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Transfer news and gossip: Klopp shuts down Gotze to Liverpool talk, Nabil Fekir set for new Lyon deal, Arsenal eye Senegal star

The transfer window may be shut but the gossip never stops.

Here’s a round-up of the latest news and rumours doing the rounds…

Nabil Fekir looks set to reject the advances of Liverpool and Chelsea once again to remain in Ligue 1. The Lyon captain was strongly linked with a move to Anfield over the summer, with a deal for £50million agreed at one point. However, the deal collapsed and the World Cup is now ready to commit his future to Lyon. FULL STORY

Jurgen Klopp has refused to be drawn on suggestions Liverpool might consider a move for Borussia Dortmund forward Mario Gotze. The 26-year-old has struggled for form and fitness in recent years and has been tipped to reunite with Klopp at Anfield. (London Evening Standard)

Ismaila Sarr is wanted by both Arsenal and Inter Milan ahead of the January transfer window. The Senegal international represented his country at the World Cup in Russia and has been likened to Barcelona superstar Ousmane Dembele. FULL STORY

Manchester United, Real Madrid and Tottenham are in the race for Ajax star Frenkie de Jong. The 21-year-old Netherlands international is valued at €80million (£72m) (De Telegraaf)

But Barcelona have also joined the race to sign Ajax star Frenkie de Jong. De Jong, 21, is one of the most sought-after young midfielder’s in Europe after a recent run of impressive performances in Holland. FULL STORY

It is claimed Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho chided Paul Pogba for his role in Wolves’ equaliser at Old Trafford on Saturday. The World Cup winner needlessly lost the ball in the middle of the field as he attempted a flashy turn, and Wolves hit on the counter to level in the 1-1 draw. (The Sun)

Meanwhile, it is claimed United midfielder Ander Herrera would prefer to stay at Old Trafford, despite interest from Barcelona. The 29-year-old’s contract expires at the end of the current season, but talks are underway over a two-year extension. (ESPN)

West Ham risk losing 19-year-old Republic of Ireland defender Declan Rice for nothing next summer after he turned down a new £12,000-a-week contract. (Daily Mail)

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Danny Murphy has slammed the Hammers for not sorting out the youngster’s deal sooner, saying a host of top Premier League clubs will be vying for his signature when the transfer window reopens FULL STORY

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez is due for a meeting with club officials over his budget for the January transfer window, with the club apparently keen to convince the Spanish coach to stay beyond the end of the season. (Daily Telegraph)

Former Manchester United target Alex Sandro is now wanted by Paris-Saint Germain. The27-year-old Brazilian full-back was strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford over the summer, but he could now be set to leave Juventus for France instead. (Le10 Sport)

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Arsenal, Man United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Newcastle are among 18 clubs to have sent scouts to watch Benfica’s 24-year-old German goalkeeper Odisseas Vlachodimos. (Record)

Aston Villa are ready to begin talks with Wales defender James Chester, 29, over a new contract. (Daily Telegraph)

Former England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson is set for a new job as manager of Iranian side Tractor Sazi, where former Wales and Real Madrid coach John Toshack was sacked earlier this month. (The Sun)

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