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Live Football Transfer Blog: EPL, La Liga and Rest of Europe (14th January)

Catch all the transfer news from Europe, right here. LIVE!
Updated: 15 January 2018 00:22 IST - Published: 14 January 2018 21:50 IST
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Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak admits he has not held talks with the club regarding a new contract.

Regarded as one of the best keepers in the world, Slovenia international Oblak has been linked with the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool.
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Debuchy has made just three Premier League appearances in the past two and a half years and could be on his way to Saint-Etienne
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Jack Wilshere is not expecting to sign a new contract at Arsenal during the January transfer window, with the midfielder prepared to be patient.

The England international is among those at Emirates Stadium set to hit free agency at the end of the season if fresh terms are not put in place.
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Leicester City have had a €3m bid rejected by Marseille for Bouna Sarr, but will make an improved offer in the coming days
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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is delaying Kenedy’s move to Newcastle until he has signed a replacement.

Newcastle have agreed a deal to sign the Brazilian on loan for the rest of the season and the player is keen to move to St James’ Park.
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Aston Villa are waiting for Manchester United to respond to their offer to sign Axel Tuanzebe on loan.

United boss Jose Mourinho is considering letting Tuanzebe go out on loan for the second half of the season, but is concerned about having sufficient cover in his squad.
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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been dropped from the Borussia Dortmund squad for disciplinary reasons.
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Tottenham are leading the chase to sign highly-rated Hoffenheim playmaker Nadiem Amiri.

The 21-year-old is under contract at Hoffenheim until 2020, but has a €17 million release clause and is wanted in the Premier League following an impressive first half of the season.
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Arsenal and Chelsea have made contact with Richarlison’s agent ahead of a potential summer deal for the Watford striker.

Richarlison has scored five Premier League goals for Watford since moving to Vicarage Road in a £11.2 million deal from Fluminense last summer.

The 20-year-old has impressed with his performances, and that has prompted London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea to express early interest in a deal for next season.

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Lucas Moura's move to Manchester United has been placed in doubt after an intervention by the wife of PSG team-mate Angel Di Maria. 

Brazil international Lucas is yet to start for Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 this season and is keen on a move to Old Trafford in a bid to prove himself ahead of the World Cup.

But Di Maria's wife, Jorgelina Cardoso, has warned Lucas's partner, Larissa Saad, about the lifestyle in Manchester, and she is now having second thoughts about leaving Paris for England.

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Manchester United are ready to give David de Gea a massive raise in an attempt to fend off interest from Real Madrid.

Madrid are still circling for the 27-year-old and with De Gea's contract set to expire in 2019, the Red Devils want to offer a new deal to lock down their prized goalkeeper.

Manchester United reportedly plan to up De Gea's £210,000-a-week wages to £300,000-a-week, making him the club's joint highest-paid player along with Paul Pogba.
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Atletico Madrid's out-of-favour Argentine international Nicolas Gaitan is reportedly the subject of interest from Southampton, EvertonCrystal Palace and West Ham.

Gaitan moved to Atletico from Benfica 18-months ago but is no longer in Diego Simeone's plans.
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Real Madrid are prepared to offer Cristiano Ronaldo as a makeweight in a bid to sign Neymar from PSG this summer.

Ronaldo has struggled for form this season, failing to score since the Club World Cup in December, while Neymar is reportedly unsettled in the French capital following his world record £199m move from Barcelona last summer.
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Roma winger Stephan El Shaarawy has offers from a number of German teams for a January move.
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Leon Goretzka is expected to make a decision on his future in the next few days.

The Schalke midfielder, 22, is out of contract at the end of the season and is believed to be of interest to Liverpool and Manchester United while Bayern Munich's Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says they would be "crazy" not to be interested in the player.

"Now it is up to the player to decide, and it would be nice if he chose Bayern in the end. You only have an agreement when you sign the contract," he said.

"All top clubs like Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United or Juventus wanted him, so it is perfectly legal and normal that the top club from Germany is interested in this player, too.

"The decision will be taken in a few days."

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Frank Lampard on Bakayoko: 

"His body language is slow, he sticks half a leg out at the ball. Fans will stick with you if you show reactions and urgency but he's not moving quickly enough and he has to switch on.”

“You can have a dip when you come from another league but we are in January now and I really think he needs to start picking up. I think he might be struggling, it may be a confidence issue."

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Manuel Akanji is set to become a Borussia Dortmund player after arriving in Germany to complete a 21.5m euro move from Basel.
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Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been offered no assurances over his long-term Manchester United future by Jose Mourinho.

"It doesn't matter who he is. It doesn't matter the level. It doesn't matter the prestige, the status. I think every player has a price.

"And I am not the kind of blind manager...blind in the sense of, this player is untouchable, can never be sold. I think every player has a price."

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Napoli are pushing to renew Dries Mertens contract as they seek an increase in his release clause, currently at 28m euros. The Belgian's wage would rise to around 5m euros per annum in the deal.
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Romanian international Cristian Ganea has claimed that he's in talks with Athletic Club over a move from Viitorul Constanta. 

"You don't just have to have been born there, I trained there when I was a kid, so I am able to play there," said the left-back of the Bilbao team's local preference system.
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After a near-miss with Barcelona in the summer, Jean Michael Seri could still be up for a departure from Nice as PSG's interest in the midfielder continues, which might even be ignited for a move this month.
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Real Betis are thought to be chasing Everton striker Sandro Ramírez, who has failed to settle in the Premier League since moving in the summer from Málaga. 

The Barcelona youth product, 22, is also being eyed by a host of other European suitors but is said to be keen on a return to his native Spain.
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Liverpool’s record signing Virgil van Dijk is set to miss today’s Premier League match against Manchester City due to injury
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Benitez: No closer to signings

"We are no closer to signing anyone, so we must look at the players who are here and who are playing," he said after yesterday's game.
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Alexis Sanchez has NOT travelled with the Arsenal squad for today’s game against Bournemouth.
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Manchester United could be set to lose out in the race to land Benfica starlet Umaro Embalo with RB Leipzig reportedly close to landing the 16-year-old.

United chiefs have been keeping tabs on the young forward, with Barcelona and Real Madrid also said to be monitoring the player.
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Inter Milan are in talks with Atletico Madrid over the potential signing of Nicolas Gaitan.
The Argentine playmaker wants to leave La Liga and join Luciano Spalletti revolution at the San Siro. He's prepared to say his goodbyes this week.
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Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson is poised to make his first signing at Selhurst Park with the £3.5m capture of Getafe goalkeeper Vicente Guaita.
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Liverpool have entered the race to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal this month.

Reports claim that Klopp and Liverpool’s owners Fenway Sports Group are in discussions about a deal for Sanchez this month.
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West Ham boss David Moyes is keen to reunite once again with Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini. Moyes managed the Belgian at Everton before signing him at Old Trafford.
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West Ham have given up on signing Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho this month, with his club valuing the Portugal international at £25m.
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Crystal Palace and Watford are both contemplating a move for Senegal international Papa Badou Ndiaye, with the 27-year-old Galatasaray midfielder believed to have a £8m release clause.
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Hello and welcome to our live coverage of all the transfers around Europe. It promises to be an exciting day!