Arsenal agree fee for top target and line up more while Chelsea want star striker

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Arsenal are third in the Premier League table heading into their final 15 games of the season.

They appear in good shape to seriously challenge for the title, but today, they have been linked with a number of moves in the transfer market.

They are just one of the clubs to have made today’s headlines, with Chelsea, Leicester City and Manchester United among the others to feature.

Arsenal have agreed a £23million fee for Dynamo Kiev forward Andriy Yarmolenko, who has also attracted the interest of Everton. (

The Gunners are also preparing to increase their offer for 18-year-old Leicester left-back Ben Chilwell to £4million, having had a £3million bid turned down. (The Sun)

Chelsea want to sign striker Jamie Vardy from Leicester, and could offer Loic Remy in a part-exchange deal for the Premier League’s top scorer. (Daily Mirror)

Gary Cahill wants to leave Chelsea after falling out of favour as he seeks to secure his place in England’s Euro 2016 side. (The Sun)

However, the Blues are unlikely to let the defender leave this month. (The Guardian)

Robert Lewandowski is set to reject the advances of Man United, Manchester City and Chelsea to wait for a move to Real Madrid from Bayern Munich at the end of next season. (The Independent)

Leicester could make a suprise bid for Southampton striker Graziano Pelle, who may be available for as little as £5million. (The Sun)

The Premier League leaders have offered £14million for CSKA Moscow striker Ahmed Musa, but he is valued by the Russian club at £19million. (The Times)

Arsenal are set to make a move for Celta Vigo forward Nolito after his switch to Barcelona collapsed. (Sport)

Stoke City have offered £19million for Porto midfielder Giannelli Imbula, but he is valued by his club at £38million. (LeSport10)

Chelsea are closing in on the £3.5million signing of New York Red Bulls defender Matt Miazga, and are also interested in Valencia’s Aymen Abdennour. (The Times)

Swansea City are set to sign Chievo striker Alberto Paloschi for £7.5million. (The Times)

Feyenoord’s 16-year-old forward Tahith Chong says Man United are interested in him, but that he is not going to leave the Dutch club. (FR12)

Former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes Barcelona forward Luis Suarez could return to the club before he retires. (talkSPORT)

Wolverhampton Wanderers are in talks with Cardiff City striker Joe Mason. (Express and Star)

Saido Berahino will not be sold by West Bromwich Albion this month, but the club may listen to offers for the striker in the summer. (Daily Mirror)

Blackburn Rovers striker Bengali-Fode Koita is set to join Turkish club Kasimpasa. (Lancashire Telegraph)

Meanwhile, the Gazette today revealed that Sunderland defender Sebastian Coates could be set for a loan move to Sporting Lisbon.

It is relatively quiet on the transfer front at Newcastle United following the signing of Andros Townsend.