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Live Transfer Blog: EPL, La Liga and Rest of Europe Transfer news and rumours (January 1st 2018)

Hello and welcome to the first transfer live blog of the month!
Updated: 02 January 2018 00:00 IST - Published: 01 January 2018 23:25 IST
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That's all for today. Join us back tomorrow for more updates. Ciao! 
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Burnley boss Sean Dyche admits he is open to doing some business in the January transfer window. He told Sky Sports: "If there is a chance and there’s something we think will fit us and help us then we will certainly look to operate in the market."
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Lukaku update

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku ruled out for one week says Jose Mourinho 
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Madrid want Kane

Real Madrid will offer 28-year-old Gareth Bale in a £150m player-plus-cash deal for Tottenham striker Harry Kane.

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Ronaldo wants to move to United

No transfer window is complete without Ronaldo and Manchester United rumours. The Reds are eyeing a Cristiano Ronaldo 'homecoming' after he had a bust-up with Real Madrid officials.

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Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has left the door open to January signings but stresses he has to assess his injury-plagued squad before entering the market.

Speaking after the Cherries’ 2-2 draw at Brighton, Howe told Sky Sports: “First and foremost we need to see what our injury situation is and what players will be out. Once we know more on that we can make the right decision.”
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United linked with Lucas Moura

According to a French outlet,  Manchester United have made contact with PSG over a potential deal for winger Lucas Moura. It is believed that Moura is holding off signing for Chinese club Hebei Fortune, as he wants to stay in Europe.

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Brighton manager Chris Hughton refused to be drawn on whether Celtic striker Moussa Dembele is a target in the transfer window. When asked about a potential move for Dembele, Hughton told Sky Sports: "No, I'm very aware of the speculation. Certainly, at this moment that's all that it is."
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Everton target Steven N'Zonzi is set for talks with Sevilla over his future at the club.
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Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun, 26, ​is expected to complete his move to Everton this week in a deal worth £7.5m
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Tottenham are in no rush to agree a new contract with defender Toby Alderweireld, 28, despite his current deal allowing him to leave in the summer of 2019 for £25m
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No Coutinho in Liverpool squad

Here's some team news that will do little to quell rumours that Philippe Coutinho could be on his way to Barcelona this month - Jurgen Klopp has not named the Brazilian in his matchday squad to face Burnley today.


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United want Dybala

Manchester United are interested in signing Paulo Dybala from Juventus. The Reds are hoping that midfielder Paul Pogba can help persuade the 24-year old to sign for the club.

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Marco Asensio threatens to quit

Real Madrid star Marco Asensio threatens to quit and join Manchester United. Asensio has offers on the table from Manchester United, Manchester City and PSG.

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 Liverpool will go to court over the fact that Nike, Barcelona's kit supplier, announced the arrival of Coutinho to Barcelona.

A page on their site claimed you could buy a Barcelona kit with Philippe Coutinho's name on the back. It has since been taken down.
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ICARDI WOULD JOIN MAN UTD IF HE LEAVES INTER

Mauro Icardi has eyes for Manchester United if he decides to leave Inter. While Icardi currently feels committed to the club as it chases a Serie A title, he is considering his options for the future. According to the report, playing for Jose Mourinho, the former manager of Inter, is a dream for the attacker.
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Leicester striker Islam Slimani is a man in demand - with both Newcastle and Watford keen on the £30m striker
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Eden Hazard on the move?

Eden Hazard could be one step closer to the Stamford Bridge exit door after Real Madrid put in a £120m bid for the Chelsea forward. 
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Ronaldo as a movie star?

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed he has dreams of a career in the movie industry once he decides to retire from football.
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Marseille are contemplating a move for Crystal Palace full-back Pape Souare
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Leon Goretzka signs pre-contract with Bayern Munich

According to various reports, Goretzka has signed a pre-contract with Bayern and will join the club this summer for free after his contract expires. 
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West Brom boss Alan Pardew says the club are yet to make a decision on the future of defender Jonny Evans but admits that changes will be made to the squad.