Arsenal set to sign Nigerian duo of Nwakali, Chukwueze

Kelechi Nwakali, captain of Nigeria’s U-17 team poses with the Golden Ball award
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Arsenal are closing in on the signings of Nigerian teenagers Kelechi Nwakali and Samuel Chukwueze, who impressed during last year’s Under-17 World Cup. (Sky Sports)

Former Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic, 34, has left Serie A side Inter Milan by mutual contest and is considering a move to the MLS.(Daily Mail)

Manchester United have turned their attention to Valencia’s Portugal midfielder Andre Gomes, 22, after Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone put a block on a move for 21-year-old Spaniard Saul Niguez. (Daily Star)

Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic, 31, has agreed a one-year contract extension at the club after receiving offers from Serie A sides Inter Milan and Fiorentina. (Sun)

Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona have joined Manchester City in the race for Schalke’s 20-year-old Germany midfielder Leroy Sane, who is rated at £40m. (Daily Mirror)

Sunderland are considering reviving their £5m move for Lorient’s Ivory Coast defender Lamine Kone, 26, after their first attempt broke down. (Chronicle)

The Black Cats want to bring in two more players in the transfer window if they complete the loan deal for 30-year-old former Hull striker Dame N’Doye.

(Sunderland Echo)

Leicester are the latest club to scout Walsall left-back Rico Henry, 18, who has impressed for the club this season. (Walsall Advertiser)

The Foxes are ready to offer left-back Ben Chilwell, 19, a new contract to boost his current £800-a-week deal and keep him out of the hands of Arsenal and Liverpool who have been scouting the player. (Daily Mail)

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is refusing to sanction a loan move for England winger Andros Townsend, preferring to sell the 24-year-old for £14m.(Daily Mirror)

Stoke manager Mark Hughes has dismissed rumours that Austria forward Marko Arnautovic, 26, is asking for £100,000-a-week to remain at the club long term. (Stoke Sentinel)

West Ham striker Nikica Jelavic is set to leave the club with Chinese Super League club Guangzhou Evergrande favourites to sign the 30-year-old former Croatia international. (Evening Standard)

Watford striker Alessandro Diamante, 32, is set to join Serie A side Atalanta on loan after just 64 minutes of Premier League action this season. (Watford Observer)