Live Transfer Blog: EPL, La Liga and Rest of Europe (5th January 2017)

All the best transfer news and rumours in one place
Updated: 05 January 2017 20:46 IST - Published: January, 05 2017 12:25 PM IST
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Galatasaray are plotting a surprise £8.5m move for out-of-favour Middlesbrough defender Daniel Ayala.
AC Milan have asked to take Everton's Gerard Deulofeu on loan with a view to a permanent move in the summer.

The former Barcelona man has been benched regularly by Ronald Koeman and is now put on the transfer list.
Conte's top target
Chelsea suffered his first Premier League defeat since October and that's got him straight into the transfer market. Reports suggest he will bid for AS Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko.

The 22-year-old has been vital in Monaco's title challenge this season and helped them qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League. They face Manchester City in the next round but Conte wants him at Chelsea in then January transfer window itself.

Manchester United have also been linked with the midfielder but it's Chelsea who are in the driver's seat now. The Blues will have to fork out £40 million in order to land him.
West Ham are set to head back and try and sign Jermain Defoe after their moves for Daniel Sturridge and Mario Mandzukic were rejected by the respective clubs.

David Moyes is keen on holding on to Defoe for with relegation looming for the Black Cats, the striker is said to be keen on leaving the club as soon as possible.

The Black Cats have already rejected a £5 million offer for the striker from West Ham United and have insisted that the former Tottenham man is not for sale!
Southampton are plotting a £17 million swoop for Napoli frontman Manolo Gabbiadini.

Claude Puel is said to be a big fan of the Italian forward and wants to add more firepower up front to support Charlie Austin and Jay Rodriguez.
West Ham have seen their £10 million offer for Brentford striker, Scott Hogan rebuffed as the Bees demand £15 million to part with the 24-year-old.

With 14 goals this term in the Championship, Hogan is also a subject of interest for Watford, West Brom, Newcastle United and Reading too!
Next Ashley Cole?
Arsene Wenger has confirmed they have completed the signing of Cohen Bramall from Hednesford Town. The left back plays in the seventh tier of English football but has caught the eye of Wegner due to his physical talent.

Confirming the signing of the left-back, Wenger said "Cohen Brammal has signed for us. He's an exceptional physical talent. I don't think he's ready, today, to play in Premier League"

Bramall will be sent back on loan to Hednesford for the rest of the season according to reports and is expected to make a progress into the Arsenal youth team next season. Wenger believes Bramall can become the next Ashley Cole.
Manchester United are only willing to let Memphis Depay go on a permanent deal with Ronald Koeman thinking of taking the player on loan.

Depay has hardly featured under Jose Mourinho and is set to leave the club this month. 
Leicester City striker Leonardo Ulloa will not be allowed to leave the club in January.

Ranieri wants him to remain at the club despite West Brom and Hull City being keen on signing the 30-year-old.
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