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Transfer news LIVE! Lukaku wants to leave Chelsea for Inter Milan, Kane and Haaland latest

The start of the January transfer window is now under 48 hours away and the rumour mill is well and truly up and running.

Chelsea have asked about the availability of AC Milan left-back Theo Hernandez as they face up to a defensive injury crisis, while Reece James is a target for Real Madrid.

Tottenham are expected to be busy following the arrival of Antonio Conte are said to be leading the race to sign AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie, with Arsenal and Manchester United also interested. Elsewhere at Spurs, Conte has revealed he believe Hugo Lloris is likley to stay at the club.

Over at Manchester City, they are thought to remain keen on both Erling Haaland and Harry Kane.

In Europe, there yet more speculation over the futures of Kylian Mbappe and Haaland, with reports that Borussia Dortmund are looking to put together a deal to try to persuade Haaland to stay with them.

Check out all the day’s latest news and rumours with our LIVE blog below…

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Explosive Romelu Lukaku quotes

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Napoli approach Man United

According to The Daily Mail, Napoli have approached Manchester United over the potential signing of Axel Tuanzebe.

The defender is on loan at Aston Villa but has rarely featured, leading to the Italian interest.

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Barcelona track Alvaro Morata

According to noted transfer insider Fabrizio Romano, Barcelona have contacted Alvaro Morata ahead of a potential loan move.

The Spanish giants, fresh from signing Ferran Torres, are understood to have targeted the former Chelsea striker as part of their rebuild.

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Man City remain keen on Erling Haaland and Harry Kane

ESPN claim Manchester City remain keen on signing either Harry Kane or Erling Haaland but will not make any move until the summer window.

Cruising atop the Premier League at the moment, there isn’t though to be much of a needed to launch an attempt to sign either during the notoriously difficult January window.

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Conte: Lloris wants to stay at Spurs

Antonio Conte has said Hugo Lloris is in talks with Tottenham over a new contract he expects him to stay.

Lloris is entering the final six months of his contract and is free to talk to foreign clubs from January 1.

“I think so, I think Hugo wants to stay in this club,” said Conte today. “He loves this club. He stays well in Tottenham and this could be his opinion.”

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Juve set McKennie asking price

Tottenham are interested in Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie, who has been told he can leave for around £30m in January.

Juve have made the American international available so they can step up their interest in Monaco midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni, who is also of interest to Chelsea.

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Real Madrid eye Chelsea right-back James

According to reports in Spain, Real Madrid are interested in Chelsea right-back Reece James.

El Nacional say Real could try to tempt Chelsea into selling James by offering Eden Hazard as part of any deal.

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Martial ‘expected to finish season at Sevilla’

It was no surprise when Ralf Rangnick confirmed Anthony Martial wanted to leave Manchester United sooner rather than later.

Sevilla have had an offer to sign Martial on loan for the rest of the season rejected by United but L’Equipe have reported that the Spanish club remain confident of securing a deal.

The report says Martial “is expected to finish the season on loan at Sevilla” and that he has become their “priority”.

Rangnick is adamant any move must be right for United, so it remains to be seen if the two clubs can reach an agreement that suits all parties.

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Newcastle close in on Trippier signing

Newcastle reportedly hope to complete a deal to bring Kieran Trippier back to the Premier League next week.

The Telegraph report that Newcastle are confident they will be able to move quickly as they look to make an early statement of intent once the January window opens.

They will also try to sign a striker after losing Callum Wilson to injury.

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Spurs to make move for Henderson?

With Hugo Lloris’ future uncertain, Tottenham have been linked with a move for Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson.

Ajax have also been linked with a January loan move for Henderson, who is desperate to get some regular playing time.

But, according to the Manchester Evening News, Ralf Rangnick has told Henderson he cannot leave Old Trafford on loan next month.

Spurs are continuing to monitor Henderson’s situation with a view to a summer move for him.



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