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Fabregas to join Roma; Ozil, Sanchez to sign Arsenal deal



Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil are on the brink of signing new Arsenal deals

Sunderland could lose Lamine Kone, 27, to West Ham next month as the London club prepare to trigger the defender’s £18m release clause. (Daily Express)

Steve Bruce has offered Arsenal right-back Carl Jenkinson the chance to rebuild his career at Aston Villa. (Mirror)

The Football Association is in the process of adding two women to its board in an attempt to stave off Government sanctions after being criticised for being full of “elderly white men” by five of its most senior former leaders. (Telegraph)

Roma are planning on signing Chelsea’s Spain midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 29, on loan. (Il Tempo)

Aston Villa have launched a £10m move for Norwich’s 24-year-old Republic of Ireland international winger Robbie Brady. (Sun)


Contract negotiations with Mesut Ozil, 28, and Alexis Sanchez, 27, are “looking pretty good”, according to Arsenal’s general secretary David Miles. (Metro)

Everton boss Ronald Koeman says he needs “more balance” in his side as he looks ahead to the January transfer window. (Guardian)

However, Daily Telegraph journalist Jason Burt feels “the jury is still out” on Koeman at Goodison Park. (BBC Radio 5 live In Short)

Manchester City will not sign any new players in the January window, with the exception of 19-year-old Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus, who will complete his switch from Palmeiras. (Manchester Evening News)


Jose Mourinho has blocked 23-year-old goalkeeper Sam Johnstone from signing for Wolves on loan because he is unhappy with how the club have handled 19-year-old defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson. (Telegraph)

Another player who will not be leaving Old Trafford is Matteo Darmian, as the 27-year-old Italy defender is happy at “one of the biggest clubs in the world”. (ESPN)

Leicester are in talks to sign 21-year-old Brazilian defensive midfielder Walace from Gremio. (Sun)

Striker Jordan Rhodes, 26, looks set for the Middlesbrough exit door amid interest from Sheffield Wednesday and Aston Villa. (Mirror)


Chelsea’s Brazilian forward Lucas Piazon, 22, is hoping to continue to impress on loan at Fulham so that he can earn a permanent contract at Craven Cottage. (Get West London)

Turkish club Trabzonspor are targeting Aston Villa’s Czech Republic striker Libor Kozak, 27. (Medya Trabzon)

Nottingham Forest are the favourites to sign in-form Grimsby Town striker Omar Bogle, 23. (Nottingham Evening Post)

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