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# Transfer Gossip
Departures Lounge: Gunners make Draxler their number one target
Arsene Wenger is believed to have his heart set on signing the young German… but it will cost him.

imageSchalke’s Julian Draxler. Credit: Frank Augstein/AP/Press Association Images

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Hoops sign Norwegian midfielder: Celtic have announced a deal to bring in midfielder Stefan Johansen from Stromsgodset on a three-and-a-half year deal. The 23-year-old is a Norwegian international.

Ruiz returns to Holland: Having failed to live up to his £10.6m price tag since joining Fulham from FC Twente in 2011, Costa Rican forward Brian Ruiz has gone on loan to PSV Eindhoven until the end of the season.

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Gunners after Draxler: Schalke’s Julian Draxler is one of the most highly-rated young players in Europe right now and Arsene Wenger is believed to have made the 20-year-old his main target in the hope of turning the attacking midfielder into a striker. A possible fee rumoured? £37m.

Nani on his way out? Spanish side Valencia are in the middle of a takeover bid from Singapore businessman Peter Lim and if it goes through they will reportedly be handed a £40m war chest to buy the Manchester United player among others.

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Hammers reject Morrison bid: Rene Meulensteen knows Ravel Morrison well from their time at Manchester United and the Dutchman is hoping to bring the talented England U21 international across London. However, West Ham have turned down Fulham’s bid and are set to make a complaint of ‘tapping up’ to the Premier League.

Reds in for Fernando: Porto midfielder Fernando looks close to leaving the Portuguese outfit for Napoli but Liverpool have reportedly joined the race late on for the 26-year-old.

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