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Live Football Transfer Blog: EPL, La Liga and Rest of Europe (18th January)

Follow all the biggest transfer news and rumours around Europe, LIVE!
Updated: 18 January 2018 23:59 IST - Published: 18 January 2018 23:17 IST
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Manchester City will increase their efforts to sign Real Sociedad defender Iñigo Martínez this month. 
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Andy Carroll’s chances of securing a move to Chelsea have been hit by the news that he will be sidelined for about a month with an ankle injury.

Chelsea wanted to sign Carroll on loan but he has been unable to train and he has missed West Ham’s past three games. A scan today confirmed he will not be able to play again until after the window has closed.
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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has NOT travelled with the Borussia Dortmund squad for tomorrow's game against Hertha Berlin.

Amid reports linking the striker with a move to Arsenal, Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has said: "Auba trains in Dortmund. We have the impression that he is busy with other things in his head and is not fully focused.
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Borussia Dortmund confirm that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is not travelling with the squad to face Hertha Berlin tomorrow.

Goodbye Dortmund?
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James Rodriguez says he will decide what happens when his loan with Bayern Munich ends in 2019, but he is happy with the Bundesliga side.

Rodriguez is on a two-year loan with Bayern from Real Madrid and told Spanish TV programme El Chiringuito: "For now, I’m only thinking about Bayern. I’m very happy here and no-one knows what might happen in the future.

"My present is at Bayern, and it depends on me if I’m going to leave or stay."

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Bournemouth have rejected Brighton's offer for Andrew Surman and stated that the midfielder is not for sale
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Watford boss Marco Silva says he is in constant communication with his board about bringing in reinforcements during the January transfer window.
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Brighton boss Chris Hughton says he has a 'competitive' squad but would like to bring in attacking options and wants to address the void left by Izzy Brown's return to Chelsea with a knee injury.
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Jérémy Toulalan and Bordeaux have mutually agreed to terminate his contract.
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Bastian Schweinsteiger has signed a new one-year deal which will see him remain with MLS side Chicago Fire for the upcoming season.

Schweinsteiger, who joined Chicago last year from Manchester United and played in 24 games, scoring three goals, said in a statement he is determined to help the club compete for silverware.

"I am very happy to re-sign with the Chicago Fire, and to continue what we started in 2017," Schweinsteiger said.

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Talks are taking place regarding Emerson Palmieri joining Chelsea from Roma this month.

Players agent Garcia confirmed “There’s still nothing certain, we are in a stage of discussions. The two clubs are now talking, we’ll see if it will be successful.”
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Huddersfield manager David Wagner says the club are no longer active in the January transfer market, having signed Alex Pritchard from Norwich.

"Of course something could change in the next two or three weeks but if everything goes to plan we've done what we wanted to do and I'm very happy with what we have together, and this is why we don't have to discuss further names in this window," said the manager today. 
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Real Madrid and Barcelona eyeing Real Betis midfielder Fabián.
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Pardew on Evans speculation. "From my point of view there is no bid so there’s nothing to discuss. Jonny hasn’t come and see me this week so I’m in the dark a little bit. We haven’t had a phone call from another football club and that’s where it stands."
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Valencia have initiated a move for Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian.

The La Liga side want to bolster their right-back options and they are keen to bring back Portugal international Joao Cancelo from his loan spell at Inter Milan.

However, they are exploring other options and one of those is Darmian, who has managed only two Premier League starts this season.
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Chelsea are weighing up a move for Roma's former Manchester City striker Edin Dezko.

The Blues are in talks with the Serie A outfit over a possible deal for Brazilian full-back Emerson and have also asked about Dzeko - who netted 29 times in the Italian top-flight last season.
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Crystal Palace are in talks to sign Lille captain Ibrahim Amadou on loan. They're also keen on his team-mate Boubakary Soumare.
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Michy Batshuayi is likely to leave Chelsea on loan this month, according to Sky sources.

Sevilla want the Belgium international, and there's the real possibility of a loan swap with West Ham for Andy Carroll.

West Ham manager David Moyes watched Batshuayi score for Chelsea against Norwich in the FA Cup on Wednesday. Moyes always like to watch players live before signing them.

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