Transfer news and rumours: Harry Kane, Ivan Rakitic, Thomas Lemar

The latest deals tipped to take place during the January transfer window

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Tottenham Hotspur and England striker Harry Kane
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Harry Kane: Tottenham to Real Madrid

Spurs star Harry Kane has fired a “warning shot” to the north London club. According to the Daily Star, Kane has told Tottenham that the club can’t stop him leaving if he decides to move on. Real Madrid are reportedly interested in the England striker and despite having a contract until 2021, Kane has told Spurs that they need to start winning trophies if they want to keep him.

Thomas Lemar: Monaco to Arsenal

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The Daily Mirror reports that Arsenal have made Thomas Lemar their No. 1 target if Alexis Sanchez leaves the club. Sanchez, who is out of contract at the end of the season, could be set for a move to Manchester City. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger wants Monaco star Lemar to replace the Chilean but will face competition from Liverpool who are looking to replace Philippe Coutinho who has joined Barcelona.

Alex Sandro: Juventus to Chelsea

Juventus’s £60million asking price for Alex Sandro is more than what Chelsea are willing to pay for the 26-year-old. Blues boss Antonio Conte is a keen admirer of the Brazilian left-back, says the Daily Telegraph, and would go up against Manchester United in a transfer battle.

Francis Coquelin and Mohamed Elneny: Arsenal to West Ham

Sky Sports sources understand that West Ham boss David Moyes is keen on signing Arsenal duo Francis Coquelin and Mohamed Elneny. Moyes is looking to strengthen his midfield and Sky says that the Arsenal pair are on a shortlist that also includes Joe Allen, Steven N’Zonzi, William Carvalho and Jonjo Shelvey.

Jonny Evans: West Brom to Arsenal

Although Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has failed to rule out a move for West Brom defender Jonny Evans, he has told Sky Sports that if Manchester City join the race the Gunners will come out “second best”. He said: “I don’t know if City is in for anyone. If the decision comes to finances with City we know we will be second best.”

Michy Batshuayi: Chelsea to Sevilla

Sevilla are keen to bring Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi to La Liga, says the Spanish newspaper AS. Sevilla have only signed one player during the January transfer window and still want to bring in a new right full-back, centre-back, defensive midfielder and striker. Batshuayi is their No. 1 target.

Ivan Rakitic: Barcelona to Arsenal/Liverpool/Juventus

Philippe Coutinho’s arrival at Barcelona could see Ivan Rakitic leave the Camp Nou. The Spanish newspaper Diariogol says the 29-year-old Croatian midfielder is wanted by a host of clubs, including Arsenal, Liverpool and Juventus.

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