Chelsea and Man United given transfer boost while Arsenal target La Liga star

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THERE is now less than a week to go until the closure of the transfer window, and the month has been quiet so far.

However, business in January often becomes busier at the end of the window, and that appears likely to be the case this time.

A number of clubs have been linked with moves today, including the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal.

Chelsea and Man United have been given a boost in their pursuit of Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, after the Italian club’s manager, Massimiliano Allegri, said a £75m offer would be hard to reject. (Metro)

Arsenal are chasing Valencia full-back Joao Pereira. (Tutto Mercato)

Darren Fletcher has been granted a free transfer by Man United, with West Ham United, Celtic, West Bromwich Albion and Valencia all interested. (Birmingham Mail)

Douglas Costa has asked Shakhtar Donetsk not to price him out of a move to Chelsea. (Daily Mirror)

Man United’s chase for Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman has been halted after the Dutchman picked up a knee injury. (The Sun)

Liverpool could sign Arsenal striker Chuba Akpom. (Metro)

Adnan Januzaj’s agent has revealed Louis van Gaal has blocked a January loan move for the winger. (The Telegraph)

Southampton are considering making an offer for Feyenoord midfielder Jordy Clasie. (Daily Mirror)

With Wolfsburg trying to sign Andre Schurrle, Chelsea are expected to leave the German out of their squad for tonight’s League Cup semi-final second leg against Liverpool. (The Telegraph)

Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Kenny Jackett says no offers have yet been received for Bakary Sako, but if West Brom or any other clubs meet their valuation, Wolves would speak to the winger. (Wolverhampton Express and Star)

Birmingham City have urged 18-year-old winger Demarai Gray to wait for a top Premier League club to come in for him after turning down a bid from Bournemouth. (Daily Star)

Derby County have been knocked back in their bids to sign Junior Hoilett and Matt Phillips on loan from Queens Park Rangers, but could return with permanent offers. (Daily Mail)

Meanwhile, it is relatively quiet on the transfer front at Newcastle United and Sunderland.