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Wednesday’s transfer rumors – Chelsea enter the race for €100m Arsenal target

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Chelsea enter the race for €100m Arsenal target

The Blues could hijack Arsenal’s attempts to sign Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhailo Mudryk in the winter transfer window.

After Shakhtar rejected Arsenal’s €60 million bid last week, the Gunners have since lodged a second offer. It’s unlikely, though, the proposal matches the Ukrainian club’s €100 million valuation of Mudryk. Therefore, Chelsea will begin talks with Shakhtar this week to see if they can work out a deal. [ESPN]

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Sporting duo on Tottenham’s radar

Tottenham will hold talks with Sporting CP on Wednesday over potential transfer deals for Pedro Porro and Marcus Edwards.

Porro, a 23-year-old Spanish right-back, joined Sporting in a permanent €8.5 million deal last summer from Manchester City after two successful loan years. Meanwhile, Edwards is a former Spurs U-23 player. The 24-year-old winger has been at Sporting for the past year, managing 12 goals and assists in 39 games. [Daily Mail]

Pique considers shock return to football

Gerard Pique would be open to coming out of retirement to join FC Andorra – a Spanish second-division club he owns.

The 35-year-old former defender ended his career this season at Barcelona. He played his final game in a 2-0 win over Almeria on November 5. However, with La Liga’s strict economic rules still in force, an Andorra-Pique link-up may be too complicated under the Spanish regulations [Relevo – in Spanish]

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Three clubs compete for Meslier

Chelsea, Newcastle United, and Bayern Munich are interested in a transfer deal for Leeds United keeper Illan Meslier.

That said, Leeds don’t want to sell Meslier. The 22-year-old Frenchman is under contract at the Premier League club until 2026 and he has kept 28 clean sheets in 105 games, conceding 169 goals. [RMC Sport – in French]