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18:25 UPDATE: Spalletti slams Arsenal

Inter Milan boss Luciano Spalletti has slammed Arsenal, claiming their January offer was not genuine.

“We’ve got to get Perisic back on track, but also Nainggolan, as he had injuries, setbacks and various issues. He needs time on the field and patience,” Spalletti said.

“As for Perisic, there was this story on the market, but he is a professional, understands his role and yesterday it was already a very different mood.

“These things happen in the transfer window, the player received an impressive proposal and was tempted. However, he then realised it was not a true offer, that he’d been conned, and took a step back.

“Now he’ll resume training and as soon as his mind is back fully on Inter, we’ll let him play.”

17:55 UPDATE: Fellaini exit

Manchester United have confirmed that Marouane Fellaini has left the club.

The Belgium international has joined Chinese Super League side Shandong Luneng Taishan FC.

Fellaini joined United from Everton in 2013 and made 177 appearances for the Red Devils.

The midfielder won four major trophies during his time at Old Trafford.

17:30 UPDATE: Hudson-Odoi to Bayern

Bayern Munich will make a move for Callum Hudson-Odoi again in the summer.

The Sun claim the German giants are intent on signing the 18-year-old winger.

Hudson-Odoi was ‘devastated’ when his proposed move to Bayern fell through last month.

Bayern are expected to make a £25million offer for the youngster in the summer to tempt the Blues to sell.

17:05 UPDATE: Emery on Suarez

Unai Emery says Denis Suarez will fit in easily at Arsenal, adding the Spaniard could make his debut against Manchester City.

He said: “Firstly he knows the language – he can speak English, which is important for us. Secondly, he played at Manchester City with the youth teams. He has a big experience in Spain, at Sevilla, at Villarreal, where he played in a semi-final against Liverpool in the Europa League.

“After, he played with Barcelona, not in the first XI a lot of times, but he helped them there and played in the Champions League, in an important team with important players. I think for him it’s easy to adapt with us.

“We need every player to be OK and with the mentality to play on Sunday. We have maybe some injuries but we have other players who can play and help the team with their qualities, with the performances, with their condition. On Sunday, I am positive about the possibility of playing different players.”

16:40 UPDATE: Batshuayi hailed

Roy Hodgson claims Michy Batshuayi could be the ‘missing piece’ of Crystal Palace’s jigsaw.

“Our interest in him didn’t just go back to the last few hours last night, it goes back a long way,” Hodgson said of the Chelsea loanee.

“We discussed him before the transfer window opened and we were told he was likely to be loaned out again, but maybe not to an English club.

“Right at the last minute, Chelsea decided we would be the prime candidate and we jumped at it straight away and we did well to get it over the line. He is a player who could be a missing piece in our jigsaw puzzle.”

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