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Friday’s transfer rumors – Liverpool set to complete summer deal for West Ham star

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Liverpool tipped to complete summer deal for West Ham star

The Reds and West Ham forward Jarrod Bowen are open to the idea of linking up in the summer transfer window.

Liverpool are keeping close tabs on Bowen’s progress in London. The 25-year-old is said to be ‘hot’ on the club’s radar, although a January move is out of the question for all parties. [Football Insider]

Manchester United to prioritize new Rashford deal

Despite Marcus Rashford’s struggles to reach his best form, Manchester United remain committed to the forward.

It’s understood that the club intend to prioritize giving the 24-year-old a new contract this summer. [ESPN]

Cedric Bakambu seals free transfer to Marseille

Cedric Bakambu has completed a free transfer to Marseille, after leaving Chinese side Beijing Guoan in November. The DR Congo international has signed a contract with the Ligue 1 club until June 2024.

Dortmund keeping tabs on Chelsea star Christensen

Borussia Dortmund have thrown their hat in the ring in the transfer race for Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen.

The 25-year-old has entered the final six months of his Blues contract, meaning he can now sign a pre-contract agreement to join a club outside the English Premier League for free next season.

Read the full story here on Ace Football.

Kenedy ‘surprise’ at Chelsea recall

Chelsea have recalled a surprised Kenedy from his loan spell at Brazilian side Flamengo.

The 25-year-old, who can play anywhere on the left flank, will deputize as a left wing-back. Marcos Alonso is currently the club’s only natural choice for the role, as an injured Ben Chilwell out for the rest of the season.

Speaking to O Dia before returning to London, Kenedy said: “I was taken by surprise. I found out yesterday [Tuesday] night around 11 pm. Everything was very fast. Chelsea had a contract with Flamengo. They asked me to present myself and I’m presenting myself. It was Flamengo that told me. I’m just fulfilling the contract.”

Dortmund & Manchester United are not in Van de Beek talks

Arsenal eye Arthur and Tielemans deals

The Gunners have approached Juventus over a loan move for midfielder Arthur Melo, and also have their sights on Leicester City’s Youri Tielemans.

A new midfielder is a top priority for Arsenal this winter. Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny are at AFCON, while Ainsley Maitland-Niles has joined AS Roma on loan for this season. [Goal]

Tottenham players fear Conte exit

Some Tottenham players ‘fear’ manager Antonio Conte could leave next month if Spurs don’t back him in the January transfer window.

However, in light of a ‘very honest and positive meeting’ between Conte and the club board, Spurs are relaxed about the situation.

Read the full story here on Ace Football.

Amad Diallo unlikely to join Wayne Rooney’s Derby on loan

Barcelona still pursuing Morata deal

The Blaugrana are still pursuing a deal for Spanish striker Alvaro Morata.

Xavi Hernandez wants to bring Morata to Camp Nou to strengthen his attack. The Spaniard is interested, as Juventus have no intention of making his loan deal from Atletico Madrid a permanent one.

However, Juventus won’t end Morata’s loan spell in January unless they can find a replacement. [Diario SPORT]

Newcastle make formal bid for Sevilla star

Newcastle United have submitted a formal offer to sign Sevilla defender Diego Carlos in the January transfer window.

As things stand, Sevilla are yet to respond to the offer for the 28-year-old Brazilian. [Sky Sports]