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Friday’s transfer rumors

Adrien Rabiot, PSG
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All the latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world.

Rabiot could escape his Juventus nightmare

New Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta wants to sign at least three new players in January. However, he has been told he must sell before he can buy or consider loan agreements.

France midfielder Adrien Rabiot, who joined Juventus on a free from PSG in the summer, is enduring a nightmare as he can’t make the team.

Arteta is offering him a way out of Turin on loan to the North London club.(Times – subscription required)

Arteta may have arrived a little too late to save Xhaka’a Arsenal career

Mikel Arteta declared that he wants Granit Xhaka to stay at the Emirates Stadium. However, it may be too little too late.

The Arsenal midfielder’s agent says the Switzerland international has already agreed on a move to German club Hertha Berlin. (Blick, via Mirror)

Lampard plans on spending big this winter

Lampard has every intention of spending Roman Abrmhovic’s billions now the transfer embargo is lifted.

Chelsea is being linked with several players this January, but Frank has prioritized key areas.

The midfield appears to be a priority, with the Stamford Bridge club interested in two PSG players.

Paris St-Germain’s Germany winger Julian Draxler and Senegal midfielder Idrissa Gueye. (Star)

Guardiola will make Bayern wait for Sane

Pep Guardiola will allow Leroy Sane to complete his dream move to Bayern Munich.

However, he is insisting the player stay the remainder of this season with Manchester City.

This rules out a January move to Bavaria but opens the door to a 100 million Euro summer transfer. (Star)  

United and City to fight for Olmo

Spain’s Dani Olmo is set to leave Dinamo Zagreb.

The Barcelona La Massia graduate is intent on playing at the highest level and at 21 fits the mold of both Guardiola and Solskjaer.

Apparently both Manchester clubs are ready to go head to head for the 21-year-old’s signature.  (Manchester Evening News)

Odegaard to get his chance at Real

Martin Odegaard is set to get his chance at Real Madrid.

The Norwegian moved to the Santiago Bernabeu as a young teenager and has been farmed out on loan to further his development.

The player has always insisted he can cut it at the top and wanted to return one day.

It appears he will get his chance, as real are cutting his two-year loan at Real Sociedad short.

His form this year has prompted Zinedine Zidane to decide to bring him back in the summer of 2020. (AS)