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Mikel Arteta is the latest Arsenal player to agree a contract extension with the club. The Gunners captain will sign a deal until 2016 which will be announced next week, while Theo Walcott is also expected to renew with the north Londoners.
Bundesliga outfit Borussia Monchengladbach is keen on signing Ukrainian international Evgen Konoplyanka from Dnipro Dnipropetrowsk, Ukrainian media reports. He will be available for a fee transfer next summer.
Henry Nguyen, Peter Guber, Tom Penn and Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan are set to purchase Chivas USA. The group will then dissolve the struggling Los Angeles franchise and re-launch it as an MLS expansion team in 2017.
Manchester City is prepared to offer a huge contract to the Spanish center back, who is under contract with Real Madrid until 2017 and would like to stay with the Spanish club.
Fiorentina is ready to make a loan move for Corinthians forward Alexandre Pato, currently on loan at Sao Paulo, in the January transfer window as the club is looking to add some more depth to its attack.
Bayern Munich is considering making a move for Wolfsburg defender Ricardo Rodriguez at the end of the 2014-15 campaign, with the left back's contract due to expire in June 2016.
Chelsea striker Didier Drogba faces two weeks on the sidelines after picking up an ankle problem. The Ivorian will miss the midweek Champions League game against Sporting and the Blues' clash with Arsenal on Sunday.
Tottenham is keeping tabs on Sampdoria striker Manolo Gabbiadini. Spurs scouted the Italian forward last season and could make a move for the 22-year-old in January.
Manchester United is growing increasingly concerned over Ander Herrera who picked up a back injury against West Ham. The Red Devils fear the injury may be more serious than originally thought.
Real Madrid has no intention of letting Cristiano Ronaldo leave either in January or next summer, though the team will likely be more open to his departure in two years and might be willing to cash in on a player who would then be 31-years-old.