Newcastle set to snub Arsenal bid for Sissoko while Liverpool target new Aguero

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THE January transfer window is about to open, and Premier League clubs are therefore readying themselves to do business.

Speculation has been steadily increasing in recent weeks, but over the last few days it has intensified even further.

Today, a number of big names have been linked with moves, with Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea among the clubs to make the headlines.

Arsenal are set to submit a £25.5m bid for Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho. (Daily Star)

Liverpool are lining up a move for Villarreal’s 21-year-old Argentine striker Luciano Vietto, who has been described as the new Sergio Aguero. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester City have made enquiries about signing Wilfried Bony from Swansea City for £30m. (Daily Telegraph)

Chelsea could compete with the Premier League champions for striker Bony. (The Times)

Central midfield is the area Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger most wants to strengthen next month. (The Guardian)

Newcastle United are set to snub a £9m bid from Arsenal for midfielder Moussa Sissoko. (The Independent)

AC Milan will demand £11.5m for Stephan El Shaarawy, who is reportedly wanted by the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool. (Daily Express)

Everton could swoop for Wigan Athletic goalkeeper Ali Al-Habsi on a short-term deal while Tim Howard is out injured. (Daily Mail)

Southampton are in line to sign 16-year-old wonderkid Martin Odegaard, with the Norwegian midfielder ready to turn down a number of top European clubs. (Daily Star)

Manchester City defender Matija Nastasic is set to join German side Schalke on an initial loan deal. (Manchester Evening News)

Liverpool, Arsenal and Man City have all made enquiries for 17-year-old St Etienne defensive midfielder Rayan Souici. (Daily Mail)

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