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Live Football Transfer Blog: EPL, La Liga and Rest of Europe (12th January)

Follow all the biggest and best transfer news and rumours around Europe, LIVE!
Updated: 13 January 2018 00:09 IST - Published: 12 January 2018 22:49 IST
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Mourinho on his feud with Conte: "The first time he insulted me I had a response - a response that I know touched the point where he really feels hurt. Then he insulted me for a second time but now I change and, for me, contempt means end of the story."
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JOSE ON ALEXIS

After Manchester United joined the race to sign Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez according to Sky sources - this is what Jose Mourinho has said regarding his reported interest in the Chilean. 

“I don’t think it is ethical or correct to be speaking about players of other clubs. If somebody speaks about one of my players, to say we are interested or not I wouldn’t be very happy. 

“Sanchez is an Arsenal player. I don’t know for sure but probably this weekend he is going to wear Arsenal colours. I don’t think it is correct to say things about Alexis Sanchez. 

“At a general level what I can say is that with the Manchester United board we do not believe a lot in the January market. We don’t believe in signing a player just to do something.

“What we believe is there are some players in the football world where if you have a chance to sign them then you have to try. All I can say is that Sanchez is a phenomenal player, apart from that, an Arsenal player, and I feel I shouldn't say much more than this."
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Chelsea have given Newcastle a deadline of the end of next week before they learn whether Kenedy will be allowed to leave the Blues and join them on loan.
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Manchester City believe that Sanchez is keen to join them and link up with Pep Guardiola once more, having been managed by the Spaniard at Barcelona.

The Premier League leaders are unwilling to go beyond £20m for Sanchez when there’s a chance they could get him for nothing at the end of the season.

It’s thought Sanchez is keen to leave Arsenal in the current window, and City’s reluctance to meet the asking price could allow Manchester United to swoop.
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Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez says he talks about potential transfer targets every day, but remains uncertain about how much money he has to spend.
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West Brom's Jonny Evans has been linked with Arsenal and Manchester City this January but manager Alan Pardew says his skipper will feature against Brighton afternoon.

"Nothing has changed on Jonny," Pardew said. "He is fit this weekend, so you can expect to see him on the teamsheet tomorrow.”
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Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are interested in Stevenage defender Ben Wilmot.

All four clubs sent scouts to evaluate the 18-year-old centre-back during Stevenage's FA Cup match against Reading last weekend.
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Andres Iniesta has rejected speculation that Philippe Coutinho's arrival at Barcelona could push him into the shade.

“There will never be a player that can make me retire or kick me out of here. At 33 years of age, that isn't the issue. Coutinho has come here to improve us.”

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Javier Hernandez is seriously considering a move to MLS expansion side Los Angeles FC.

West Ham manager David Moyes has reportedly told the striker he can leave the club this winter, and Chicharito is tempted by the possibility of joining Mexico team-mate Carlos Vela at LAFC.
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Tottenham have not given up hope of beating Arsenal and Manchester United to the signing of Bordeaux sensation Malcom.

Arsenal have held talks with Malcom’s representatives this week over a potential January deal as Wenger searches for a replacement for Sanchez.

United are also set to make a £40 million bid for the Brazilian in January, but Spurs remain keen to capture the winger, even if Arsenal are favourites to agree a deal.
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Cristiano Ronaldo has grown frustrated by Real Madrid's signings.

The Portuguese star is said to be disillusioned by president Florentino Perez's activity in the transfer market, with Madrid failing to sign upgrades after the exits of James Rodriguez, Alvaro Morata and Pepe.
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Inter have proposed a swap that would see them send Joao Mario to Atletico Madrid in exchange for Nicolas Gaitan.

That move could be a coup for Atletico manager Diego Simeone, who has given Gaitan just one start in La Liga this season.
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For all you FPL manages out there. Don't miss the video!
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Nottingham Forest manager Aitor Karanka has targeted Chelsea forward Charly Musonda.

The Championship side are reportedly looking to sign the 21-year-old on loan for the rest of the season, though they'll have to fend off interest from Bournemouth, Newcastle and Watford.
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Manchester United have passed Manchester City in the race to sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl.

While a swap involving Henrikh Mkhitaryan seems unlikely, United's willingness to send the midfielder to Dortmund could help facilitate talks to sign Weigl.
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Ryan Giggs has been interviewed for the vacant Wales national team manager’s job. Wales have been without a manager since Chris Coleman stepped down in November to take over at Sunderland.

Giggs has been working in the media since he left his position as Manchester United assistant manager in 2016.
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West Ham have been offered the chance to sign Newcastle's Chancel Mbemba.

Newcastle would want to make sure they have a replacement before sanctioning a move for Mbemba. West Ham would be happy to include Diafra Sakho as part of any potential deal for Mbemba.
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Chelsea and Manchester United are monitoring Gremio midfielder Arthur as a potential move to Barcelona stalls.

Barcelona are interested in signing the 21-year-old over the summer, but recent moves for Philippe Coutinho and Yerry Mina mean the Catalans must sell players to balance the books first.

That development has apparently opened the door for the Blues or Red Devils to sign Arthur, who is valued between £30 million and £35m.

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Chelsea have identified Massimiliano Allegri and Luis Enrique as potential managers should Antonio Conte leave at season's end.

Diego Simeone is a long-shot candidate, while Carlo Ancelotti seemingly has been ruled out. Napoli's Maurizio Sarri in consideration as well.
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Manchester United are targeting Jamie Vardy and Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez in addition to Alexis Sanchez.

Hernandez could return to Old Trafford if West Ham can recoup the £17m they spent to sign the Mexican striker last summer.

Vardy reportedly would be the most expensive option as the Red Devils look to bolster their attack, with Leicester City seeking a £35m fee.

Read more about it HERE
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Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde is not looking to let Andre Gomes leave in the January transfer window.

Gomes reportedly wants a winter move to secure regular first-team football, and he has been linked with Manchester United and Tottenham.

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Liverpool are prepared to sell Daniel Sturridge this month.

It is reported that the 28-year-old has informed the Reds that he wants to leave in a bid to play regular first-team football ahead of the World Cup.
However, Liverpool want £30m for the striker. As it stands Sturridge isn’t available for loan.

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Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri has requested the signing of Manchester City Leroy Sane.

The 59-year-old asked president Aurelio De Laurentiis, during talks over a new contract, to attempt to lure the Germany international away from the Etihad Stadium.

De Laurentiis, however, instantly rebuffed the request, maintaining that the winger would prove too expensive.

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Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez has opened talks with Liverpool over a potential January move to Anfield.

The Reds are looking to bolster their ranks after losing Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona and see the Algeria international as a suitable option. 

It is claimed that Mahrez is open to the idea of playing under Jurgen Klopp although would prefer a move to Arsenal, with whom there has been no contact thus far.

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