as a potential option, alongside Brest forward Romain Favre.

Jesus Corona of Porto and Atalanta’s Aleksey Miranchuk are also being considered with Ziyech recently claimed to be unhappy at Stamford Bridge due to a lack of game time.

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Good morning!

A new day and so many transfer rumours to keep on top of today, so let’s begin!

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Renato Sanches could be allowed to leave Lille

Renato Sanches has been enjoying life in France and his performances have once again caught the attention across Europe.

It’s reported that the midfielder believes he has a gentlemen’s agreement with Lille that will let him leave should the right bid come in January.

Lille’s president had this to say earlier in the season: “If an offer from a big club arrives, he can leave.”

Arsenal and AC Milan look to be the two frontrunners, with the Gunners looking to add to their midfield options ahead of losing Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny to the Africa Cup of Nations.

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Aaron Ramsey back in England?

It’s been a torrid season for Aaron Ramsey so far – the Welshman has played just 111 minutes of football for Juventus across Serie A and the Champions League

His time in Italy has not been a success, and Tuttosport claim that Juventus are keen for Ramsey to leave, freeing up his wages.

They could be in luck, as it’s been reported that Newcastle have offered the midfielder a three-year contract worth £150,000-a-week. That may well tempt him to make a return to the Premier League…

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Barcelona keen on Laporte

It looks like they are going to sign Ferran Torres this winter, but Barcelona may be looking to take another Man City player to the Nou Camp.

El Nacional report that Xavi is interested in bringing Aymeric Laporte to the club, hoping that the competition with Ruben Dias and John Stones may persuade Laporte to look for a move.

But it’s believed the 27-year-old is happy at City, and content with the amount of game-time Pep Guardiola has given him this season.

Barcelona don’t seem to be letting their financial situation slow them down this window though…

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Mbappe a free agent very soon…

Kylian Mbappe’s PSG deal runs out at the end of the season, so he is able to talk to clubs and sign a pre-contract agreement in January.

Real Madrid pushed to sign the Frenchman in the summer, and reports suggest they are still the favourites to secure Mbappe.

Diario AS claim that the the 23-year-old has decided it would be wrong to agree a deal with Madrid in January, as they face his current side PSG in the Champions League last 16 in February.

Still lots to be decided when it comes to his future.

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Newcastle keeping tabs on Dembele situation

Talk about a statement signing…

Fabrizio Romano reports that Newcastle enquired about the possibility of bringing Ousmane Dembele to St. James’ Park, with the winger’s contract at Barcelona expiring at the end of the season.

It seems increasingly likely that the Frenchman will be persuaded to stay at the Nou Camp and extend his deal there, but should there be a breakdown in negotiations there will be plenty of clubs interested in Dembele.

Could Newcastle’s new riches be enough to tempt the winger?

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Milinkovic-Savic looks set to stay at Lazio

There has been plenty of talk about Sergej Milinkovic-Savic having a falling out with Lazio boss Mauricio Sarri, and that the midfield wast therefore pushing for a move away.

The 26-year-old has been heavily linked with Man United, who are likely to bolster their midfield options – particularly with Paul Pogba’s future being uncertain. But Milinkovic-Savic has denied he is looking to leave the Italian club.

“I see lot of rumours about me but… I don’t care! I just want Lazio to win,” the midfielder said.

Asked about the situation, his manager Sarri said: “I read one of the biggest fake news, that I had a fight with Milinkovic-Savic. I don’t think so.”

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Brentford to lose Vanderson battle?

Club captain Pontus Jansson is out of contract at the end of the season (though there is a one-year option on his deal), so Brentford could bring forward their move for a replacement to bolster Thomas Frank’s options, writes Malik Ouzia.

Cover at right-back is high on the list of priorities again – Sergi Canos has excelled as a wing-back but is a winger by trade, while B-team graduate Mads Roerslev has not always convinced.

Gremio defender Vanderson has been heavily linked but recent reports suggest the 20-year-old is on the brink of joining Monaco.

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Palace to bring in wide player?

What Patrick Vieira may want to address is the gap left by players who are set to be heading off for the Africa Cup of Nations next month, writes Jack Rosser.

Wilfried Zaha, Jeffrey Schlupp and Jordan Ayew are all set to play at the tournament, which will see players leave shortly after Christmas.

AFCON runs until early February, meaning Vieira will be without some key figures for a significant run of games. Bringing a wide player in on loan, one who is ready to hit the ground running and provide good cover, could be a good option should the opportunity arise, while some cover at left-back would not go amiss.

A loan or permanent exit for striker Jean-Philippe Mateta would certainly suit all parties next month.

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