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Liverpool and Arsenal target defensive talents as Manchester United battle City for Serie A star: Premier League transfer rumours

Chelsea have reportedly been dealt a double transfer blow.

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Kemer Demirbay could be given the chance to play at Anfield on a regular basis, according to the latest rumours.

Kemer Demirbay could be given the chance to play at Anfield on a regular basis, according to the latest rumours.

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Milan Skriniar is reportedly a target for the Manchester clubs (Mike Egerton/PA)

Milan Skriniar is reportedly a target for the Manchester clubs (Mike Egerton/PA)

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Mauro Icardi is the subject of transfer rumours (Richard Sellers/PA)

Mauro Icardi is the subject of transfer rumours (Richard Sellers/PA)

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Kemer Demirbay could be given the chance to play at Anfield on a regular basis, according to the latest rumours.

The latest rumblings from the transfer rumour mill have suggested there could plenty of comings and goings at the top clubs.

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Manchester United and Manchester City have received a boost in the chase for Slovakian defender Milan Skriniar, The Sun says. Reports in Spain suggest the 23-year-old has failed to agree a contract extension with Inter, putting both sides on high alert, the paper reports. Skriniar joined Inter from Sampdoria in 2017 and played every minute of league football last season as he helped his team to a fourth places finish and a return to the Champions League.

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Milan Skriniar is reportedly a target for the Manchester clubs (Mike Egerton/PA)

Milan Skriniar is reportedly a target for the Manchester clubs (Mike Egerton/PA)

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Milan Skriniar is reportedly a target for the Manchester clubs (Mike Egerton/PA)

The Manchester clubs aren't the only ones looking a centre-half either with Liverpool having sent scouts to watch Hoffenheim's Kerem Demirbay in the Champions League on Tuesday evening, according to Turkish-Football. Hoffenheim drew 3-3 at home to Lyon. The 26-year-old did recently sign a new deal but it includes a reported £28m release clause.

Divock Origi is reportedly set to be offered an escape from Liverpool by Turkish side Besiktas. The Daily Mirror says reports in Turkey suggest the Istanbul club are weighing up a move for the 23-year-old, who has not played so far this season since returning to Anfield from a loan spell with Wolfsburg. The paper says Besiktas would be keen on an initial loan spell with the option to buy.

Meanwhile, Arsenal want to bring in Ajax left-back Nicolas Tagliafico according to Calciomercato. The 26-year-old Argentinian joined the Dutch side from Independiente in January. Arsenal have also been linked with Liverpool's Alberto Moreno in recent weeks.

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Chelsea are said to have suffered a double transfer blow, with their pursuits of Mauro Icardi and Krzysztof Piatek both set to fail. According to the London Evening Standard, it is believed Argentina international Icardi would only consider leaving Inter Milan for Real Madrid, while Genoa are understood to have ruled out the possibility of selling Poland international Piatek in the new year.

However, the London club are planning to offer Antonio Rudiger an improved contract to reward his promising start to life under Maurizio Sarri, the Daily Mail says. The Germany defender still has more than three years to run on his current deal, but plans to sit down with his representatives over a lucrative extension are in the pipeline, the paper adds.

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Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger could soon sign a new contract (John Walton/PA)

Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger could soon sign a new contract (John Walton/PA)

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Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger could soon sign a new contract (John Walton/PA)

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Players to watch

Victor Moses: The winger is said to be considering his future at Chelsea having fallen down the pecking order since Sarri arrived, Goal reports. The site says the 27-year-old is open to leaving the club in January having failed to make an impact under Sarri.

Reiss Nelson: Arsenal have no plans to sell the 18-year-old, according to reports. The Daily Star says reports in Germany suggest the Gunners have told Hoffenheim they cannot turn his loan agreement into a full-time arrangement. He is said to be viewed as a hot prospect for the future.


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