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Sunday’s transfer rumors – Arsenal target Jorginho after failed Aouar bid

Sunday's transfer rumors - Arsenal target Jorginho after failed Aouar bid
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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.

Arsenal turn to Jorginho after a failed Aouar bid

A failed €35m bid for Houssem Aouar appears to have ended Arsenal’s pursuit of the French midfielder. Reports emerged on Saturday claiming that he will stay at Lyon for the rest of this season instead.

Therefore, Mikel Arteta has shifted his focus onto securing a loan deal for Jorginho. Chelsea are reluctant to offload the defensive midfielder with no replacement, but the club acknowledge a need to reduce a bloated squad. [ESPN]

A four-way battle begins for Walcott

Theo Walcott is out of favor under Carlo Ancelotti at Everton, with the winger playing just 12 minutes of Premier League football this season. James Rodriguez and Richarlison have instead occupied the wide forward roles.

Ancelotti has told the former Arsenal star that he is free to leave Goodison Park before Monday’s deadline. Newcastle United, West Ham United, Fulham and Crystal Palace have made contact. [TEAMtalk]

Could City nick Telles from United’s grasp?

Manchester United have held lengthy talks with Alex Telles over a transfer before Monday’s deadline. The Red Devils wish to sign another left-back to give Luke Shaw some much-needed competition.

But the club’s reluctance to match FC Porto’s asking price of £18m (€19.9m) could be their undoing. Manchester City have now made an enquiry after lowering their interest in Ajax left-back Nicolas Tagliafico. [90min]

Bayern’s offer for Hudson-Odoi rejected

After a rare start in Saturday’s 4-0 win over Crystal Palace, Callum Hudson-Odoi may not end up at Bayern Munich after all. Chelsea have already rejected a loan deal with a £70m buy option included from the German giants.

It’s understood, though, Bayern are not willing to give up on their long-term target and plan to make another bid before Monday’s deadline. [Daily Mail]

PSG make a second bid for Alli

Dele Alli’s continued struggles to win favor with Jose Mourinho has raised doubts over his Tottenham future. Several clubs have been linked with him in recent weeks, but Paris Saint-Germain are the most interested.

The Ligue 1 champions plan to make an improved loan offer for the 24-year-old soon after Spurs rejected their initial bid. [Telegraph]

AC Milan to rival Spurs for Rudiger

Antonio Rudiger was again absent from the squad in Chelsea’s 4-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday. It proved yet again he’s fallen down the pecking order, with summer signing Thiago Silva and Kurt Zouma starting in central defense instead.

The 27-year-old isn’t short of suitors, though, as AC Milan are prepared to rival Tottenham in an attempt to sign him on loan. [Calcio Mercato – in Italian]

A Juve return for Kean?

Things haven’t panned out the way Moise Kean would’ve for upon joining Everton last year for €27.5m. The 20-year-old has fallen down the pecking order this season, with just 13 minutes of Premier League football to his name. In fact, he didn’t even make the squad in Saturday’s 4-2 win over Brighton.

Former club Juventus, therefore, have begun talks with Everton over re-signing Kean before Monday’s deadline. [Calcio Mercato – in Italian]

Roca close to completing Bayern move

Reports emerged on Saturday claiming that Bayern Munich are on the verge of signing Marc Roca. The 23-year-old impressed in LaLiga last season despite his club, Espanyol, suffering relegation with a bottom-placed finish.

Roca has since been widely expected to leave the Catalan club and Bayern appear to be his next destination. The Bavarians hope to seal a €15m deal shortly, with the midfielder to sign a four-year contract that includes an option to extend it by a further 12-months. [Diario Sport]

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