Southampton linked with Arsenal’s Lucas Perez

Southampton are planning a January move for Arsenal striker Lucas Perez, it is claimed.

The Sun have picked up on a story from Italian website Calciomercato, which claimed that the Saints are keen to offer him the chance to play regular first-team football.

Another Italy-based website, Tuttomercatoweb, say a number of clubs in Serie A and Serie B are showing an interest in Tottenham youngster Nathan Oduwa.

Atalanta, Bologna, and Salernitana are said to have enquired about the 20-year-old and are apparently ready to sign him as a free agent next summer if Spurs do not renew his contract.

Meanwhile, Alexis Sanchez has told Sky Sports he is happy at Arsenal and unaffected by speculation over his future but that it is up to the club to come up with a new contract.

He said: “It really doesn’t depend on me – if they want to show confidence in me.

“I’m very happy at the club. I love all the staff. I’m very grateful for everybody here.It depends on Arsenal.

“I enjoy the relationship with the fans. I want to achieve more for them. I want to win the Premier League and the Champions League.”

West Ham have launched a bid to sign Michy Batshuayi on loan from Chelsea, The Sun say.

The Hammers have been linked with a number of strikers, including Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge and Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson. ahead of next month’s transfer window.

Now it is claimed they are looking to bring in Batshuayi, who is said to be unhappy at his lack of first-team action since joining Chelsea from Marseille in the summer.

West Ham also continue to be linked with Chelsea youngster Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

They are keen to tie up a deal to take the England Under-21 international on loan for the rest of the season, The Express say.

And Stoke City are considering a move to re-sign Asmir Begovic from Chelsea, according to the Daily Mirror.

It comes after Stoke manager Mark Hughes suggested his club could end their interest in Lee Grant after failing to agree a fee with Derby.

Grant has been on loan with the Potters and talks over a permanent deal are ongoing.

The Mirror say Hughes is now lining up possible alternatives to Grant and they include back-up Chelsea keeper Begovic, who moved to Stamford Bridge from Stoke in 2015.

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