Arsenal January transfer news LIVE: Gunners make Smalling enquiry

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Arsenal make Smalling enquiry

Arsenal have made an enquiry about signing Manchester United defender Chris Smalling, claims The Gambling Times .

Arsene Wenger is in the market for a new centre-half and fears missing out to Manchester City on a deal for West Brom’s Jonny Evans.

If that proves to be the case, Wenger plans a move for Evans’ former United team-mate Smalling once the swap deal involving Alexis Sanchez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been completed.

Dortmund ready to delay Aubameyang move

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Borussia Dortmund

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Dortmund are prepared to walk away from a deal that would send Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Arsenal if Olivier Giroud isn't part of the exchange, according to the Mirror.

The Bundesliga side want £60 million for Aubameyang along with Giroud, who would be a solid replacement for the Gabon international.

Aubameyang has reportedly already agreed personal terms with the Gunners, but the transfer is proving to be difficult and is unlikely to be sorted quickly.

Evans could leave West Brom for £3m

Jonny Evans West Brom

Jonny Evans can leave West Brom for £3 million in the summer, if the club are relegated from the Premier League, according to the BBC .

Manchester City are interested in signing the former Manchester United centre-half , while Arsenal have also been linked with a January bid.

Reports have suggested Evans would cost upwards of £20m in the January transfer window, but he could move on at the end of the season for a cut-price fee, if 19th-placed West Brom fail to stay up.

Arsenal target Pavon opens door to move

Cristian Pavon Boca Juniors

Cristian Pavon has opened the door to a possible €37 million move to Arsenal by admitting his future could lie away from Boca Juniors.

Pavon is tied to a contract at Boca until 2022, but is reported to have a €37m release clause in that deal.

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Ahmedov reveals failed Arsenal transfer


Shanghai SIPG midfielder Odil Ahmedov has revealed that he still regrets the day that he was unable to complete a move to Arsenal.

Back in 2012, the Uzbekistan captain was close to sealing a permanent transfer to the Gunners from Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala during the summer window.

However, the move was halted by the Dagestan club's billionaire owner Suleyman Kerimov.

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Giroud to join Dortmund as part of Auba deal

Olivier Giroud Arsenal

Olivier Giroud will join Borussia Dortmund on loan for the rest of the season, if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang completes a move to Arsenal, claims Kicker .

Key figures from Arsenal travelled to Germany on Sunday to hold talks with Dortmund over a deal for Aubameyang, having made their first offer of €50 million on Saturday .

Dortmund reportedly want at least €60m for Aubameyang, but will also accept Giroud joining on an initial loan deal for the rest of the season as part of an agreement to get the deal done.

Pochettino denies Malcom rumours

Malcom Bordeaux

Mauricio Pochettino has played down reports Tottenham are interested in signing Bordeaux's in-demand winger Malcom after seeing north London rivals Arsenal distance themselves from a deal .

Malcom is a reported target for Spurs, having hit seven goals in Ligue 1 this season, with Pochettino yet to make a signing in the January transfer window.

But, despite Spurs struggling for creativity in Christian Eriksen's absence during Sunday's 1-1 draw at Southampton , Pochettino has denied a move for the Brazilian is imminent.

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Ozil eyes huge pay increase

Mesut Ozil Arsenal

Mesut Ozil is looking for a massive contract if Arsenal sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan to big-money deals, according to the Sun .

Dortmund's Aubameyang and Manchester United's Mkhitaryan are expected to arrive at the Emirates before the close of the transfer window, and both are expected to earn £200,000 a week.

Ozil, whose contract ends this summer, will have to decide if he must be the club's highest-paid player or if he'll settle for a similar deal.