Transfer Talk: Arsenal want Kai Havertz, known as the 'new Ozil'

The transfer window for Europe's biggest clubs is closed, but click here for all the deals and keep track of who has joined the big boys. And Transfer Talk will continue to scour the world's media and set correspondents loose to see what's on the agenda for the summer.

TOP STORY: Ozil to be replaced by... 'the next Ozil'?

Will Mesul Ozil stay at Arsenal this summer? That is the question. The popular belief is that Ozil will be heading out of the Emirates, which could pave the way for Unai Emery to add Bayer Laeverkusen playmaker Kai Havertz to his squad.

Calciomercato is reporting that the Gunners have been watching the young midfielder this year and, while they didn't make a move in January, are preparing to do so at the end of the campaign.

Havertz has registered 11 goals this season, eight in the Bundesliga, receiving rave reviews. Playing just behind the forwards, he has drawn comparisons with both Ozil and Real Madrid star Toni Kroos.


21.51 GMT: In an interview with French publication L'Equipe, Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye has suggested that his failed move to PSG on Deadline Day may not be dead yet, and that a move to Paris could be in the cards this summer.

20.14 GMT: Sixteen-year-old Amiens prodigy Noam Emeran has confirmed he's joined Manchester United.

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18.37 GMT: Former Manchester United midfielder Nani is in the final stages of completing a deal that will see him move to Orlando City, sources have confirmed to ESPN FC. If the deal is completed, Nani will be a Designated Player.

17.00 GMT: Everton and Wolves aren't the only clubs interested in Porto winger Yacine Brahimi (see earlier) -- Manchester United and Arsenal could also be in the frame, according to reports.

16.15 GMT: More on United now -- the Independent reports that they have identified their top three targets for bringing in a new central defender. It says they want one of Inter Milan's Milan Skriniar, Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly and Sampdoria's Joachim Andersen, with "Skriniar's camp aware of United's long-term interest."

15.30 GMT: There's potential bad news for Manchester United in the race for Benfica teenager Joao Felix (see earlier) -- the Mirror claims Real Madrid and Barcelona "are leading the race" for him.

15.00 GMT -- DONE DEAL: Derby have signed defender Efe Ambrose, a free agent after leaving Scottish club Hibs last month, for the remainder of the season.

14.24 GMT: Everton and Wolves have made moves for FC Porto winger Yacine Brahimi, according to Portuguese newspaper Correio da Manha.

Brahimi, who has scored seven goals in 27 appearances this season, is available on a free transfer at the end of the season.

13.59 GMT: Manchester United already have one Paul Pogba, so why would they need another one? Still, they've been linked with Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, who his manager Bruno Genesio says could be like the Frenchman.

"He's strong physically and especially technically," he told Tuttosport. "I don't like comparisons, but, yes, Ndombele could be a new Pogba. Tanguy can play in every midfield role, he's started to score, but I want him to improve there: he needs to be an 8-10 league goal midfielder."

13.25 GMT: Le Havre defender Harold Moukoudi could be on his way to Napoli, reports in Italy say. Moukoudi has also been linked with Championship side Aston Villa.

12.30 GMT: Tottenham have held initial talks with Sampdoria about a move for defender Joachim Andersen, according to reports in Italy, which say Juventus and Inter Milan are also interested in the 22-year-old.

11.45 GMT: Norwich midfielder Steven Naismith, currently on loan at Scottish club Hearts, could move to MLS when his contract ends in the summer, the Eastern Daily Press reports.

11.15 GMT: Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku could become a summer target for Inter Milan if if Mauro Icardi leaves the Serie A club, according to the Mirror.

10.30 GMT: Midfielder Nabil Fekir, who was close to joining Liverpool last summer and has also been linked with Chelsea, is close to signing a contract extension at Lyon, president Jean-Michel Aulas has said.

09.45 GMT: Jesus Joaquin Fernandez Saenz de la Torre -- or Suso for short -- has been attracted the eye of Arsenal boss Unai Emery, but Tottenham are ready to make their own move says the Daily Mirror.

The AC Milan midfielder would cost €35m, due to a release clause, and Spurs are confident that they will be able to splash the cash more than their London rivals.

09.00 GMT: Espanyol forward Borja Iglesias wants to remain at the La Liga club amid reports that a move to the Premier League could be on the cards this summer.

Diario AS reports that several Premier League clubs are monitoring the player, who has scored 10 goals and set up two more in 23 league appearances. The 26-year-old is under contract with Espanyol until June 2022 and has a €28m release clause. Iglesias was reportedly a target of a Premier League club during the January window.

08.00 GMT: The agent of Benfica sensation Joao Felix believes his client "has everything to be the most expensive transfer of Portuguese football" and "even a candidate for the Ballon d'Or".

Reports in England claim that Manchester United are prepared to bid for the 19-year-old forward in the summer. Diario AS reports that Real Madrid and Barcelona are also monitoring the Portuguese player.

PAPER TALK (By Nick Judd)

Liverpool to swoop for Malcom?

It looks as though Barcelona man Malcom isn't keen on staying in one place too long and could again be packing his bags this summer.

Le10Sport reports that Liverpool could take the winger off Barca's hands at the end of the season. The Catalan club signed him last summer after he scored 23 times in 96 appearances for French side Bordeaux.

However, Malcom has found it hard to break into the Barcelona starting XI, making just seven appearances in La Liga, prompting rumours that he could switch to China. However, interest from the Far East appears to have cooled, with Liverpool now said to be front runners for the 21-year-old's signature.

Blanc fancies England return

Former France and Paris-Saint Germain boss Laurent Blanc has hired football agency Base Soccer to help him find a job in the Premier League, the Mirror reports.

The 53-year-old has made no secret of his desire to return to one of Europe's top leagues and is said to favour England, where he lifted the league title in 2003 as a player for Manchester United.

As a manager, Blanc won three French league titles in three seasons at PSG, plus a league and cup double with Bordeaux in 2009.


- Paulo Dybala is set to return to the Juventus' starting XI this weekend as boss Massimiliano Allegri attempts to quash rumours linking him with a move away, the Daily Mail reports. Allegri described Dybala as "one of the best around" before confirming he'll return to face Frosinone.

- Eagle-eyed visitors to this page will no doubt have read our reports linking AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie to London rivals Tottenham and Chelsea. The rumours continue, but Kessie has said he wants to stay in Milan. "I have five years left on my contract and I will stay here," he told Sport Mediaset (via insidefutbol.com).

- Earlier this week, Tottenham's in-form Son Heung-Min was being linked to a host of Europe's top clubs, but the Mail suggests he is on the verge of signing a new £150,000-a-week deal. Son has scored 16 goals in 23 games this season, prompting a second pay rise inside 12 months.