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January transfer news & rumours: Borussia Dortmund want Mkhitaryan back

Dec 18, 2017 10:45:00 AMTransfer Zone
Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer rumours from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and beyond as we head into the winter window

DORTMUND WANT MKHITARYAN BACK


Borussia Dortmund are continuing to show an interest in bringing Manchester United attacker Henrikh Mkhitaryan back to the club, reports The Independent .

Mkhitaryan left Dortmund for Old Trafford in the summer of 2016, but the Armenia international has struggled to make a sustained impact under Jose Mourinho.

The United boss has not ruled out selling players in January, amid reports he will let Mkhitaryan go, while any return to the Bundesliga could help Mourinho in his pursuit of Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl.


MAN UTD TO MAKE £60M SANDRO BID


Alex Sandro Juventus

Manchester United are set to launch a £60 million bid for Juventus full-back Alex Sandro in January, according to the  Daily Mirror .

United boss Jose Mourinho has been a keen admirer of the Brazil international for some time as he looks to improve his backline at Old Trafford.

And though Juve rejected a £65m bid from Chelsea in the summer, they could now be open to a sale following Sandro's drop in form during the 2017-18 campaign.


CHRISTENSEN TO HOLD CHELSEA TALKS


Andreas Christensen Chelsea

Andreas Christensen is expected to hold talks with Chelsea regarding a new contract, reports the  Evening Standard .

The 21-year-old’s current deal expires in 2020, but Chelsea are keen to reward the centre-half with an extension following his impressive impact in the first team this season.

Christensen spent the previous two years on loan at Borussia Monchengladbach, but has now established himself as a key member of Blues boss Antonio Conte’s plans.


CHELSEA CONSIDER ZAHA BID


Wilfried Zaha Crystal Palace

Chelsea are considering making a move for Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, according to the  Daily Mirror .

The Ivory Coast international has been in superb form for the Eagles, with Antonio Conte monitoring his progress.

Tottenham have previously been linked with the former Manchester United man, but the Premier League champions could now move to the front of the queue, though any move is unlikely to take place until the summer transfer window.


MANCHESTER CITY & PEP TO HOLD NEW DEAL TALKS 


Pep Guardiola Manchester United Manchester City

Pep Guardiola and Manchester City will hold talks this summer regarding a new deal for the manager, according to the  Mirror .

Multiple outlets report the club wants to extend Guardiola's stay , but the Mirror says City hope to sign him to a four-year extension worth up to £80 million.


MOURINHO WANTS TO DUMP MKHITARYAN FOR OZIL


Mesut Ozil Arsenal Newcastle

Manchester United is ready to move on from Henrikh Mkhitaryan this summer in hopes of clearing salary room for Mesut Ozil, according to the  Mirror .

The report states Mourinho has told the unhappy attacker he can leave, while also informing Marouane Fellaini that he can depart in January if the right offer comes in. 


NEWCASTLE AFTER POTENTIAL MAN UTD TARGET


Dimitri Oberlin Basel

Rafa Benitez is hoping to land on-loan Basel striker Dimitri Oberlin in January, according to the  Sun .

The 20-year-old Swiss forward, who is on loan from Red Bull Salzburg, played in Basel's Champions League win over Manchester United and has been tracked by Red Devils scouts.

However, the report states Newcastle is in pole position to sign Oberlin, who is valued at £20 million. 


AUBAMEYANG SIGNS SECRET DORTMUND EXTENSION


Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Borussia Dortmund

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has agreed to extend his Borussia Dortmund contract until 2021 after a secret meeting with club officials, reports Bild .

The Gabon striker has been widely linked with a move away from BVB, but he looks set to stay put as a reported summit with sporting director Michael Zorc ended with his contract renewal.


BUNDESLIGA CLUBS INTERESTED IN SCHWEINSTEIGER


Bastian Schweinsteiger Jared Jeffrey Chicago Fire D.C. United

Chicago Fire midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger is fielding interest from Bundesliga clubs, Bild reports.

The World Cup winner only signed on through the end of 2017 after moving from Manchester United to Chicago in March, and the Fire reportedly find themselves fending off interest from teams in Germany as the 33-year-old considers his next step.


CHELSEA SET TO SIGN ALEX SANDRO


Alex Sandro Juventus Torino

Chelsea are hoping to seal a cut-price deal for Juventus defender Alex Sandro, according to the Daily Star .

The full-back reportedly was close to a move to Stamford Bridge last summer, but has seen his form drop off alarmingly this season after having his transfer hopes frustrated.

Now the Blues are hoping to sign Sandro for £50 million, significantly below the price first quoted by the Serie A champions.


ATLETICO SEAL RODRI DEAL


Lionel Messi Rodrigo Hernandez Barcelona Villarreal LaLiga 06052017

Atletico Madrid are ready to make Rodri their latest signing in January, according to Marca .

Having been frozen out of the transfer market over the summer after flouting FIFA regulations, the Liga club are hoping to make up for lost time following a tough start to the season. 

Diego Costa will finally be able to make his Atletico comeback in the new year and he looks set to be joined by Rodri, the 21-year-old Villarreal midfielder who is highly rated in Castellon.


PSG & MAN CITY LEAD ISCO CHASE


Isco Zidane Real Madrid

Manchester City are among three teams keen to sign Real Madrid's Isco in the coming transfer window, claims Don Balon .

With Gareth Bale on the mend after injury, the ex-Malaga star may see his first-team opportunities reduced in 2018. 

And should he choose to continue his career elsewhere he will have no shortage of options, with the Premier League leaders, PSG and Juventus linked with his signature. 


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