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Follow the latest transfer news on Wednesday 18 January

The Diego Costa saga looks to be calming down somewhat with the Chelsea striker holding clear-the-air talks with Antonio Conte following their blazing row last week.

Manchester United are increasingly confident of signing Antoine Griezmann in the summer, although Luke Shaw is facing an uphill struggle to stay at the club, with Jose Mourinho ready to cut his losses. Follow all the latest news here.

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Good morning and welcome to The Independent's transfer live blog where we'll bring the latest news, updates and done deals every day right up until deadline day. Here's the latest news this morning:

Manchester United want Zlatan Ibrahimovic to make his stay at Old Trafford a three-year deal and are sounding the Swede out for another two seasons after this one, report The Sun.

Antonio Conte has identified Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata to replace Diego Costa at Chelsea, should he return to Atletico Madrid this summer, claims the Daily Telegraph.

Manchester Evening News report Lionel Messi will turn down a reunion with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City in favour of a new Barcelona contract.

Everton will tell AC Milan today of their decision on whether or not they will allow Gerard Deulofeu leave the club in January, say the Daily Express.

Marseille, who have been chasing Dimitri Payet, will target another London-based midfielder, claim the Mirror, and will try and persuade Yohan Cabaye back to France with Crystal Palace wanting £16m.

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Jack Austin18 January 2017 07:40

Busy January for Big Sam? 

Jack Austin18 January 2017 07:40

Is the saga over... for now?

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Snodgrass latest

Hull have rejected a £6m bid from West Ham for midfielder Robert Snodgrass, according to reports. Marco Silva is desperate to keep his squad together for their impending relegation fight and has also rejected a second bid for Jake Livermore. 

Jack Austin18 January 2017 12:26

Deulofeu latest

Everton have rejected a loan bid from AC Milan to take Gerard Deulofeu on loan for the remainder of the season, report the BBC. Milan originally said they were unable to purchase the Spaniard until the summer but Everton are waiting to see if the Serie A side will come back with a new offer.

Jack Austin18 January 2017 15:22

More from Hull 

Some more news coming out of the KCOM Stadium is that after rejecting two formal bids today, Hull have allowed one player to leave as goalkeeper Allan McGregor joins Championship side Cardiff City.

Jack Austin18 January 2017 16:19

An update from north of the border...

Mikael Lustig has signed a contract extension which will see him remain at Celtic until at least May 2019, the Parkhead club have announced.

The 30-year-old Swedish international joined the Hoops five years ago following a spell with Norwegian side Rosenborg.

The defender has made 166 appearances and his form convinced manager Brendan Rodgers to extend his deal beyond the end of this season.

Mark Critchley18 January 2017 16:58

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