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Tuesday's Premier League transfer talk news roundup: Mesut Ozil, Emiliano Buendia, Dayot Upamecano

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for the Premier League on Tuesday, January 12.

Sports Mole rounds up all of the latest transfer news in the Premier League on Tuesday, January 12.

Tuesday morning's Premier League transfer talk news roundup:


Arsenal suffer blow in pursuit of Norwich City's Emiliano Buendia?

Emi Buendia celebrates scoring for Norwich City on December 12, 2020© Reuters

Arsenal have reportedly been dealt a blow in their efforts to land Norwich City playmaker Emiliano Buendia in the January transfer window.

Creativity through the middle has been a glaring problem for Arsenal this term, and the Gunners are being tipped to move for a new number 10 despite Emile Smith Rowe's recent emergence.

With Mesut Ozil seemingly destined to head for the exit door this month, a possible player-plus-cash deal for Buendia - believed to be Arsenal's top target - has been mooted, but the Gunners are reportedly facing competition for his signature.

According to La Razon, La Liga outfit Valencia have also expressed an interest in Buendia, and the Gunners would struggle to stump up Norwich's asking price of £40m amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Furthermore, the 24-year-old has affirmed that he is "very happy" at Norwich, contributing seven goals and seven assists in the Championship so far as the Canaries look to make an immediate return to the big time.

Buendia still has three-and-a-half years left to run on his current deal at Carrow Road.



Bayern Munich 'in advanced talks to sign RB Leipzig's Dayot Upamecano'

Dayot Upamecano in action for RB Leipzig on October 28, 2020© Reuters

Bayern Munich are reportedly interested in signing RB Leipzig centre-back Dayot Upamecano this month, with talks currently at an advanced stage.

The German champions are understood to have accepted that versatile defender David Alaba will leave the club when his contract expires in the summer.

Marca reports that Bayern have identified Upamecano as the ideal replacement for the Austrian international and would be keen on acquiring the defender in January.

German journalist Alfred Draxler has also revealed that Hansi Flick's side are interested in the Frenchman and that talks have been held.

"I know that Bayern have been in contact with Upamecano's agent and that talks are advanced," Draxler told Sport 1.

Upamecano, who is understood to have a €42m (£40m) release clause, has made 14 appearances in the Bundesliga this season and has played five times in the Champions League.


More transfer news from Premier League:

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil talks up Fenerbahce move
Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil reveals that he wants to play in Turkey before he hangs up his boots, but the only club he would be willing to sign for is Fenerbahce. Read more.

West Bromwich Albion make bid for Clement Grenier?
West Bromwich Albion are reportedly hoping to sign Rennes midfielder Clement Grenier this month and have already tabled an contract offer for the 30-year-old. Read more.

Eduardo Camavinga flattered by Real Madrid interest
Rennes youngster Eduardo Camavinga intends to wait until the end of the season before weighing up a move to Real Madrid or any other interested big-name clubs. Read more.

Report: Tottenham Hotspur in talks over Nicolas Gonzalez move
A report claims that Tottenham Hotspur are interested in Stuttgart's Nicolas Gonzalez, who is valued in the region of £27m. Read more.

Nathan Bishop pens new Manchester United deal
The 21-year-old goalkeeper arrived from Southend last January. Read more.

Fenerbahce chief hints at imminent Mesut Ozil deal
Fenerbahce president Ali Koc claims that a deal for Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil is edging closer, with the playmaker looking set to leave North London this month. Read more.

Arsenal's Kieran Tierney 'becomes long-term Napoli target'
Arsenal full-back Kieran Tierney reportedly remains a target for Serie A side Napoli. Read more.

Rob Holding set for new Arsenal contract?
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has been impressed by Rob Holding's leadership qualities and wants the centre-back to sign a new contract, according to a report. Read more.

Aston Villa eyeing transfer swoop for Championship pair?
A report claims that Aston Villa are keen to strengthen in attack this month and have a couple of Championship players in their sights. Read more.

FPL Tips: Man City players in high demand
With only 12 teams in action in week 18, Manchester City and Everton provide the bulk of our top picks. Read more.

Newcastle United end interest in Manchester United's Brandon Williams?
Manchester United full-back Brandon Williams is reportedly no longer a loan target for Newcastle United. Read more.

Report: Everton interested in West Ham United attacker Felipe Anderson
A report claims that Everton are pondering a move for West Ham United attacking midfielder Felipe Anderson, who is currently on loan with Porto. Read more.

Tiemoue Bakayoko agent hints at permanent Chelsea exit
Tiemoue Bakayoko's agent claims that a permanent move to Napoli will be a "priority" for the Chelsea outcast at the end of the season. Read more.

Mikel Arteta confirms Rob Holding set to sign new Arsenal deal
Arsenal are waiting for Gabriel Martinelli to have a scan ahead of Thursday's clash with Crystal Palace. Read more.

Wolverhampton Wanderers 'register interest in Middlesbrough's Marcus Tavernier'
Middlesbrough midfielder Marcus Tavernier is reportedly attracting interest from a quartet of Premier League clubs, including Wolverhampton Wanderers. Read more.

Liverpool 'will not spend big on a new centre-back this month'
Liverpool are reportedly not looking to spend big money on a new central defender this month, despite injuries to Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip. Read more.

Hertha Berlin 'yet to decide on the future of Arsenal loanee Matteo Guendouzi'
Hertha Berlin are reportedly not making a decision on the future of Arsenal loanee Matteo Guendouzi until the end of the 2020-21 season. Read more.

Tottenham Hotspur 'unwilling to let Harry Winks leave the club'
Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly hoping to keep hold of midfielder Harry Winks beyond the January transfer window, despite interest from Spanish side Valencia. Read more.

Arsenal, Everton hold interest in Roma midfielder Steven N'Zonzi?
Arsenal and Everton are reportedly contemplating an approach for Roma midfielder Steven N'Zonzi, who is currently on loan at Rennes. Read more.

Real Madrid 'prepared to pay £200m for Kylian Mbappe'
Real Madrid are reportedly prepared to go as high as £200m in their efforts to sign Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe. Read more.

AC Milan 'approach Chelsea over Fikayo Tomori deal'
AC Milan reportedly make contact with Chelsea regarding the potential loan addition of defender Fikayo Tomori. Read more.

Leeds United considering bid for Bodo/Glimt defender Fredrik Andre Bjorkan?
Leeds United are reportedly contemplating an approach for Bodo/Glimt defender Fredrik Andre Bjorkan during the January transfer window. Read more.

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