Barcelona target Red Bull Leipzig star Werner as Arsenal enter the race to sign Borussia Dortmund ace Pulisic

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Timo Werner.

The transfer window may not open again until January 1 2018 but that hasn’t put an end to plenty of speculation throughout Europe.

Here, we take a look at three big stories dominating the headlines on Saturday.

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TIMO WERNER

Barcelona have stepped up their interest in signing Red Bull Leipzig star Timo Werner, according to  Mundo Deportivo .

Bayern Munich have also shown an interest in the Germany international, after the 21-year-old attacker netted 21 goals in 31 league games last season to help Leipzig finish second in the Bundesliga.

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Expect Werner’s name to be linked with numerous clubs in January because he will be one of the hottest properties around.

He’s just broken into Germany’s senior squad and provides them with something they’ve not had in a long time – pace.

Although Barcelona recently signed Paulinho in attack, the German would represent an ideal long term option for Ernesto Valverde’s side.

Timo Werner.

Timo Werner.

CHRISTIAN PULISIC

Arsenal have entered the race to sign Borussia Dortmund star Christian Pulisic, according to the Sun .

The 19-year-old has attracted attention from Real Madrid, Liverpool and Tottenham after setting the Bundesliga alight with a series of impressive displays over the past 18 months.

And the Gunners are now believed to be battling with their Premier League rivals in a bid to sign Pulisic, although the player himself has insisted he will stay at Dortmund.

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Arsenal have longed been linked with a move for the 19-year-old and boss Arsene Wenger is a known admirer.

Although the Gunners may struggle against the magnetism of Real Madrid, a guarantee of first-team action may lure the USA star to North London.

Christian Pulisic

Christian Pulisic.

DAVID SILVA

Manchester City midfielder David Silva is open to signing for AC Milan, according to the Sun.

With two years to run on his current contract, Pep Guardiola is hopeful of tieing down the Spanish international beyond 2019.

The 31-year-old playmaker has been linked to a host of clubs over the past number of seasons but has always remained loyal to the Sky Blues.

But Silva’s head could be turned by the mega offer from the big spending Italian club who are looking to usurp Juventus as the league’s top team.

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Although Silva seems happy in Manchester, he is reportedly open to a fresh challenge after nearly eight seasons at the Etihad Stadium.

At 31, an improved offer may be difficult to turn down, especially with Silva edging towards the final years of his career and the chance to spearhead the attack of a strong line-up at the San Siro.

David Silva.

David Silva.

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Chelsea set to miss out as Juventus duo ready to extend contracts with Serie A giants

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WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

West Ham have started looking for a replacement for SLAVEN BILIC as pressure builds on the Croatian manager – with CARLO ANCELOTTI a possible contender, the Daily Mail reports.

The Telegraph says Ancelotti is eyeing up a return to the Premier League, after being sacked by Bayern Munich. However, according the Sun, AC Milan could also be interested in bringing back their former manager.

DAVID SILVA is reportedly considering leaving Manchester City and heading to AC Milan. As reported by the Sun, Italian news site Tuttomercatoweb claims Silva could move to the Serie A team at the end of the season, having put new contract talks with City on hold. Silva has two years to run on his current City deal.

Inter Milan are said to be plotting a January move for Paris St Germain’s JAVIER PASTORE – who is already being tracked Chelsea and Liverpool. According to Italian news site Sport Mediaset, Inter look to be the most likely to tempt PSG to accept an offer for the star.

Chelsea could miss out on two targets it has been heavily linked to, with ALEX SANDRO and GIORGIO CHIELLINI reportedly on the verge of signing new contracts for Juventus. Both are close to committing to futures at the club, according to Italian site Corriere dello Sport.

Alex Sandro (L) and Giorgio Chiellini

Alex Sandro (L) and Giorgio Chiellini

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TYLER ROBERTS: The 18-year-old, who is on loan at Walsall from West Bromwich, is being eyed up by a host of clubs, the Mirror reports. Swansea, Brighton and Sunderland are all monitoring his progress, according to the paper.

LEON GORETZKA: Arsenal and Liverpool could miss out on signing the Germany international as he leans towards a move to Bayern Munich, Italian news site Calciomercato reports. The German champions are said to have made an informal offer to the 22-year-old, whose contract with Schalke runs out at the end of the season.

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Leicester submit appeal to Fifa in bid to complete Adrien Silva signing, Man United target Roma star Radja Nainggolan

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CARLTON COLE could be the striker Crystal Palace so urgently need, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.

After an atrocious start to the season, with six losses and no goals, Palace appear ready to start their bid to persuade the 33-year-old free agent to move to Selhurst Park.

New boss Roy Hodgson was dealt a blow after Christian Benteke injured his knee against Manchester City last week, and fellow striker Connor Wickham has also been sidelined through injury.

Jose Mourinho is interested in bringing Roma midfielder RADJA NAINGGOLAN to Old Trafford next summer, according to The Sun.

The Manchester United boss sent scouts to watch the 29-year-old in action against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League, eyeing him as a possible replacement for midfielder Michael Carrick, the paper says.

Leicester have received a boost in their bid to sign ADRIEN SILVA after FIFA confirmed the FA has requested the deal, which fell just outside of the transfer deadline, be “authorised”, the Daily Mirror reports.

The Foxes have sought to complete the £22million signing of the 28-year-old ever since Danny Drinkwater departed for Chelsea for a club-record fee.

But FIFA put the brakes on after key documents were received 14 seconds after the cut-off point.

Adrien Silva's move to Leicester City could be completed soon.

Adrien Silva’s move to Leicester City could be completed soon.

GABRIEL HEINZE is being targeted to takeover managerial duties at San Lorenzo, according to Spanish publication El Grafico.

Diego Aguirre stepped aside after the team lost to Lanus in the quarter-finals of the Copa Libertadores, with Claudio Biaggio filling in ever since.

But the former Manchester United defender could become the permanent fixture that executives are looking for, the report says.

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The Premier League could come calling for 19-year-old KEINAN DAVIS, according to the Daily Mirror.

Manchester United, Arsenal and Everton all had scouts in the stands during Aston Villa’s win against Burton, the paper reports, with the England under-20 forward finding the back of net in the 4-1 victory.

Arsenal may have to battle Real Madrid for the signature of Paris St Germain’s JULIAN DRAXLER if reports of him being unsettled at the club turn out to be true, says the Daily Mirror.

The Gunners have previously tried to bring the 24-year-old to the Emirates but with no luck. Now Real may also try to lure the forward away from the Parc des Princes in the next transfer window.​

Julian Draxler could end up at Arsenal or Real Madrid next season.

Julian Draxler could end up at Arsenal or Real Madrid next season.

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