Friday’s Transfer Gossip: Ronaldo, Loftus-Cheek, Winks, Isak, Guendouzi, Carvalho, Tomiyasu

Friday's Transfer Gossip: Ronaldo, Loftus-Cheek, Winks, Isak, Guendouzi, Carvalho, Tomiyasu

  • Manchester United do not have plans to offer Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 36, a coaching role at the club following reports he was keen to take up such a role when he retires. (Star) 


  • Juventus and USA midfielder Weston McKennie’s future in Turin is in doubt amid reported interest in the 23-year-old from Tottenham. (Calcio Mercato – in Italian)


  • Roma boss Jose Mourinho has identified English midfielders Ruben Loftus-Cheek of Chelsea and Tottenham‘s Harry Winks, who are both 25, as transfer targets. (Corriere dello Sport, in Italian)


  • Sweden striker Alexander Isak, 22, says he is “very happy” at Spanish club Real Sociedad but “one day it would be nice to play in England”. (Independent)


  • Arsenal have set their sights on Isak, who is currently impressing with the La Liga leaders. (Sun)


  • Inter Milan are ready to block former manager and new Tottenham boss Antonio Conte signing any players from them, with the Serie A side’s director Piero Ausilio saying “we won’t consider any possible exit” in January. (Sky Italia, via Express)


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  • Newcastle United are keen to take 22-year-old French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi away from Marseille, where he is currently on loan from Arsenal. (Mirror via Foot Mercato)


  • Sir Alex Ferguson ruined Manchester City’s hopes of signing Cristiano Ronaldo over the summer in a phone call with the Portuguese star which lasted only 20 seconds.(Daily mirror)


  • Travelling Rangers fans were left furious after only two turnstiles were opened for the Europa League clash at Brondby and also criticised Danish police for “out of order” tactics.(Daily Record)


  • Victor Wanyama is keen on a return to Celtic and revealed a loan move from Southampton last season broke down over finances.(Daily record)


  • Arsenal’s hopes of signing £60m-rated Real Sociedad striker Alexander Isak have been boosted by the Sweden international’s admission that he would love to play in the Premier League.(Daily mirror)


  • Barcelona are prioritising a move for RB Leipzig and Spain playmaker Dani Olmo, 23. (AS – in Spanish)


  • Newcastle have made Barcelona star Marc-Andre ter Stegen their number one transfer target, according to reports.(The sun)


  • Xavi and his current club Al-Sadd are set for an ugly stand-off as rumours over his impending move to manage Barcelona continue to swirl.(Daily express)


  • Southampton, along with Monaco and a number of Bundesliga clubs, are monitoring Red Bull Salzburg’s Nigerian-born Austrian striker Chukwubuike Adamu, 20. (Mail) 


  • Liverpool are confident of beating a number of clubs to the signing of England youth international Fabio Carvalho, with the 19-year-old winger’s contract at Fulham running out next summer. (Teamtalk)


  • Japan defender Takehiro Tomiyasu, 22, says he nearly joined Tottenham before signing for their north London rivals Arsenal in the summer. (DAZN Japan, via Goal)


  • A West Ham fan lost a finger in the away end at Genk celebrating his side’s second goal in their 2-2 Europa League draw.(Daily mail)


  • Atletico Madrid plan to offer a deal to 28-year-old Croatia midfielder Marcelo Brozovic, who will be out of contract at Inter Milan next summer and has been linked with Manchester United and Newcastle(Fichajes – in Spanish) 


  • Barnsley, Derby County, Millwall and Luton Town are among the clubs interested in signing 20-year-old English winger Jack Clarke from Tottenham in January. (Teamtalk)


  • Kyle Walker is a major doubt for Manchester City’s derby clash with United on Saturday after suffering a foot injury.(Daily mail)


  • Manchester United and Barcelona are monitoring Manchester City’s James McAtee as his contract enters its last 18 months.(Daily mail)

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