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Tuesday’s transfer rumors – Newcastle plan raid for three Chelsea players

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Newcastle plan raid for three Chelsea players

Conor Gallagher, Hakim Ziyech, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek have emerged as potential transfer targets for Newcastle United.

The Magpies are considering a swoop for the Chelsea trio. They want to strengthen their midfield this month. With Bruno Guimaraes out injured for possibly a few weeks, Newcastle have made signing a new midfielder a priority. Gallagher is their main target. [The Telegraph – subscription]

Arsenal name their top summer target

West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice has become Arsenal’s top summer transfer target.

Despite long-term links with Chelsea, Arsenal are confident they can win the race for Rice. The 24-year-old England international could cost around £80 million (€90m). Manchester United may also throw their hat in the ring for him at the end of the season. [The Times – subscription required]

Barcelona & Inter discuss Franck Kessie swap deal

Raphinha wants to stay at Barcelona

Barcelona winger Raphinha has no desire to leave the LaLiga club in the January transfer window.

The 26-year-old Brazil international has struggled to make his mark since his €58 million summer arrival from Leeds. However, despite links with Arsenal, he has no interest in leaving Camp Nou. [Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish]

Gordon is no longer a target for Chelsea & Spurs

Chelsea and Tottenham have ended their interest in Everton winger Anthony Gordon.

After paying €100 million to sign Mykhaylo Mudryk from Shakhtar Donetsk, Chelsea will no longer pursue Gordon. Tottenham, meanwhile, are prioritizing other positions at the moment. [CaughtOffside]

Nottingham Forest sign Danilo from Palmeiras

Arsenal line-up a move for another Mudryk alternative

The Premier League leaders have turned their attention to Bayer Leverkusen attacking midfielder Moussa Diaby.

After losing the Mykhaylo Mudryk race to Chelsea, Arsenal are on the lookout for alternatives. Diaby could fit the bill, but won’t come cheap. Leverkusen may expect a €100 million transfer fee for the 23-year-old Frenchman, who is under contract until June 2025. [Manuel Veth – Transfermarkt]