Chelsea star N'Golo Kante is No. 1 priority for PSG this summer

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PSG have made Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante their top target of the summer transfer window, according to Le 10 Sport .

The French publication are reporting that the Ligue 1 leaders are keen to find a long-term successor to Thiago Motta who is set to leave the club this summer.

Kante is believed to be Unai Emery’s key candidate for the role – with the French international attracted to the option of being back in his homeland.

The 26-year-old recently beat Kylian Mbappe to win the French Player of the Year award.

He has provided just one assist in 18 Premier League appearances this term for Chelsea.

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Istanbul Basaksehir say Ardu Turan loan agreed with Barcelona

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Turkish league leaders Istanbul Basaksehir on Saturday announced they had reached an agreement to sign midfielder Arda Turan on loan from Barcelona.

“Arda Turan is returning to his country wearing the orange kit (of Basaksehir). This is not just a transfer for Basaksehir, but a transfer for all of Turkey,” club president Goksel Gumusdag said in a statement.

In a tweet, the club shared a video of a crossword being filled in with the key answers being “Arda Turan.”

Basaksehir have risen rapidly over the last two seasons to rival the established Istanbul triumvirate of Besiktas, Fenerbahce and Galatasaray.

Barcelona and the Istanbul club agreed on a one-and-a-half year loan with an optional extra year, state broadcaster TRT Spor and Hurriyet daily reported.

Gumusdag visited Barcelona earlier this week to meet Turan.

The 30-year-old joined Barcelona in 2015 after four successful seasons with Atletico Madrid but has been unable to hold down a first team place.

Turan receives an annual salary of around eight million euros at the Catalan club, according to Spanish media.

He quit international football last June after former coach Fatih Terim threw him out of a training camp following a fracas with a reporter on a plane.

Turan then declared two months later he was ready for a recall.

Turan has also expressed open support for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, attending rallies to back “my commander-in-chief” following the July 2016 attempted coup.

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Man United set to challenge Liverpool over signature of Christian Pulisic

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The transfer window is well and truly in full swing!

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

Will any of the following deals happen?

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CHRISTIAN PULISIC

Manchester United are set to challenge Liverpool over the signature over Christian Pulisic, according to the Independent.

The 19-year-old Borrusia Dortmund star has been in impressive form for club and country – and is an icon in the American sports market.

While Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is a keen admirer, he could face stiff competition from Man United.

RATING: 6/10

VERDICT

Liverpool have longed been linked with a move for the USA star and it looks more likely Pulisic could sign for the Anfield outfit than Jose Mourinho’s side.

At Anfield, Pulisic would be guaranteed regular game time and have the best platform to help him develop as a player.

If he was to put pen to paper on a deal at Old Trafford, there is the possibility he could be spending a lot of the season sitting on the bench.

JONNY EVANS

Manchester City and Arsenal are set to battle it out for West Brom defender West Brom, according to the Daily Mail.

The Gunners reportedly had a £25 million bid turned down for the Northern Ireland international in August, with the Baggies demanding more than £30 million for their star defender.

West Brom have set Evans a deadline of January 28 to make up his mind whether he wants to stay at the Hawthorns or not.

RATING: 7/10

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With Per Mertesacker set to retire at the end of this season, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is prepared to move for Evans.

It would make sense for Evans to move to North London as he would be guaranteed a starting place at the Emirates Stadium.

Although Pep Guardiola has expressed an interest in the 30-year-old, he may not be guaranteed a starting place if he moved to the Etihad Stadium.

MALCOM

Arsenal hopes of landing Malcom have received a significant boost after Tottenham have pulled out of the race to sign the Bordeaux wonderkid, according to Daily Star.

Arsene Wenger considers the Brazilian as the best young player in Europe and wants to sign him next summer.

However, Bordeaux are believed to be looking for more than £55 million for the Brazilian star – a fee Arsenal would be unwilling to pay.

The 20-year-old has been one of the mainstays in a struggling Bordeaux side this season, scoring seven goals and providing four assists in 18 games.

RATING: 7/10

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Although his club are languishing in 15th place in Ligue 1, Malcom has been taking the league by storm with his glittering footwork and passing ability.

With Alexis Sanchez set to leave the club this month, Malcom could inject more class in an already star-studded attack.

Although £55 million is an expensive asking price, the North London hierarchy believe a fee of £33 million could be enough to get the deal over the line.

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