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Transfer news and gossip: Chelsea in Alaba talks; Arsenal’s Szoboszlai doubts; Manchester United eye Camavinga

Alex Young
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<p>Target: David Alaba</p> (Getty Images)

Target: David Alaba

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The countdown to the January transfer window is officially on as we enter December.

The domestic summer window closed for Premier League clubs just six weeks ago but are already looking ahead to opportunities in the winter window.

Here are the latest transfer headlines across the Premier League, Europe and beyond…

Chelsea are ready to start talks with Bayern Munich over a move for David Alaba ahead of a free signing at the end of the season, reports AS, with the player reportedly appreciating Frank Lampard's interest.

Defenders are the order of the day of the Premier League big boys as Liverpool have been given the green light to sign Perr Schuurs from Ajax for £27million, say De Telegraaf.

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Meanwhile, Tottenham are looking at Sassulo centre-back Gian Marco Ferrari, report 90min.

Manchester United want to offer Eric Bailly back to Villarreal in a deal for Pau Torres, say Team Talk.

Attacking talent remain en vogue Football Insider claim United are weighing up a move for Christian Eriksen, who is finding minutes hard to come by at Inter Milan.

Inter could use funds from the sale of Eriksen on a move for Olivier Giroud, report Tuttosport, while Ilbianconero claim Juventus are also monitoring the striker's situation.

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Arsenal have concerns over Red Bull Salzburg winger Dominik Szoboszlai's ball retention and defensive capabilities, report The Athletic, as AC Milan and RB Leipzig sniff around the player.

United and Chelsea have been tipped to battle for Rennes youngster Eduardo Camavinga in January, report AS, with the 18-year-old available for £45m.

Manchester City are, according to various outlets, edging closer towards a £17m deal for 17-year-old Estudiantes winger Dario Ariel Sarmiento for next summer.