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Chinese millions could scupper Arsenal's contract talks with Sanchez


Shaka Hislop breaks down this week’s player power rankings, led by Alexis Sanchez following his hat-trick performance.

The transfer window might be shut, but don’t think the wheeling and dealing won’t continue! Check out all the latest deals here.

Sanchez to be offered mega-money to move to China

Alexis Sanchez will be offered £400,000-per-week to swap Arsenal for the Chinese Super League, reports the Mirror.

The Chilean is in scorching hot form for the Gunners, thriving in a new role as the focal point to Arsene Wenger’s attack, and is also attracting interest from Juventus.

With just 18 months remaining on his current deal, Arsenal are desperate to tie the joint-top scorer in the Premier League down to a long-term contract.

Will the mega-millions from China force Sanchez out of the Gunners’ pay structure? Watch this space.

Boro aim to scare Chelsea off Ben Gibson

Middlesbrough maintain they will keep Ben Gibson beyond January and hope to ward off rivals by slapping a £35 million price tag on the former England under-21 international, according to the Mirror.

Chelsea and Everton are reportedly interested, but Boro insist a January sale is out of the question.

The 23-year-old penned a new deal earlier this year until 2021, meaning the Premier League strugglers will be loath to lose their talisman in their bid to secure survival under Aitor Karanka.

West Ham look to Fellaini, Begovic to save season

West Ham are keen to make moves in January in a bid to save their season and the Evening Standard believes they will look to acquire Man United midfielder Marouane Fellaini and Chelsea stopper Asmir Begovic on loan.

The Hammers also want to add a new right-back and striker, but with Slaven Bilic’s side languishing near the bottom of the table, further reinforcements are required.

Fellaini’s latest appearance saw him turn villain after giving away a penalty to allow Everton to equalise — costing United two crucial points — while Begovic may jump at the chance to be a No. 1 once again after 18 months as Thibaut Courtois’ understudy.

Craig Burley evaluates the latest from the rumour mill, which includes talks of Cesc Fabregas moving to AC Milan.

Juve target either N’Zonzi or Tolisso for January boost

Juventus already have a formidable squad but Tuttosport believe they will strengthen further in January by moving for either Sevilla’s Steven N’Zonzi or Lyon’s Corentin Tolisso.

The Old Lady have already agreed a deal to bring Axel Witsel to Turin for next summer, but Massimiliano Allegri is keen to bring in another midfielder in order to rotate their squad enough to juggle Serie A and Europe.

N’Zonzi is reported to have a €30 million release clause — payable in two instalments — and despite neither target being eligible for the Champions League, the extra squad depth could help Allegri deliver the Bianconeri some extra silverware.

Tap-ins

Ashley Young is being targeted by former club Watford with the Mirror reporting a January move is being lined up.

Young has only featured twice in the Premier League for Man United this season with Everton, West Brom and Swansea also ready to join the race for the 31-year-old.

– AC Milan are prepared to offload strikers Carlos Bacca and Luiz Adriano, as Gazzetta dello Sport report that the Rossoneri need to sell in order to buy.

Vincenzo Montella must sell one of his strikers to dip into the market and the out-of-form Bacca and highly-paid Adriano have emerged as prime candidates.

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