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Valverde wants five signings in January, PSG preparing a €170 million swoop for Serie A star: Transfer round-up, December 27, 2017

Sumedh Pande
19.05K   //    27 Dec 2017, 21:19 IST

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Ernesto Valverde wants five fresh faces next month

Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's latest transfer news and rumours roundup. With the festive period right upon us, top clubs from around Europe are looking to plug gaps in their squads in the next one month during the January transfer market. So let's head right in and take a look at the major happenings across Europe that made headlines on December 27, 2017: 

La Liga 

FC Barcelona's January transfer list revealed 

Ernesto Valverde has demanded the Barcelona bosses to make funds available for him next month. The Catalan boss wants as many as five budget signings in January to prepare his side on all fronts. It is rumoured that Valverde wants to offload Arda Turan, Aleix Vidal and Gerard Deulofeu soon and wants an upgrade on them in the winter market. 

Marca has claimed that Valverde has submitted a five-man wishlist to the club hierarchy which includes Mesut Ozil, Nabil Fekir, Aleksandr Golovin and the Schalke duo of Max Meyer and Leon Goretzka. Though Philippe Coutinho has been extensively linked with the club, sources close to the club are not confident of a deal being signed in January. 

Atletico Madrid set to offload Yannick Carrasco 

According to AS, Atletico Madrid have to sell some of their first team players before welcoming new faces into the squad. And the player who is said to be at the top of the selling list is Yannick Carrasco. 

The winger has played the full 90 minutes just twice this season and has reportedly caused some friction in the squad. Diego Simeone wants to offload him with Arsenal and Chelsea keeping tabs.

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Sumedh Pande
An avid Premier League watcher with specialization in transfer news and post match analysis. Follow European and Indian football with minute attention with one eye on the world of cricket.
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