Real Madrid reportedly laugh off Arsenal's 'embarrassing' £40m offer for key star

David Cooper 24/11/2017
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Arsenal's potential target: Karim Benzema

Former West Ham boss Slaven Bilic turned down the chance to replace Tony Pulis at West Brom, the Daily Mail claims.

Bilic left West Ham in November and was approached by Baggies owner Guochuan Lai about the vacant position at the Hawthorns, but said he thought it was too soon to return to football, the paper says.

Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter is a wanted man, according to the Mirror. West Ham are keen on taking on the 27-year-old in January, but may face competition from Crystal Palace, the paper said.

Stoke are looking to bring Odion Ighalo back to the Premier League after a year in China, according to the Stoke Sentinel.

The former Watford player moved to Changchun Yatai at the start of 2017, scoring 15 goals in 27 appearances, and the Potters are apparently among four teams wanting to sign the striker.

Under the Hammer? Harry Arter

Under the Hammer? Harry Arter

Defender Eliaquim Mangala could be leaving the Etihad in January after struggling to make it in the Manchester City starting XI, the Sun writes.

The Frenchman said he is looking to get regular first-team football to ensure he is in contention for France’s World Cup squad.

Real Madrid are said to have described Arsenal’s £40million offer for Karim Benzema as embarrassing, the Sun reports.

Arsenal are keen on bringing the French striker to the Emirates – potentially during the January transfer window as a replacement for Alexis Sanchez, the paper said.

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Marouane Fellani: The Belgium international could be heading to the Parc des Princes to join Ligue 1 leaders Paris St Germain, according to Le10Sport.

The website reports that PSG have opened discussions with the 30-year-old Manchester United midfielder, who is out of contract in the summer.

Leon Goretzka: The Schalke midfielder is a key Arsenal target, but is set to sign for Barcelona instead, the Daily Mirror reports.

Could switch to PSG: Marouane Fellaini

Could make a switch to PSG: Marouane Fellaini

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Could make a move in January: Alexis Sanchez

The saga surrounding ALEXIS SANCHEZ looks set to continue, with the Mirror reporting that Paris Saint-German are looking at taking on the Arsenal man – and could even be tempted to make a move in the January transfer window.

The Ligue 1 leaders will face competition from Manchester City for the Chile international, the paper reports.

Back on the management merry-go-round, the Daily Mail reports that Everton are looking at making a move for RB Leipzig’s RALF RANGNICK after sacking RONALD KOEMAN in October. It comes after the club failed in their efforts to bring Watford’s MARCO SILVA to Goodison Park, the paper reports.

To another side who are looking to fill a vacancy and West Brom’s hopes of bringing in former England boss SAM ALLARDYCE are fading according to the Mirror. The paper adds that ALAN PARDEW is keen on taking up the reins at the Hawthorns.

Looking for contract extension: Joshua Kimmich

Looking for a contract extension: Joshua Kimmich

JOSHUA KIMMICH, who was in the sights of Manchester City, is in talks about signing a new contract with his current club Bayern Munich, according to the Sun.

Guardiola was keen on bringing the Germany international to the Etihad, but the paper said talks were being held to keep Kimmich in Germany past 2020.

Liverpool and Tottenham are both keen on Stevenage defender BEN WILMOT, according to the Daily Mail. The 18-year-old has turned heads of the Premier League clubs despite not yet appearing in a League Two fixture this season, the paper said.

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Julian Draxler: Liverpool are looking at a potential loan deal for the Germany forward, who has fallen down the pecking order at Paris St Germain, according to talkSPORT.

Joao Mario: Inter Milan have put the midfielder, who is subject of interest from Arsenal, up for sale just 18 months after he joined from Sporting Lisbon, Tuttosport said.

Might move to Liverpool: Julian Draxler

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West Brom’s hunt for a new manager to replace Tony Pulis is well under way with a raft of names being linked with the Hawthorns hot-seat.

The Express and Star says the side are looking at taking on ALAN PARDEW, reporting the former Newcastle and Crystal Palace boss will be interviewed this week.

One man who is not interested in a return to management, though, is LOUIS VAN GAAL, who has ruled himself out of the Everton job, according to the Liverpool Echo.

On the transfer front, Arsenal are keen on signing Schalke midfielder LEON GORETZKA in the January window, according to the Daily Mirror.

The paper reports the 22-year-old, who is out of contract in the summer, is also subject to interest from Manchester City and Juventus.

Juventus' main man: Paulo Dybala

Juventus’ main man: Paulo Dybala

Promising midfielder JAVAIRO DILROSUN is subject of interest from a number of top European clubs, the Daily Mail reports.

The Man City and Dutch under-19 international is out of contract next summer with Liverpool, Juventus and Valencia all interested, the paper reports.

PAULO DYBALA may be leaving Juventus and had admitted he misses Manchester United player Paul Pogba, igniting speculation he may move to Old Trafford. The 24-year-old has been linted with a move to United, Barcelona and Real Madrid, claims the Mirror.

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MEZUT OZIL: Barcelona have made the Arsenal player a target in the January transfer window as an alternative to Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho, according to Mundo Deportivo.

DAVID DE GEA: Read Madrid president Florentino Perez is eyeing up the Manchester United keeper as a replacement for Keylor Navas, Diario Gol reports.

A Barcelona target: Mesut Ozil

A Barcelona target: Mesut Ozil

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