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5.20pm Transfer news LIVE: Everton to hire Ancelotti on Thursday, Spurs want Soumare, Hazard promises Fenerbahce move

THE January transfer window is fast approaching.

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

Neymar has been told he must leave Paris Saint-Germain, while a host of Premier League sides are chasing Juventus centre-back Merih Demiral.

Follow all the latest gossip and updates below...

  • Jake Lambourne 's avatarJake Lambourne29 minutes ago17th December 2019

    EDEN HAZARD has vowed to play for Turkish giants Fenerbahce before he retires, claims former club chief Hasan Cetinkaya.

    The Belgium talisman, who moved to Real Madrid from Chelsea in a £150million deal this summer, has told Cetinkaya he will play for the Turkish Super Lig side.

    Cetinkaya said: “Eden Hazard is an old friend of mine, I've known him since he was 15 or 16 years old and still played for Lille.

    The former Fener supremo spoke to Turkish sports news website Ajansspor: “He had incredible sympathy for Fenerbahce and gave me his word: 'Hasan, one day I'll play for Fenerbahce, I just do not know when that will be.”

    Cetinkaya, who is now vice-president of Belgian club Waterloo, revealed that Fenerbahce were interested in Hazard, 28, at the start of his career.

    He revealed that Fenerbahce were interested in Hazard at the start of his career.

    He said: “He was 16 when he played for Lille, they had him, Gervinho and Sow, but we could only attract Sow to us, and then Hazard reached a different dimension, he was one of the greatest talents in Europe, and I wish he had, time will tell, Eden Hazard will one day play for Fenerbahce.”

  • Jake Lambourne 's avatarJake Lambourne1 hour ago17th December 2019

    LILLE chief Gerard Lopez has confirmed that Spurs boss Jose Mourinho is keen on signing midfielder Boubakary Soumare.

    Speaking to Canal+, Lopez said: “Soumare? It is true that there are many interested. From Spain, from Italy…

    “The interest of Jose Mourinho? I know he likes him very much.

    “This is not the priority – there are five, six clubs that are interested in him.

    “Afterwards, he must also be interested in the club, so we will see.”

  • Jake Lambourne 's avatarJake Lambourne2 hours ago17th December 2019

    MIKEL ARTETA is reportedly closing in on the Arsenal job.

    According to the Independent, the Spaniard is even discussing transfer targets with the club.

    They state that it is very likely he will be appointed as the new head coach before the weekend.

    And they also add that Freddie Ljungberg will speak to the club on Thursday to discuss his own future.

    It has been claimed that the Super Swede could stay on as Arteta's assistant.

  • Jake Lambourne 's avatarJake Lambourne2 hours ago17th December 2019

    ARSENAL'S talks with Mikel Arteta have reached a “sensitive stage”, according to reports.

    Sky Sports claim the Spaniard has yet to decide where his future lies despite more than 24 hours of talks.

    Arteta is understood to have a strong emotional pull to his former club Arsenal but is torn by the potential opportunity of succeeding Pep Guardiola at the Etihad.

  • Joe Brophy 's avatarJoe Brophy3 hours ago17th December 2019

    STEVEN GERRARD swapping Rangers for Liverpool has been “discussed informally by all parties” according to reports.

    The Athletic claims the Gers gaffer is in regular contact with Reds boss Jurgen Klopp and the Anfield side’s powerbrokers.

    It comes after both Klopp and Gerrard signed long-term club deals last week, which both end at the same time in 2024.