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Transfer gossip: Arsenal’s ’embarrassing’ Benzema bid, Fellaini set for PSG, Man City star to leave?

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Friday's newspapers…

Real Madrid are said to have described Arsenal's £40million offer for Karim Benzema as ‘embarrassing’. The Gunners are keen on bringing the French striker to the Emirates – potentially during the January transfer window as a replacement for Alexis Sanchez. (The Sun)

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellani could be heading to Paris Saint-Germain in a free transfer next summer. The French giants have reportedly opened discussions with the 30-year-old, who is out of contract in the summer. (Le10Sport)

Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka is a key target for Arsenal this January, but is set to sign for Barcelona instead, according to reports. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala could be set to leave the Etihad Stadium in January. The Frenchman said he is looking to get regular first-team football to ensure he is in contention for France's World Cup squad. (The Sun)

Former West Ham boss Slaven Bilic turned down the chance to replace Tony Pulis at West Brom. (Daily Mail)

Meanwhile, reports claim West Ham are keen on signing Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter, 27, in the January transfer window, but the Hammers may face competition from Crystal Palace. (Daily Mirror)

Stoke are looking to bring former Watford striker Odion Ighalo back to the Premier League after a year in China. The 28-year-old moved to Changchun Yatai at the start of 2017, scoring 15 goals in 27 appearances, and the Potters are apparently among four teams wanting to sign the striker. (Stoke Sentinel)

Leicester are plotting a January swoop for PSG outcast, and former Newcastle player, Hatem Ben Arfa. (Daily Star)

Here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines:

Everton have no chance of luring Ralf Rangnick away from RB Leipzig, according to German football expert Raphael Honigstein

‘F**king hell, you always talk too much’ – Neymar storms off when asked about Real Madrid transfer links

Manchester United flop Matteo Darmian will be a key target for three Serie A clubs this January

Belgiun midfiedler Radja Nainggolan has insisted he is happy at Roma – despite interest from Atletico Madrid and Chelsea

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