10.40pm Transfer news LIVE: Everton lead Rabiot and Fernandes race, Man City want Traore, Winks and Skriniar – The Sun
THE January transfer window is underway as clubs in the Premier League and around Europe look to make their moves.
Man City, Arsenal and Spurs are all looking to solve defensive woes after falling short of expectations in the first half of the season.
ANTONIO CONTE is leading the chase for a £10million reunion with Olivier Giroud at Inter Milan.
West Ham, Aston Villa and Newcastle are also tracking Chelsea’s unsettled striker who has been told to find a new club by France boss Didier Deschamps.
But it is understood the World Cup winner would prefer a move abroad over a Premier League relegation battle.
Ex-Blues boss Conte signed Giroud for £18m from Arsenal in January 2018 only to be sacked six months later, eventually turning up at Inter Milan last summer.
EVERTON have edged ahead of Man Utd and West Ham in the pursuit of Benfica's Gedson Fernandes, according to reports.
The Athletic state that Carlo Ancelotti held a meeting with director of football Marcel Brands today to discuss transfer targets.
Journalist David Ornstein added that the Toffees are in ongoing discussions with Benfica over an 18-month loan for the midfielder with a £34m option to buy.
CHELSEA, Liverpool and Tottenham are monitoring Brighton defender Ben White, according to reports.
The centre-back has been a regular during his loan spell at least and all three clubs have scouted him frequently over the past few weeks.
Sky Sports also claim that Liverpool will not make any move for White in this window, so the Blues could be in position to buy the 22-year-old before loaning him back to Leeds.
EVERTON have taken the lead in the race to sign Juventus star Adrien Rabiot, according to reports.
Corriere dello Sport state that Arsenal and Tottenham are also interested in the former PSG midfielder and have taken concrete steps to bring him in on loan.
But Everton are willing to include a compulsory purchase clause, which has swung things in their favour.
Carlo Ancelotti's side would reportedly pay £4.25m to loan the Frenchman before signing him in the summer.
SPURS youngster Japhet Tanganga is set to sign a new deal with the club.
The 20-year-old centre-back reportedly rejected a new contract in November, but Jose Mourinho has managed to convince him to extend his stay.
Football Insider state the player has been won over by the Special One who has told him how much he rates him.
Should he sign a new deal soon, he could be loaned out to a Championship side before the end of the month.
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