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Arsenal January transfer news LIVE: Dortmund reject second Auba bid

7:55 PM GMT 24/01/2018
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Dortmund reject second Aubameyang bid

Borussia Dortmund have rejected a second approach from Arsenal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to BBC Sport.

The Gabon international has reportedly agreed terms with the Gunners, who are keen to add another striker in the current window. 

But despite Arsenal upping their bid to £43.6 million on Wednesday, Dortmund were unmoved and continue to hold out for a deal worth more than £50m.

Athletic eye Monreal return

Athletic Club are weighing up a January move for Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal, according to Mundo Deportivo.

With Athletic centre-back Aymeric Laporte set to complete a €65 million move to Manchester City, the Basque outfit are set to be left short at the back.

And former Bilbao star Monreal is being targeted as a replacement alongside Real Sociedad's Inigo Martinez.

Spurs unlikely to sign Lucas Moura

Tottenham are not expecting to sign Paris Saint-Germain winger Lucas Moura during the January transfer window, according to ESPN .

Lucas Moura is eager to leave PSG this winter and has been told to find a new club by coach Unai Emery, with Real Betis the latest to show an interest.

Spurs are also keen on the Brazilian, but are not planning a January move for a player who has also been targeted by Arsenal and Manchester United.

Arsenal target Maycon deal

Arsenal are considering an approach for Corinthians midfielder Maycon, with a view to a summer transfer, claims  The Sun .

The 20-year-old has been watched regularly by Arsenal scouts and appears to have demonstrated enough to persuade the Premier League club to step up their interest.

Maycon, who has also been linked with Napoli, could cost around £9 million, with Corinthians keen to have him back on loan.

Roma open Carrasco talks

Roma are in talks to sign Atletico Madrid attacker Yannick Carrasco on loan with a view to a permanent deal, claims .

Arsenal and Chelsea had been linked with a move for Carrasco following reports Atletico are looking to offload the Belgium international.

But, with Edin Dzeko set to join Chelsea, Roma have moved for Carrasco and will offer €25 million to sign the 24-year-old permanently at the end of his loan.

Betis to offer €18m for Lucas Moura

Real Betis are ready to make an offer to sign Paris Saint-Germain winger Lucas Moura, according to  Le Parisien .

Lucas has been told to find a new club by PSG coach Unai Emery , and he has been linked with Premier League trio Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham.

The Brazilian reportedly turned down a loan move to Betis in December, but his agent was invited to watch the game at home to Barcelona last weekend.

That has reportedly helped to boost Betis’ chances of signing Lucas and they are now prepared to offer an initial €18 million, with add-ons taking the deal to €30m.

Alexis: Henry didn't tell me to leave Arsenal

Alexis Sanchez has denied that Thierry Henry told him to leave Arsenal for Manchester United, and insists that the Frenchman should one day manage the club.

Alexis completed his move to Old Trafford earlier this week, with Armenia international Henrikh Mkhitaryan moving the other way.

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Liverpool not in Luan talks

Liverpool are not in talks to sign Gremio striker Luan, according to the  Liverpool Echo .

Reports had suggested that, following the sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona, Liverpool had opened discussions to bring in another Brazilian, with Luan having an €18 million release clause in his contract.

However, there are reportedly no talks taking place to sign the South American Footballer of the Year , who has also been a target for Arsenal and Barcelona.

Arsenal in £75m swoop for Auba and Evans

Arsenal are in pole position to complete a £75 million swoop for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Jonny Evans, claims the  Telegraph .

Buoyed by the arrival of Henrikh Mkhitaryan as part of the deal that took Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United, Arsenal are looking to press on with other targets. 

And while talks continue for Aubameyang with Dortmund, West Brom's Evans is also close to a move to the Emirates Stadium.

'Chelsea had no chance with Alexis'

Antonio Conte has admitted there was no way Chelsea could compete with the financial muscle of Manchester City and United in their tussle for Alexis Sanchez.

“We never were in this race. Ever. Especially because, I repeat, one of the reasons was this amount of salary," the Italian signalled when asked about the club's failure to land the ex-Arsenal star.

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