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
Inter are keeping a close eye on developments around Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s situation at Manchester United with a view to potentially signing the Armenian, according to Sky in Italy .
The former Dortmund star has fallen out of favour under Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford in recent months, with Inter seemingly weighing up whether to make a bid for the winger.
The Serie A title hopefuls are also interested in Barcelona winger Gerard Deulofeu and PSG midfielder Javier Pastore as they look to improve their squad in the January window.
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Manchester United outcast Daley Blind is a January transfer target for La Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid, according to the Daily Express .
The Dutch utility defender has fallen out of favour under Jose Mourinho and Barca reportedly see him as an option to fill the void left by Javier Mascherano’s imminent exit to Hebei China Fortune.
Meanwhile, the Blancos also purportedly see Blind as a potential bargain who could play alongside Sergio Ramos in the centre of defence.
Eden Hazard rejected a contract extension at Chelsea, according to his father, who says his son is holding out for a Real Madrid transfer.
“What I can reveal about Eden is that he refused a contract extension,” Thierry Hazard told Le Soir . “This was so that, if necessary, he could follow the interest of the Real, whom he could see himself playing for.
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The inclusion of Sergi Roberto as part of a deal for Coutinho would speed up negotiations between Barcelona and Liverpool, claims Don Balon .
Jurgen Klopp is said to be a big admirer of the 25-year-old, who can operate as a midfielder or at full-back.
Standing in the way of such a deal is Roberto himself, however, who has prioritised an extension with Barcelona over all else and supposedly does not see the Anfield side as one of football’s biggest clubs.
Barcelona are planning to stun the transfer market in 2018 with Philippe Coutinho and Antoine Griezmann signings, according to Spanish outlet AS .
Liverpool held firm in the summer to deny Barca from swooping for Coutinho, but it’s widely expected they’ll return with more money next year.
Ernesto Valverde’s men now lead the race for Griezmann, too, with Manchester United believed to have refocused their attention on Juventus forward Paulo Dybala.
Barcelona are bracing themselves for interest from Manchester rivals United and City in defender Samuel Umtiti, reports Don Balon .
The La Liga giants fear that Virgil van Dijk’s £75 million move to Liverpool will see leading clubs turn their attention towards Camp Nou.
France international Umtiti has a €60m release clause which would represent no stumbling block for leading Premier League sides.
Liverpool remain part of a group of five clubs keen on signing Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka, German publication Bild claims.
The report suggests the Reds have an advantage over other interested parties due to former team-mate Joel Matip being at Anfield.
The Germany international recently stated that he will make a decision on his future in January, with Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Manchester United and Juventus also keen on the 22-year-old.
Alan Pardew has made Liverpool’s Danny Ings one of West Brom’s top transfer targets in January, the Independent reports.
The Baggies are likely to face competition for the England international’s signature, however, with West Ham and Newcastle also said to have an interest in the 25-year-old frontman.
Stoke City’s Joe Allen is a wanted man, according to The Mirror , with West Ham boss David Moyes keen to land the versatile midfielder.
The Scottish boss is keen to reshape his Hammers side and is said to be a big fan of the industrious Welshman.
In addition, the report claims Moyes is hopeful of thrashing out a deal for Sunderland defender Lamine Kone, with the Black Cats seemingly open to talks.
Arsenal are ready to launch a fresh raid for Leicester forward Riyad Mahrez in January, claims Le Buteur .
The Gunners were linked with the Algerian over the summer after seeing him inform the Foxes of his desire to move on.
No deal was done at a £45m asking price, but interest is set to be rekindled as Arsene Wenger seeks to freshen up his ranks.
Southampton have added Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge to their January wish list as they prepare to land £75m for Virgil van Dijk, reports The Telegraph .
The Saints are also being linked with a move to bring Theo Walcott back to the club from Arsenal, with The Mirror suggesting that an approach will be made in the winter window.
Chelsea remain confident that they can agree a new long-term contract with Thibaut Courtois and fend off interest from Real Madrid, claims The Mirror .
The Belgian goalkeeper has been heavily linked with a move to Spain, but he is to be offered a five-year extension at Stamford Bridge.
Manchester City will move for West Brom’s Jonny Evans or Real Sociedad’s Inigo Martinez as they seek defensive reinforcements, says The Telegraph .
With Virgil van Dijk heading to Liverpool, Pep Guardiola has been forced to turn his attention elsewhere in the pursuit of centre-half additions.
Real Madrid’s Dani Ceballos is being considered by Liverpool as a possible replacement for Philippe Coutinho, reports Diario Gol .
The Reds are expecting fresh interest in their Brazilian playmaker from Barcelona during the winter transfer window.
If he does move on then Jurgen Klopp is weighing up a loan move for Madrid star Ceballos amid his struggles for game time in Spain.