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Monday’s transfer rumors – Long-term Chelsea target favors Arsenal move

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The latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and much more.

Long-term Chelsea target favors Arsenal move

West Ham midfielder Declan Rice favors a summer transfer to Arsenal over Chelsea.

Despite long-term links with Chelsea, a club he played at until the age of 14, Rice is leaning toward Arsenal. The 24-year-old England international is almost certain to leave West Ham. He wants Champions League football and playing under Gunners boss Mikel Arteta appeals to him. [The Guardian]

Spurs offer Roma three players for Zaniolo

Tottenham have offered AS Roma three of their own players in a potential swap deal for midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo.

For a £30 million (€34m) transfer fee, Roma would sell Zaniolo this month. Tottenham want the 23-year-old, but are reluctant to match that figure. They instead hope to entice Roma into a trade. Winger Bryan Gil is one player Spurs have offered to the Italian club. The identity of the other two stars are unknown. [Football Insider]

Chelsea to discuss Hakim Ziyech offers

Alonso is set for a new Barcelona contract

Barcelona defender Marcos Alonso looks set to extend his contract at Camp Nou.

The 32-year-old left-back signed a one-year contract last summer after completing a free transfer from Chelsea. He has scored two goals in 18 appearances across all competitions. His performances have pleased Barcelona, who plan to hold talks over a new contract after January. [Diario Sport]

Zubimendi rejects a €60m move to Arsenal

Real Sociedad defensive midfielder Martin Zubimendi has reportedly rejected a €60 million transfer to Arsenal.

While Arsenal were prepared to pay the €60 million release clause in his La Real contract, Zubimendi would rather continue in LaLiga. The 23-year-old signed a new contract last season. His current deal will keep him in San Sebastian until June 2027. [Cadena SER – in Spanish]

Wolves sign Craig Dawson from West Ham

Barcelona enter the race for Israeli teen sensation

The Blaugrana have thrown their hat in the ring for Maccabi Tel Aviv midfielder Oscar Gloukh.

Sporting advisor Jordi Cruyff has advised Barcelona to do a transfer deal for Gloukh. The 18-year-old impressed in last year’s U-19 European Championship, helping Israel finish runners-up to England in Slovakia. Borussia Dortmund, Salzburg, and AS Monaco are also tracking him. [Diario Sport]

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