January transfer news & rumours: Celtic accept Brighton's £18m Dembele bid

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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


CELTIC ACCEPT BRIGHTON'S £18M DEMBELE BID


Celtic have accepted a bid of £18 million from Brighton for Moussa Dembele, according to Sky Sports .

The France international has been on the radar of numerous Premier League clubs, including Chelsea, but could be on the way to Brighton as Chris Hughton looks to bolster his attack for the second half of the season.


KLOPP TO OFFER TRAPP PSG ESCAPE


Kevin Trapp Paris Saint Germain

Jurgen Klopp is prepared to offer PSG goalkeeper Kevin Trapp an escape from the Ligue 1 leaders according to Le Sport 10

Trapp's agent has spoken of his desire to depart and the report states he hopes to land in the Premier League. 

With Simon Migonlet's struggles and Loris Karius unproven, Klopp would be interested in taking Trapp on. 


FELLAINI WILL NOT SIGN MAN UNITED CONTRACT


Marouane Fellaini Manchester United

Marouane Fellaini is prepared to quit Manchester United as he refuses to sign a new deal with the club, according to Express Sport .

The midfielder has reportedly rejected one offer already, and is set on leaving, whether it is in January or when his contract ends in the summer.

The report also states Fellaini has at least one offer from China.


ARSENAL HAD ALEXIS DEAL


Alexis Sanchez Arsenal

Arsenal had a contract extension agreement in place with Alexis Sanchez 12 months ago, according to The Times .

The Chilean forward was prepared to commit to fresh terms, but a heavy Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich led him to reconsider.

Alexis is now continuing to run down his deal, with Manchester City reported to be keen as he heads towards a January move or free agency next summer.


LIVERPOOL AGREE VAN DIJK FEE


Virgil van Dijk Southampton

Liverpool have finally reached an agreement with Southampton for the purchase of Virgil van Dijk, claims the Sunday World .

The Reds spent much of the summer attempting to put a deal in place, only to see the deadline pass with the Dutch defender still at St Mary's.

Manchester City and Chelsea have been linked with the centre-half since then, but Liverpool have now agreed to pay close to Southampton's £70 million asking price.


MAN UTD SET MKHI ASKING PRICE


Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Man Utd

Manchester United will demand £35 million from any side looking to land Henrikh Mkhitaryan on a permanent basis in January, claims the Daily Mail .

Inter are said to be leading the chase for the out of favour midfielder, while a return to Borussia Dortmund has also been mooted for the Armenian.

A loan agreement was expected to be the most likely option, but United are prepared to sell for the right price.


POCHETTINO WANTED BY PSG


Mauricio Pochettino Tottenham

Paris Saint-Germain are ready to turn their attention to Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, reports The Mirror .

The French giants are expected to part with Unai Emery at the end of the season, with a more high-profile coach being sought.

Pochettino fits the bill at Parc des Princes, with the Argentine having impressed in England with Southampton and Spurs.


SALAH WANTS REAL SWITCH


Mohamed Salah Liverpool 2017

Mohamed Salah is eager to leave Liverpool for Real Madrid and is ready to push for a move, claims Don Balon .

The Egyptian forward has been a revelation since moving to Anfield over the summer, with his efforts being noted by leading sides across Europe.

La Liga champions Real are said to be heading the queue of suitors, with Salah instructing his agent to put a deal in place.


MAN UTD MAKE SESSEGNON LOAN PLAN


Ryan Sessegnon Fulham 2017

Manchester United are prepared to loan Ryan Sessegnon back to Fulham in an effort to force through a January switch, says The Sun .

The teenage full-back has emerged as a £25 million target for the Red Devils and they will try to sweeten a deal by allowing the youngster to see out the season at Craven Cottage.


BENZEMA TO BE SOLD AFTER CLASICO SHOCKER


Karim Benzema Real Madrid

Real Madrid are now full committed to offloading Karim Benzema, who had been given an ultimatum ahead of Saturday's Clasico, according to don balon

The report says that the French striker had been told before the match by Florentino Perez that if he didn't show well the club would be looking for a replacement in the winter window. 

Mauro Icardi is thought to be Los Blancos' main target. 


ARSENAL LEAD RACE FOR LEVERKUSEN STAR


Leon  Bailey Leverkusen

Arsenal have edged in front of Manchester United and Chelsea in their pursuit of Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey, reports the Mirror

The Gunners are ready to splash £30million on the 20-year-old to beat out their rivals and have been to watch the youngster twice in the last week. 


PEREZ TO SPLASH €200M AFTER CLASICO 


Florentino Perez

Florentino Perez is set to splash out €200million this winter to stay in the good graces of Real Madrid fans after being humiliated in El Clasico on Saturday, reports DiarioGol

The club will go after goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, defender Leonardo Bonucci and striker Mauro Icardi as they look to rebuild. 


SPURS TO SWOOP FOR SHAW & BARKLEY


Ross Barkley Everton Premier League

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is ready to swoop for Ross Barkley and Luke Shaw this winter, according to the Express

The Spurs boss will face stiff competition for both players, with Chelsea, Arsenal and West Ham all interested in Barkley and Newcastle also on Shaw's trail. 


GIROUD'S AGENT SET FOR CRUNCH ARSENAL TALKS


Olivier Giroud Arsenal

The agent of Olivier Giroud is set to be in London for crunch talks with Arsenal ahead of the winter transfer window, reports the Mirror .

West Ham and Everton were both in for the French forward in the summer, and with it now clear that he's second-choice at Arsenal, his agent wants a decision made soon on his future. 


INTER WANT MKHITARYAN LOAN


Henrikh Mkhitaryan Manchester United

Inter Milan are interested in signing out-of-favour Manchester United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan on loan, according to Gazzetta dello Sport .

The Serie A club do not believe they can bring in the Armenia international on a permanent deal, and feel that a temporary move for the 28-year-old is much more viable.

Inter face competition from Borussia Dortmund for his signature with Mkhitaryan currently exiled at Old Trafford under Jose Mourinho.


WEST HAM LINE UP SCHNEIDERLIN


Morgan Schneiderlin Everton Premier League

West Ham have made an enquiry about signing Everton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin in the January transfer window, reports the Mirror .

Schneiderlin only joined Everton in January this year after a disappointing spell at Manchester United, but the France international has struggled to make a sustained impact at Goodison Park.

New Hammers boss David Moyes is keen to improve his midfield options and, after also targeting Bournemouth’s Harry Arter, is showing an interest in Schneiderlin.


SAINT-ETIENNE SEEK SANE SIGNING


Lamine Sane SV Werder Bremen DFB-Pokal

Saint-Etienne are looking at the possibility of bringing defender Lamine Sane back to Ligue 1, according to L'Equipe .

The 30-year-old Senegal international was born in France and spent seven years at Bordeaux before moving to Werder Bremen in 2016. He has had an excellent season in the Bundesliga despite Werder's struggles and could be tempted to return to Ligue 1 to join ASSE.

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AGUERO TO LEAVE MAN CITY


Sergio Aguero Manchester City

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero could leave the club due to his frosty relationship with manager Pep Guardiola, Marca   reports.

His fee is expected to be around the €70 million mark, with Real Madrid monitoring the Argentina international's situation. 

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