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Coral’s Rumour Reel: Arsenal gunning for Rabiot capture

| 02.01.2016
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Lee Gormley | January 2, 2016

Rabiot ready for Arsenal move

With the January transfer window now in full swing once again, Premier League clubs will look to bolster their squads as swiftly as possible ahead of the second-half of this current campaign.

PARIS, FRANCE - DECEMBER 20: Adrien Rabiot of PSG in action during the French Ligue 1 match between Paris Saint-Germain FC and Montpellier Herault SC at Parc des Princes stadium on December 20, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

Bournemouth began the winter window with a stunning capture of Juan Iturbe on loan from Serie A side Roma, but Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal are aiming to land a new midfielder in the coming days too.

The Gunners are trying to lure PSG starlet Adrien Rabiot to London from the French capital club during this transfer window, having not signed an outfield player during a lack of summer business.

It’s believed the Parisians will seek at least £15m from the current Premier League leaders for their promising midfield anchorman, as he continues to struggle to cement a regular starting position in his present surroundings.

Isco involved in increased City interest

Manchester City are seen as the Gunners’ biggest challengers for the English top-flight title, and Manuel Pellegrini’s Sky Blues are also attempting to secure a new midfield maestro in this transfer window.

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Real Madrid and Spain international playmaker Isco has failed to hold down a constant starting place under new boss Rafa Benitez this season, and the mercurial assist-machine could be tempted into a switch to the blue half of Manchester.

The Madrid misfit is reportedly up for grabs for a respectable £25m, as Real look to begin a clear-out at the Bernabeu, with Isco potentially joining compatriots Jesus Navas and David Silva at the Etihad.

Hammers hold Byram hope

Leeds United possess plenty of talented youngsters which have gathered a big interest from many top tier outfits, and Sam Byram is probably the most sought after starlet within the Yorkshire club’s ranks.

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The 22-year-old right back’s current contract with the Whites expires in the upcoming summer, and West Ham United are hoping to land the defender now in January for a cut-price.

Byram has been previously linked with the likes of Liverpool and Leeds’ bitter rivals Manchester United, but it seems Slaven Bilic is upping the intensity in the chase for one of England hottest young prospects.

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Lee Gormley

Lee joined the Coral team in 2014 after studying at Leeds Trinity University, having moved across the water from Ireland, and has plenty of industry experience from his time with various news outlets in both England and Northern Ireland. After graduating with a BA Honours degree in Sports Journalism, he has since become an important member of the talented sports desk, passionately covering boxing, football and snooker, among many other sports. Lee is also a massive Manchester United and Republic of Ireland fan, but curbs any bias during his work, and outside of his job can be found regularly taking part in sport himself, such as boxing, GAA and football.