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Forget Fekir, Liverpool Can Get This Amazing Star For Less



Xherdan Shaqiri

Stoke City star player Xherdan Shaqiri has been heavily linked with a move away from the club in recent times after emerging as a target for Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.

According to new reports circulating in the English media about him, the Anfield club are set to pursue his signature passionately and will forget about France international Nabil Fekir.

Xherdan is ready to dump Stoke City this summer as they failed to secure a spot in the premier league following an unpleasant campaign.

He is being monitored by various clubs in Europe and has been linked with a number of them. However, it was made known that Liverpool are leading the race for his signature.

There are claims the Anfield club have already held talks with the player’s reps to discuss a possible move this summer.

Shaqiri reportedly has a release clause of just £13.5 million at Stoke City, and it was made known that Liverpool are determined to get his signature after talks with Lyon for Nabil Fekir failed.

The French side broke off transfer negotiations with Jurgen Klopp’s side regarding the signing of Nabil, and the Merseysiders are ready to run after Xherdan as the nice alternative.

The talented player was impressive at Stoke City last term, though his best was not enough to save them from relegation.

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All Chelsea transfer news : Higuain’s switch to Stamford Bridge and Hudson-Odoi’s future



Gonzalo Higuain

We are in the third week of the current January transfer window and many deals have been sealed, however, the Blues are yet to lure any player to Stamford.

The Blues are desperately seeking a move for one forward before the end of the week.

Meanwhile, here is the rundown of all Sunday’s transfer rumours concerning Maurizio Sarri’s side

Chelsea to pay huge weekly wages for Higuain as deal could be sealed on Monday

It’s obvious the Blues lack effective goal-poachers at the moment and they are reportedly set to complete Higuain’s signature on Monday.

It was revealed across all transfer podcasts last week that the Argentine underwent his medicals on Friday and he is set to join the London club on Monday.

Meanwhile, Sky Sports have exclusively revealed that the 2012-13 Europa League winners will pay the Argentine a staggering £270,000 as weekly wages.

This will make the former Real Madrid striker the fifth highest-paid player in the League behind Manchester City’s Kelvin De Bruyne, Manchester United duo Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez, and Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez.

Hudson-Odoi rejects a new contract

Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi has reportedly rejected the club’s contract offer amid the uncertainties surrounding his future at Stamford Bridge.

England’s youth striker has been in the news for a while due to Bayern’s bid to prise him out of Stamford Bridge.

Despite seeing the Bundesliga Champions reach their asking price, Chelsea have failed to release him. Instead, Maurizio Sarri offered him a five-year contract extension which he immediately turned down.

The winger/playmaker saw just 10 minutes of action in their defeat to Arsenal last night and his future is definitely not in Stamford Bridge.

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Confirmed!! Arsenal finally seal loan deal for Denis Suarez



Denis Suarez

British tabloid newspaper the Daily Mirror reports that the North London side Arsenal have finally reached an agreement with Spanish La Liga outfit Barcelona to have Denis Suarez switch to the Emirate Stadium on a loan deal.

The Gunners are reported to have agreed to pay the sum of £2 million to land the central midfielder but there is also an agreement for a permanent buy from the Catalans at the end of the season.

This development is coming after weeks of speculations and talks between both sides as they earlier refused to agree on a common stand.

While the Spanish side requested to have the player sold on a permanent basis, the North London outfit insisted that they will have the Spanish player on loan before seeking to complete the deal for a permanent move in the coming summer window.

It was revealed that should the Gunners decide to activate the option of a permanent buy, they will have to pay the sum of £20 million to pull the deal through.

Meanwhile, Gunners Manager Unai Emery is believed to be a strong fan of Denis Suarez and he is believed to be the man who insisted on the deal to fall through.

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United to approach Madrid again for Gareth Bale



gareth bale

It has been hinted that Manchester United will approach Spanish La Liga outfit Real Madrid again for the signature of Wales international Gareth Bale before the end of this winter transfer window.

Gareth Bale has been severally linked with a move away from the Bernabeu for reasons alleged to be relating to his relations hop with the players.

It was earlier suggested that the former Tottenham star was being threatened by the presence of Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo but that has since faded away after the World Best dumped the La Liga outfit to join the Italian Serie A champions Juventus.

However, a Premier League return has been on the cards for a while with move initially made by the Red Devils which was rejected but the Old Trafford side seem to be ready to make another move this time again.

The Sun reports that a bid will be submitted for Gareth Bale before the winter window is ended as the Red Devils hope to land him, in order to secure a world class player who can replace Cristiano Ronaldo who has since gone.

United is known to be a big Premier League side and a player with the caliber of Gareth Bale will be a good buy for the club.

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United transfer decision made after Fellaini injury



Marouane Fellaini

English Premier League outfit Manchester United will no longer have Scott McTominay leave the club in this January winter transfer window following an injury to Belgium international midfielder Marouane Fellaini.

There were earlier moves to have Scott McTominay leave the Old Trafford in this winter window on a loan move as he was not sure of a first team role in the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

But with the latest injury of the star midfielder, he will now have to remain at the club so as to serve as a cover for Marouane Fellaini.

New interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is believed to be a big fan of Scott McTominay and he is ready to hand him the job for the bigger stage as the Red Devils prepare to get the fight going for the top four fight.

So far, the 22-year-old ace has made only three Premier League starts this term and the interim boss says he deserves to have more playing time having shown big prospect already.

Meanwhile, Marouane Fellaini suffered a calf problem and will be out for another three weeks according to the medical department of the team.

United are now sixth in the Premier League table but share the same point with fifth-placed Arsenal.

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Man City opt out of race for Arsenal target




It has been reported that English Premier League leaders Manchester City are now out of the race to secure the signature of Spanish La Liga outfit Real Madrid star player Isco.

Isco has been on the wanted list of a number of English Premier League sides including Arsenal Chelsea and Juventus but the North London side were reported to be winning the race alongside Man City.

However, the Premier League defending champions Man City are now reported to have ruled out seeking for his signature anymore.

This is after it was revealed that Man City will not be making any signature in this winter transfer window as they will only wait until the coming summer window to be able to strike a deal.

Meanwhile, the Gunners team are also limited by lack of enough funds for this January winter transfer window which makes them ready to wait until the coming winter window before they can be able to strike a deal.

Although, the North London side are seeking for a number of options in this winter window with the condition of having them on a loan deal.

Arsenal are currently in the fifth position with six points behind Chelsea who are currently in the fourth position.

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Earlier report on Ramsey’s Juventus move changed



Aaron Ramsey

Emerging reports claim that Wales international midfielder Aaron Ramsey will no longer be leaving the North London side Arsenal to the Italian Serie A giants Juventus at the end of the season as earlier reported.

The former Cardiff midfielder failed to agree on personal terms with the Gunners to have a new deal that will have him remain at the club which is the reason why the club agrees to let him go.

A number of big sides including Liverpool, Bayern M8unich, Barcelona and Real Madrid were all interested in the signature of the Wales international but he opted to have his future with the Serie A champions.

With reports claiming that an agreement has been reached with his official announcement expected at the end of the season, latest report claims that Ramsey will now leave the Emirate Stadium to Juventus in this winter window, before the end of the month.

Suggestions are that the latest development came about from the need of the Gunners team to secure an addition in this winter window while the Italian side are desperate to land him as well.

However, the Gunners are reported to be ready to accept an offer of £10 million to let Ramsey leave.

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Ozil transfer talks causes rift in European giant club



Mesut Ozil

It has been reported that the expected move for Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil by Italian Serie A outfit AC Milan has caused rift and division at the club.

Mesut Ozil has been reported to be leaving the North London this winter window having fallen out with manager Unai Emery over his poor performance which has failed to improve.

It was claimed that the Spanish boss seeks the sale of the German international midfielder so as to be able to cash in on him to execute other transfer deals in this winter window.

With AC Milan reported to be interested, emerging reports from Italy claim that there is now a disagreement between former Arsenal chief Ivan Gazidis and Paolo Maldini over whether to buy the former Real Madrid player or not.

It is reported that one of the parties is not convinced that Mesut Ozil will give in a quality performance owing to the huge weekly wage he will commit the team.

However, Mesut Ozil has made it clear that he is not willing to leave the club at the moment but will rather remain at the fight for his shirt.

Meanwhile, a starting role for Mesut Ozil is no longer guaranteed especially when it comes to big games.

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Mesut Ozil China move speculated



Mesut Ozil

Embattled Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has been linked with a move to the Chinese Super League by former Arsenal player Charlie Nicholas.

The Arsenal legend thinks this is the best time for the team to part ways with the former Real Madrid star as he has got just little to give to the team.

According to him, Mesut Ozil does not fit the team and should have been the one leaving the club and not Wales international Aaron Ramsey at the end of the season.

Charlie Nicholas is of the opinion that the German international midfielder remains the highest paid player with a weekly wage of £350,000 but has been relegated to bench roles at the club.

However, speculations are that the Gunners boss Unai Emery is desperate to have the Mesut Ozil leave the club as he has failed to give performance equivalent to his weekly take home.

Meanwhile, the former Real Madrid star made it clear that he will not get himself disturbed about the various media speculations but will rather keep his head down to working hard until he achieves the best for himself.

Mesut Ozil has been inconsistent for his side ad most importantly; he has not been able to secure starting roles especially in important games.

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Done deal! star player confirms transfer agreement with Man United



Noam Emeran has confirmed that he will be joining the English Premier League outfit Manchester United after agreeing on a deal with them.

The Red Devils have been linked with the 16-year-old player and had anticipated finalizing talks in order to seal a deal before the end of this winter transfer window.

A number of top European sides have been linked with the star player including Italian Serie A giants Juventus and French Ligue 1 outfit Paris Saint Germain as they all hoped t lad join as well.

However, the young lad has hinted that talks have already been held with his family and a deal has been reached to have him join the Old Trafford team.

It is therefore not clear if Noam Emeran will join the Red Devils in this winter transfer window or will wait until the summer window before completing the switch.

The Red Devils have big beliefs in young players and they are ready to hand Noam Emeran a chance just as it was handed to the likes of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.

Meanwhile, Noam Emeran could go straight into the United’s youth team as soon as he signs knowing that he might not be able to win the competition in the first team.

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How Arsenal will secure a top four finish, Xhaka



Granit Xhaka

Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka is upbeat that the Gunners will secure a top four finish this season so as to qualify for the Champions League next season.

Having lost out of the English Premier League title race, the only battle left for the North London outfit is the Champions League spot which has been seeming difficult especially with the competition from West London side Chelsea and Manchester United.

However, Gunners star midfielder, Granit Xhaka is confident that a top four finish will enable him to secure Champions League football and also have the qualifications in double as Europa League champions.

The Swiss international is of the opinion that his North London side can emerge as the winner of the ongoing Europa League so as to gain automatic qualification to the Champions League.

Arsenal are missing out of the biggest European tournament for the second consecutive season and manager Unai Emery hopes to return the team as part of the mandate given to him.

Xhaka stated that he still set his sight on winning a title this season with the Gunners team in addition to returning the club to winning ways.

However, Arsenal are fifth place in the Premier League table with six points behind fourth-placed Chelsea.

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