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Newcastle United consider Hart loan move

Newcastle United have targeted Joe Hart as a January transfer candidate after the goalkeeper lost his first-team place at West Ham under David Moyes, according to the Daily Mirror.

The England international, who is on loan from Man City, is admired by Rafa Benitez and would be a cheap option to bolster the Magpies' squad without significant budget.

Man City to make £35m Alexis bid

Alexis Sanchez Man City

Manchester City are poised to make an opening January bid of £35 million for wantaway Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, according to the Daily Mail.

Gabriel Jesus' knee injury has forced Pep Guardiola to reconsider a winter move for the Chilean, whom he had originally preferred to sign at the end of the season.

Arsenal turned down a £60m offer in the summer from Man City but, with fewer than six months left to go on his contract, they could lose him for free in July.

Guardiola offers key trio contract update

Fernandinho, Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola admits Manchester City are “so close” to agreeing fresh terms with Fernandinho, while talks with Kevin De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus remain ongoing.

The Premier League leaders are busy trying to lock down the respective futures of those they consider to be crucial to their plans heading forward.

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Lemar to replace Alexis at Arsenal

Thomas Lemar Monaco 2017

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger hasn't ruled out a January exit for Alexis Sanchez and If the Chilean does depart for Man City in January, Wenger is ready to make Monaco's Thomas Lemar his replacement, according to L'Equipe.

The Gunners failed with a £90 million bid for Lemar in the summer and though Monaco manager Leonardo Jardim has insisted the France international is not for sale, Wenger could test his resolve should Alexis move on in January.

With Monaco out of the Champions League and PSG cruising to a Ligue 1 title, the principality side could be convinced to cash in on the highly rated 22-year-old.

City want Real Sociedad defender

Inigo Martinez Real Sociedad

Manchester City have been linked to Real Sociedad defender Inigo Martinez by the Manchester Evening News .

With reports floating around the Pep Guardiola wants to spend £50 million to bring in Alexis Sanchez and a centre-back, the 26-year-old's relatively low £28m release clause makes him a more affordable option than Barcelona's Samuel Umtiti.

Tarkowski staying with Burnley

James Tarkowski Burnley Alexandre Lacazette Arsenal

The news that James Tarkowski has signed a new long-term deal with Burnley has forced a re-think for Pep Guardiola and Manchester City as they look for defensive signings, according to the Manchester Evening News.

The 25-year-old was also being chased by Chelsea and Arsenal, but has decided to stay at Turf Moor. 

The signing has strengthened talk of Jonny Evans, Samuel Umtiti or Inigo Martinez singing as City go in search of another defender. 

City willing to pay £35m for Alexis

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Manchester City are ready to open the January bidding for Alexis Sanchez at £25 million but will go as high as £35m, claims the Daily Mail .

The Arsenal forward continues to run down his contract, with Goal revealing that the Chilean is eager to push through a January switch to the Etihad .

Guardiola wants to spend £50m in January

Pep Guardiola, Man City

Pep Guardiola wants £50 million to reinforce Manchester City's squad in January, according to The Sun .

The Catalan reportedly hopes to see City secure the signing of Alexis Sanchez, as well as add another centre-back following Vincent Kompany's latest injury.

Alexis agrees Man City move

Alexis Sanchez Arsenal

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez has verbally agreed to join Manchester City, according to Marca .

The Chile international almost joined City last summer and looks set to run his contract — which is up at the end of the season — down at the Emirates Stadium.

A number of European clubs have tried to make approaches for the former Barcelona man, but they have been told Alexis is only interested in joining City having spoken to Pep Guardiola.

Umtiti not interested in Man City move

Samuel Umtiti Barcelona

Manchester City target Samuel Umtiti is not interested in leaving Barcelona, according to Mundo Deportivo .

Pep Guardiola reportedly was interested in signing the French defender, but Umtiti's agent has told City the player is not looking to leave the Camp Nou.