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THE January transfer window is rapidly approaching.

We're set for another frantic month as teams look to strengthen their squads before the big push towards the end of the season.

Takumi Minamino has been confirmed as a Liverpool player and will join on January 1 while Everton are set to appoint Carlo Ancelotti as manager imminently.

Follow all the latest gossip and updates below...

  • Jake Lambourne 's avatarJake Lambourne10 minutes ago20th December 2019

    EXCLUSIVE by William Pugh: MIKEL ARTETA needs to sign TEN players and must be ruthless with Arsenal's squad, according to ex-Gunner Kevin Campbell.

    Speaking exclusively to SunSport on behalf of GentingBet, the former striker highlighted a distinct lack of quality in the North Londoners' squad and said: “Arsenal need ten players.

    “I'm not saying Aubameyang out or Lacazette out but that squad needs ten players minimum.”

    Read more HERE.

  • Joe Brophy 's avatarJoe Brophy49 minutes ago20th December 2019

    NEYMAR'S transfer value has dropped for the first time in his career.

    The Brazilian has had a rocky campaign for Paris Saint-Germain and that has been reflected in his latest valuation.

    Neymar's professional career started at Santos in 2009 when he was promoted from the youth team and at that stage he was valued at £900,000 by Transfermarkt.

  • Joe Brophy 's avatarJoe Brophy2 hours ago20th December 2019

    MIKEL ARTETA'S first signing at Arsenal could be Brentford's goalkeeping coach Inaka Cana Pavon, according to reports.

    One Arsenal fan and former shareholder of the club known as DarrenArsenal1 on Twitter wrote: “Being told one of the new staff is Inaka Cana Pavon.”

    His tweet appeared to be confirmed by The Athletic's David Ornstein who added: “From Brentford, very highly rated.”

    Pavon joined Brentford from FC Nordsjælland in 2018 and has previously worked at Barcelona's academy.

    He also created his own goalkeeper academy in Barca six years ago.

  • Joe Brophy 's avatarJoe Brophy2 hours ago20th December 2019

    PEP GUARDIOLA has confirmed Mikel Arteta's move to Arsenal is a done deal.

    Speaking at his pre-match press conference, Guardiola said: “He's in London close to finishing the deal with Arsenal. It's almost done.

    “He's moving to Arsenal. I don't know the last details of the contract but I think it's there.”

    Before he added: “He decided to move there. You cannot stop it, follow your dreams and Arsenal was a big part of his career.

    “We wish him all the best, I'm pretty sure he will do a great job.”

  • Joe Brophy 's avatarJoe Brophy2 hours ago20th December 2019

    PEP GUARDIOLA has confirmed that Mikel Arteta is all-but set to be officially unveiled as the man to replace Unai Emery at Arsenal.

    The Manchester City boss said: “It's nearly done, he wasn't at training yesterday and today. I think he's moving to Arsenal, I don't know the last details of the contract but I think it's there.

    “I'm pretty sure he's going to do an excellent job.”