Transfer news and football gossip: Chelsea ‘on verge’ of signing Pulisic, Arsenal consider Gary Cahill bid, West Ham target Everton’s James McCarthy

talkSPORT.com round-up all the latest transfer news and biggest football gossip from Wednesday’s newspapers and online

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Chelsea are ‘on the verge’ of completing the £45million signing of Christian Pulisic, the United States winger, from Borussia Dortmund. It is believed he will link up with the Blues at the end of the season. (Express)

Ashley Young, the Manchester United player, has been linked with a summer move to Internazionale of Milan. The 33-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and is now free to negotiate with clubs outside England. (Mirror)

Inter are also plotting to sign Mateo Kovacic on a permanent basis, despite the Real Madrid midfielder currently spending the season on loan at Chelsea. (The Sun)

Arsenal remain in the hunt for a new central defender and Gary Cahill is one player the Gunners are considering. Cahill will be allowed to leave Chelsea this month. (Express)

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Cahill has been a fine servant for Chelsea since joining the club in 2012

Unai Emery, the Arsenal manager, has played down talk of a move for Cahill, however. (Football.London)

Cahill is also being linked with a move to Chelsea’s west London rivals Fulham. (The Sun)

Georges-Kevin N’Koudou looks set to leave Tottenham on loan this month having made just a single appearance for Spurs so far this season. (Foot Mercato)

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N’Koudou has flopped since joining Tottenham

Monaco hope to sign Cesc Fabregas in January, with the Spain midfielder’s Stamford Bridge future in doubt. Monaco are currently managed by Fabregas’ former Arsenal team-mate Thierry Henry. (Mail)

Wolves are leading the race to sign Tammy Abraham, the Chelsea forward currently on loan at Aston Villa. The England forward has scored 16 goals this season in the Championship. (Mail)

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