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The Arsenal squad is in desperate need of strengthening in January, but who could Arsene Wenger make a move for?

Sami Khedira

Sami Khedira transfer latest: Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United vying for Real Madrid midfielder

The World Cup winner will be out of contract in the summer - so where might he end up?

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Arsenal AGM: Arsene Wenger confirms plans to sign a defender in January after revealing he missed out on one in summer transfer window

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Arsenal transfer news: Mats Hummels emerges as £32m target - reports

The Gunners are ready to rival Manchester United for the Germany international

Sami Khedira to Chelsea: Blues ready to beat Arsenal and Manchester United to Real Madrid midfielder with pre-contract offer in January

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is a big fan of the World Cup winner

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Liverpool transfer news: Reds looking at £8m Espanyol goalkeeper Kiko Casilla as Victor Valdes move verges on collapse

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David de Gea to Real Madrid: Manchester United want goalkeeper to sign long-term deal but Real eye De Gea as Iker Casillas' replacement

De Gea is believed to be stalling on a new deal with Real linked with a £30m move for the 23-year-old

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Manchester Untied transfer news: Raphael Varane turned down United in 2011 'because they had just signed Phil Jones'

United moved for Jones in a £17m deal three years ago that led Varane to head to Real Madrid after he turned down the Premier League club

Mesut Ozil and Arsene Wenger

Mesut Ozil to Bayern Munich: German linked with £30m January exit from Arsenal - reports

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Thierry Henry

Thierry Henry transfer latest: Arsenal legend linked with return to France as PSG and Monaco keen on signing striker

Henry has been linked with both retirement and a return to Arsenal but Gerard Houllier believes he can still gut it at the top of Ligue 1

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Robert Pires: Sami Khedira can be Arsenal's new Patrick Vieira and fire the team to the Premier League title

Former 'Invincible' has urged the Gunners to sign the German midfielder

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Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United: Ronaldo will NEVER return to United because he'll retire at Real Madrid, claims his agent

'Super-agent' Jorge Mendes believes Ronaldo could remain with Real until he is 40

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Harry Redknapp claims Tottenham nearly signed Patrick Vieira AND Luis Suarez - missing out on striker is one of his biggest regrets

Former Spurs manager claims he held talks with Vieira in 2009 and chose not to sign Suarez despite a glowing reference from Ruud Gullit

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