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Arsenal were also keen on Moura but switched targets to Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The 27-year-old joined from Manchester City for £10.
While the training period doesn't come with a guarantee of a contract, it is a golden chance for Bolt to prove his worth. It is unclear at this stage whether City could persuade Arsenal to idea even if they fail to find a replacement by raising their £60 million offer but it guarantees a frantic end to the transfer window. However, the winger would prefer to join the Red Devils over his old side Spurs. Despite the speculation, it seems no club has made a north move. Spanish website Don Balon claim the only way De Gea is going to the Bernabeu is if Bale comes the other way. Following the departures of Zinedine Zidane and Cristiano Ronaldo from Madrid, reports have suggested other players are also keen to seek new challenges. The Brazilian finally completed his long-awaited move to Barcelona earlier this month in a deal worth £142m.
City made a second bid of £60 million for the Chile striker today thurs but Arsenal have been insistent they will not sell unless they can get a replacement in. It paved the way for Olivier Giroud's move to Chelsea and Michy Batshuayi's to Dortmund. Meanwhile, in Europe, Roma have landed Javier Pastore from for £22million. He was not part of the group that flew out to the Canary Islands to work under new manager Frank Lampard this weekend.
Notifications - To replace him, Southampton have already lined up 23-year-old Norwegian international Mohamed Elyounoussi. The Spaniard had looked set to move to Norway after the Reds agreed an initial £2.
Transfer News LIVE updates: All the latest gossip from Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal, Real Madrid, Barcelona, the Premier League, La Liga and more in the January window. Thursday, January 18 5. And according to the Telegraph, talks about a new long-term deal are at a preliminary stage. The German international is out of contract at the end of the season and Schalke have accepted defeat in their efforts to keep him at the club. Starsport understands Manchester United and the Gunners are locked in talks over a swap deal involving Mkhitaryan and Alexis Sanchez. And according to The Independent, the Gunners are confident of agreeing a deal before this weekend. They claim that Mkhitaryan could make his debut for Arsenal against Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon. The Independent also say that talks have accelerated in the last 24 hours as Mkhitaryan has become more open to playing under Arsene Wenger at the Emirates. The London Evening Standard claim Conte has turned his attention away from Alex Sandro and Palmieri now tops his wish list. The defender, who is rated at around £20m, has struggle for game-time in Italy this season. According to Tuttosport, the Italian champions are looking to complete a deal to sign Bellerin as well as Espanyol star, and former Tottenham goalkeeper, Pau Lopez - both players share the same agent. Juve see the Spain international as the kind of player who can deliver long-term the same way as Paulo Dybala. The Serie A giants have been keeping tabs on the right-back ever since 2014. Manchester United star Mkhitaryan is expected to be included in a swap deal for Arsenal talisman Alexis Sanchez this month. And Price says Mkhitaryan expects to join Arsenal in the coming days, with Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang also backed to head to the Emirates. The Real Madrid talisman has been heavily linked with a move away from the Bernabeu in recent months. And according to Spanish transfer outlet Don Balon, Ronaldo could be heading to Stamford Bridge. They claim Real are keen to use the Portugal international in a swap deal for Eden Hazard this summer. Real president Florentino Perez knows chucking Ronaldo into the deal would dramatically reduce the asking price of Hazard. The Toffees have paid around £20m for the Arsenal winger, 28. And with the players that have come in, I feel like the next level can be reached. The Real Madrid star has been heavily linked with a return to the Premier League in recent months. And according to Spanish transfer outlet Don Balon, Bale has told Real president Florentino Perez that he wants to quit the Bernabeu. They reckon the Wales international has chosen to join United to link up with Mourinho. Don Balon claim Bale has been in talks with the Red Devils for weeks over a huge move to Old Trafford. According to Spanish transfer outlet Don Balon, Chelsea are desperate to sign the Chile international. Sanchez has been widely tipped to join United this month, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan heading to Arsenal as part of a deal. However, Don Balon claim Chelsea now want to sign the 29-year-old as they prepare for life without Blues star Eden Hazard. The Premier League champions are reportedly resigned to losing the Belgium international to Real Madrid in the summer and consider Sanchez the ideal replacement. GETTY Manchester United closing in on Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez 5. According to the Mirror, the 28-year-old has begged Dortmund to sanction the move as he is desperate to move to London. Talks have been held with the Bundesliga club over the transfer and Dortmund rate him at £60m. That's according to Sky Sports pundit Guillem Balague. But the huge amount of money his transfer would demand cannot be justified. Mourinho is reported to have agreed an extension to his current deal that will keep him at Old Trafford beyond 2019. Starsport understands no announcement is imminent because a few small details have still to be finalised. But Mourinho has agreed to the offer in principle and United could reveal the contract extension next week once the signing of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal has been completed. The news is a huge boost to United and will kill speculation that Mourinho is unsettled in Manchester and wants to leave. Reports earlier today suggested the Gunners had agreed personal terms with the Gabon international. But now Spanish outlet Don Balon claim Florentino Perez is ready to hijack the deal and bring Aubameyang to the Bernabeu. Real are ready to spend £62m on signing the 28-year-old who has always dreamed of playing for the La Liga champions. Aubameyang is desperate to force a move away from Dortmund and has been in trouble with the Bundesliga side on several occasions this season. Arsenal had earmarked the forward as the replacement for Alexis Sanchez who is set to join Manchester United in the next 48 hours. The Red Devils believes they have done a deal which will see the Chile international make a switch to Old Trafford. And Starsport understands Henrikh Mkhitaryan is expected to go in the opposite direction in a swap deal. Sanchez is out of contract at the end of the season and Arsenal have decided to sell this month in order to recoup some money on the forward. The Manchester Evening News claim their was little concern at the club last night when news broke Chelsea were ready to try and hijack the transfer. Sanchez is expected to join United in the next 48 hours and could make his debut at the weekend. Zinedine Zidane and Florentino Perez want to bring 18-year-old Reiss Nelson to the Bernabeu. However, the La Liga champions are likely to face a battle from Paris St-Germain who also rate Nelson. The starlet has made 11 appearances in all competitions for the Gunners this season and has impressed. And Don Balon say Ronaldo is keen to re-join Real, as long as they sell Cristiano Ronaldo, Marcelo and Karim Benzema before he arrives. The Gabon international has been heavily linked with a move to the Emirates in recent months. And according to the Daily Mirror, the Gunners are set to land their top target. Aubameyang has now agreed personal terms with Arsenal, with the Dortmund talisman desperate to force through a move this month. They Mirror claim Arsene Wenger wants the Bundesliga striker as a replacement for Alexis Sanchez, who is set to join Manchester United. Sam Allardyce was desperate to sign the England international to boost his side's goal threat. And he's now wrapped up a £20m deal for Walcott - despite Arsenal orignally wanting £30m. Starsport have been told the England international has signed on the dotted line at Goodison Park, with an official announcement from both clubs imminent. Walcott leaves the Gunners after tumbling down the pecking order in the past 12 months. But they are looking for a permanent sale and hope to make a profit on the £5. Betis proposed a loan move with an option to buy at the end of the season but Everton are prepared to wait for a better offer. The Spanish ace will be out of contract at the end of next season and United bosses are stalling on triggering a 12-month extension that would keep at Old Trafford past the end of this campaign. United hold an option to extend the deal to 2019 - but it is understood Mata has not been told of the club's intentions. The hold up means Mata has been free to negotiate terms with rival clubs outside England since the start of this month. Inter Milan, Roma and Valencia are all interested in Mata, who has told his representatives he would prefer to remain at United. Mkhitaryan has fallen out of favour at Manchester United and has reportedly been used as a makeweight in negotiations to sign Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez. And journalist Vezirian, who calls himself the 'Armenian King', claims the 28-year-old has agreed a deal to join Arsenal. Sanchez will now head to Manchester to complete his move to the Red Devils. Alexis Sanchez files at Man United. I'm 30 years old and the World Cup is coming in. This situation can not last too long, that's clear. I cannot say more about it. United are putting the finishing touches to a £65m package to sign the Chilean that would see Henrikh Mkhitaryan head to the Gunners. But while Manchester City officially pulled out of the race to land Sanchez yesterday, Jose Mourinho could yet have to fight off former club Chelsea for his signature.