Saturday’s Transfer Gossip: Coutinho, Alvarez, Trippier, Rudiger, Traore

Saturday's Transfer Gossip: Coutinho, Alvarez, Trippier, Rudiger, Traore

  • Tottenham want to sign 29-year-old Barcelona and Brazil playmaker Philippe Coutinho on a free transfer, but the Catalans are holding out for a £17m fee amid possible interest from Everton and Arsenal. (El Nacional – in Catalan)


  • Manchester United are ready to pay the £16.8m release clause to sign River Plate’s Argentina striker Julian Alvarez in January, having edged ahead of Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Inter Milan in the race for the 21-year-old. (Sport – in Spanish)


  • Newcastle are close to agreeing a deal for Atletico Madrid’s England right-back Kieran Trippier, 31, with the clauses around possible Premier League relegation among the final details to be ironed out. (Athletic – subscription required)


  • Chelsea will have to offer Germany central defender Antonio Rudiger, 28, a higher weekly wage than any other Blues player to convince him to extend a contract that expires at the end of the season. (Football Insider)


  • Rudiger wants a signing-on bonus of more than £16m to run down his Chelsea contract and sign for Real Madrid as a free agent in the summer. (ABC – in Spanish)


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  • Tottenham are lining up a shock move for Atletico Madrid and France forward Antoine Griezmann according to a report in Spain and could have him for around £40m.(The sun)


  • Hotel rooms in Qatar for the 2022 World Cup finals are almost sold out, leading to significant concerns about the lack of accommodation for November’s tournament.(The sun)


  • Tottenham could secure Juventus star Dejan Kulusevski in a swap deal involving midfielder Giovani Lo Celso. (The sun)


  • Cesar Azpilicueta’s plans to build a new seven-bedroom house on the site of his Surrey mansion have been dashed because of a roost for two protected species of bats.(The sun)


  • Sunderland are in talks over a loan deal with Manchester City for winger Patrick Roberts. (Daily record)


  • Tottenham remain interested in 25-year-old Wolves and Spain attacker Adama Traore. (Fabrizio Romano via This is Futbol)


  • Manchester City are prepared to allow promising 19-year-old Dutch winger Jayden Braaf to leave the club in January with a number of clubs interested in a cut-price deal as he nears the end of his contract. (Manchester Evening News)


  • Sunderland are close to a deal for 24-year-old Manchester City winger Patrick Roberts. The Englishman is currently on loan at French side Troyes. (Football Insider)


  • Norwich are considering a move for 26-year-old Sion and Guadeloupe right-back Dimitri Cavare as a replacement for Max Aarons, who continues to be linked with a move away from Carrow Road. (Jeunes Footeux via Norfolk Live)


  • Tottenham are ready to make a lucrative offer for AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie, who will be free to negotiate with clubs outside Italy on Saturday.(Daily mail)


  • Bakary Sako has revealed he is trying to persuade Pierre-Emerick Aubayemang to rejoin Saint-Etienne. (Daily mail)


  • Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt is the priority signing for Barcelona boss Xavi in January.(Daily mail)


  • Inter Milan’s ultras have unveiled banners telling Romelu Lukaku they do not want him back at the club because he “ran away” last summer to take Chelsea’s riches.(Daily mirror)


  • Manchester City have given youngster Jayden Braaf the green light to seek a permanent exit from the club in January.(Daily mirror)


  • Arsenal are in talks with Lyon over a move for £38m-rated midfielder Bruno Guimaraes, a key target for the club’s technical director Edu. (Daily star)


  • Manchester United have been warned the situation could turn “ugly” if a deal cannot be found for Anthony Martial to leave the club on loan in January with Sevilla his favoured destination.(Daily express)

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