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Transfer news: Upamecano, Diego Costa, Lloris latest – today’s football gossip

By Tony Mogan

Published: 22:36, 9 January 2021

Diego Costa remains linked with a return to the Premier League but his suitors may not be willing to match his wage demands.

Reports suggest the former Chelsea man could be at risk of pricing himself out a move while Arsenal are reportedly considering bringing Matteo Guendouzi back from his loan spell in Germany earlier than planned during the January Transfer Window.

Hugo Lloris meanwhile has reportedly turned down the chance to extend his contract at Tottenham, raising doubts over his future at the club.

Costa demands proving problematic?

Source: The Mirror

Diego Costa is at risk of pricing himself out a return to the Premier League, according to reports.

The former Chelsea star is available on a free transfer after Atletico Madrid terminated his contract at the Wanda Metropolitano last month.

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Wolves and Tottenham are among the clubs in England to be credited with interest in the 32-year-old but according to The Mirror, his wage demands could be a problem.

The report suggest Costa is demanding £250,000-a-week – with neither Wolves or Tottenham prepared to offer that.

Lloris turns down new deal?

Source: Football Insider

Hugo Lloris has reportedly turned down Tottenham’s offer of a new contract.

The 34-year-old has recently been linked with a return to France with Mauricio Pochettino reportedly interested in reuniting with the shot stopper at Paris Saint-Germain.

Lloris’ current deal expires in the summer of 2022 but according to Football Insider the France international has turned down a ‘very lucrative’ offer to extend his stay in north London.

Guendouzi back at Arsenal?

Source: Bild

Arsenal are considering recalling Matteo Guendouzi from his loan spell at Hertha Berlin.

Guendouzi was frozen out of the Gunners first-team shortly following English football’s restart last season but has impressed during his spell in Germany.

The Frenchman’s stay at Hertha is due to last until the end of the season but Bild claim Mikel Arteta’s side are now planning to recall him this month.

Leipzig make Upamecano admission

Source: Bild

RB Leipzig’s CEO has hinted the club could listen to offers for Dayot Upamecano this month.

Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea have all been linked with a move for the Frenchman over the last 12 months. The defender signed a new contract with the Bundesliga side last season which reportedly includes a release clause of £40m which will become active at the end of the current campaign.

But Oliver Mintzlaff has opened the door to a move if the money is right.

“We have a squad that is very broad in terms of quality. So we will sell top performers again if it makes financial sense and we can cope with it from a sporting point of view,” Mintzlaff told Bild.