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Transfer news live: Cristiano Ronaldo, Mkhitaryan, Sánchez, Aubameyang, Bakambu...

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Join us for live transfer news: with the January window now in its third week, we'll bring you all the rumours and deals happening in Europe's major leagues and beyond!

Transfer headlines: Wednesday 17 January, 2018

- Florentino Pérez gives the 'ok' for Jorge Mendes to listen to offers for Cristiano Ronaldo. 

Six potential replacements for Cristiano Ronaldo at the Bernabéu.  

- The swap-deal involving Alexis Sánchez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan rumbles on. 

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  Manchester City today signed up Nicolás Otamendi to a new contract running until 2022, and the Argentinian defender was full of praise for manager Pep Guardiola as he discussed his sterling form for the Premier League leaders this season:

  Here's more on the news that Cedric Bakambu's 37-million-euro Villarreal release clause has been paid by Beijing Guoan, paving the way for the striker to complete his big-money move to the Chinese Super League club:

  Cedric Bakambu's big-money move to Chinese Super League side Beijing Guoan is finally set to go through after Villarreal today confirmed that the DR Congo striker's 37-million-euro release clause has been met:

  Inter Milan are thought to be close to signing Barcelona midfielder Rafinha Alcántara, but are also lining up a plan B if their move for the Brazilian international falls through, say reports in Italy. Tuttosport have identified Dani Ceballos, who has struggled for first-team football since joining Real Madrid in the summer, as a potential back-up target for the Nerazzurri.

  Roma striker Stephan El Shaarawy is a target for fellow Serie A club Napoli, who could begin talks over the signing of the 25-year-old in the coming days, say reports in the Italian media.

Here's more on the completion of Theo Walcott's January switch to Everton:

Following the confirmation of his departure from Arsenal after 12 years in North London, Walcott has taken to Twitter with a goodbye message to the club and its fans:

Theo Walcott's move from Arsenal to Everton has been confirmed by both Premier League clubs. The England cap, 28, joins the Toffees on a three-and-a-half year contract, with the Merseysiders forking out a reported fee of around £20m for the winger.

 Here's more on the Telegraph's report that Chilean forward Alexis Sánchez is in line to pocket a whopping £14m after tax if and when he swaps the Emirates Stadium for Old Trafford:

Atlético Madrid are said to eyeing a move for AC Milan midfielder Suso, who has also been linked with a return to Anfield.

According to the Daily Telegraph, Alexis Sánchez is nearing his move to Manchester United.

A decent little read this, about Juventus' interest in North Korean rising star Han Kwang-song and how the North Korean state are involved.

Liverpool and Arsenal target Malcom is in hot water with his club, Bordeaux, after an ill-advised video made its way on to social media. 

January Groundhog Day...? 

Iñaki Williams has signed a colossal seven-and-a-half-year deal at Athletic Club, with a buyout clause that could rise to over €100 million. "I've always said that I am where I want to be. This is where I've grown up as a player, but above all, as a person," he said. 

Bild report that Borussia Dortmund will allow defender Marc Bartra to leave the club, two-and-a-half years after joining from Barcelona for €8 million. 

It looks increasingly likely that Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan will be together at Arsenal... You'd never have guessed that Sven Mislintat - the club's new Head of Recruitment - is formerly of Borussia Dortmund. 
Henrikh Mkitaryan fancied Arsenal a few years ago. Does he still fancy them enough for the rumoured swap-deal with Alexis Sánchez? 

According to Estadio Deportivo, Aleix Vidal's representatives are in England to talk with Premier League clubs about a move for the Barcelona man. He was linked with a transfer to Atlético Madrid or Sevilla at the end of the December, but it appears that he may be setting his sights outside Spain. 

The early-morning news is that Theo Walcott's move from Arsenal to Everton appears to be done and dusted. 

Buenos días! Welcome to another day of transfer revelry. Done deals, rumours, they'll all be here.