Transfer news LIVE! Mbappe urged to stay at PSG, Salah, Haaland update; Arsenal, Man United, Liverpool rumours

    The January transfer window is just around the corner as the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea consider how to shuffle their packs ahead of the business end of the season.

    The Gunners could be very active in the market but chiefly in moving on unwanted stars, with Pierre- Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah all attracting attention.

    Juventus are said to be tracking former club captain Aubameyang, who is yet to feature for Arsenal since a disciplinary breach that angered Mikel Arteta.

    Further interest from Italy comes from AC Milan, this time for Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech. The Moroccan is yet to fully hit top form under Thomas Tuchel and has reportedly made noises about his lack of game time at Stamford Bridge.

    Keep up to date with all of today’s latest transfer news, rumours and gossip with Standard Sport’s LIVE blog below!

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    Mbappe urged to stay at PSG

    Kylian Mbappe’s contract at PSG runs out at the end of the season, and a free transfer to Real Madrid currently seems to be the most probable outcome.

    But the Frenchman’s teammate Ander Herrera has not given up hope that Mbappe could commit his future to PSG before the season is out.

    “There is scope to try to renew Mbappe,” he told Mundo Deportivo.

    “We have many examples of footballers who have done it in February, March or April. There’s still time.”

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    Igahlo back to Premier League again?

    Striker Odion Ighalo spent a year on loan at Manchester United, before departing for Saudi Arabian club Al Shadab at the start of this year.

    Sky Sports report that a Premier League return could be in the pipeline for the 32-year-old. They claim that Ighalo would be extremely interested, should an offer come in.

    Newcastle are keen to sign a striker in the January window, as they look to make a number of signings to help secure their top-flight status.

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    Anthony Elanga commits future to United

    Man United announced today that Anthony Elanga has signed a new contract at the club, committing his future through to 2026.

    The BBC report that there is plenty of loan interest in the 19-year-old, with clubs keen to secure his services in January.

    But Ralf Rangnick is believed to have decided that Elanga will stay at United for the rest of the season.

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    Maitland-Niles attracting attention

    Versatile midfielder and full-back Ainsley Maitland-Niles as made just two Premier League starts this season and is seemingly not in Mikel Arteta’s plans at the moment.

    The 24-year-old joined West Brom after Christmas last year for a loan spell, and he could be off again in January.

    The Telegraph and The Athletic both report that Roma are in talks to sign Maitland-Niles on loan in the upcoming window, potentially with an option to buy at the end of the season. Everton are also believed to be interested, but the Italian side are leading the race.

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    Salah makes demands

    According to Sky in Germany, Mohamed Salah is keen for Liverpool to bring in attacking reinforcement before signing a new deal at Anfield.

    Out of contract in the summer of 2023, the forward is said to want the club to commit to strengthening in pursuit of the game’s major trophies.

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    Southampton could extend Caballero contract

    While Willy Caballero can hardly be considered a long-term signing, Southampton are understood to be considering offering the veteran an extension to the one-month deal they signed him on amid their goalkeeping crisis.

    “Yeah, there is a chance definitely because in this moment and situation, you never know how quick it goes with Covid that you lose a few players,” said manager Ralph Hasenhuttl.

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    Newcastle United make Dembele contact

    Renowned transfer insider Fabrizio Romano has revealed mega-rich Newcastle United have made contact with Ousmane Dembele in regards to a potential move to St James’ Park in January.

    The French forward, perhaps unsurprisingly, is understood to be waiting to see what happens at the Camp Nou before making a decision.

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    Done deal!

    Early movement north of the border…

    Hearts have signed centre-back Nathaniel Atkinson from Melbourne City for an undisclosed fee.

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    Trio have eyes on Eddie

    West Ham, Crystal Palace and Brighton are reportedly chasing a January deal for Eddie Nketiah.

    The Mail says that the Arsenal striker, out of contract in the summer, could move now to earn a proper fee after he hit a hat-trick past Sunderland.

    Mikel Arteta is said to want the 22-year-old to stay, but his desire for first-team football could push him towards the exit door.

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    Cavani targets Spain switch

    Edinson Cavani wants to pull on the Barcelona shirt next season, according to reports in Spain.

    Mundo Deportivo claim a move to LaLiga is the Manchester United striker’s priority, once his Old Trafford deal expires in the summer.

    And while Sevilla are keen on a deal for the veteran, Barcelona is his wish.

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