Friday's Transfer Gossip: Costa, Ronaldo, Bale, Trossard, Arteta, Rabiot, Moukoko, Santos

FOOTBALL TRANSFER GOSSIP:

  • Chelsea have reportedly made contact over a deal for Porto goalkeeper Diogo Costa, who is also being tracked closely by Manchester United.

 

  • Ronaldo and Argentina’s Paris St-Germain forward Lionel Messi, 35, could work together at the forefront of Saudi Arabia’s 2030 World Cup bid, with the current tournament in Qatar expected to be their last.

 

  • Barcelona are shifting their focus from new signings to contract negotiations with the club’s most talented young players at the turn of the year.

 

  • The sale price for Manchester United could be lower than some analysts have predicted because of the costs likely to be incurred by any purchaser on updating a crumbling Old Trafford.

 

  • Gareth Bale appears to have banned himself from the golf simulator at Wales’ hotel in Qatar in a bid to avoid any further problems with his back.

 

  • Chelsea are ready to open talks with Belgium forward Leandro Trossard, 27, whose contract at Brighton expires next summer.

 

  • Newcastle will rival Barcelona for the signature of Vasco da Gama‘s 18-year-old Brazilian midfielder Andrey Santos.

 

  • Paris St-Germain are considering leaving the Parc des Princes and potentially moving to the Stade de France.

 

  • Chelsea are ready to open talks with Belgium forward Leandro Trossard, 27, whose contract at Brighton expires next summer.

 

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  • Saudi Arabian side Al-Hilal are exploring a deal to sign Portugal and former Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37.
  • Bournemouth are set to confirm caretaker boss Gary O’Neil as their new permanent manager.

 

  • Inter Milan will extend the loan spell of Chelsea’s Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 29, by another year.

 

  • Arsenal are concerned about keeping hold of their Spanish manager Mikel Arteta, 40, as Barcelona have set their sights on making their former youth player their future coach.

 

  • France midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 27, says the World Cup can help him earn a new contract at Juventus, where his current deal expires in the summer, or a move elsewhere.

 

  • A growing number of clubs believe Germany striker Youssoufa Moukoko, 18, is ready to leave Borussia Dortmund when his contract expires at the end of the season.

 

FOOTBALL TRANSFER GOSSIP

 

  • Aston Villa are keeping tabs on Sevilla’s Morocco international goalkeeper Yassine Bounou, 31.

 

  • Real Madrid‘s Brazil forward Rodrygo, 21, may have to pay a termination clause of 7m euros (£6m) after splitting from his agent Nick Arcuri.

 

  • Dundee United owner Mark Ogren is looking for the club to climb off the foot of the Scottish Premiership and is committed to investing in the team after posting improved financial figures.

 

  • Real Madrid say it “would not make sense in our sports project” to bring Ronaldo back to the club for a second spell.

 

  • Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva believes Portugal team-mate Ronaldo has proved that he can still play at the top level after making World Cup history.

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