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Posted Saturday, January 26, 2019 by Express.co.uk

Arnautovic major twist

Marko Arnautovic is now set to STAY at West Ham.

In a stunning U-turn, the playmaker confirmed he will remain at London Stadium, saying: "I guess it's no secret that there has been an offer for me and I have to admit that the offer was a very tempting one for me and my family.

“I’ve given 100 per cent to my club duties but I have also needed some time to talk to my club, my wife and the rest of my family.

"I have now decided to put a stop to all the writings and speculation. I'm a professional footballer and the only thing I know in life is to play football. It's clear that London and West Ham United feels like home for me and I hope the West Ham fans have always seen that.”

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Transfer news LIVE: West Ham will keep Marko Arnautovic (Image: GETTY)

Leeds United done deal

Leeds United have confirmed goalkeeper Will Huffer has joined Barnet on loan.

The one-month deal will see the shot-stopper head to Barnet immediately - and he could make his debut against Brentford on Monday.

Leeds recently signed Kiko Casilla from Real Madrid and Huffer is now third choice, with Bailey Peacock-Farrell demoted.

Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa is still working on deals - although the Whites may not splash much cash between now and deadline day.

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Transfer news LIVE: Leeds have sent Will Huffer out on loan (Image: GETTY)

Celtic confusion

Celtic star Scott Brown is still in the dark over his future, with a move to the Australian A-League no further to being completed.

And manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed talked with Hoops chief executive Peter Lawwell has not resolved the issue.

"Scott has spoken with Peter and they had a meeting but there's nothing to add," Rodgers said.

Asked if the talks have come to anything, Rodgers added: "I don't know, I wasn't in the conversation."

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Transfer news LIVE: Scott Brown may be set to leave Celtic (Image: GETTY)

West Ham twist

West Ham have told Marko Arnautovic he can leave the club.

But the Hammers are demanding a massive fee to let the Austrian leave.

Arnautovic was once a target of Manchester United but China now seems the most likely destination.

They want to replace the want-away playmaker with Maxi Gomez, who has a £43m release clause at Celta Vigo.

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Transfer news LIVE: Marko Arnautovic is ready to leave West Ham (Image: GETTY)

Newcastle blow good news for Chelsea

Newcastle are set to lose the race to sign Atletico Madrid flop Gelson Martins.

But it’s good news for Chelsea all the same, with Monaco set to snap up the winger.

Atletico want to offload Gelson so they can sign Alvaro Morata from Chelsea.

But Newcastle will not be part of the chain, with manager Rafa Benitez seriously struggling to land deals.

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Transfer news LIVE: Newcastle are set to miss out on Gelson (Image: GETTY)

Hazard happy for Henry return

Eden Hazard wants Thierry Henry to coach him again after the Frenchman was sacked by Monaco.

But don’t worry Chelsea fans - the Arsenal legend will not be rocking up at Stamford Bridge.

Instead, Hazard is happy for Henry to return as assistant to the Belgium national side.

“I have no doubts that he will become a great coach in the future,” Hazard said. “He’s welcome at the Belgium national team. If he wants to return, he knows where to find us.”

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Transfer news LIVE: Eden Hazard would have Thierry Henry back at Belgium (Image: GETTY)

CARECES TO JUVENTUS

Remember Martin Caceres? The man who joined Southampton in February 2017 and managed just one appearance?

Well, the defender is now at Lazio and is attracting interest from Juventus.

Sky Sport Italia claim Caceres, 31, could move to Juve after agreeing personal terms with Serie A leaders Juve.

It is claimed the two clubs just need to confirm a transfer fee before the move can go ahead.

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Transfer news LIVE: Juventus want to sign Southampton flop Caceres (Image: GETTY)

Bailly to Arsenal backed

Man Utd star Eric Bailly could rebuild his battered confidence at Arsenal, Gunners legend Emmanuel Petit claims.

“He is a decent defender and I think he could do more than he used to do under Jose Mourinho,” Petit exclusively told Express Sport.

“Under Mourinho he played in so many different positions tactically and had different sets of central defenders.

“For players it’s not easy. They need to get four of five games in a row to get used to their team-mates and build confidence.

“If you take them out because they miss something on the pitch, this is the worst thing you can do for your player.

“Mentally and in terms of confidence the gap will increase. It’s too much.

“For me Bailly is a good defender. He can do much better than that, but the confidence has to get back for him.”

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Transfer news LIVE: Paul Pogba Paul Pogba would only ‘improve’ at Barcelona, Real Madrid or City (Image: GETTY)

Pogba brother drops hint

Paul Pogba would only ‘improve’ at Barcelona, Real Madrid or Manchester City, his brother Florentin claims.

“When my brother leaves Manchester United, there are only three clubs he can go to to improve: City, Real Madrid or Barca,” Florentin told AS.

“He's not going to go to City, so he'll come to Spain: to Barca or Madrid.

“When he was at Juventus, he could have gone to Barcelona, but he was determined to return to Manchester United, where it hadn't worked out for him first time round," he added.

“There was also movement [over a transfer to Madrid] when [Zinedine] Zidane was in charge, but he had his heart set on going back to England.”

Arsenal swap deal

Arsenal could land Juventus goalkeeper Emil Audero in a swap deal involving Aaron Ramsey.

Italian outlet Calciomercato claim Juve are desperate to land Ramsey, who is a free agent at the end of the season, this month.

And the Italian giants are willing to include Audero, 22, in a swap deal for Ramsey.

Audero is currently on loan at Sampdoria from Juve, making 19 league appearances.

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Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal could agree a swap deal with Juventus involving Aaron Ramsey (Image: GETTY)

Liverpool contact made

Liverpool have contacted Brescia owner Massimo Cellino over Sandro Tonali.

"Yes, Roma asked me for Tonali," Cellino told Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport. "But I have to keep him as long as possible.

"Is he ready? I do not know, he's 18 years old. But a little while ago, Liverpool also contacted me."

Liverpool are keen to beat their competition to Italy Under-19 midfielder Tonali, 18.

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