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Arteta to step down as Arsenal manager, Xabi Alonso to replace Klopp



Premier League has ‘gone up a level’- Arteta

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is on a three-man shortlist to replace Xavi at Barcelona, along with Liverpool’s outgoing boss Jurgen Klopp and Germany coach Julian Nagelsmann. (Gerard Romero via Sun)

Arteta is considering stepping down as Gunners boss at the end of the season despite having 18 months left on his contract, although there has not yet been any approach from Barcelona(Sport – in Spanish)

Former Germany and Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick is also being considered by Barcelona(Bild)

Paris St-Germain are confident of signing Newcastle United’s 26-year-old Brazil midfielder Bruno Guimaraes this summer. (Mirror)


PSG and Newcastle are interested in a summer move for 24-year-old AC Milan and Portugal forward Rafael Leao. (Telefoot – in French)

Brentford have agreed a £25m deal with Club Brugge for 18-year-old Norway winger Antonio Nusa, who was also attracting interest from Tottenham(Standard)

Tottenham midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 28, has rejected a move to French club Lyon but the Denmark international is open to leaving Spurs before the end of the January transfer window. (Sky Sport Germany)

Xabi Alonso previous managerial experience was as Real Sociedad B boss Tottenham

Xabi Alonso previous managerial experience was as Real Sociedad B boss

Bayer Leverkusen manager Xabi Alonso is favourite to replace Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool manager at the end of the season. (BBC Sport)

Luton are in talks with Sint-Truiden over a deal to sign 24-year-old Japan full-back Daiki Hashioka. (Telegraph)


Liverpool are considering a move for Bournemouth technical director Richard Hughes to succeed Jorg Schmadtke, who is stepping down as sporting director at the end of the January transfer window. (Mail)

AC Milan have approached Arsenal over a deal for their 23-year-old Poland defender Jakub Kiwior. (Calciomercato – in Italian)

Spanish keeper David de Gea is in talks to join Saudi Pro League side Al-Shabab, with the 33-year-old a free agent since leaving Manchester United last summer. (Mail)

David de Gea is receiving offers from Saudi Pro League

David de Gea is receiving offers from Saudi Pro League

Lille’s 24-year-old Canada striker Jonathan David has emerged as a transfer target for Chelsea(Telefoot via CaughtOffside)

Bayer Leverkusen are eyeing a late move for Crystal Palace’s 26-year-old French striker Jean-Philippe Mateta, who is valued at £20m. (Sun)

Fulham are expected to make a second bid for Chelsea’s 22-year-old Albania forward Armando Broja after an initial loan offer, with an obligation to buy at the end of the season for £25m, was rejected. (Teamtalk)


Aston Villa have made a third bid worth around £15m for Middlesbrough’s 21-year-old English winger Morgan Rogers. (Birmingham Mail)

Everton are interested in Lyon’s 22-year-old Irish centre-back Jake O’Brien. (Irish Independent)

Cardiff, Blackburn and Leeds are interested in signing Liverpool’s 26-year-old English defender Nat Phillips on loan. (Mail)

Greece boss Gus Poyet has emerged as a candidate for the Republic of Ireland job after Lee Carsley indicated he did not want to leave his role as England Under-21 manager. (Times – subscription required)


West Ham still hope to complete a deal for FC Nordsjaelland’s 19-year-old Ghanaian winger Ibrahim Osman before the deadline despite having a £15m bid rejected. (Sun)

Sunderland are in talks with Arsenal over a loan deal for 19-year-old English winger Charles Sagoe Jr. (Football Transfers)

Chelsea must sell a player if they want to make any signings before the transfer deadline this month, with England midfielder Conor Gallagher, 23, continuing to attract interest from Tottenham(Football Insider)

Sunderland have rejected a 16m euros (£13.6m) offer from an Italian club, reportedly Lazio, for Jack Clarke and do not want to sell the 23-year-old English winger this window. (Fabrizio Romano)

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