MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Manchester City could be set to battle Real Madrid for the signature of Neymar, according to reports.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid will let Cristiano Ronaldo join Manchester United in the summer if they sign Neymar, according to reports.
Manchester City are closing in on a deal to sign Aymeric Laporte from Athletic Bilbao.
City have stepped up their attempts to sign Fred – holding extensive talks over the midfielder this week.
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Tottenham are hopeful of agreeing a deal for PSG winger Lucas Moura after the winger held talks with chairman Daniel Levy and manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Chelsea are putting pressure on Roma to agree a double deal for Edin Dzeko and Emerson Palmieri by looking at alternatives including Olivier Giroud and Fernando Llorente.
Arsene Wenger has revealed Santi Cazorla could be offered a new Arsenal contract if he can prove his fitness.
Everton are willing to offload striker Sandro Ramirez this month – but clubs fear being priced out of a move.
Newcastle have tasted more disappointment in their bid to sign Nicolai Jorgensen from Feyenoord after the Dutch club rejected their improved offer.
Sunderland’s pursuit of goalkeeper Andy Lonergan hinges on Leeds United being able to sign a replacement for the 34-year-old.
Kazenga LuaLua is eager to prove himself to the passionate Sunderland supporters, and says he feels like he’s returning home after joining from Brighton.
Hearts have not received a bid for striker Kyle Lafferty, according to manager Craig Levein, despite Sunderland being linked with a move for the striker.
Aston Villa have once again been linked with a move for Swansea forward Oliver McBurnie.
Villa have signed teenage goalkeeper Filip Marschall from Cambridge City.
Birmingham City are keen to take Sam Field on loan from West Bromwich Albion.
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Chris Brunt is nearing a 12-month extension on his West Brom contract.
Bojan is highly unlikely to return to Stoke City in this transfer window – and the same goes for Giannelli Imbula.
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Hull City have again been left frustrated in their attempts to land Aberdeen defender Scott McKenna after seeing a third bid rejected by the SPL side.
Meanwhile, Hull have appointed Barry Richardson as their new Goalkeeping Coach after Pat Mountain departed the club earlier this week due to family reasons.
Claude Puel says there has been no developments in the on-going speculation over Riyad Mahrez’s future at Leicester City and he has dismissed talk of a switch to Arsenal.
West Ham have offered £12m for Tottenham and Leicester City target James Maddison, according to reports.
Joe Worrall has delivered a clear message, insisting ‘I’m going nowhere’ and pledging that, while he has fierce ambitions to play in the Premier League, he wants to do it with Nottingham Forest.
Derby County have signed defender Max Hunt from Derbyshire non-League side Matlock Town.
Meanwhile. Derby striker Darren Bent is set to join Burton Albion on loan for the rest of the season.
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West Ham have made an enquiry about Fulham’s Tom Cairney.
Brighton are interested in Luton Town prospect James Justin.
Chris Hughton has left the door ajar for a permanent move from Brighton for Oliver Norwood.
Wolves are the favourites to sign AFC Bournemouth striker Benik Afobe.
Leeds could turn to Liverpool goalkeeper Adam Bogdan if Andy Lonergan leaves for Sunderland.