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4pm Transfer news LIVE: Pogba not leaving Man Utd, Arsenal chase Ndidi, Chelsea make first signing since ban ended

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.

Paul Pogba has been told he is not leaving Manchester United next month - while Arsenal continue to track Wilfried Ndidi, currently at Leicester City.

Follow all the latest gossip and updates below...

  • Joshua Jones 's avatarJoshua Jones12 minutes ago21st December 2019

    TOTTENHAM are expected to make Giovani Lo Celso's loan from Real Betis permanent in January.

    The Argentine midfielder, 23, has struggled with injury since his deadline-day move from Spain, making just three starts for the North London side.

    But Betis president Angel Haro expects Spurs to activate their £27million option to buy in next month's transfer window to avoid an obligation to pay around £34m for him in the summer should Jose Mourinho's side finish in the top four.

    Haro said: “Yes they will exercise the option because they are not taxed as much as if they have to exercise it in June, when the purchase becomes mandatory.

    “We understand that they will exercise it, but if not we will be delighted with the player returning.”

  • Joshua Jones 's avatarJoshua Jones28 minutes ago21st December 2019

    MANCHESTER UNITED have joined the race to sign Barcelona defender Jean-Clair Todibo, according to reports.

    The 19-year-old has linked with a move away from the Nou Camp after making just three appearances in all competitions this season.

    According to Sport, the Red Devils will battle against the likes of Bayer Leverkusen and AC Milan for his signature.

    But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's could be put off by the defender's buy-back clause.

    It is understood that Barcelona want to sell him with the option for them to sign him back within the next two seasons.

    The Spanish side view him as a long-term option – but are willing to offload him temporarily to gain first-team experience.

    Barcelona are expected to demand £17m for the defender despite signing him for just £1.7m from Toulouse in January.

    Southampton and Everton have also been linked to the France Under-20 international.

  • Joshua Jones 's avatarJoshua Jones58 minutes ago21st December 2019

    CHELSEA have signed their first player since their transfer ban was lifted after they snapped up 16-year-old striker Bryan Fiabema.

    The Norwegian youngster impressed during a trial at the Blues and will now link up with the academy.

    Fiabema has already made his senior debut in Norway with current club Tromso, after playing in the game against FK Haugesund in July.

    The forward was joined by fellow Norwegian star Christos Zafeiris on his trial – but as yet it's unsure whether the latter has been offered a deal.

    Fiabema will be closely watched by Frank Lampard, who's already proven he is more than willing to blood talented youth.

  • Joshua Jones 's avatarJoshua Jones2 hours ago21st December 2019

    MANCHESTER UNITED will refuse to discuss Paul Pogba's future with agent Mino Raiola while thrashing out a deal for £76million-rated Erling Haaland.

    Both players are clients of super-agent Raiola, with United fearful he will demand assurances over Pogba's future as part of the negotiations with Haaland.

    United are adamant no such behaviour will be allowed, according to reports.

    Raiola and Man Utd have endured a somewhat rocky relationship down the years, not least regarding Pogba.

    Romelu Lukaku is one former Red Devils star who has been on the books of Raiola over the years.

    United are increasingly confident in landing sought-after star Haaland this January – but are wary of other clubs' interest.

  • Joshua Jones 's avatarJoshua Jones2 hours ago21st December 2019

    GRANIT XHAKA has agreed personal terms with Hertha Berlin but Arsenal are yet to approve the January transfer, according to reports.

    The Swiss midfielder has fallen out of favour at the Emirates but has recently returned to the first team after he infamously told fans to f*** off against Crystal Palace in October.

    But his subsequent poor performances have seen no improvement in his relationship with the Gunners faithful.

    As a result, Xhaka has agreed a deal with Hertha Berlin to return to the Bundesliga, according to German reports.

    The 27-year-old played in Germany for Borussia Monchengladbach between 2012 and 2016 and is said to “absolutely want” to return.

    However, there is currently said to be no deal in place with Arsenal.

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