Saturday’s Transfer Gossip: Lewandowski, Ronaldo, Mbappe, Pogba, Tchouameni, Sterling, Rice

Saturday's Transfer Gossip: Lewandowski, Ronaldo, Mbappe, Pogba, Tchouameni, Sterling, Rice

  • Manchester City are planning to replace England forward Raheem Sterling, 26, with Bayern Munich and Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, 33. (Express)


  • Cristiano Ronaldo has told Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: ‘I’m fit to start every Premier League game.'(The sun)


  • Manchester United stars have made just a 10-minute flight for their game against Leicester.(The sun)


  • France striker Kylian Mbappe, 22, will not sign a new contract with Paris St-Germain regardless of how much money the Ligue 1 side offer him as he is determined to join Real Madrid(AS – in Spanish)


  • LiverpoolManchester City and Manchester United are all eyeing Monaco and France midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni, 21, who is valued at around £40m. (ESPN)


  • Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer accepts that England midfielder Jesse Lingard, 28, may not be persuaded to sign a new deal at the club unless he gets more game time. (Evening Standard)


  • Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has offered the Manchester United midfielder to Barcelona. The 28-year-old France international’s contract at Old Trafford is set to expire next summer and Raiola has also contacted JuventusParis St-GermainReal Madrid and several Premier League clubs. (ESPN)


  • Watford appointing Claudio Ranieri as their new manager was a no-brainer and he will have ‘instant respect’ from the players, according to Troy Deeney. (The sun)


  • Everton and England striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, 24, will be Arsenal’s top target next summer. (Football.London)


  • Roma boss Jose Mourinho is interested in signing Barcelona midfielder Riqui Puig, 22, who has fallen down the pecking order at the Nou Camp. (Sport – in Spanish)


  • Germany defender Antonio Rudiger found Chelsea’s recent contract offer “disrespectful”. The 28-year-old’s current deal expires at the end of the season. (Sport1 – in German)


  • Gary Neville has predicted that Liverpool star Mohamed Salah will still leave Anfield for one of three major European clubs. (Daily mirror)


  • Former Shakhtar Donetsk and Roma boss Paulo Fonseca has emerged as a candidate to take over at Newcastle, who are expected to relieve Steve Bruce of his duties within the next week. (ESPN)


  • Declan Rice’s representatives have rubbished rumours linking the West Ham and England midfielder, 22, with a move to Newcastle(90Min)


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  • Inter Milan are hoping to tie Italy midfielder Nicolo Barella, 24, down to a new contract following interest from Liverpool and PSG(Gazzetta dello Sport – in Italian)


  • Eintracht Frankfurt do not expect Serbia winger Filip Kostic, 28, to join Newcastle in January. (Sport1 – in German)


  • Marseille and France midfielder Dimitri Payet, 34, says he is confused about why their on-loan French under-21 defender William Saliba, 20, has not been given more opportunities by parent club Arsenal(L’Equipe via Metro)


  • Rangers midfielder Joe Aribo, 25, is on the radar of Crystal Palace(Football Insider)


  • Premier League stars are splashing out £40,000 on crystal-encrusted toy cars for their children. (Sun)


  • Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher says money is no guarantee of success and he will be amazed if Newcastle win the Premier League title before 2030. (Telegraph – subscription required)


  • Former Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra says the club’s 2008 Champions League-winning squad have a set up a WhatsApp group as they miss the dressing room banter. (Sun)


  • NorwichLeicesterEverton and Manchester United are monitoring Aberdeen’s 18-year-old full-back Calvin Ramsay(Sun)


  • The United Kingdom’s joint World Cup 2030 bid with the Republic of Ireland is set to be rejected by UEFA. (Daily mail)


  • Premier League chief executive Richard Masters remains under pressure for his handling of the Newcastle takeover, with numerous clubs still angry at being kept in the dark.(Daily mail)


  • A large poster van displaying an image of the murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi will be prominent around St James’ Park before Newcastle’s first game under Saudi ownership on Sunday.(Daily mail)


  • Barcelona have been predicted to finish fifth in La Liga this season by a supercomputer.(The mirror)


  • Amanda Staveley appears to have been passed over for the role of chief executive at Newcastle, which she was expected to be given. (Daily mail)

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