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Could Granit Xhaka fly away to become a Magpie in January?

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Granit Xhaka – could he become a Magpie? (Simon Cooper/PA)

Granit Xhaka – could he become a Magpie? (Simon Cooper/PA)

Granit Xhaka – could he become a Magpie? (Simon Cooper/PA)

Newcastle are interested in signing Arsenal’s Switzerland midfielder <strong>Granit Xhaka</strong> on loan in January, The Daily Telegraph reports.

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League One side Peterborough have placed a £13million asking price on English striker Ivan Toney, 23, who has been linked with Burnley and Bournemouth, according to The Sun.

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Olivier Giroud has interest from Germany (John Walton/PA)

Olivier Giroud has interest from Germany (John Walton/PA)

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Olivier Giroud has interest from Germany (John Walton/PA)

Borussia Dortmund have joined the chase for “Chelsea outcast” Olivier Giroud, the Daily Mirror reports.

Real Madrid and Barcelona are set to go head-to-head in a transfer battle over Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, says The Sun.

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Erling Braut Haaland: Manchester United are favourites in the race to sign Red Bull Salzburg’s Norway striker, who was coached by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Molde, according to Dagbladet.

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Mario Mandzukic looks set for a move to Manchester United in January (Martin Ricketts/PA)

Mario Mandzukic looks set for a move to Manchester United in January (Martin Ricketts/PA)

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Mario Mandzukic looks set for a move to Manchester United in January (Martin Ricketts/PA)

Mario Mandzukic: United hope to reach an agreement with Juventus for Croatian striker Mandzukic, 33, to train with the club next month before a January transfer, Tuttosport reports.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: AC Milan are keen to sign the Swedish free agent, 38, in the January transfer window, but the deal requires the consent of chief executive Ivan Gazidis, Calciomercato says.

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