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Manchester City close in on £50m move for Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred as club look to edge out rivals Manchester United to his signature
Manchester City are closing in on making Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred their first January signing in a £50m deal as City look to tie up a deal ahead of rivals Manchester United.
Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang talks hit stumbling block as Borussia Dortmund insist replacement is signed BEFORE sanctioning £53m move
Arsenal's move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has hit a stumbling block after Borussia Dortmund insisted they would not let the striker leave without having a replacement lined-up.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger claims Alexis Sanchez is 'a very professional player who has been committed until the last minute' after Man United move
Alexis Sanchez was officially announced as a Manchester United player on Monday evening, with the forward joining in a deal worth a staggering £600,000 a week.
Jose Mourinho hails new signing Alexis Sanchez: 'He will bring his ambition, drive and personality, qualities that make a Manchester United player'
United have officially announced the mega-money signing of Sanchez from Arsenal, with the Chilean joining on a deal worth £600,000 a week.
Manchester United announce Alexis Sanchez signing from Arsenal as Henrikh Mkhitaryan heads the other way in swap deal
Playing a piano in his new kit one moment and standing on the pitch at Old Trafford breathing into the cold air the next, Alexis Sanchez was unveiled in bizarre fashion on Monday night.
Eric Dier desperate for Tottenham to keep hold of their stars amid ongoing fears over Harry Kane's future
Eric Dier has welcomed Tottenham's determination to resist even world-record bids for their prize asset Harry Kane. Spurs say they are not prepared to entertain any offers for the England striker.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan says it's a 'dream come true' as he joins Arsenal from Manchester United in swap deal with Alexis Sanchez
Henrikh Mkhitaryan has labelled his move to Arsenal from Manchester United a dream come true after signing a long-term contract with the north London outfit on Monday.
As manager scramble for signatures, keep track of every deal in the top flight this winter. Sportsmail brings you all the big news right the way through to transfer deadline day.
The 24-year-old is wanted by Real Madrid who have made clear their admiration for the England international but Tottenham are adamant he will not leave.
Borussia Dortmund continue talks with Arsenal over Olivier Giroud... but want to £54m Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang deal separate
Borussia Dortmund are maintaining dialogue with Arsenal over the possibility of buying Olivier Giroud. An delegation remains in Dortmund trying to conclude a deal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
West Brom could lose Jonny Evans for just £3m if they get relegated with Arsenal and Manchester City circling
West Bromwich Albion face losing Jonny Evans for just £3million in the event of relegation. Evans has that figure as an escape clause in his contract if West Brom go down.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang trains with Borussia Dortmund team-mates as the striker nears Arsenal move
Pierre-Emerick Aubemayang was all smiles at Borussia Dortmund's Brackel training complex as he joked around with his team-mates during Monday's session.
Bordeaux boss Gus Poyet revealed as he was unveiled to the media on Monday that the future of Malcom was a key topic during his interview for the job.
Real Madrid to focus on move for Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois after No 1 target Kepa Arrizabalaga signs new deal at Athletic Bilbao
SIMON JONES - TRANSFER COLUMN: Kepa was due to join Madrid but instead signed a new contract as Real chose to re-assess the problems in their under-performing squad.
Rakip, who underwent a medical on Saturday after flying to London on Friday, joined Benfica from Malmo earlier this month and will now head to the Premier League.
Arsenal make their move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as Ivan Gazidis and Sven Mislintat are spotted in Germany for face-to-face negotiations with Borussia Dortmund executives
Arsenal have stepped up their bid to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as chief executive Ivan Gazidis and head of recruitment Sven Mislintat were spotted arriving in Germany on Sunday.
Alexis Sanchez on brink of sealing Manchester United move as both he and Henrikh Mkhitaryan head to immigration centre for work permit
Alexis Sanchez is on the brink of completing his mega-money move to Manchester United as he and Henrikh Mkhitaryan push through their work permits.
Chelsea close to £52million double signing of striker Edin Dzeko and full back Emerson Palmieri from Roma
The clubs held productive talks on Sunday night and further negotiations are planned on Monday, with Dzeko's agents ready to travel to London to finalise personal terms for a move to Stamford Bridge.
Robin van Persie completes return to boyhood club Feyenoord 14 years after exit — and he will wear old No 32
The Dutch striker began his career at Feyenoord, coming through their academy, before going on to score 226 goals at Arsenal, Manchester United and Fenerbahce over 14 years.
Bordeaux forward Malcom is wanted by a number of Premier League clubs in January...but just who is the Brazilian starlet?
The name of Bordeaux forward Malcom has been much mentioned during the January window, but for a player expected to cost around £45million the accessible information is not vast.
Alexis Sanchez scarves already on sale outside Old Trafford as Manchester United prepare to announce transfer
It's safe to say Manchester United fans are certainly excited about Alexis Sanchez's imminent arrival — so much so that they're already buying his scarves.
The former Manchester City and Liverpool striker is in red-hot form in Ligue 1 after scoring 17 times for Nice already this season and could be set for a return to his homeland.
Chelsea have been linked with Andy Carroll, Peter Crouch and Ashley Barnes... so why does Antonio Conte want a bruising English striker?
Chelsea’s scatter-gun approach has them looking for a big man in attack, a ‘reference point’ as Antonio Conte puts it: over six foot, good upper body strength, Premier League experience.
Egyptian FA president claims Mohamed Salah is a summer target for Real Madrid as he continues to light up the Premier League with Liverpool
Egyptian FA president Hany Abo Rida has claimed that Real Madrid will approach Liverpool this summer about signing Mohamed Salah.
Manchester United brace themselves for fight to keep hold of David de Gea as Real Madrid's No 1 target Kepa Arrizabalaga signs new deal at Bilbao
Zinedine Zidane was keen to sign Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao, but the keeper has reportedly decided to stay at his current club, meaning Real Madrid may now turn their attentions to De Gea.
Arturo Vidal hints he will leave Bayern Munich when Leon Goretzka arrives: 'I hope to win the Champions League and then we'll see what happens'
Arturo Vidal has suggested he could leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season. His place in Bayern's midfield is set to be placed under scrutiny after this campaign when Leon Goretzka joins.
Arsenal step up bid for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as Ivan Gazidis and Sven Mislintat arrive in Germany for face-to-face negotiations
Arsenal step up bid to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as Ivan Gazidis, Sven Mislinstat and contract negotiator Huss Fahmy arrive in Germany for face-to-face negotiations.
Roma director Monchi assures fans they will replace Edin Dzeko and Emerson Palmieri if Chelsea swoop
Roma sporting director Monchi has refused to rule out losing Edin Dzeko and Emerson Palmieri to Chelsea in the January transfer window.
Alexis Sanchez seen in a Manchester United shirt as he poses for official photographs after sealing mega deal
Manchester United will announce the signing of Alexis Sanchez within 24 hours after he completed his medical on Sunday and had his official unveiling photos taken.
Stoke boss Paul Lambert insists he has 'no intention' of letting Peter Crouch go as Chelsea consider shock loan move for veteran forward
Paul Lambert guided his new boys to a morale-boosting victory over Huddersfield in his first match in charge before ruling out a Chelsea move for Peter Crouch.
Chelsea star Eden Hazard insists his team do not need another striker after Blues run rampant against Brighton
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte will ask the club to plough on this week with their efforts to sign a centre forward to help lead the line. On the latest evidence, he needn’t bother.
Manchester City check on 'new Paul Pogba' Boubakary Soumare with Leicester and Everton also interested in the £20m-rated Lille teenager
Manchester City academy chief Brian Marwood has made a personal check on £20m-rated Lille teenager Boubakary Soumare who is dubbed the new Paul Pogba, with Leicester and Everton also interested.
Aberdeen midfielder Kenny McLean set to seal £150,000 Norwich move but Scotland international will return to Dons on loan for rest of the season
The 26-year-old headed south for talks with the Carrow Road club after starring in Saturday’s 4-1 Scottish Cup win over Championship leaders St Mirren at Pittodrie.
West Ham reject £12m Swansea City bid for Andre Ayew with David Moyes reluctant to weaken attacking options
West Ham have rejected a £12million offer from Swansea City for forward Andre Ayew. Ayew only left the Liberty Stadium for West Ham in August 2016 and cost close to £20million.
Watford SACK Marco Silva and blame Everton for 'unwarranted approach' for manager that led to 'significant deterioration in focus and results'... as Javi Gracia leads the race to take over
But Watford have taken action to dismiss Silva after just one win in their last 11 Premier League games - the worst form of any side in the league - has seen dragged into the relegation mix.
Stoke City launch £3.25m bid for former Manchester United and Liverpool academy star Jack Harrison who is lighting up MLS with New York
The former Liverpool and Manchester United academy prospect has proved a big success in the MLS and earned a call-up to the England Under 21 squad earlier this season.
Alexis Sanchez arrives at Manchester United's Carrington training ground by private jet ahead of his medical
Alexis Sanchez took a private jet and landed at Manchester airport on Sunday ahead of completing the final details of his move from Arsenal, a swap deal with Henrikh Mhkitaryan.
Derby County weigh up move for Millwall's Lee Gregory as Chris Martin and Darren Bent seek Pride Park exits
Derby County ran the rule over Millwall striker Lee Gregory on Saturday. The Championship promotion chasers are looking for options despite signing Cameron Jerome.
Juventus lining up free move for Jack Wilshere in summer as Serie A giants put 'feelers out' for Arsenal midfielder
England midfielder Jack Wilshere, who has been one of Arsenal's best performers recently after breaking back into the first team, is out of contract at the end of the season.
Newcastle make £2m loan move for unsettled Everton striker Sandro Ramirez... and are keeping tabs on Slovakia keeper Martin Dubravka
Newcastle United have made a loan move for Everton's Sandro Ramirez. Rafa Benitez is willing to sanction a deal that sees the club pay a £2m loan fee plus the Spaniard's £100,000 weekly wage.
Arsenal and Tottenham target Malcom seen on a plane with his girlfriend... but where is the Bordeaux star going?
Bordeaux's promising midfielder Malcom has been pictured on a plane with girlfriend Leticia Pereira but it is unknown where the Brazilian was heading to on Sunday morning.
Brighton are looking to add more firepower in their relegation battle by joining Aston Villa in the chase for Leicester City's Argentine striker Leonardo Ulloa.
Borussia Dortmund offer Andre Schurrle to Premier League clubs on loan... with the German side willing to pay half his £150,000-a-week wages
German World Cup winner Andre Schurrle has been made available for loan by Borussia Dortmund with the club accepting they will have to continue paying half his £150,000-a-week wages.
Roma legend Francesco Totti teases Chelsea target Edin Dzeko ahead of Serie A clash against Inter Milan: 'This train isn't going to London right?'
Totti, who is now the director at Roma after enjoying a 24-year playing career with them, joked with Dzeko as the pair boarded a train ahead of their match with Inter Milan.
Tottenham intent on keeping star striker Harry Kane... even if a £200m world-record bid is received for the Real Madrid target
Tottenham are determined to keep Harry Kane this summer - even if they receive a world-record bid. Real Madrid have shown interest in Kane but Spurs are adamant they will not sell.
Alexis Sanchez's £450,000 salary will create long term problems for Manchester United, claims former assistant boss Steve McClaren
Steve McClaren has warned Alexis Sanchez's wages could create dressing-room disharmony at Manchester United. Sanchez is expected to complete his move from Arsenal on Monday.
Chelsea 'make loan move for Leicester striker Islam Slimani' as Antonio Conte looks to bolster his attacking ranks
Despite his struggles in England, Conte is keen on the 29-year-old and has asked about bringing him to Stamford Bridge on a temporary basis.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists he would never let a player leave for a rival club after Alexis Sanchez completed his move to Manchester United: 'That is just impossible'
The transfer of the Chile international will be a huge boost to Jose Mourinho, who managed to conclude a deal right under the noses of their neighbors Manchester City.
Liverpool and Arsenal targeting summer move for Thomas Lemar with Atletico Madrid also interested in the £90m-rated Monaco winger
Liverpool are still in the hunt to sign Thomas Lemar but will likely make a move for him in the summer. Arsenal also remain interested but both clubs feel his valuation is too high at the moment.
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane confesses admiration for PSG star Neymar: 'He's very important and loved by all of football'
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane professed his admiration for Paris Saint-Germain 'great player' Neymar but insisted there would be no incomings at the Santiago Bernabeu this month.
Everton eyeing up loan moves for Baba Rahman and Patrick van Aanholt as Sam Allardyce looks to add cover for Leighton Baines at left back
Everton have made further enquiries for Chelsea left back Baba Rahman and Crystal Palace's Patrick van Aanholt. Toffees boss Sam Allardyce is looking to add cover at left back for Leighton Baines.
Southampton ready to break club's transfer record with £30m Dutch international Quincy Promes as club prepare to spend Virgil van Dijk money
Southampton are prepared to break their club record transfer fee to sign Spartak Moscow and Holland winger Quincy Promes as club look to spend the money from Virgil van Dijk's sale.
Inter Milan 'ready to make an offer' for Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge when Gabriel Barbosa seals Santos loan return
Liverpool are open to selling the England striker if their £30m valuation is met, but reports in Italy suggest he could still be set for a loan move to the Serie A club.
Transfer News LIVE: Manchester United join City in race to sign Fred after capturing Alexis Sanchez plus, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal latest
The blockbuster transfer of the January window has finally happened after Alexis Sanchez completed his move to Manchester United with Henrikh Mkhitaryan going the other way to Arsenal.
Manchester United complete signing of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal after clubs finalise terms for swap deal including Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Sanchez is due in Manchester for a medical on Sunday evening to complete his transfer from Arsenal, with Jose Mourinho declaring: ‘I think we are going to be successful.’
Moussa Dembele must settle back into Celtic life after being unsettled by Brighton and Crystal Palace talk, warns manager Brendan Rodgers
Brendan Rodgers has admitted he must help Moussa Dembele get his head right if the striker is ever to return to his marauding best for Celtic.
Leeds fail in £4m raid for West Brom starlet Tyler Roberts as Rangers and Marseille wait to sign him as free agent
Leeds United have had a £4million bid rejected for West Bromwich Albion forward Tyler Roberts. The 19-year-old is out of contract in the summer.
Manchester City seek to push through £50m move for Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred amid fears of losing out again to United
Shakhtar are reluctant to lose the Brazilian while they are still in the Champions League but City are wary of rival interest from the likes of Manchester United and want to get a deal tied up.
Dzeko is expected to start for Roma against Inter Milan on Sunday but Roma recognise, despite his goals, this is their best opportunity to cash in on the Bosnia international who will be 32 in March.
Crystal Palace are signing Benfica midfielder Erdal Rakip on loan for the rest of the season. The 21-year-old Swede underwent a medical on Saturday after flying to London on Friday.
United have been linked with a move for the Argentina star as they look to bolster their attacking options. But recent comments by Juventus chief Giuseppe Marotta aren't encouraging.
Philippe Coutinho will not be given No 7 shirt as Barcelona reserve it for transfer target Antoine Griezmann
Instead, the Brazil international has been handed the No 14 shirt, currently occupied by Javier Mascherano, who is expected to leave the club early next week to join Hebei China Fortune.
Transfer news LATEST: Alexis Sanchez joins Manchester United and is set for medical after Henrikh Mkhitaryan swap deal is finalised
The blockbuster transfer of the January window is nearing ever closer after Alexis Sanchezbid farewell to his Arsenal team-mates on Friday night ahead of his protracted switch to Manchester United.
Manchester United 'rule out Cristiano Ronaldo return' after new arrival Alexis Sanchez is allocated No 7 shirt
Manchester United have 'no interest in re-signing Cristiano Ronaldo', scuppering the Real Madrid forward's hopes of a romantic return to Old Trafford.
Borussia Dortmund reject £40m Arsenal offer for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as striker kicks back in Ferrari with negotiations ongoing
Borussia Dortmund have rejected Arsenal's opening £44million proposal for Pierre Emerick Aubameyang but talks are continuing.
Manchester United stars leave the Lowry Hotel for Burnley clash... but there's no sign of Henrikh Mkhitaryan as his Arsenal move nears completion
The final details of Mkhitaryan's proposed move to Arsenal were bashed out on Friday, paving the way for Alexis Sanchez to make a £35million move the other way.
Roma left-back Emerson Palmieri 'on the verge' of £22m move to Chelsea despite playing only 16 minutes of football this season
The Brazilian has recently returned to fitness after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament injury in May last year and has played only 16 minutes this season.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's move to Arsenal has left his Borussia Dortmund team-mates baffled, admits forward Andre Schurrle: 'It would be better for everyone if it happens quickly'
Borussia Dortmund forward Andre Schurrle has said that the protracted saga over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's move to Arsenal has left fellow Dortmund players shaking their heads in disbelief.
Can has is a long-term target for the Serie A champions but, according to Tuttosport, they face a race against time with the Bavarian giants now interested.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan sheds a tear as he bids his final farewell to Manchester United team-mates – paving way for Alexis Sanchez... and is Jose Mourinho trying new formations on PlayStation?
EXCLUSIVE BY CHRIS WHEELER: Henrikh Mkhitaryan bid a tearful farewell to his United team-mates and club staff at Carrington on Friday as his swap deal with Alexis Sanchez moved closer.
Brighton sign Jurgen Locadia in club-record £14.1million deal from PSV Eindhoven as Chris Hughton bolsters his attacking options
24-year-old forward Jurgen Locadia has signed a deal with Chris Hughton's Brighton side until June 2022 after completing his medical earlier on Friday.
Theo Walcott plans to brings goals and assists to Everton as £20m signing reveals Arsenal exit was so rushed he had to collect his belongings from the training ground in bin bags by night
Everton striker Theo Walcott said on Friday that he will be judged on his ability to score regularly for his new club. The 28-year-old joined from Arsenal in a £20m move this week.
Kevin De Bruyne ready to sign mega six-year contract with Manchester City worth more than £260,000 a week
The Belgian, comfortably Pep Guardiola’s shining light this season, is ready to put pen to paper on a fresh six-year deal worth around £200,000 a week plus an additional £60,000 in image rights.
Ligue 1 side Bordeaux value their starlet Malcolm at around £45million which would see him become Tottenham’s new record signing.
Chelsea chasing Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke as Antonio Conte's search for target man goes on
Chelsea are keen to take the Belgium striker on loan but Palace are unwilling to consider a temporary switch. However, if the price is right they could be tempted into selling on a permanent basis.
Robin van Persie to be announced as a Feyenoord player on Monday after striker agrees deal to return to club
The former Arsenal striker has sealed a move back to where his senior career began after Turkish side Fenerbache allowed him to terminate his contract, which was set to expire in June 2019.
Carvalhal has yet to add to the Swansea squad since he succeeded Paul Clement just before the turn of the year and admits transfer negotiations are difficult in modern-day football.
Southampton did 'everything' to re-sign Theo Walcott ahead of Everton, admits boss Mauricio Pellegrino
England international Walcott progressed through Southampton's youth system and made 22 appearances for the Saints before moving to Arsenal in 2006.
Theo Walcott joins Everton in £20m deal from Arsenal after signing three-and-a-half year contract worth over £110,000 a week as he says 'I want the club to push to the next level'
Walcott underwent a medical on Tuesday and put pen-to-paper on a deal that will keep him at Goodison Park until June 2021 and he believes the opportunity to move has come at the perfect time.