Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and beyond as we head into the winter window
Aubameyang pleads for Arsenal move
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has pleaded with Borussia Dortmund to let him complete an Arsenal move, according to the Mirror.
Aubameyang has reportedly agreed terms with the Gunners, who continue negotiating with the Bundesliga giants.
Dortmund, however, are reluctant to see him go, although they would consider a deal that includes Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud.
Conte won’t ‘waste words’ on Alexis
Antonio Conte is refusing to comment on reports that Chelsea could swoop in for Alexis Sanchez in the current transfer window.
“I like to [only] talk about a situation that could be real. You understand?” Conte said to reporters at Cobham Training Ground.
“Now, this is not important to talk about Sanchez. Not important. Because he’s not our problem, so why do I have to waste words on nothing.”
Mourinho pressures Man United to keep Fellaini
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is insistent that Marouane Fellaini must stay at Old Trafford, reports the Sun .
Fellaini is reportedly keen to seek a new club and is holding out on signing a new contract.
But the manager is desperate to keep him, and has told the United board to pull out all the stops to ensure he stays put.
Mourinho close to Man Utd contract extension
Jose Mourinho is nearing a new contract as Manchester United manager, according to the Mirror .
The Special One’s current £15million a year deal runs out in 2019.
But talks are in progress over extending his stay to 2021, which if fulfilled would mark the first time in his career that Mourinho has stayed at a single club for more than three seasons.
Chelsea stall on Batshuayi loan amid Carroll talks
Chelsea are stalling on Sevilla’s loan approach for Michy Batshuayi until they can complete a deal for Andy Carroll.
The Blues are wary of further undermining their depth up front, even though the Belgian favours a temporary move away from Stamford Bridge.
Aleix could clinch Liverpool or Man Utd move
Barcelona’s Aleix Vidal could seal a Premier League move in the current window after interest from Sevilla cooled, according to Estadio Deportivo .
Vidal has found himself pushed down the pecking order this season behind Sergi Roberto and Nelson Semedo.
And while Sevilla have been put off a loan move by what they deem an excessive purchase option, talks are still in place with Liverpool and Manchester United.
Wilshere offered £20k a week pay cut
Jack Wilshere might be forced to take a £20,000 a week pay cut if he wishes to renew his Arsenal contract, according to the Daily Mail .
The midfielder is just one of a handful of Gunners stars whose current deals are up in June.
But the newspaper asserts that even though Arsenal look set to lose Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, they will try and cut Wilshere’s wages from £100,000 to £80,000.
Unhappy Mignolet linked with Napoli
Simon Mignolet is unhappy at Liverpool and considering a €20 million switch to Napoli, according to Belgian publication Het Nieuwsblad ( via the Liverpool Echo ).
Mignolet has been displaced as Jurgen Klopp’s first choice by Loris Karius, while the Reds have also been linked with Roma shot-stopper Alisson.
If he does complete a move to Napoli he would join fellow goalkeeper Jose Reina, who also left Anfield for southern Italy in 2013.
Mkhitaryan to demand Man Utd ‘golden goodbye’
Henrikh Mkhitaryan will demand a pay-off from Manchester United if he is to be part of the deal that takes Alexis Sanchez to Old Trafford, claims the Express .
The Armenia international is expected to move to Arsenal in exchange for Alexis, as United and Arsenal continue to discuss terms.
But since he did not request a transfer, agent Mino Raiola is likely to request a ‘golden goodbye’ that covers part of the value of the 30 months remaining on his United contract.
Zidane offered France job
Zinedine Zidane could leave Real Madrid in the lurch after being offered the chance to take up the reins in the France national team, claims Diario Gol .
The report affirms that Zizou has received a proposal to coach his nation after the 2018 World Cup, replacing Didier Deschamps.
Zidane has come under fire at Madrid in recent weeks after a painful slump in form which has left the Liga holder in fourth position halfway through the season.
And the chance to guide a golden generation of French talent – including former Madrid target Kylian Mbappe – might be too good to turn down.
Walcott to complete Everton switch
Arsenal winger Theo Walcott is set to complete a £25 million move to Everton on Wednesday, according to the Daily Mail .
Walcott, 28, also had offers from former club Southampton, Bournemouth and West Ham.
But he opted for Goodison Park, and after passing a medical is expected to sign a £110,000 per week contract imminently.
Madrid to sign Hazard if Alexis joins Chelsea
Real Madrid’s hopes of signing Eden Hazard from Chelsea depend on the Blues pulling off a transfer coup and landing Alexis Sanchez, claims Don Balon .
Hazard has long been on Zinedine Zidane’s list of potential signings, but Madrid have continually been rebuffed in their approaches to Stamford Bridge.
If Alexis opts for London over Manchester, however, the Merengue will redouble their efforts to sign the Belgian star.
Barkley’s Chelsea debut faces delay
Ross Barkley will have to wait a while longer to make his Chelsea debut as he is ineligible for the FA Cup third round replay against Norwich City.
Cristiano Ronaldo ready to leave Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo is ready to leave Real Madrid as a direct result of the club’s procrastination over a new contract, according to a report from ESPN .
The 32-year-old believes a lucrative new deal should be on the table following a formidable 2016-17 campaign, while seeing Lionel Messi and Neymar both being rewarded bumper contracts of their own at Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain respectively.
And although initial talks have started in regards to a new deal, Real chief Florentino Perez is delaying a renewal as the Portugal international’s current contract still has three years to run.
Unwilling to wait, however, Ronaldo is said to be ready to leave because of the slow progress.
Inter and Barca reach agreement over Rafinha
Inter are closing on their second signing of the January transfer window after advancing in talks with Barcelona over midfielder Rafinha, sources tell Goal .
Goal understands that Inter director Piero Ausilio is currently in Catalunya to discuss terms for the player, who has struggled to break back into the first team at Camp Nou after returning from a serious knee injury.
And after some discussion, Barcelona are now ready to release Rafinha on loan to San Siro in a deal that will agree a purchase option.
Sturridge is Sevilla’s Plan B
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is being lined up as an alternative option by Sevilla, if they fail to sign Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi, reports AS .
Sevilla are keen to sign Batshuayi on loan for the rest of the season, but Chelsea are reluctant to sanction a deal until a replacement has been brought in.
That has led Sevilla to consider other targets and Sturridge, who is reportedly interested in a January move in search of regular first-team football, is the back-up option.
Liverpool & Arsenal target Mahrez to cost £100m
Leicester City manager Claude Puel believes star attacker Riyad Mahrez could “cost even more than £100 million” in the summer transfer window.
Mahrez, 26, has been linked with a move away from the Premier League side, with Arsenal and Liverpool among those reportedly interested.