Premier League Transfer News Monday 24 December

Pepe, Lukaku, Gabbiadini

Premier League transfer news and transfer rumours

Arsenal have been told to pay a transfer fee of €80m (£72m) for Lille forward Nicolas Pepe. Juventus have leapt ahead of Serie A rivals AC Milan and Inter Milan in the race for Aaron Ramsey’s signature. The news comes after it was claimed he is looking for wages of £9m a year. More details here.

Bayern Munich are also being linked with a move for Ramsey.

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku is being monitored by Juventus as they look to replace Mario Mandzukic. Sir Alex Ferguson is reported to be acting as a consultant to interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Click here for more.

Everton are ready to listen to loan offers for midfielder James McCarthy and Senegal striker Oumar Niasse.

Southampton striker Manolo Gabbiadini is wanted by Serie A side Fiorentina. The Italian has scored just once in 12 Premier League appearances so far this season.

Fulham are interested in Besiktas defender Domagoj Vida.

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez is keen to sign a new winger in the January transfer window. “It was clear. We have been working on that in different positions, not just the striker,” Benitez said after the Magpies failed to register a single shot in the goalless draw with Fulham on Saturday. “We have to be more precise in the final third to make sure that the striker has more chances, or more clear chances.”