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Transfer news: Nketiah to West Ham, Aouar update – today’s football gossip

By Tony Mogan

Published: 22:12, 8 January 2021 | Updated: 8:26, 27 January 2021

West Ham are reportedly weighing up a move for Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah with Christian Eriksen linked with a shock return to Tottenham during the January Transfer Window.

Having offloaded Sebastien Haller to Ajax, the Hammers are on the hunt for a new striker with the Gunners youngster one of the options being considered.

Eriksen meanwhile, having been made surplus to requirements at Inter, could be heading back to London although reports suggest such a move could depend on Dele Alli joining Paris Saint-Germain this month.

West Ham tracking Nketiah

Source: Evening Standard

Arsenal starlet Eddie Nketiah is on West Ham’s list of transfer targets this month.

With Sebastien Haller joining Ajax for £20m on Friday, David Moyes has been given the funds from that move to bring in more firepower.

Josh King and Boulaye Dia are also targets for the club but the Evening Standard report West Ham are keen to know whether the Gunners would be open to selling the 21-year-old, who has entered the final 18 months of his deal with the club.

Eriksen back to Tottenham?

Source: Gazzetta dello Sport

Christian Eriksen could reportedly make a stunning return to Tottenham this month should Dele Alli leave the club.

Gazzetta dello Sport report a return to north London just a year on from parting company could be on the cards.

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Alli continues to struggle for game time under Jose Mourinho with his former boss Maurico Pochettino reportedly keen on a reunion at Paris Saint-Germain this month.

And such a deal could pave the way for Eriksen’s return.

Spurs ‘in talks over Perisic loan’

Source: Foot Mercato

Tottenham are also said to be interested in signing Inter winger Ivan Perisic on loan this month.

Perisic, a target for Mourinho during his spell in charge at Manchester United, is on the fringes of Antonio Conte’s squad and according to Foot Mercato, Spurs are keen to bring him to north London.

The report claims negotiations over a loan move for the Croatia international are already underway.

Arsenal move on from Aouar?

Source: The Athletic

A move for Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar is slipping down the pecking order at Arsenal, according to reports.

The Gunners were believed to have made at least one offer for the France international during the summer transfer window with Lyon standing firm in their valuation of their player, said to be £44m.

Arsenal went onto sign Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid but the club remain short of a creative spark in midfield, highlighted by the club’s technical director in early December.

But according to The Athletic, Aouar is no longer a priority with other players are now ahead of the Frenchman on the scouting list.