Arsenal January transfer news LIVE: Gunners close in on Malcom deal

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Arsenal close in on £44m Malcom deal


Arsenal are closing in on a deal to sign Bordeaux forward Malcom for a fee of £44 million,  Goal  understands.

The 20-year-old has impressed in Ligue 1 this season and is set to be signed to help replace Alexis Sanchez as the Chile international prepares to leave the Gunners.

Check out the full story from Chris Wheatley here!


St Etienne target Debuchy deal


Mathieu Debuchy Arsenal Bournemouth

St Etienne are interested in signing Arsenal’s out-of-favour full-back Mathieu Debuchy, according to Telefoot .

Debuchy is looking for a move away from Arsenal in search of regular football and has been linked with a switch to West Brom as part of a potential swap deal involving Jonny Evans.

The France international is also wanted back in Ligue 1, with St Etienne exploring the feasibility of a January deal.


Wenger expects Alexis resolution within 48 hours


Alexis Sanchez

Arsene Wenger expects Alexis Sanchez's future to be resolved within the next 48 hours.

The Chile international is wanted by both Manchester City and Manchester United, but a bid has yet to be officially accepted by the Gunners.

Speaking after Arsenal lost 2-1 at Bournemouth on Sunday, Wenger said: "It will be decided in the next 48 hours. It was difficult for him because he was on standby a little bit."

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Arsenal & Chelsea make Richarlison approach


Richarlison Watford

Arsenal and Chelsea have made contact with Richarlison’s agent ahead of a potential summer deal for the Watford striker, claims Yahoo Brazil .

Richarlison has scored five Premier League goals for Watford since moving to Vicarage Road in an £11.2 million deal from Fluminense last summer.

The 20-year-old has impressed with his performances, and that has prompted London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea to express early interest in a deal for next season.


Spurs leading Amiri chase


Nadiem Amiri Hoffenheim

Tottenham are leading the chase to sign highly-rated Hoffenheim playmaker Nadiem Amiri, reports Sport Bild .

The 21-year-old is under contract at Hoffenheim until 2020, but has a €17 million release clause and is wanted in the Premier League following an impressive first half of the season.

Arsenal and Manchester United are also interested in Amiri amid suggestions he will leave Hoffenheim in the summer at the latest.


Wilshere not expecting January deal


Jack Wilshere Arsenal

Jack Wilshere is not expecting to sign a new contract at Arsenal during the January transfer window, with the midfielder prepared to be patient.

The England international is among those at Emirates Stadium set to hit free agency at the end of the season if fresh terms are not put in place.

Find out what the midfielder has had to say on his future here.


Mourinho hints at Mkhi exit


Henrikh Mkhitaryan Manchester United Derby FA Cup

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has hinted that Henrikh Mkhitaryan could be sold as doubts remain over the out-of-favour playmaker.

The Armenia star, who was one of Mourinho's first signings from Borussia Dortmund in 2016, could return to Signal Iduna Park, while reports have claimed the 28-year-old might be used in a swap deal for Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez.

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Alexis to earn far more at Man United than City


Jose Mourinho, Man Utd

Alexis Sanchez will earn up to £60,000-a-week more if he opts for Manchester United over rivals City, claims the  Sun .

Pep Guardiola is a big admirer of his former Barcelona charge, but is willing to go as high as a  £20 million fee and £290,000-a-week for his services. 

Not only will United gazump their neighbours by some £10m, but they are also prepared to offer as much as £350,000-a-week to land the Arsenal star in January.


Allardyce awaiting Walcott updates


Theo Walcott Arsenal West Ham

Everton manager Sam Allardyce is awaiting further updates over the signing of Arsenal's Theo Walcott.

"I don't know at the moment," Allardyce said. "I will have to see tonight or tomorrow [Sunday] what the situation is."

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Liverpool enter chase for Alexis


Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal

Liverpool are ready to battle Manchester United and City for the signature of Alexis Sanchez, reports the Mirror .

The Chilean's future has become increasingly unclear in January, with United muscling in on a player who seemed destined for the Etihad Stadium. 

And now the Reds are prepared to spend a portion of the massive fee earned on Philippe Coutinho's sale to clinch the Arsenal forward.


Mou drops Alexis hint


Alexis Sanchez Arsenal Crystal Palace

Jose Mourinho has hinted at a possible swoop for Alexis Sanchez, saying that Manchester United had no plans on signing players this winter but that sometimes chances pop up that can't be ignored. 

"If there is a fantastic opportunity on the table, you fight for that fantastic opportunity. If it happens, it happens."

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