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Thursday’s transfer rumors – Arsenal keen on Real Madrid wantaway

Arkadiusz Milik of Napoli, Martin Odegaard of Real Madrid, Houssem Aouar of Lyon
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Latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and more.

Man United have eyes on Lens defender.

Manchester United are showing interest in 21-year-old Lens defender Facundo Medina.

Medina has scored one goal in his 11 Ligue 1 appearances for the season so far. The Red Devils are one of a number of European sides tracking the player who joined Lens only last year. [La Voix du Nord]

Milik’s move to Ligue 1 side ‘imminent’.

Arkadiusz Milik is ready to jump ships from Napoli to Marseille, according to Fabrizio Romano.

The Polish striker’s transfer is “imminent” and he will join the French side on a loan deal with an obligation to buy.

Arsenal make second Odegaard approach

Arsenal are refusing to back down in their pursuit of Real Madrid playmaker Martin Odegaard.

The Gunners have made a second approach for the Norway international within 48 hours of having their first one turned down by Los Blancos.

After impressing during his loan spell at Real Sociedad in 2019-20, the 22-year-old midfielder was called back by Zinedine Zidane.

Odegaard, however, has largely struggled for regular first-team minutes this season, having made just five starts across all competitions, and therefore is wanting to leave the Santiago Bernabeu. [Sky Sports]

Aouar could snub Arsenal move.

Lyon star Houssem Aouar’s preferred choices of destination are Real Madrid or FC Barcelona.

The Frenchman has been heavily linked with a switch to Arsenal. Mikel Arteta, who is looking to add creativity in the middle of the park for his team, is an admirer of the player.

However, the Gunners’ pursuit of the midfielder could become ‘complicated’ as both Real Madrid and Barcelona, though yet to make a formal offer, are keeping tabs on him. [ESPN]

Inter interested in Gomez

Inter Milan are interested in acquiring the services of Atalanta attacker Papu Gomez.

The Nerazzurri plan on making a move for the 32-year-old after raise some extra funds by cashing in on Christian Eriksen in the coming days.

Gomez is expected to quit Atalanta in the January transfer market, and Antonio Conte is a keen admirer of the player. [Gazzetta Dello Sport]