Transfer Talk Daily Update: Jack Wilshere, Franck Kessie, Federico Macheda

Jack Wilshere in action for Bournemouth on September 24, 2016
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Sports Mole rounds up the latest confirmed transfer news and speculation from across the footballing world.

The January transfer window is almost here and clubs around the UK and Europe are lining up moves as they look to take advantage of the opportunity to strengthen.

Friday morning's headlines:

Jack Wilshere 'working towards' new Arsenal deal
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere admits that he is using his Bournemouth loan spell as a chance to prove he deserves a new deal at the Emirates. Read more.

Report: Juventus win Franck Kessie race
A report claims that Juventus have won the race to sign Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie from Atalanta BC. Read more.

Report: Federico Macheda close to Novara move
A report claims that 25-year-old Italian forward Federico Macheda is nearing a move to Serie B outfit Novara. Read more.

Sassuolo not looking to sell in-demand Gregoire Defrel
Sassuolo director general Giovanni Carnevali rules out a January departure for in-demand centre-forward Gregoire Defrel. Read more.

Report: Leicester City close to £14m Wilfred Ndidi deal
A report claims that Leicester City close on a £14m deal for Genk's Wilfred Ndidi after agreeing terms with the Belgian outfit. Read more.

Bayern Munich 'to battle Chelsea for Niklas Sule'
A report claims that Bayern Munich will battle Chelsea for the signature of Hoffenheim centre-back Niklas Sule. Read more.

Report: Barcelona decide on Darijo Srna pursuit
A report claims that Barcelona will move for Shakhtar Donetsk defender Darijo Srna in the January transfer window. Read more.

Manu Garcia pens Manchester City contract extension
Manchester City confirm that 18-year-old Spanish midfielder Manu Garcia has signed a two-year contract extension to keep him at the club until June 2020. Read more.

Report: Wigan Athletic, Aston Villa want Manchester United's Sam Johnstone on loan
Wigan Athletic will battle Championship rivals Aston Villa for the loan signing of Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, according to reports. Read more.

Report: Liverpool latest club interested in Celtic striker Moussa Dembele
Premier League giants Liverpool are the latest club said to be interested in highly-rated Celtic striker Moussa Dembele. Read more.

Report: Manchester United forward Anthony Martial on Paris Saint-Germain radar
Paris Saint-Germain are interested in Manchester United and France forward Anthony Martial, according to reports. Read more.

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick not ruling out leaving club
Michael Carrick does not rule out leaving Manchester United, but admits that it would be "very difficult" to play at another club. Read more.

Harry Kane signs new five-and-a-half year Tottenham Hotspur deal
Harry Kane puts pen to paper on a new deal keeping him at Tottenham Hotspur until 2022. Read more.

Arsenal 'determined to land Real Madrid's Marcos Llorente'
Arsenal are reportedly determined to sign Real Madrid midfielder Marcos Llorente as manager Arsene Wenger sees him as a star for the future. Read more.

Report: Chelsea to launch £24m bid for Napoli defender Faouzi Ghoulam
Chelsea are reportedly considering a £24m swoop for Napoli defender Faouzi Ghoulam in the January transfer window. Read more.

Borussia Dortmund warn Liverpool off Christian Pulisic swoop
Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc says that Liverpool's pursuit of Christian Pulisic is "not worth the effort" as the club will not sell. Read more.

Joe Hart not expecting to return to Manchester City after Torino loan
Joe Hart suggests that he is unlikely to return to Manchester City after joining Torino on a season-long loan in the summer. Read more.

Mikel John Obi of Chelsea looks on during a Pre Season Friendly between Chelsea and Fiorentina at Stamford Bridge on August 5, 2015
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Chelsea25193352183460
2Manchester CityMan City25164551292252
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs25148346182850
4Arsenal25155554282650
5Liverpool25147454302449
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd25139338211748
7Everton25118640271341
8West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom2510783431337
9Stoke CityStoke258893036-632
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2595113443-932
11Southampton2586112831-330
12Burnley2593132736-930
13Watford2586112942-1330
14Bournemouth2575133549-1426
15Swansea CitySwansea2573153154-2324
16Middlesbrough25410111927-822
17Leicester CityLeicester2556142443-1921
18Hull City2555152249-2720
19Crystal Palace2554163246-1419
20Sunderland2554162446-2219