Arsenal transfer news: Gunners ‘cool interest’ in Frankfurt defender, Brentford ‘monitoring’ Blackpool star

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Mikel Arteta’s side face Nottingham Forest in their next Premier League match after being held to a draw by Southampton yesterday.

The January transfer window is fast approaching and clubs across English football will likely be looking to strengthen their playing squads.

Arsenal remain top of the league table but second place Manhester City were able to close the gap to just two points after the Gunners were held to a 1-1 draw by Southampton yesterday. Mikel Arteta’s side will be looking to bounce back with a win when they face Nottingham Forest next weekend but have a Europa League clash with PSV Eindhoven to deal with first. Here are the Premier League transfer news stories making the headlines on Monday morning:

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Leicester City “struck gold again” with the £15m summer signing of defender Wout Faes, Gary Lineker believes (LeicesterLive)

Liverpool are reportedly leading the race to sign 17-year old Borussia Dortmund star Youssoufa Moukoko (Daily Mail)

Jonjoe Kenny believes he ‘had to leave’ Everton and England over the summer to continue his development having moved to the Bundesliga with Hertha Berlin (Liverpool Echo)

Premier League duo Brentford and Bournemouth as well as Scottish giants Rangers are monitoring Blackpool hotshot Jerry Yates (The Sun)

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Chelsea owner Todd Boehly may be open to signing Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United in January (Daily Mail)

Burnley boss Vincent Kompany is a strong contender to become the new Aston Villa manager (Football Insider)

Arsenal have been heavily linked with a move for Frankfurt ace Evan N’Dicka in recent weeks but their decision to hand Gabriel a new deal casts fresh doubts over whether they will look to snap him up at the turn of the year (Express)

Newcastle United want James Maddison and Leicester City are now anticipating a January bid from the Magpies (HITC)

Leeds United are continuing to back Jesse Marsch as manager, despite the Whites slipping inside the Premier League’s relegation zone (Inside Futbol viaThe Athletic)

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