Welcome to the latest coverage on transfer rumours and gossip from around the world on the 5th of January, brought to you by footballtarget.com.

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Juventus join race for Netherlands international Sneijder

Juventus have officially made a bid for 30-year-old Dutch international, Wesley Sneijder. The Galatasary midfielder has constantly been linked with a move to Manchester United, but Juve have reportedly offered Sneijder an 18 month contract, worth €4.5m in total. Galatasaray are said to want a fee in the area of €8m, but Juventus are hoping to lower that figure.

Manchester City looking to Benteke as solution to injury crisis

English champions Manchester City are stepping up their interest in Aston Villa striker Cristian Benteke, to solve their current injury crisis.

The club are said to be favouring a move for £25m target Bony, but £18m Benteke is also a favourable move for the club.

Manchester City eye £25 million bid for Julian Draxler

Manchester City are eyeing a £25 million transfer for young German talent, Julian Draxler. The Schalke midfielder has repeatedly been linked with a move to North London side, Arsenal, but Manchester City are ready to rival the Gunners for the German’s signature.

Tottenham to cash in Lloris

Tottenham are reportedly willing to sell French goalkeeper, Hugo Lloris, for bids in excess of £25 million.

Lloris is currently into his third season at White Hart Lane and has consistently been one of the club’s top performers. However, The Frenchman may be tempted by a move to a big European club, even if Tottenham do manage to make the top four this year.

Mats Hummels and Benedikt Howedes top Louis van Gaal’s wishlist

United manager, Louis Van Gaal, is looking to German defensive duo Mats Hummels and Benedikt Howedes to bolster United’s defence during the window.

Hummels is valued at £45m by Dortmund, whilst Howedes would be available for a more modest £15m.

Yohan Cabaye set for sensational return to Newcastle

French midfielder, Yohan Cabaye, is set for a sensational return to the Premier League in a player-plus-cash deal with fellow Frenchman Moussa Sissoko.

PSG are prepared to step up their interest in Sissoko, despite the £20 million price tag placed by Newcastle United.

Liverpool considering move for Valencia striker Paco Alcacer

Liverpool are considering a move for Valencia striker, Paco Alcacer, as a way to improve their form in front of goal.

The striker is into the last 18 months of his contract with the Spanish side and talks of an extension have apparently stalled.

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