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Arsenal are keen to make the loan spells of Dani Ceballos and Mat Ryan permanent, the Sun reports. Spain midfielder Ceballos, 24, is on loan from Real Madrid while Australia goalkeeper Ryan, 28, joined from Brighton. Manager Mikel Arteta has reportedly been pleased with their contributions so far and is eager to tie them to the club permanently.

Edinson Cavani wants to stay at Manchester United for another season, the Daily Telegraph reports. The 34-year-old former Paris St Germain striker is entering the final four months of the one-year contract he signed when he joined the club last summer. The Uruguay international has proven a good fit at Old Trafford this season.

Manchester United v Paris Saint Germain – UEFA Champions League – Group H – Old Trafford
Paris St Germain’s Kylian Mbappe is being eyed by a number of big clubs (Martin Rickett/PA)

Former Arsenal team-mates Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira are set to compete with each other for the vacant managerial role at Bournemouth, Talksport reports. The Cherries are searching for a manager to take charge for the remainder of the season, having recently let Jason Tindall go. It is claimed they have already interviewed former Nice manager Vieira about the job and that they will also speak with Henry, who is currently in charge of MLS outfit the Montreal Impact.

Liverpool v West Bromwich Albion – Premier League – Anfield
Liverpool’s Georginio Wijnaldum’s future is uncertain (Clive Brunskill/PA)

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Lucas Torreira: The 25-year-old Uruguay midfielder is set to leave Arsenal at the end of the season, the Daily Star reports.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal – Premier League – Molineux Stadium
Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette could be leaving the club in the summer (Catherine Ivill/PA)

Kingsley Coman: Bayern Munich fear the 24-year-old France winger could be tempted to join Manchester United because of the large wages available, Bild reports.


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