Monday’s Transfer Gossip: Pulisic, Bereton Diaz, Phillips, Dembele, Origi, Danjuma, Cook

Monday's Transfer Gossip: Pulisic, Bereton Diaz, Phillips, Dembele, Origi, Danjuma, Cook

  • Barcelona are plotting moves for Chelsea and United States winger Christian Pulisic, 23, Germany defender Antonio Rudiger, 28, and Spain full-back Cesar Azpilicueta, 32. (Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish)


  • Leeds remain keen on a deal for Chile striker Ben Brereton Diaz, 22, despite Blackburn putting a £25m price tag on his head. (Sun)


  • West Ham are targeting English defender Nat Phillips, 24, as a replacement for injured Italian Angelo Ogbonna, 33, but Liverpool are demanding £10m to let him go. (Sun)


  • Bayern Munich’s French winger Kingsley Coman, 25, is stalling on signing a new contract at the Allianz Arena, and if he does not, his international team-mate Ousmane Dembele, 24, who is approaching the end of his Barcelona deal, represents a viable alternative. (Christian Falk)


  • Two fans were arrested after New York City winger Jesus Medina was hit by a beer can thrown from the crowd.(The sun)


  • Napoli midfielder Piotr Zielinski was taken off after just 19 minutes against Empoli as he appeared to be struggling to breathe.(The sun)


  • Real Madrid have no plans to sell Brazilian forward Rodrygo, 20, despite links to Liverpool. (Fabrizio Romano)


  • Tottenham have opened contract talks with French goalkeeper and club captain Hugo Lloris, 34, before his current deal expires next summer. (Football Insider)


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  • Liverpool and Belgium striker Divock Origi, 26, is a target for Serie A clubs AC Milan – who are looking for players ready to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic – and Atalanta. (Tutto Mercatao – in Italian)


  • Manchester United’s match against Brentford on Tuesday night has been thrown into doubt after a scheduled training session on Sunday was impacted by a number of positive Covid-19 tests.(The daily telegraph)


  • Leicester Tigers’ continued excellence puts Steve Borthwick in the frame to be next England head coach.(The daily telegraph)


  • Tottenham have returned to first-team training following the Covid outbreak that wrecked their schedule last week.(Daily mail)


  • Tottenham could survive in the Europa Conference League as UEFA’s Control Ethics and Disciplinary Body could decide to change the rules to allow the match to be played after the December 31 deadline.(The sun)


  • Lyon are also keen on signing Villarreal’s Dutch winger Arnaut Danjuma, 24. Manchester United and Barcelona are also believed to be monitoring his progress. (TodoFichajes – in Spanish)


  • Newcastle will turn their attention to Bournemouth’s English defender Steve Cook, 30, after being priced out of a deal for Burnley centre back James Tarkowski, 29. (Sun)


  • Manchester United and Portugal defender Diogo Dalot, 22, was a target for Roma and former boss Jose Mourinho but his recent appearances under new Reds boss Ralf Rangnick make a transfer unlikely, meaning the Serie A club are looking at alternatives including Norwich and England’s Max Aarons, 21, and RB Leipzig and Germany’s Benjamin Henrichs, 24. (Corriere Dello Sport – in Italian)


  • Arsenal and France defender William Saliba, 20, has said he would “prefer not to speak about” his future with a permanent move to Ligue 1 side Marseille rumoured. (RTL, via Mirror)


  • Arsenal are struggling to keep English striker Khayon Edwards, 18, who has scored 14 goals already this season and has just six months left on his contract. Chelsea, Leeds, Southampton, Brighton and Newcastle are all monitoring developments, along with numerous clubs in Germany. (Mail)


  • Edwin van der Sar has poured cold water on speculation he will succeed Ed Woodward in an executive role at Manchester United in the near future.(Daily mirror)


  • Andreas Pereira has become the latest Manchester United player to go public with their desire to leave Old Trafford on a permanent basis.(Daily mirror)


  • Roma boss Jose Mourinho is planning alternatives with Diogo Dalot’s situation at Manchester United transformed under Ralf Rangnick. (Daily mirror)


  • A number of Arsenal stars thought Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang should have never been given the captain’s armband in the first place.(Daily mirror)

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