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Live Football Transfer Blog: EPL, LaLiga and Rest of Europe (22nd January)

Catch all the transfer news from across the globe LIVE!
Updated: 23 January 2018 00:06 IST - Published: 22 January 2018 22:27 IST
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Finally the Sanchez saga is over. Phew, I thought this would go on forever. Anyways, see ya tomorrow. Ciao!
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ALEXIS' MESSAGE FOR ARSENAL

"I want to say thanks to the Technical Staff, to the medical team and all teammates with whom I shared many nice things for the club and especially those people who do not see themselves on the covers, but without them nothing would be possible, which are there to prepare food for us and take care of us day by day, those who keep our shoes clean and the grass in the best conditions. Many thanks to you for helping us to improve every day. Thank you very much.

"There are people (former club players) who have spoken with no knowledge of what happens inside the club and cause damage. I must say I always gave 100%, until the last day, when I asked to the Mister to be in the team, because I wanted to be a contribution.I remember today, a conversation I had with Henry, a historic Arsenal player, who changed club for the same reason and today is my turn.

"Thanks for everything Gunners! All we achieved and the good moments that I gave to the club, I want to dedicate it to the fans, they are the most important. Thanks for every time you sing Alexis Sanchez Baby."
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Guardiola's squad is pushing for Shahtar Donetsk's Fred in January.

The transfer from the Ukrainian club to the figure of 30-40 million euros. The player wants the transfer. 
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Leicester City have shortlisted Monaco full-back Almamy Touré as an alternative target to Marseille's Bouna Sarr.
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Jonny Evans can leave West Brom for £3 million in the summer if the club are relegated from the Premier League.

Manchester City are interested in signing the former Manchester United centre-half, while Arsenal have also been linked with a January bid.

Reports have suggested Evans would cost upwards of £20m in the January transfer window, but he could move on at the end of the season for a cut-price fee, if 19th-placed West Brom fail to stay up.
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Arsenal have made an enquiry about signing Manchester United defender Chris Smalling.

Arsene Wenger is in the market for a new centre-half and fears missing out to Manchester City on a deal for West Brom’s Jonny Evans.

If that proves to be the case, Wenger plans a move for Evans’ former United team-mate Smalling once the swap deal involving Alexis Sanchez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been completed.
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AUBAMEYANG LATEST

A source close to negotiations has told Sky Germany it is a difficult transfer, and nothing is expected in the next couple of days, with a number of intermediaries involved.

Borussia Dortmund are interested in signing Olivier Giroud this month.

Sven Mislintat, Arsenal’s head of recruitment, is an important negotiator in the deal. Mislintat joined the club from Dortmund last November.

No fee has been agreed between clubs.
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Edin Dzeko wants reassurances of regular football before agreeing to join Chelsea as Emerson Palmieri is set to fly to London to complete a switch to Stamford Bridge.
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Newcastle United are hopeful of signing two players this week as they look to give Rafa Benitez the transfer boost he's looking for before the window closes for business.
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Bayern Munich watched Ajax’s teenage defender Matthijs de Ligt during Sunday’s 2-0 home win over Feyenoord.

The 18-year-old, who is under contract at Ajax until 2021, has repeatedly been linked with a move to Barcelona after establishing himself as one of the brightest defensive prospects in Europe.
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After pulling out of the race for Thomas Lemar, Liverpool have turned their attention to Christian Pulisic.

The Reds moved away from Monaco's Lemar due to his £100 million price tag, but they believe Pulisic has a similiar skill set.

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Balotelli is waiting for an offer to return to Italy. It would be from Juventus, who want him for free in the summer to accompany Higuain in attack.
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Shanghai SIPG midfielder Odil Ahmedov has revealed that he still regrets the day that he was unable to complete a move to Arsenal.

Back in 2012, the Uzbekistan captain was close to sealing a permanent transfer to the Gunners from Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala during the summer window. However, the move was halted by the Dagestan club's billionaire owner Suleyman Kerimov.
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West Ham assistant manager Stuart Pearce watched Anderlecht midfielder Leander Dendoncker against Genk on Sunday.

Manchester United have held a long-standing interest in Dendoncker, with Anderlecht recently insisting only an ‘insane’ bid will persuade them to sell in the January transfer window.
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West Ham United’s Marko Arnautovic is the latest name on Chelsea’s list of potential January striker signings.

Chelsea are in the market for a new forward and had been interested in Arnautovic’s team-mate Andy Carroll before injury scuppered a possible deal.

Stoke City’s Peter Crouch – a former team-mate of Arnautovic’s – and Burnley’s Ashley Barnes are other names under consideration before the transfer deadline.
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Ronaldo on his future: "I'm thinking about buying a club in the second division in Spain or England. I want to do something innovative. I think I'm prepared for the challenge."

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Sky in Italy are reporting that Swansea have offered £9m for Ajax winger Amin Younes.