MAN CITY TO BID £20M FOR ALEXIS
Manchester City could bid for Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez again in January but are unlikely to offer more than £20 million, according to The Sun.
The Etihad side remain confident that the Chilean will be reunited with his former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola within the next 12 months, but will not pay over the odds for a player they could get on a free transfer next summer.
Should Guardiola's current striking options suffer any injury setbacks, however, City will push to sign the attacker at the turn of the year, with a bid significantly lower than their £60m summer offer.
PL TRIO CHASED MATUIDI
Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United all showed an interest in signing Blaise Matuidi during the summer transfer window, according to France Football, via Le 10 Sport.
But, rather than look to agree a move to the Premier League, the France international decided to join Juventus from Paris Saint-Germain.
RAFINHA SET FOR PREMIER LEAGUE MOVE
Barcelona midfielder Rafinha is gearing up for a move to the Premier League in January, reports Mundo Deportivo.
The Brazil international is recovering from a knee injury, and is keen to grab regular first-team football to strengthen his chances of going to next year's World Cup.
And, with limited opportunities at Camp Nou, a move to England could help his cause, with Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham among those reportedly interested in his services this summer.
ARSENAL PLOT CONTRACT TALKS
Arsenal are planning to hold contract talks with those whose deals are due to expire in 2019, according to The Telegraph.
Having endured struggles with Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, the Gunners are eager to speak with Danny Welbeck, Theo Walcott, Nacho Monreal and Petr Cech before Christmas.
MESSI VETOED OZIL'S BARCA ARRIVAL
Lionel Messi persuaded the Barcelona board not to pursue their interest in Mesut Ozil, reports Don Balon .
The Arsenal playmaker was one of a number of stars linked with Camp Nou over a turbulent summer at the club. But the Argentine reportedly was not happy at the idea of playing alongside Ozil, and made his feelings known when the opportunity arose.
Real Sociedad defender Inigo Martinez was another to apparently receive Messi's thumbs-down, while he was upset deals could not be completed for Angel Di Maria, Paulo Dybala or Philippe Coutinho.
ZIDANE REJECTED LATE ALEXIS MOVE
Zinedine Zidane rejected the chance to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal on deadline day, according to Spanish publication Don Balon.
The Chile international attempted to harness a move away from north London before Thursday's deadline, with Manchester City his preferred destination, though he was reportedly offered to Real Madrid a day later.
Real boss Zidane rejected the move, however, with the Frenchman being happy with the forward line already in place at the club.
LEMAR & ALEXIS DEALS OFF
Arsenal have failed to agree a deal to sign Thomas Lemar from Monaco and will therefore not sell Alexis Sanchez to Manchester City, according to the BBC.
The Gunners are said to have submitted a £92 million bid for the Frenchman, while the proposed deal taking Alexis to City was worth £60m.
But Arsenal have been unable to secure a replacement for their star man and so will insist he sees out the final year of his contract before leaving for free next summer.
ARSENAL REJECT FOXES' CHAMBERS BIDS
Arsenal have rejected not one, but two bids from Leicester City for Calum Chambers, according to a report by the BBC .
The report indicates that the Foxes made two bids in the region of £20 million for Chambers, but both were dismissed by the Gunners, who had previously set an asking price of £27m for the 22-year-old.
DORTMUND EYE OZIL RAID
Borussia Dortmund are considering a raid on Arsenal for Mesut Ozil, reports the Mirror .
The Bundesliga outfit are looking to replace Ousmane Dembele and believe the World Cup winner, who is in the final year of his contract with the Gunners, would be a suitable option.