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Transfer news: Latest news and gossip from across the world
08.40 UPDATE: Hudson-Odoi a ‘red’
Danny Murphy reckons Hudson-Odoi is already a Bayern Munich player – in his head.
Hudson-Odoi was coy when asked about his future, but Murphy thinks he’s a goner.
He said: “Chelsea have the right to say no to whatever bid comes in because he’s under contract.
“But I think it sounds like in his head, he’s wearing [Bayern] red.”
Transfer news: Callum Hudson-Odoi already thinks he’s a Bayern Munich player
08.15 UPDATE: Chelsea eye Icardi
Chelsea could follow up their signing of Gonzalo Higuain by targeting his compatriot Mauro Icardi, it has been claimed in Italy.
Chelsea made snaring a striker a priority this month due to Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud’s struggles in front of goal.
Italian outlet Tutto Mercato Web report Morata, Giroud and forgotten man Michy Batshuayi will all leave Chelsea.
And that would pave the way for Maurizio Sarri to sign at least one new attacker, with Icardi an option.
Transfer news: Mauro Icardi could make the move to Chelsea in the summer
07.55 UPDATE: Christian Eriksen battle
Manchester United and Chelsea are gearing themselves up for a summer battle for Tottenham star Christian Eriksen.
Both clubs have been boosted by the news that Real Madrid are ready to ditch their interest over fears that the Danish international will cost them too much.
The Premier League giants still face interest from Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain for Eriksen, who has been unable to agree a new deal with Spurs.
The White Hart Lane side have been in talks with his representatives for more than a year in a bid to extend his £75,000-a-week contract, that runs out in June 2020, without success.
Transfer news: Christian Eriksen could join Manchester United or Chelsea
07.40 UPDATE: Giroud’s ‘dark future’
Olivier Giroud has a ‘dark future’ at Chelsea following the signing of Olivier Giroud.
“The coach makes Hazard play nine which is detrimental to strikers,” Giroud told Canal, before Higuain officially joined the club.
“But he [Hazard] is the best player I’ve ever played with.
“If the club decides to get another striker, like Higuain, it will certainly darken my future at Chelsea.”
Transfer news: Olivier Giroud has a ‘dark future’ at Chelsea
07.25 UDPATE Arsenal agree Perisic terms
Arsenal already have a personal agreement in place for Inter Milan’s Ivan Perisic and will look to press on with a deal today.
That’s according to Italian football journalist Nicolo Schira.
He tweeted: “Arsenal is continuing to talk with Inter for Ivan Perisic (he has an agreement with Gunners ).
“Sanllehi has offered a transfer on loan with option to buy.
“Marotta prefers to a permanent deal or obligation to buy. Tomorrow there’ll be new contacts. transfers AFC.”
07.10 UPDATE Hudson-Odoi talks
Callum Hudson-Odoi was coy on his future after being asked about links with Bayern Munich.
Hudson-Odoi is wanted by the German side who have lodged three bids.
And the teenager has stalled on talks over a new deal with Chelsea and said to have handed in a transfer request.
“I can’t say,” he said. “I’ll keep working hard and you never know what will happen.”
07.00 UPDATE Valverde on Coutinho future
Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde has claimed Philippe Coutinho will begin producing the goods for the club again.
The former Liverpool ace has struggled this term and his future has been called into question.
But Valverde has backed him to come good.
“What I like about him is that he always tries things and takes on his man,” he said.
”It might work or it might not. He had chances today, but didn’t score because their goalkeeper is excellent.
”He’ll convert other chances soon.”