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Football transfer news and rumours LIVE 2019-20 - 18th Jan' 2020

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Updated: 19 January 2020 00:03 IST - Published: 17 January 2020 20:07 IST
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Crystal Palace all set to sign Dundee United starlet Scott Banks

The Eagles are frontrunners for Dundee United teenager Scott Banks, despite fresh claims reporting he agreed to a pre-contract. The 18-year-old is expected to travel to London this weekend. 
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Manchester United nowhere near Bruno Fernandes valuation

Bruno Fernandes may not join United in the immediate future

As per latest accounts from Sky Sports, ongoing conversations between Manchester United and Sporting Lisbon involving Bruno Fernandes aren't finding a conclusion just yet, despite the midfielder's move appearing imminent since last week. 

His valuation following a ripened rise in form, has doubled over the last 48 hours, resulting in a deadlock between negotiations. The steep hike in price tag has seen him go from £39 million to £68 million. 

As a result, the deal has been paused, although United are set to go hard to land their main target. 
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Inter lift their bid for Eriksen 

Christian Eriksen

According to latest updates from Gianluca Di Marzio, Inter Milan are set to place a bigger sum for their longstanding target Christian Eriksen. The midfielder, who has been much of a contract rebel at Spurs, hasn't switched to Inter due to failed negotiations thus far between the club.

However, Antonio Conte and co. are now increasingly confident of landing the Denmark international, although he is valued at £17m. They are set to increase their offer to £11m, excluding bonuses. 
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Bayern Munich confident of landing Leroy Sane

According to latest updates from Sky in Germany, Bayern Munich are still in the picture as far as their pursuit of Leroy Sane is concerned. 

Despite various stories from England claiming the player might want to remain tied to his current side, the Bavarians may tempt him with a brighter deal.    
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AS Roma keeping tabs on Liverpool's Xherdan Shaqiri
Xherdan Shaqiri

AS Roma are visibly monitoring Xherdan Shaqiri's situation at Merseyside, according to reputed journalist Gianluca Di Marzio

According to the report, Liverpool are ready to listen to offers, and may even be subjected to letting the player leave on an initial loan deal. Roma, who are desperate to fill up the ranks after the injury to Nicolo Zaniolo, have turned their attention to the Swiss international. 

Shaqiri, having joined Liverpool from Stoke City in 2018, has mustered just six Premier League appearances all season. 
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Borussia Dortmund winger Jacob Bruun Larsen on Bournemouth's radar

Jacob Bruun Larsen has made just the solitary appearance for Dortmund this season

AFC Bournemouth are looking to shore up their attacking options as a team goal-drought continues to haunt them. In the quest to do so. they've turned their attention to Borussia Dortmund winger Jacob Bruun Larsen, according to Sky Sports

The Denmark international, who signed from Lyngby, has featured just once for the club this season. He made 24 appearances in total for them last term. The player is currently valued at £12.8 million, with his contract set to expire after a year and a half. 
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Juventus and Barcelona plotting Bernardeschi-Rakitic swap

Ivan Rakitic's form has drastically dipped over the last 12 months or so

If reports from Spanish publication AS are to be believed, Juventus and Barcelona are in talks over a potential swap deal involving Ivan Rakitic and Federico Bernardeschi.
Supposedly, Blaugrana pulled the plug over a similar offer in the summer due to Ernesto Valverde's refusal, but with Quique Setien now at the helm, a deal such as this could be on the cards.

Bernardeschi could bolster Barcelona's attacking options with Suarez injured, while Juventus are aiming to beef up an extensive three-man midfield setup by Maurizio Sarri
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ICYMI: Ashley Young signs for Inter Milan

Ashley Young spent over eight years at Man Utd

Manchester United captain Ashley Young has joined Antonio Conte's Inter Milan until the end of the season on a permanent deal, with an option to extend for a further 12 months. The Italian club have supposedly forked out £1.3 million for the 34-year-old's services, who had earlier refused to sign a new deal with the Red Devils. 

In the space of 12 months, Young becomes the third United player to be shipped to Milan following the departures of Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku. 

Young, who spent eight-and-a-half-years at Old Trafford, later wrote: 
"To Man Utd, you gave me the chance to play with legends, to win trophies, to work under the greatest manager in history and to be your captain. Thank you for letting me be part of your story for eight-and-a-half years. To the United fans, every time I walked on the pitch wearing your shirt I gave you my all. Thank you for your support during the highs and the lows. I leave as one of you, see you again in an away end soon."
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Inter Milan's crew wants Alexis to remain at San Siro 
Sanchez's teammates at Milan want him to stay

The Inter Milan players are hoping their new teammate Alexis Sanchez's loan spell from Premier League giants Manchester United is made permanent, as per reports from The Telegraph.
The winger is understood to be a popular figure in the dressing room, having made three appearances for the club since joining. His time has been cut short by an ankle ligament damage.

Sanchez's wages may be a problem for Inter, but Conte could use him in a creative role should a deal for Christian Eriksen collapse. 
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