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Transfer news live: Coutinho, Kepa, Hazard, Umtiti, Lemar...

The latest transfer news and rumours following the opening of the January window in LaLiga, the Premier League, Serie A, Ligue 1...

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Join us for live transfer news: as the first week of the January window comes to a close, we'll bring you all the rumours and deals happening in Europe's major leagues and beyond!

Transfer headlines: Friday 5 January 2018

- Kepa Arrizabalaga has already signed Real Madrid contract (Read more)

- Cristiano has three offers to leave Madrid (Read more)

- Coutinho still the talk of the Barça press as Lemar-to-Liverpool rumours gather pace

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Everton confirm the signing of Cenk Tosun from Besiktas... and announce it during half time in the Merseyside Derby. 
Celta Vigo have strengthened ahead of the visit of Real Madrid on Saturday by signing Slovakian left-back Robert Mazan. 

Barcelona target Yerry Mina has made his intentions absolutely clear to Palmeiras: "I want to go to Barça now." 

Plenty of reports coming out corroborating this one as well-travelled Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder is set for a move to Qatar Stars League side Al-Gharafa.

Big news coming in from Argentina, where reports state that Carlos Tévez is set for his third return to Boca Juniors after Shanghai Shenhua agreed to release him from his contract. At 650,000 a week, we'd imagine they won't be too upset.

It appears that Kepa Arrizabalaga's transfer from Athletic to Real Madrid is imminent with reports stating the Spain keeper was in Madrid on Thursday to undergo a medical. If there are no unexpected issues the 23-year-old could be unveiled as early as next week.

Former Real Madrid, Derby County, Valladolid and Rayo Vallecano forward Alberto Bueno is on the verge of joining Míchel's Málaga. The 29-year-old has been left out in the cold at Porto and will return home to join Málaga for the remainder of the season on loan. More on that to come...

Kepa Arrizabalaga didn't show up in Lezama for Athletic Club's training session this morning and according to OK Diario, that was because he was underoing a medical at the Sanitas-La Moraleja clinic in Madrid. The young Basque keeper is believed to have already signed his contract to join Real Madrid, which almost certain to be a five-year deal.

Everton midfielder Ross Barkley is due to undergo a medical today at Chelsea before completing a 15 million pound move to Stamford Bridge. Coming in at Goodison is Turkish forward Cenk Tosun who has joined for 27 million pounds - just in time for tonight's FA Cup Merseyside derby. 

In one of the surprise moves yesterday, Diego Forlán completed his transfer to Hong Kong-based Kitchee SC. It won't be his first excperience of playing in Asia, Forlán, now 38, spent a season in the J-League with Cerezo Osaka, netting 17 goals in 42 games.

According to reports in Argentina, Deportivo have earmarked Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero as one of their targets in the winter window. With David de Gea in such fine form, Romero only made two league appearances last season and hasn't figured at all this term. It is believed he is looking to move on togain regular action.

Atlético Madrid have been keeping a close watch on Freiburg's Turkish centre-back Çağlar Söyüncü. Atleti have watched the 21-year-old Turkey international in action four times and have made contact with the player's agent.

Leicester boss Claude Puel has scoffed at rumour mill talk claiming that Riyad Mahrez could be on his way out of the King Power. Arsenal and Spurs are believed to be keen on the Algerian but Puel told reporters that Mahrez is happy where he is and has not put in a request to leave.

Inter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti insists that the Italians are not in a position to go out on a spending spree this month. Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Javier Pastore and been linked but it is looking unlikely they will arrive.

Good morning and welcome to our daily transfer updates, today, Friday 5 January 2018. The official transfer period has only been open since Monday but there has already been movement across all of the major European league with more deals expected to go through before the month is out. Unlike recent winter windows, many of the top clubs are hoping to beef up their squads or clear out surplus staff. And who knows, maybe even a new world transfer record could be set. Stay tuned for all of the latest news as deals go through...

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