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Monday’s transfer rumors – Arsenal make moves for two Barcelona forwards after Mudryk blow

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Arsenal make moves for two Barcelona forwards after Mudryk blow

Gunners sporting director Edu has contacted Barcelona over potential transfers for Raphinha and Ferran Torres.

Arsenal are searching for Mykhaylo Mudryk alternatives after losing their No.1 target to Chelsea. Edu has approached Barcelona to discuss Raphinha and Torres. Brighton duo Leandro Trossard and Kaoru Mitoma, along with Napoli’s Kvaratskhelia are also of interest. [90min]

Sterling could be on his way out of Chelsea

Chelsea will listen to offers for winger Raheem Sterling in the January transfer window.

The 28-year-old has struggled to make the desired impact since his €56.2 million summer arrival from Manchester City. With Chelsea on a huge spending spree, he may have to make way for new signings. [Football Insider]

Wolves close in on €17m Gomes signing

West Ham make €30m offer for Moffi

The Hammers have made a €30 million offer for Lorient striker Terem Moffi.

Despite a rumored transfer agreement between Moffi and OGC Nice, Lorient would prefer not to sell to a Ligue 1 rival. Therefore, West Ham have thrown their hat in the ring. Southampton also hold an interest in the 23-year-old Nigeria international. [Foot Mercato – in French]

Arsenal eye a move for teenage LaLiga star

Real Valladolid right-back Ivan Fresneda is of ‘serious interest’ to Arsenal.

The 18-year-old Spaniard has enjoyed a breakout season in LaLiga. He has become a regular starter for Valladolid, stirring interest from Newcastle and other unnamed European clubs. Arsenal may wait until the summer to make a bid, which may cost between £10-15 million. [Telegraph – subscription required]

Steven Gerrard is in talks with Poland

Benzema responds to Al Nassr interest

Karim Benzema has turned down transfer interest from Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr.

The 35-year-old forward has instead agreed to a new Real Madrid contract until the summer of 2024. The club and player have accepted terms, and an announcement could be made soon. [Foot Mercato – in French]