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Live Transfer Blog: EPL, La Liga and Rest of Europe [16th January 2017]

Transfer news and rumours - throughout the day!
Updated: 16 January 2017 19:40 IST - Published: 16 January 2017 11:00 IST
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Arjen Robben has reportedly signed a one-year contract extension with Bayern Munich. His current contract was set to expire at the end of the season.
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BREAKING: Patrick Bamford is currently having a medical at Middlesbrough after they agreed a deal with Chelsea to sign him on a permanent deal.

The fee agreed between the clubs is said to be £6 million + £4 million add-ons.
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Gael Kakuta is a target for Swansea City according to L'Equipe.

The former Chelsea player has worked with Paul Clement worked together at Stamford Bridge and is currently on loan at Chinese side, Hebei China Fortune.
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AS MONACO REJECT CHINESE OFFER FOR FALCAO
AS Monaco have reportedly rejected a £45 million offer from Tianjin Quanjian for Radamel Falcao. This comes just a couple of days after it was rumoured that the Chinese Super League club made a £80 million for Diego Costa.

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BAYERN MUNICH WANT VERRATTI

Carlos Ancelotti has set sights on signing Marco Verratti from PSG in the summer. The midfielder is now the German champion's top target to replace Xabi Alonso.

Real Madrid and Barcelona have been keen on signing him for a long time but the player has refused to leave the Ligue 1 champs. But now, his agent has confirmed that the Italian is ready for a new challenge and will be moving in the summer if PSG fail to win the league.

Chelsea and Manchester United are also interested in signing him but he reportedly does not prefer a move to the Premier League.
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Phil Jagielka is reportedly a subject of interest for Sunderland and West Ham United, according to the Daily Mail.

The Everton legend was said to be in  for crunch talks with Ronald Koeman this week after reports emerged that he was not in the in the former Southampton manager's future plans.
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Patrick Bamford is reportedly in advanced talks with Middlesbrough regarding a permanent move. 

The young Chelsea forward was on loan at Burnley but was recalled by The Blues in the weekend. He has already played on loan at The Riverside two seasons ago.

Aitor Karanka wants to add more fire-power up front despite having Alvaro Negredo in the squad and having just signed Rudy Gestede from Aston Villa. 

Boro are also interested in signing Robert Snodgrass from Hull City.
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RAKITIC TO MANCHESTER CITY!

Manchester City have been handed a huge boost in their pursuit for Ivan Rakitic. Barcelona are keen on extending Messi's contract and thus want to fund it by selling the midfielder. Arda Turan is also reportedly up for sale with Chinese Super League being his possible destination.
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Diego Costa rejected an offer from China and also an improved £200,000 contract offer from Chelsea before he had a training ground bust-up with Antonio Conte.

Reports now suggest that he will remain at the club till the season is over and then leave in the summer. He wants to leave last summer as well but Conte convinced him to stay after they failed to land Alvaro Morata.
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DYBALA SET TO SIGN NEW CONTRACT
Paulo Dybala is reportedly set to sign a new contract at Juventus and snub a move away. Real Madrid and Barcelona are said to be keen on signing the Argentine striker but it looks like he wants to remain at Old Turin.

There were reports earlier this month that he has agreed to join Real Madrid but now Italian reports suggest that he's been convinced to stay at Juve for a long time.

Real Madrid see him as a proper successor to Benzema while Barcelona have been tracking the striker for a long time now.
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BOJAN TO LEAVE STOKE CITY?

Mark Hughes has revealed that he wants to keep Bojan Krkic at Stoke City but interest from Middlesbrough has reportedly 'unsettled' the ex-Barcelona starlet.

Bojan joined Stoke City from Barcelona in 2014 and has been in good form for them. Boro have tabled a £8 million bid for him but it's said that the Potters will hold out for £12 million if they are to let go of him.
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THE NEXT ZLATAN?

Real Madrid
are reportedly on the verge of signing young Swedish striker, Alexander Isak. The youngster has been dubbed as the next Zlatan Ibrahimovic and was a target for Chelsea as well.
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We kick off with latest on Dimitri Payet's situation at West Ham

Payet's wife has reportedly moved back to France while the midfielder is trying to force a transfer back to former club Marseille.

Marseille are also interested in bringing Payet back to Ligue 1 and have offered West Ham €25 million for him.
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Hello and welcome to yet another edition of the Live Transfer Blog! We are into the 2nd half of the transfer window and things are gathering up pace!