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The Transfer Show's Dharmesh Sheth and Kaveh Solhekol round up the latest transfer news from all 20 Premier League clubs

All the top stories and transfer rumours from Wednesday's national newspapers...

DAILY MAIL

Marcus Rashford faces a big decision over his future at Manchester United as he prepares to open talks over a new contract.

Marcus Rashford

Ousmane Dembele's agent has cited Barcelona boss Xavi Hernandez's poor management style as the reason for Dembele's contract negotiations reaching a stalemate.

Arsenal have completed the signing of wonderkid Lino Da Cruz Sousa from West Brom as Mikel Arteta makes his first move of the January window.

Newcastle are set to complete the £25m signing of Burnley striker Chris Wood after activating a release clause in his contract, infuriating their relegation rivals.

Toronto adopted a bizarre method when signing Italy superstar Lorenzo Insigne this month, after the club turned to football website Transfermarkt.

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Middlesbrough have launched a last-ditch move to beat Celtic to the signature of Australian international midfielder Riley McGree.

Stoke are leading the race for Chelsea's forgotten man Lewis Baker.

THE SUN

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been seen in an Arsenal shirt for the first time since being axed by Mikel Arteta.

Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (PA)

Ex-Chelsea and Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is eyeing an international job ahead of the 2026 World Cup before quitting management.

Borussia Dortmund are set to sit down with Erling Haaland's representatives this week to persuade him to stay at the club by offering him a new £325,000-per-week deal.

Tottenham are willing to sell Steven Bergwijn for the right price in order to help fund a swoop for Wolves winger Adama Traore.

Steven Bergwijn

Neil Taylor has agreed to stay with Middlesbrough until the end of the season amid interest from Blackburn and West Brom.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

An England rugby union player has been arrested on suspicion of raping a teenager who had allegedly been drugged.

Tottenham have prioritised trying to make three key signings during this month's transfer window following a no-holds-barred meeting between chairman Daniel Levy, managing director of football Fabio Paratici and head coach Antonio Conte.

Barcelona were stunned by Spurs' decision to pay £26m for Emerson Royal last summer.

Tottenham's Emerson Royal cannot wait for the derby

Oldham Athletic owner Abdallah Lemsagam has indicated for the first time that he is prepared to sell the embattled League Two club.

The Premier League has won a £156m High Court claim for breach of contract against its former Chinese rights-holder, withheld when the league was suspended for three months in 2020, in what would potentially be a welcome cash boost for the 20 clubs.

DAILY MIRROR

Bordeaux have exiled Laurent Koscielny from the first-team squad and stripped him of the captain's armband as their crisis intensifies, according to reports in France.

Roma's owners held showdown talks with Jose Mourinho on Monday following the 4-3 defeat to Juventus at the weekend.

THE GUARDIAN

Aston Villa are close to completing the signing of Lucas Digne from Everton, who have inquired about taking Anwar El Ghazi on loan for the rest of the season.

October 23, 2021, Liverpool, United Kingdom: Liverpool, England, 23rd October 2021. Lucas Digne of Everton during the Premier League match at Goodison Park, Liverpool. Picture credit should read: Andrew Yates / Sportimage(Credit Image: © Andrew Yates/CSM via ZUMA Wire) (Cal Sport Media via AP Images)

THE TIMES

The Northampton Saints director of rugby Chris Boyd faces a touchline ban after he said that a referee "didn't have enough nuts" to make decisions in their match against Saracens.

THE INDEPENDENT

Swindon have confirmed 13 arrests have now been made after Bradford's team bus was attacked outside the County Ground in October.

DAILY RECORD

Aberdeen will have to match the £350,000 cash offer Hibs made for Jamie McGrath if they want to lure the St Mirren star away from Paisley this month.

Middlesbrough are eyeing out-of-favour Rangers star John Lundstram.

Kilmarnock want to bring Kyle Lafferty back to the SPFL.

Celtic are to see their ticket allocation for next month's trip to play Hearts capped at just over 1000.

SCOTTISH SUN

Martin Boyle wants showdown talks with owner Ron Gordon after Hibs KO'd his chance of a £2m move to Saudi Arabia.

Osaze Urhoghide is wanted by Morecambe - but Celtic also expect Scottish interest.

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