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Arsenal are close to agreeing deals to sign Nigeria under-17 prospects Kelechi Nwakali and Samuel Chukwueze.
A host of Europe’s top clubs have been tracking Nwakali and Chukwueze after they impressed in helping Nigeria win last year’s FIFA U17 World Cup in Chile.
Manchester City — who Nwakali’s brother Chidiebere is contracted to — and Bayern Munich have been credited with an interest in the midfield pair, but Arsenal are in pole position to land the exciting duo.

The Gunners are ready to pay £13.4m to Celta Vigo for 29-year-old Spain forward Nolito.

Manchester United have opened talks with Atletico Madrid over midfielder Saul Niguez. The 21-year-old Spaniard has an £18m release clause in his contract.

According to agent Vincenzo Morabito, Manchester United wanted Atletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone as the replacement for David Moyes in 2014, only settling for Louis van Gaal when the Argentine ruled himself out.

Lazio’s Brazil playmaker Felipe Anderson, 22, says he does not know if he will still be with the Serie A club at the end of January.

Arsenal are interested in Chelsea defender Ola Aina, whose contract at Stamford Bridge expires at the end of the season

Branislav Ivanovic has agreed a new one-year contract with Chelsea after being heavily linked with a move to Serie A.

Chelsea are confident they will be able to tie down teenager Ruben Loftus-Cheek to a new long-term contract.

Diego Costa is fit to start for Chelsea against West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday despite limping off the pitch during Sunday’s 2-0 FA Cup victory over Scunthorpe United, but, but Eden Hazard is still training on his own as he battles a groin problem, interim boss Guus Hiddink has confirmed.

Steven Caulker will spend the rest of the season on loan at Liverpool from Queens Park Rangers after the defender’s previous spell at Southampton was cancelled.

Caulker, 24, was due to spend the 2015-16 season on loan at St Mary’s, but the centre-back has now joined Jurgen Klopp’s side until the end of the campaign.

Bayer Leverkusen forward Javier Hernandez has hinted he could be set for a summer move to Arsenal by saying “you never know what can happen in football” when questioned about the link.

Juventus and United battle for Gundogan
The playmaker comes out of hiding and is open to Juventus move. Manchester United as well interested in Borussia Dortmund player.

The solution for Bayern’s right-back position could be Torino’s Bruno Peres. Ther German club is interested in bringing in the 25-year-old Brazilian in the summer to replace Philipp Lahm and Rafinha for the long term.

Outgoing Chile manager Jorge Sampaoli has told Chelsea he will only join the club in the summer if Arsenal winger Alexis Sanchez is signed by the Blues.

Pep Guardiola has apologised for putting pressure on Premier League managers following his announcement that he wants to coach in the English top flight next season.

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique said he will target attacking reinforcements “until the last day of the transfer window” now that the FIFA-imposed transfer ban has finally ended.

Jurgen Klopp’s plans to counter Arsenal in Wednesday’s Premier League clash do not include striker Daniel Sturridge, the Liverpool Echo has reported.

Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is “not interested” in criticism from Yaya Toure after being named African Footballer of the Year.

Dele Alli has signed a new long-term Tottenham contract until 2021, the club have confirmed.
Alli, 19, has put pen to paper on a new deal with Spurs after becoming a regular starter in Mauricio Pochettino’s team this season following a£5 million move from MK Dons last summer.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane, 22, says Tottenham have a great future and he is happy to stay despite being linked with a summer move to Real Madrid.

The North London club have competition from Turkish side Galatasaray as they attempt to sign Chelsea’s 29-year-old France striker Loic Remy.

West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino wants to join Spurs in the current transfer window. The 22-year-old will reject offers from all other clubs.

However, Liverpool will still try to tempt Berahino to Anfield as a replacement for Daniel Sturridge, 26.

Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel has said that Liverpool target Neven Subotic is going nowhere this month, despite the 27-year-old Serb midfielder being linked with a loan move to the Anfield club.

La Liga side Eibar have rejected Stuttgart’s €2m bid for Keko. The 24-year-old winger has a contract with Basque team until 2018 and has a release cause of €10m.

Leicester have joined the race for £3.7m Hajduk Split star Tino-Sven Susic, who is also being eyed by Inter Milan

Leicester defender Ben Chilwell, a target for Arsenal and Liverpool, will be offered a new deal by the Foxes. The 19-year-old’s current contract sees him earn £800 a week.

Southampton are set to improve on their £12.2m bid for Italian midfielder Stefano Sturaro, 22, after Juventus rejected their initial offer.

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic is keen to bring Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta to east London after he fell down the pecking order at the Emirates Stadium.

Liverpool are reportedly plotting a ‘monster bid’ for Anderlecht’s Belgium international forward Dennis Praet

Leandro Bacuna has emerged as a scapegoat for unhappy Aston Villa fans after being targeted with vile abuse about his baby daughter

Former Arsenal and current Denmark striker Nicklas Bendtner, 27, could be on his way from Wolfsburg to Newcastle United.

FIFA’s ethics committee investigatory chamber is to appeal to increase the eight-year bans handed to Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini.

Swansea City midfielder Jonjo Shelvey is moving ever closer to joining Newcastle in a move that could set the Magpies back around £10 million.Newcastle are considering an £8 million bid for Cheick Tiote from Shanghai Greenland Shenua as they look to sign Jonjo Shelvey from Swansea City.

Aston Villa boss Remi Garde wants to start an overhaul of the squad by releasing the club’s long-serving captain Gabriel Agbonlahor and winger Charles N’Zogbia.

Former Arsenal and current Denmark striker Nicklas Bendtner, 27, could be on his way from Wolfsburg to Newcastle United.

Juventus’ France midfielder Paul Pogba, 22, took his mother as his guest to the Ballon d’Or ceremony.

Wayne Rooney said:”Congratulations to Lionel Messi on winning his fifth Ballon d’Or. Unbelievable achievement.”

Everton’s American goalkeeper Tim Howard was pleased that a compatriot was also successful, tweeting:”Congrats to Carli Lloyd on winning Fifa Women’s World Player of the Year.”

Leeds United boss Steve Evans has been forced to have the club badge sewn on to his own training gear because the club’s official training kit is not big enough to fit him.

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