The January transfer window is in full swing and teams around Europe now have the chance to make some improvements to their squads.
Liverpool have set the benchmark in the Premier League but also abroad after winning the Champions League.
Clubs in the Premier League and Europe are all attempting to catch up and this is leading to rumours aplenty this month.
Here is the best of the speculation from around Europe.
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Arsenal and Tottenham handed transfer boost
Arsenal and rivals Tottenham do seem to be targeting the same players at the moment.
The latest to add to that list of names which includes Norwich City’s Max Aarons is Ajax’s Hakim Ziyech.
Ajax star Hakim Ziyech
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CalcioMercato are reporting that Ziyech has been given the green light to leave Holland but only if the club’s transfer demands are met.
Ajax are valuing the winger at £43 million – £10 million more than what they paid FC Twente in 2016.
Liverpool dragging their heels on potential exit
Allan’s career has never really taken off at Liverpool but that hasn’t stopped the Reds dragging their heels over his potential exit.
The 22-year-old joined the club for £500,000 in 2015 but has failed to progress through the ranks.
He has been loaned out to several teams but is now back in Brazil with Fluminense.
The Brazilian club want to sign the midfielder permanently and have become frustrated with the delays from Liverpool, according to UOL , who labelled the situation as a ‘soap opera’.
Chelsea battling for Inter striker
Gabriel Barbosa of Inter Milan has been close to signing for Flamengo this month but Premier League clubs Chelsea and West Ham United are now also interested.
Gabigol (Gabriel Barbosa) celebrates after scoring the winner for Flamengo in the Copa Libertadores…