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Premier League transfer news: Alexis Sanchez, Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard, Malcom

Marc Overmars says Man Utd forward Sanchez could return to Arsenal

Premier League transfer news and rumours 

Sanchez back to the Emirates?

Alexis Sanchez only left Arsenal for Manchester United in January 2018 but according to Marc Overmars the Chilean could return to the Emirates Stadium.

Ajax director of football Overmars, who played for Arsenal, told Chilean radio station ADN Deportes: “I have great respect for Alexis, because he did extremely well in Arsenal, but I do not know if it was a good decision to leave.

“English football changes you, it turns you around, and it took me a step forward. Arsene Wenger arrived a year before me, Dennis Bergkamp made a big impression in England. It was a fantastic time, I think we changed the history of the club a bit.

“These type of players were very important for Arsenal, because that’s where they take you to focus. After Alexis, Arsenal tried to sign another player like that, but he was not given, so he could go back to Arsenal.” (Sky Sports

Inter eye up Lukaku to replace Icardi

Another Manchester United forward who could be set to leave Old Trafford is Romelu Lukaku. The Belgium international may replace Mauro Icardi at Inter Milan. Icardi has been linked with Juventus and Chelsea. (Daily Mirror

Reds in for Malcom

Barcelona winger Malcom had been linked with Arsenal and Tottenham but now it seems that Liverpool could try and sign the Brazilian this summer. (Le10Sport

‘New Ozil’ to replace Ozil?

Bayer Leverkusen playmaker Kai Havertz is being lined up by Arsenal to replace Mesut Ozil. Havertz, 19, has been tagged as the “new Ozil”. (Calciomercato

City favourites for De Ligt

Manchester City are in pole position to sign Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt. It’s claimed that Barcelona cannot afford the £75m fee to buy the highly-rated 19-year-old so that leaves City as the clear favourites. (The Guardian

New deals soon for De Gea and Rashford

Manchester United hope to secure goalkeeper David de Gea and striker Marcus Rashford on new contracts before the end of the season. (Daily Mail

Battle for Brahimi

FC Porto winger Yacine Brahimi is wanted by Premier League clubs Everton and Wolves. The 29-year-old Algerian has scored seven goals in 27 games this season and is available on a free transfer this summer. (ESPN via Correio da Manha

Spurs in for Andersen

According to reports in Italy Tottenham want to sign Sampdoria defender Joachim Andersen and have started talks with the Serie A side. The 22-year-old Dane is also interesting Juventus and Inter Milan. (ESPN

Courtois courts buddy Hazard

Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois wants his former Chelsea team-mate Eden Hazard to join him at the Spanish club. Courtois, who plays for Belgium with Hazard, told VTM Nieuws: “It would be nice, of course, but I cannot say much about it. That is something he has to decide and what Madrid must decide if they want him, because I do not know that either. But Eden is a top player and also my buddy, so if he came here it would be fun, but he has to make his choices.” (FourFourTwo)

FA Cup fifth-round fixtures and TV guide

Friday 15 February
  • Queens Park Rangers vs. Watford (7.45pm, live on BT Sport 2)
Saturday 16 February
  • Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Derby County (12.30pm, live on BT Sport 2) 
  • AFC Wimbledon vs. Millwall (3pm) 
  • Newport County vs. Manchester City (5.30pm, live on BT Sport 2)
Sunday 17 February
  • Bristol City vs Wolverhampton Wanderers (1pm, live on BT Sport 2) 
  • Doncaster Rovers vs. Crystal Palace (4pm, live on BBC One) 
  • Swansea City vs. Brentford (4pm)
Monday 18 February
  • Chelsea vs. Manchester United (7.30pm, live on BBC One)

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