- Current club: OGC Nice
- Date of Birth: 23 June 1976
- Birthplace: Dakar, Dakar, Senegal
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Manchester United have been handed a big injury boost ahead of their Premier League clash against Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Reports from the Daily Mail today suggest that the holding defensive midfielder is a primary target for Crystal Palace, who seek to add to their defensive ranks before the January transfer window closes.
Burkino Faso striker Dango Ouattara is a target for Everton and Leicester City, and Bournemouth have reportedly pulled out of the race. The Premier League trio had been in negotiations with Lorient of Ligue 1 to sign the 20-year-old forward, and Everton and Leicester City are still the race after indicating that they would be willing to pay more than 20 million euros for the Burkinabe international.
Mikel Arteta has led his Arsenal side to the summit of the Premier League table through 17 games and they currently sit five points ahead of Manchester City in second. However, with more than half the season to go, there is still plenty of time for things to change and the Gunners will need to keep their composure if they are to go on and claim their first title since their 2003/04 invincibles campaign under Arsène Wenger.
Crystal Palace attacker Wilfried Zaha will not be leaving Selhurst Park during the January transfer window, despite reports linking the Ivory Coast international with a potential move to either Newcastle United, Bayern Munich or Arsenal. Zaha has been loyal to the Eagles when linked with a move away in previous years, but now looks set to run down the duration of his contract before a free transfer elsewhere.
Marseille midfielder Matteo Guendouzi has said that he had no option but to leave Arsenal after receiving no assurances of playing time.
Arsenal are considering a move for Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha as the Ivory Coast international contemplates life after the Eagles. Zaha has dedicated the vast majority of his career to Palace, and with just six months remaining on his current deal, the forward is now considering his next career move.
Crystal Palace have not given up on re-signing Conor Gallagher on a permanent basis from Chelsea, according to The Sun.
Talented Nigerian forward Terem Moffi has emerged as a transfer target for Premier League sides Everton, who are looking for a replacement for Richarlison, newly promoted Bournemouth, Leeds United and Crystal Palace. Since making the move to Ligue 1 with Lorient, Moffi has scored an impressive 22 Ligue 1 goals in 69 games.
Sam Johnstone will move to Crystal Palace on a free transfer tomorrow, having signed a contract with the Eagles this afternoon. Johnstone will leave West Bromwich Albion at the expiry of his contract on Friday, after WBA were unable to persuade the goalkeeper to stay with the club.