Transfer Rumours 07/12: Arsenal lead race for Zakaria, Hakimi wants Madrid return and more

Arsenal are reportedly leading the race for Denis Zakaria
Arsenal are reportedly leading the race for Denis Zakaria / Silvia Lore/GettyImages

The January transfer window looms large and rumours continue to grow as clubs monitor their mid-season and next summer's targets.

Some big names could be on the move in the coming few months, and we're here to keep you posted on the latest transfer rumours.

With that, here are the top transfer rumours of the day.

Arsenal lead race for Zakaria

Arsenal are reportedly leading the race for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Denis Zakaria, according to Fussball Transfers.

Manchester United have also been linked with the highly-rated 25-year-old, as well as, Borussia Dortmund, Inter, and Juventus, but the report claims that the Gunners have already held talks with Zakaria over a potential move.

Hakimi wants Madrid return

Achraf Hakimi reportedly wants to return to Real Madrid next summer, according to El Nacional.

Hakimi joined Paris Saint-Germain last summer but reportedly wants a return to Los Blancos, and those at the club are closely monitoring his situation at the Parc des Princes.

Barca desperate to offload Coutinho

Barcelona are reportedly desperately looking to offload Philippe Coutinho in January, according to BBC Sport.

The Brazilian has been mooted with a return to the Premier League, with a number of clubs interested in signing him, but his hefty wages are proving to be a stumbling block.