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Football Rumours on Wednesday 27th December 2023

last updated Wednesday 27th December 2023, 9:31 AM


  • Arsenal are best positioned to sign 22-year-old Sporting Lisbon defender Goncalo Inacio in January, with the Portugal international, who has a 60m euro release clause, also interesting Liverpool.
    (A Bola)

  • Tottenham are ready to pay £25m to prise 18-year-old Belgium midfielder Arthur Vermeeren from Royal Antwerp - with the deal including a large up-front fee and an agreement to loan the player back to the Pro League champions for the remainder of the season.

  • Manchester City are close to signing Argentine midfielder Claudio Echeverri from River Plate in a deal likely to result in them loaning the 17-year-old back to his current club until the end of the Premier League season.

  • Manchester United and Chelsea are reportedly ready to commit £52m on 16-year-old Brazilian wonderkid Estevao Willian from Palmeiras.
    (Daily Express)

  • Sporting Lisbon striker Viktor Gyokeres has been linked with Arsenal and Chelsea in January but the 25-year-old Sweden international, formerly with Coventry City, says he wants to stay with the Portuguese club for the rest of the season.
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  • Manchester United are interested in signing Joshua Kimmich from Bayern Munich, according to reports.

  • Manchester United are considering a move for £26m-rated Netherlands striker Joshua Zirkzee, 22, who has scored seven goals in 17 games this season for Serie A side Bologna.

  • Arsenal are the latest club to be linked with a move for Valencia's impressive teenage defender Yarek Gasiorowski according to reports in Spain.
    (Daily Mirror)

  • Former France defender Raphael Varane, 30, is open to leaving Manchester United to return to Lens, where he started his career.

  • But Bayern Munich are also keen on making a move for Varane while another of his former clubs, Real Madrid, also remain in the race.

  • Inter Milan are keen to bring in Iran international Mehdi Taremi, 31, from Porto in January but could look at Manchester United's French forward Anthony Martial, 28, and Chelsea's Albania international Armando Broja, 22, as alternatives.
    (Gazzetta dello Sport)


  • Edwin van der Sar was fit enough to be able to make his first return to Manchester United for their Old Trafford date with Aston Villa on Boxing Day less that six months after suffering a life-threatening brain haemorrhage.
    (Daily Star)

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