Sports Mole rounds up the latest confirmed transfer news and speculation from across the footballing world.
With all eyes fixed on the January transfer market, clubs around the UK and Europe are already lining up potential mid-season moves.
Wednesday morning’s headlines:
Tottenham Hotspur ‘to bid £35m for Nicolo Barella’
Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly ready to lodge an offer of £35m in a bid to sign Cagliari Calcio midfielder Nicolo Barella. Read more.
Liverpool ready to move for Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele?
Liverpool are reportedly ready to launch an offer in the region of £85m for Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele. Read more.
Tottenham Hotspur, Wolves given asking price for Napoli’s Amadou Diawara?
Tottenham Hotspur and Wolverhampton Wanderers are reportedly told that it will cost £43.5m to sign Napoli midfielder Amadou Diawara. Read more.
Arsenal to join race to sign Real Betis defender Junior Firpo?
Arsenal are reportedly ready to join the race to sign Real Betis defender Junior Firpo, who is also said to be attracting interest from Manchester City. Read more.
Arsenal ‘scouting Atalanta defender Gianluca Mancini’
Arsenal are reportedly keeping tabs on Atalanta defender Gianluca Mancini ahead of a possible summer move. Read more.
Arsenal to trigger £35m Mario Hermoso release clause?
Arsenal are reportedly planning to activate the £35m release clause of Espanyol defender Mario Hermoso, who has also been linked with a return to Real Madrid. Read more.
Marseille ‘closing in on Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud’
Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud is reportedly closing in on a move back to France with Marseille lining up a January bid for him. Read more.
Manchester United ‘offer Alexis Sanchez to Real Madrid’
Manchester United reportedly offer out-of-favour forward Alexis Sanchez to Real Madrid ahead of the January transfer window. Read more.
Glenn Murray signs one-year contract extension with Brighton
The 35-year-old has scored 100 goals for Albion. Read more.
Ronald Koeman advises defender Matthijs de Ligt to leave Ajax
Netherlands boss Ronald Koeman suggests that he has advised defender Matthijs de Ligt to leave Ajax for a bigger club in the near future. Read more.
RB Leipzig looking to sign Wigan Athletic forward Nick Powell?
RB Leipzig are reportedly considering a January approach for Wigan Athletic forward Nick Powell, who is out of contract at the end of the season. Read more.
Tottenham Hotspur to join race for Celta Vigo forward Maxi Gomez?
Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly ready to join the race to sign Celta Vigo forward Maxi Gomez during the January transfer window. Read more.
Bournemouth defender Jack Simpson signs new three-year deal
The 21-year-old is tied to the Cherries until the summer of 2021. Read more.
Andreas Christensen hints at Chelsea stay
Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen admits that he is unhappy with his lack of playing time under Maurizio Sarri, but hints that he is not looking to leave in January. Read more.
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho ‘ready to sell Eric Bailly, Marcos Rojo’
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly ready to sanction the exits of both Eric Bailly and Marcos Rojo during the January transfer window. Read more.
Manchester United ‘still interested in Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng’
Manchester United are reportedly still interested in signing Bayern Munich centre-back Jerome Boateng, having failed with an approach for him during the summer. Read more.
Alexis Sanchez ‘staying at Manchester United in January’
Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez will reportedly stay at the club during the January transfer window despite speculation that he wants to join Paris Saint-Germain. Read more.
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