Friday’s Transfer Gossip: Ronaldo, Diaz, Longstaff, Origi, Cantwell, Coutinho, Traore

Friday's Transfer Gossip: Ronaldo, Diaz, Longstaff, Origi, Cantwell, Coutinho, Traore

  • Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 36, could leave Manchester United this summer if he does not approve of the club’s choice of permanent manager. (Star)


  • Liverpool are closing in on a £60m deal to sign Colombia winger Luis Diaz, 24, from Porto. (Sun)


  • Newcastle have rejected a bid from Everton for Sean Longstaff. The 24-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season but the Magpies hope to agree a new deal with the English midfielder. (Shields Gazzette)


  • Newcastle and one other Premier League club are keen on signing Norwich midfielder Todd Cantwell, 23. (Sky Sports)


  • Dundalk are closing in on a deal to sign Dundee United defender Mark Connolly.(Daily record)


  • Lee Bullen is set to be announced as the new manager of Championship side Ayr United. (Daily record)


  • Rangers youngster Stephen Kelly is a target for Tranmere Rovers and Kilmarnock. (Daily record)


  • Rangers will offer pre-contracts to John Souttar and Danilho Doekhi this month.(The scottish sun)


  • Vitesse Arnhem centre-back Danilho Doekhi has admitted Rangers would be a tough team to turn down because of the passion of the Ibrox support. (The Scottish sun)


  • Ismaila Soro has emerged as a January target for New York Red Bulls. (The Scottish sun)


  • Leigh Griffiths is set to find out if his loan spell at Dundee is axed.(The scottish sun)


  • Liverpool’s Belgian forward Divock Origi, 26, and Bournemouth’s 24-year-old English striker Dominic Solanke are among the players Newcastle are monitoring as they seek cover for the injured Callum Wilson. (Telegraph – subscription required)


  • Two Premier League clubs are in the running to sign Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho, 29 with a decision on the Brazilian playmaker’s future expected to be made on Friday. (Sky Sports)


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  • Paris St-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino is ready to accept any offer to become Manchester United manager. (Sun)


  • Tottenham are set to make a fresh approach for Wolves and Spain winger Adama Traore, 25. (Athletic – subscription required)


  • Chelsea are not prepared to pay the fee necessary to make on-loan midfielder Saul Niguez, 27, a permanent signing from Atletico Madrid. (Express)


  • Manchester United are unlikely to make any signings this month but will target a central midfielder in the summer, with West Ham’s 22-year-old England international Declan Rice a potential target. (Talksport)


  • Mauricio Pochettino is just waiting for Manchester United to call and offer him the chance to become the club’s next permanent manager.(The sun)


  • Manchester United have offered Paul Pogba a new contract worth £500,000 per week.(The sun)


  • Newcastle have made a £25m offer for Sevilla defender Diego Carlos but were quickly rebuffed by the Spanish club.(The sun)


  • Barcelona are ready to join Arsenal in the race to sign Lille midfielder Renato Sanches. (The sun)


  • Arsenal have made a cash-plus-player offer for Fiorentina and Serbia striker Dusan Vlahovic, 21. (Ben Jacobs – CBS)


  • Watford have made a bid for Liverpool’s English centre-back Nathaniel Phillips, 24, who has been told he can leave the Reds this month. (Football Insider)


  • The Hornets have also told England full-back Danny Rose, 31, that he will not play for the club again and is free to leave this transfer window. (Sky Sports)


  • Leicester City and a host of Premier League clubs will need to pay £33m to sign Club Bruges striker Charles de Ketelaere but the 20-year-old’s move to the Premier League in January is a “foregone conclusion”. (Voetbal Nieuws – via Leicester Mercury)


  • Ralf Rangnick fears he has not got the time or influence to solve Manchester United’s troubles before his job as interim manager ends in May.(Daily mail)


  • The CIES Football Observatory rates Manchester City and England midfielder Phil Foden as the second most valuable player in world football at £127m behind only Real Madrid striker Vinicius Jr, who is valued at £139m. Erling Haaland (£119m) ranked third ahead of Mason Greenwood (£112m).(Daily mail)


  • Leicester City will not rush Jamie Vardy back from injury despite Brendan Rodgers not having a recognised first-team striker available.(Daily mail)


  • Manchester United did not approach Antonio Conte over their managerial vacancy because of fears over his micro-coaching style and how it would go down with their current squad.(Daily mail)


  • Manchester United are reported to be in talks to sign Borussia Dortmund defender Dan-Axel Zagadou on a free transfer.(Daily mail)


  • Jack Wilshere has warned Jesse Lingard against leaving Manchester United to rejoin West Ham this month – urging him to remember he is at a ‘big club’.(Daily mail)


  • Barcelona are considering a loan move for Manchester United forward Anthony Martial with a view of signing the 26-year-old France international permanently at the end of the season. (Sport – in Spanish)


  • Barca are also eyeing a move for Chelsea and Denmark defender Andreas Christensen, 25. (Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish)


  • Everton and Newcastle have joined Arsenal in the race to sign 24-year-old Brazilian midfielder Bruno Guimaraes from Lyon. (Standard)


  • Jamaica striker Michail Antonio, 31, has signed a new contract at West Ham until the summer of 2025. (90 Min)


  • Newcastle United have stepped up their pursuit of attacking players with Liverpool’s Divock Origi and Bournemouth’s Dominic Solanke under consideration as strikers and Norwich City’s Todd Cantwell of interest to play as a number 10.(Daily telegraph)


  • Donny van de Beek’s lack of playing time at Manchester United is in part down to struggles in training and a lack of physicality in his play.(Daily mirror)


  • Lucas Digne is ready to hold off moving from Everton in January, dealing boss Rafael Benitez a blow in his efforts to bring in funds for new signings.(Daily mirror)


  • Newcastle are considering a cut-price move for Bournemouth defender Lloyd Kelly after having an offer for Lille’s Sven Botman rejected.(The times)


  • Stephen Glass has warned clubs interested in Calvin Ramsay that Aberdeen will not be railroaded into selling the highly-rated right-back late in the transfer window.(The times)

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