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Friday’s transfer rumors – Arsenal eye January move for Bundesliga defender

Evan Ndicka
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Arsenal eye January move for Bundesliga defender

The Gunners could make a bid for Eintracht Frankfurt defender Evan Ndicka in the January transfer window.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta wants a left-footed center-back to compete with Gabriel. He feels Ndicka could be the right man for the job. The 23-year-old Frenchman was a key cog in Eintracht’s run to Europa League glory last season. His performances have also caught Tottenham’s interest.

Ndicka will be out of contract at the end of this season, making him available for a free transfer next summer. [Evening Standard]

Man Utd could release Ronaldo

Manchester United might consider releasing Cristiano Ronaldo from his contract in the January transfer window.

Manager Erik ten Hag has suspended Ronaldo from all first-team activities after the forward reportedly refused to come on as an 87th-minute substitute in Wednesday’s 2-0 win over Tottenham, and later left before the final whistle.

The club board has backed Ten Hag and, therefore, is ready to part ways with Ronaldo. If the player’s representatives can’t find a new team in January, United could terminate his contract. [iNews]

Aston Villa sack Steven Gerrard

Rabiot might be in line for a new Juventus contract

Adrien Rabiot’s Juventus career appears to have taken a U-turn.

From being on the brink of a summer exit in the previous transfer window, Rabiot could now stay on. The 27-year-old midfielder has been one of the standout players in Turin. He has made nine appearances in all competitions this season and supplied two assists. [Tuttosport – in Italian]

Man City monitor €10m Napoli winger

Manchester City are keeping tabs on Napoli winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia.

The 21-year-old Georgian has made a great start at Napoli since his €10 million summer transfer from Dinamo Batumi. In 14 appearances across all competitions, he has managed seven goals and eight assists.

Aside from City, Liverpool have also expressed an interest in doing a deal for Kvaratskhelia. [Calciomercato – in Italian]

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Barcelona turn their attention to Ivory Coast star

PSV midfielder Ibrahim Sangare has emerged as a potential transfer target for Barcelona.

The 24-year-old Ivory Coast international has impressed in the Eredivisie. His performances have caught the interest of Barcelona, who seek a new holding midfielder to replace an aging Sergio Busquets.

However, amid interest from several Premier League clubs, PSV may expect a transfer fee of over €30 million for Sangare. [Diario Sport – in Spanish]