Transfer news LIVE: Chelsea identify Badiashile, Ndicka and Hincapie as Gvardiol alternative in January

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    Mikel Arteta has revealed Arsenal WILL be “active” in the transfer window following Gabriel Jesus’ recent surgery.

    The Gunners’ firepower has been weakened by the Brazil international’s knee injury, which will be on the sidelines until March.

    Arteta said: “We are going to be active and active means we are looking to strengthen the team.

    “This squad still doesn’t have the luxury of not maximising every single window. We have to do that because it’s really important, but then we have to get the right profile.

    “It has to be the right player to take us to the next level.”

    Manchester United, meanwhile, are said to be in talks with PSV offer a January deal for Cody Gakpo.

    The Red Devils tried to sign the Netherlands star in the summer but were unable to strike a deal.

    But according to The Mirror, discussions over a potential transfer for the 23-year-old are underway.

    Dutch giants PSV are willing to part company with Gakpo, so long as they receive a club-record fee for his services.

    Chelsea are reportedly leading the race for Declan Rice’s signature.

    Rice has 18 months left on his contract with West Ham but has rejected three new offers from the club.

    And The Athletic claim Rice’s likely destination will be a return to Stamford Bridge.

    It is, however, claimed the Blues are wary of potentially being pipped to the 23-year-old’s signature by Manchester United or Manchester City.

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