Mikel Arteta is also desperate to bolster his midfield and has been offered the chance to sign Juventus’ Arthur Melo on loan, but the Gunners are also linked with Jorginho Wijnaldum and Yuri Tillmans.
Antonio Conte is also looking to make improvements to the Spurs squad after taking over mid-season and has been linked with the move of Manchester United winger Jesse Lingard.
Lingard is not the only man who could be considered surplus to requirements of Ralph Rangnick at Old Trafford, with Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek reportedly offered Newcastle on loan, while Paul Pogba is said to have denied the reports being offered. new decade.
As far as Chelsea is concerned, any moves by Thomas Tuchel are likely to be the result of injuries to full-backs Reece James and Ben Chewell, but there is also a small question regarding Antonio Rudiger’s future that must be resolved, with the German due to expire in the summer with no shortage. in suitors.
Elsewhere, West Ham are seeking a striker to provide support for Michel Antonio, while Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe’s future on the continent once again are a major moot point.
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Aziz remembers the young Arsenal player
Football: London says Arsenal have recalled youngster Miguel Aziz from his loan spell at Portsmouth.
The 18-year-old is a highly rated potential client and has been sent on loan in search of first-team experience but that was not forthcoming at Fratton Park.
Aziz made his Arsenal debut in the Europa League against Dundalk last season, although it is not yet clear if he will be brought back into the squad or sent off on loan again elsewhere.
Rooney: Derby “unlikely” to sign Diallo
Derby County boss Wayne Rooney said it was unlikely he would bring Manchester United winger Amade Diallo on loan this month.
The Rams have been linked with the 19-year-old’s move, although reports suggest Borussia Dortmund are also interested.
“He’s a Manchester United player and obviously a player of interest to a few other clubs, and I know that,” Rooney said.
“Obviously I’m keeping a close eye on some young emerging talent, not just from Manchester United but from other clubs.
“There are a lot of players we are looking at in terms of players we can bring to improve the team and give us the best chance of staying at the top.
“He’s a player that I like of course. If you’re asking me if he’ll be with us sometime in January, that’s very unlikely.”
United leads the Ruiz race
Italian port Republic They say Manchester United are the favorites to sign Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz, but he may have to wait until the summer to hammer out a deal.
United will be desperate to bolster their position in the summer, especially if Paul Pogba leaves, with the Frenchman’s contract expiring at the end of the season.
The report claims that United consider Ruiz a decent alternative if they fail in any attempt to sign Declan Rice from West Ham.
Arsenal’s midfield needs to grow…
Arsenal’s need for midfield reinforcements has become a little more desperate as Granit Xhaka, who returned to the squad for tonight’s Carabao Cup semi-final against Liverpool, was sent off less than half an hour later.
He will now miss the north London derby on Sunday due to the suspension, as will Martin Odegaard, who has tested positive with Covid.
Fiorentina president: There is no offer for Vlahovic yet
Fiorentina chief executive Joe Barone says the club has yet to receive an official offer from Arsenal for Dusan Vlahovic – but says the striker has been asked to make a decision on his future as soon as possible.
“We expect Duchamp to make a decision about his future immediately, we need an answer if he stays or wants to leave,” transfer expert Fabrizio Romano was quoted as telling Mideast.
We asked Duchenne two days ago to make a decision and publicly communicate his plan right away.
“We are open to considering all proposals we will receive regarding Vlahovic – there is no offer on the table at the moment.”
Arsenal transfer tour
There is plenty going on around Arsenal this month, with Mikel Arteta clearly eager to launch after a slick summer of hiring that helped put Arsenal back into the top four competitions.
If you’re after a roundup of all the major news, rumors and reports, check out our club-by-club guide here:
Dortmund named Christensen deal
German port picture We say that Borussia Dortmund have joined the race to sign Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen this summer.
Like Antonio Rudiger, the Dane’s contract is set to expire at the end of the season and is therefore already qualified to start discussions with foreign clubs over a possible free transfer.
Christensen’s stock has been on the rise after a fantastic euro deal with Denmark, but his contract status hasn’t helped his cause at club level and Thomas Tuchel has used him sparingly.
Everton have completed the signing of Aston Villa winger Anwar El Ghazi on loan until the end of the season.
“I just want to focus on working hard, getting into the team, fighting for my place, and with the boys, to get Everton where it belongs – that’s way above the table. We have a really good squad,” he told the club’s website.
“I can always score a goal at an important moment. I can add a lot of value with my pace and technique going forward. I can carry the ball and I am fit in one-on-one play. I am ready and can’t wait.”
Fiorentina president criticizes Vlahovic over negotiations
Fiorentina president Rocco Commisso said his club’s negotiations to try to keep Dusan Vlahovic showed him how “corrupt” football has become.
The striker, who is a priority target for Arsenal, has only 18 months left to sign his Serie A contract and rejected a new deal that would have seen him become the highest-paid player in their history.
“We are under active considerations as to what to do,” Commisso told the Financial Times of his club’s dilemma over whether to benefit now.
“He has evolved here. And he has to admit, whatever happened, to the club that got him where he is.”
But he added, “The more I lived here, with this crazy sport, the more I realized how corrupt it was.”
Wood: I couldn’t turn down the Newcastle move
Newcastle’s new signing Chris Wood has spoken about his reasons for his move from Burnley, which was confirmed this week.
“It was not an easy decision,” he told a news conference this afternoon. “I think it’s a great opportunity. I had a fantastic four and a half years there, and every year I really enjoyed my time there. My teammates, the staff and the club as a whole have been fantastic.
“Honestly, I would have liked to have left when Burnley were progressing in the league, but that’s just how football is sometimes. Nobody can plan these kinds of things, you just have to look at what’s in front of you and how you deal with it. Football at the right time. It was about a huge opportunity, a huge club, and something I cannot refuse.”