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Wednesday’s transfer rumors – Arsenal’s No 1 transfer target revealed

Wednesday's transfer rumors - Arsenal's No 1 transfer target revealed
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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.

Isco becomes Arsenal’s number one target

Mikel Arteta is desperate to add some creativity to his squad. The exiled Mesut Ozil could leave in January amid rumored interest from Juventus and Fenerbahce. Therefore, Arsenal have begun a search for a new creative playmaker.

And Isco, who is out of favor at Real Madrid, is at the top of their list. The Spaniard is set to leave his club in January, and Arsenal are interested in a six-month loan deal. Sevilla, however, could provide some stiff competition. [AS, via Metro]

Wijnaldum to decide Liverpool future this week

Georginio Wijnaldum is out of contract next summer and doesn’t appear to be any closer to signing an extension at Liverpool.

The midfielder’s former Netherlands boss Ronald Koeman, who now coaches Barcelona, was keen to take him to Camp Nou in the last transfer window. He may attempt to entice him again over the next year.

Now Wijnaldum will decide his Liverpool future once and for all this week. [Sky Sports]

Diego Costa to join Wolves?

Raul Jimenez’s skull fracture has left Wolves short on firepower in the goal department, but is Costa the right man?

The former Chelsea striker has ended his contract with Atletico Madrid six months early, after scoring just 19 goals in 74 appearances during his second spell. He did, though, impress in the Premier League and is a free agent. [Times – subscription required]

Man City still confident of Messi deal

Lionel Messi intends to wait until the end of the season to decide his Barcelona future. The 33-year-old is out of contract in June and, therefore, can begin talks with clubs over a free summer transfer in January.

But while Messi has no decision yet, Manchester City remain confident they can sign the six-time Ballon d’Or winner in 2021. [Telegraph]

Chelsea outcast Alonso to join Atletico Madrid

After starting Chelsea’s first three Premier League, Marcos Alonso hasn’t played a minute of football ever since. The left-back has failed to make the Premier League squad in the last 13 games.

A loan move to Atletico Madrid in the January transfer window is now a possibility for the 30-year-old, who began his career at Real Madrid’s Castilla set-up. [Independent]

Pochettino to raid Tottenham

Paris Saint-Germain confirmed Thomas Tuchel’s departure on Tuesday. No announcement has been made on the German’s replacement, but Mauricio Pochettino is the strong favorite to take charge in the French capital.

The former Tottenham boss is now reportedly planning to raid his old club for midfielder Dele Alli and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. [Eurosport]