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Friday’s transfer rumors – Barcelona’s four January targets revealed

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Barcelona’s four-man January transfer list revealed

Dani Olmo, Ferran Torres, Raheem Sterling, and Jose Gaya are all potential transfer targets for Barcelona in January.

Xavi Hernandez has made re-signing Olmo from RB Leipzig a ‘priority’. Then it’s over to Manchester City, with both Torres and Sterling on the new manager’s radar. Barcelona would love to sign Torres, but accept his teammate Sterling – who is out of favor at the Etihad – is a more feasible target.

Finally, Xavi views Valencia left-back Gaya as a potential leader for his side. A deal to sign the 26-year-old, however, rests on whether Jordi Alba leaves Camp Nou. [Daily Mail]

Ibrahimovic to extend AC Milan contract

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to extend his stay at the San Siro for another season.

The 40-year-old striker has enjoyed a prolific return to AC Milan since his arrival in January 2020 and is happy. Therefore, with his current deal to expire in the summer, he may soon sign a new contract until June 2023. [Gazzetta dello Sport – in Italian]

Arsenal’s stance on Lacazette revealed

The Gunners are only willing to offer Alexandre Lacazette a new one-year deal to extend his stay at the Emirates.

The 30-year-old striker is out of contract at the end of the season. Therefore, he can begin talks with non-Premier League clubs in January regarding a free transfer in the summer. [Athletic – subscription required]

Tottenham eye move for Tolisso

Antonio Conte has eyes on a deal for Bayern Munich midfielder Corentin Tolisso.

The Tottenham boss is set to rival his former club Inter Milan for Tolisso’s services. The 27-year-old will be out of contract at the end of the season, making him available for a free summer transfer. [Kicker – in German]

Van Bronckhorst replaces Gerrard as Rangers manager

Ziyech unlikely to leave Chelsea on loan

Despite links to Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund, Hakim Ziyech’s future remains up in the air.

Chelsea have made no decisions over the Moroccan winger’s future nor held detailed talks with his representatives. The Blues also have no plans to send him out on loan once the January transfer window opens. [Telegraph – subscription required]

Elneny set for Arsenal exit

Mohamed Elneny is out of favor at Arsenal and appears on the brink of a January exit.

The Egyptian midfielder has only made four appearances in all competitions this season. His agent has reportedly convinced Arsenal technical director Edu to allow his client to leave the club for free in the winter.

Turkish giants Galatasaray are the favorites to sign Elneny. [FotoMac – in Turkish]