🤑 Transfer gossip: Arsenal exit? Newcastle frustration? Dembélé sale? | OneFootball

🤑 Transfer gossip: Arsenal exit? Newcastle frustration? Dembélé sale?

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Padraig Whelan

Welcome to Thursday’s edition of all of the latest transfer news and rumours.

🦁 Domestic deals

In the wake of his heroics against Leicester on Wednesday night, Steven Bergwijn is set to stay at Tottenham amid serious interest from Ajax, with Antonio Conte insisting ‘he’s an important player who is happy to stay with us’.

Pablo Marí, who hasn’t played since September, has became Arsenal’s fourth winter departure, joining Udinese on a loan deal until the end of the season which doesn’t include an option to buy.

And he may not be the only man to depart this month as The Athletic state that Aston Villa have now joined the list of suitors for striker Eddie Nketiah.

Several reports in Italy also indicate that Crystal Palace have entered discussions with Juventus regarding Aaron Ramsey, who has so far resisted all approaches to leave Turin this month.

🇪🇺 On the continent

Sport report that Barcelona are stepping up their interest in Andreas Christensen of Chelsea, whose contract is up at the end of the season and a renewal agreement has not been found.

With Aston Villa interested as well as several clubs in Brazil, Luis Suárez will not be allowed to leave Atlético Madrid this month, Goal report.

The Chronicle claim that Diego Carlos has backed out of a move to Newcastle from Sevilla late in negotiations, with assistant coach Pablo Sanz also suggesting that he’s set to stay.

🗣 From the horse’s mouth

“Today, we think that [Ousmane Dembélé] doesn’t want to continue here so there is no compromise from his side with the team. We have told his agents that he should look to leave as soon as possible and expect him to leave before January 31.”

Barcelona’s patience has finally run out with the contract saga and he’s left the Frenchman in no doubt about where he stands, per sporting director Mateu Alemany.

🔙 In case you missed it

After more than six months without a club, Hatem Ben Arfa is back – joining French champions Lille.

🤑 Total spend this window: €311m