Friday’s Transfer Gossip: Hazard, Xavi, Dembele, Ward-Prowse, Lukaku, Sterling, Van De Beek

Friday's Transfer Gossip: Hazard, Xavi, Dembele, Ward-Prowse, Lukaku, Sterling, Van De Beek

  • Chelsea and Newcastle United are among the Premier League clubs who have been alerted to the possibility of signing Belgium forward Eden Hazard, 30, from Real Madrid in January. (ESPN)


  • Henrik Larsson could remain as part of Barcelona’s backroom staff If Xavi Hernandez takes over as manager despite the likelihood of him bringing multiple members of Al-Sadd staff with him. (Daily record )


  • Newcastle’s new owners have identified Watford’s Senegal winger IsmailaSarr, 23, as an early transfer target. (Mail)


  • Newcastle’s hopes of signing Barcelona’s 24-year-old French forward Ousmane Dembele have received a boost as the La Liga club will need to pay former boss Ronald Koeman £10m following his dismissal. (Express)


  • Lens star Jonathan Clauss, who is being tipped for a first France call up at the age of 29, has revealed it was his childhood dream to play for Chelsea and would relish playing in the Premier League.( The sun)


  • Eddie Nketiah is set to snub the offer of a new contract with Arsenal unless he receives more playing time.(The sun)


  • Chelsea are interested in West Brom teenager Leonardo Cardoso, who is yet to sign his first professional contract at The Hawthorns.(The sun)


  • January signing Omar Rekik was one of six young Arsenal players given the chance to train with the first team as Mikel Arteta looks for his next breakthrough star.(The sun)


  • Manchester United would have to pay manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer £7.5m if they decide to sack the Norwegian. (Sun)


  • Neymar has urged Paris Saint-Germain to go into battle with Liverpool for the signature of Leeds midfielder Raphinha. (Daily express)


  • Former Newcastle midfielder Geremi has thrown his hat into the ring to become the club’s new sporting director.(Daily express)


  • Chelsea believe they will have to sell three players in order to finance a return for Real Madrid forward Eden Hazard. (Daily express)


  • Dele Alli is being tipped for a January departure from Tottenham. (Daily express)


  • United are losing interest in appointing former Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte as Solskjaer’s replacement because of how much the Italian would cost. (Star)


  • West Ham are understood to be in talks with Czech billionaire Daniel Kretinsky over the potential sale of a 27% stake in the club, with a view to a possible full takeover in the future. (Sky Sports)


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  • Wayne Rooney says Manchester United’s struggling stars lack effort and commitment, and has also stopped short of giving his backing to under-fire manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. (Daily mail)


  • Manchester City made an approach to sign Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan last year prior to the 28-year-old’s move to Premier League rivals Chelsea in August, the player’s agent says. (Telegraph)


  • Arsenal could face competition from Barcelona in their bid to sign Manchester City’s England forward Raheem Sterling. (Football.London)


  • The Gunners are also monitoring the situation of Borussia Monchengladbach’s 24-year-old Swiss midfielder Denis Zakaria, who could be available on a free transfer next year. (Sun)


  • Blues boss Thomas Tuchel has asked Chelsea’s hierarchy to sign another forward in January to ease the pressure on Lukaku. (Transfer Window Podcast via Express)


  • Southampton and England midfielder James Ward-Prowse is a target for Newcastle United in the January transfer window, despite the 26-year-old signing a new deal with the Saints in the summer. (Football Insider) 


  • Manchester United’s Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek, 24, and Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly, 27, have been seeking assurances over their futures at the club. (Sun)


  • Chelsea are confident Denmark defender Andreas Christensen, 25, will sign a new long-term contract at Stamford Bridge. (Football Insider) 


  • Juventus have joined the race to sign Red Bull Salzburg’s 19-year-old German forward Karim Adeyemi. (Calciomercato – in Italian)


  • Tottenham are open to letting England midfielder Dele Alli, 25, leave the club in January. (Athletic – subscription required) 


  • Manchester United have been boosted in their hopes of signing Kingsley Coman next summer with Bayern Munich now reported to be “determined” to sell the France winger.(The sun)


  • Donny van de Beek and Eric Bailly are seeking assurances over their respective futures at Manchester United after being frozen out of the first-team picture.(The sun)


  • Aston Villa are in pole position to land in-demand River Plate striker Julian Alvarez, who has been scoring at nearly a goal-a-game for the Argentinian side this season.(The sun)

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