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Arsenal could lose three players, Mahrez in limbo and all of today's transfer gossip
Plus, Gareth Barry could be on the move to another Premier League club.

HERE ARE THE good, the bad, and the unlikely football moves being talked about today…

Manchester City are set to make a £60 million bid for Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez, The Telegraph reports.

Pep Guardiola is determined to sign the Chilean attacker in the current transfer window, but Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger insists he will not be sold.

The ex-Barcelona star’s contract expires at the end of the season, but City are not prepared to wait.

Meanwhile, Arsenal could also lose Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain before the end of the transfer window with the Evening Standard reporting that Chelsea are closing in on a £35 million deal for Arsenal midfielder.

The England international is out of contract at the Emirates Stadium next summer, and with no renewal on the horizon, Wenger will let him depart for the Gunners’ London rivals.

Stoke have made enquiries about the availability of Tottenham striker Vincent Janssen, according to the Daily Star.

The Netherlands international has endured a disappointing time in north London since arriving from AZ Alkmaar last season and could make a switch to Mark Hughes’ Stoke should Spurs be willing to listen to offers.

Leicester City are standing firm on their £50 million valuation of Riyad Mahrez and will reject a third offer from Roma for the winger.

The Mirror say Roma have already seen two offers rejected for Mahrez, who has also been linked with Arsenal and Inter Milan, with a third bid of £31.8m also set to be turned down.

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Lucas Perez is set to complete his move away from Arsenal in the coming days, with an £11 million return to former club Deportivo La Coruna, according to the Daily Mail.

The 28-year-old has failed to establish himself at the Emirates following his transfer last summer, scoring just once in his 11 Premier League appearances.

Perez played no part in the Gunners’ opening game of the 2017-18 season, a 4-3 victory over Leicester City, and is on the verge of returning to Spain.

Paris Saint-Germain winger Jese Rodriguez is set to reject a move to Fiorentina in favour of a loan deal with Stoke City, reports AS .

Fiorentina had agreed a two-year loan with PSG for Jese, but the former Real Madrid man would prefer to play in the Premier League.

Sky Sports are reporting that Everton midfielder Gareth Barry is undergoing a medical at West Brom this morning and a switch to the Hawthorns could be completed within 24 hours.

Finally, Galatasaray have announced the signing of Sofiane Feghouli from West Ham for a fee of €4.25 million.

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Retro Deal of the Day: Fabricio Coloccini

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On this day in 2008, Newcastle completed the transfer of a Argentina defender Fabricio Coloccini from Deportivo La Coruna for an undisclosed fee believed to be in the region of £10 million.

Signed by Kevin Keegan, the defender put pen-to-paper on an initial five-year deal at St James’ Park and quickly established himself as a fans’ favourite, going on to captain the club during eight seasons with the Magpies.

After 275 appearances for Newcastle, Coloccini left the club by mutual consent to return to Argentina and sign for San Lorenzo in 2016.

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