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Transfer news and football gossip: Zaha speaks on Arsenal rumours, new deal for Chelsea star Loftus-Cheek, Lille president confirms Pepe talks with Liverpool


talkSPORT.com rounds up all the latest transfer news and football gossip from Saturday’s papers and online…

Wilfried Zaha has spoken for the first time since being linked with Arsenal. When pressed on whether he wanted to play for the Gunners, he said: “I don’t know. We’ll see in the future.” – FULL STORY

Ruben Loftus-Cheek has signed a new five-year contract with Chelsea, the Premier League club have announced. The 23-year-old, who has been at the club since he was eight, enjoyed a breakthrough season with the first-team under Maurizio Sarri last term. – FULL STORY

Chelsea have also announced the permanent departure of Alvaro Morata, who will join Atletico Madrid on a permanent basis at the end of his current loan deal next summer. – FULL STORY

Alvaro Morata will join Atletico permanently after his loan deal ends in 2020
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Nemanja Matic will discuss his Manchester United future with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after emerging as a target for AC and Inter Milan. (ESPN)

The 30-year-old could become surplus to requirements if the Red Devils sign midfielder Sean Longstaff from Newcastle, with a bid currently being prepared. (Sky Sports News)

Liverpool are ready to hijack Tottenham’s move for Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos. Spurs are close to securing a deal, but the Reds have entered the race for his signature and could offer Madrid up to £45million. (Sport Witness)


Callum Hudson-Odoi is on the verge of signing a new Chelsea contract. The 18-year-old is ready to commit his future to the club after talks with new manager Frank Lampard. (Goal)

Youri Tielemans will have a medical on Saturday ahead of his proposed move to Leicester City. The fee is expected to be around £40million, which would see the Foxes break their transfer record again following the £30million signing of Ayoze Perez from Newcastle. (Leicester Mercury)

Newcastle have identified Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores as a candidate to be their next manager. The Magpies are on the hunt for a new boss following the departure of Rafael Benitez last month. (Telegraph)

Drinkwater did not make a competitive appearance last season

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has offered fresh hope to midfielder Danny Drinkwater and striker Michy Batshayi. The pair have enjoyed little success at Stamford Bridge up to this point, but Lampard insists every player will be given a chance to impress. (Daily Express)

Lille president Gerard Lopez has confirmed talks between Liverpool and star winger Nicolas Pepe. The Ivorian has become one of the hottest properties in Europe after a stunning season in Ligue 1 – and he is valued at around £70million. (RMC Sport)

Real Madrid will offer £72million PLUS Gareth Bale or Isco for unsettled Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba. (Mundo Deportivo)

Paul Pogba’s Manchester United days appear to be numbered
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Jose Mourinho has rejected a lucrative offer to manage Chinese Super League club Guangzhou Evergrande. talkSPORT yesterday revealed the former Manchester United and Chelsea boss was in talks with China’s richest man over a sensational return to management. (Guardian)

Arsenal could sign Lucas Vazquez in a £31million deal from Real Madrid as early as next week. The Gunners, who look set to be priced out of a move for £80million-rated Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha, are believed to have opened talks with Real over Vazquez. (AS)

 

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