Friday’s Transfer Gossip: Cavani, Rudiger, Phillips, Koeman, Pellegrini, Nketiah, Diaby

Friday's Transfer Gossip: Cavani, Rudiger, Phillips, Koeman, Pellegrini, Nketiah, Diaby

  • Real Madrid could renew their interest in Manchester United and Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, 34, when the transfer window reopens in January. (El Nacional – in Spanish)


  • Tottenham have reignited their interest in bringing in West Brom ‘keeper Sam Johnstone as successor to Hugo Lloris, according to reports.(The sun)


  • Cristiano Ronaldo spent so long on the training ground Sir Alex Ferguson ordered him to leave because it was too close to a game, according to Nicky Butt.(The sun)


  • Chelsea are still negotiating with the agents of German centre-back AntonioRudiger, 28, over a new contract. (Fabrizio Romano via Twitter)


  • Arsenal may have only signed a new goalkeeper this summer but they are already lining up other options between the sticks as German goalkeeper Bernd Leno, 29, is being linked with a January exit. (Metro)


  • England midfielder Kalvin Phillips is close to signing a new contract at Leeds as the 25-year-old’s agent says there is a “real willingness” from both sides to make it happen. (John Percy via Telegraph) 


  • Inter Milan’s motives for wanting to be in the European Super League have been shown by record-breaking losses of £211m.(Daily mirror)


  • Mino Raiola is reported to be upset with Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke after recent comments rejecting talk of a verbal agreement to allow Erling Haaland to leave next summer.(Daily mirror)


  • German striker Timo Werner, 25, will reassess his Chelsea future if he cannot force his way back into Thomas Tuchel’s team – and could return to Germany at the end of the season. (Telegraph – subscription required)


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  • Tottenham and Arsenal have been urged to sign Club Brugge star Hans Vanaken by the player’s father.(Daily express)


  • Barcelona will not sack Dutch manager Ronald Koeman before the side’s away trip to La Liga champions Atletico Madrid on Saturday. (Sport) 


  • But Liverpool’s German boss Jurgen Klopp has been shortlisted as a possible replacement for Koeman. (El Nacional via Mirror)


  • Other options include former Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo and River Plate manager Marcelo Gallardo, who are both reportedly open to taking over at the Nou Camp. (Express) 


  • West Ham might have a second chance to sign full-back Luca Pellegrini, 22, as the Italy international struggles for opportunities at Juventus(Calciomercato – in Italian)


  • Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah, 22is looking to leave the Gunners, with LeedsAston Villa and Brentford all monitoring the England Under-21 international’s situation. (Ekrem Konur via Twitter) 


  • Liverpool boss Klopp wants to sign Bayern Leverkusen and France winger Moussa Diaby, 22. (Calciomercato – in Italian)


  • Arsenal and Inter Milan are set to go head to head for the signature of Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana.(The sun)


  • Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette has been “offered to AC Milan” on a free transfer if they can give him £150,000-a-week in wages when his contract expires.(The sun)


  • Steve Bruce has told friends he is feeling “lower than ever before” and has considered quitting as Newcastle manager for the first time. (Football Insider)


  • Paris St-Germain wanted Liverpool and England midfielder Jordan Henderson, 31, before they managed to sign Argentine Lionel Messi, 34, on a free transfer from Barcelona this summer. (Here We Go podcast via GMS) 


  • Barcelona are tracking Swedish teenager Williot Swedberg, 17. The midfielder has also attracted interest from Liverpool and AC Milan. (Fichajes – in Spanish)


  • Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke’s comments, in rubbishing reports that Norway striker Erling Haaland, 21, has a ‘transfer pact’ with the club, have upset his agent Mino Raiola. (AS)


  • Manchester United scouts were reported to be looking at Benfica’s Darwin Nunez when he played a starring role in their 3-0 win over Barcelona on Tuesday.(Daily star)


  • Tottenham players are said to think new boss Nuno Espirito Santo is “distant” and are struggling to get their heads around his tactical approach.(Daily star)


  • Luis Suarez has warned his former team-mate Xavi Hernandez to resist the temptation of taking the Barcelona job, saying ‘there is a war that hurts the players’ raging at the Nou Camp.(Daily mail)


  • Donny van de Beek is ready to make another attempt to leave Manchester United in January after his Old Trafford career hit a new low in the Champions League win over Villarreal. (Daily mail)


  • Adama Traore is edging closer to signing a new deal with Wolves after the club resisted Tottenham’s attempts to sign him over the summer.(Daily mail)


  • Donny van de Beek will look for assurances of where he stands at Manchester United after his frustration at not playing boiled over during the Champions League victory against Villarreal this week.(The daily telegraph)


  • Premier League clubs fear players not fully vaccinated against coronavirus will be outed against their will under government plans to exclude them from an easing of the UK’s red-list rules.(The daily telegraph)


  • Loris Karius hopes to finally get a permanent move away from Liverpool in January after a shoulder injury denied him the chance to join FC Basel over the summer.(Daily mail)

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