Saturday’s Transfer Gossip: Gakpo, di Maria, Lewandowski, Kane, Conte, De Gea, Gakpo, Van de Beek, Melo

Saturday's Transfer Gossip: Gakpo, di Maria, Lewandowski, Kane, Conte, De Gea, Gakpo, Van de Beek, Melo


  • Leeds are set to revive their interest in PSV Eindhoven’s Netherlands winger Cody Gakpo, 23, who they wanted in the summer. Gakpo played a key role as PSV beat Arsenal in the Europa League on Thursday.


  •  Angel di Maria has denied rumours he is about to quit Juventus as they struggle this season. The Argentina international, 34, joined the Italian side in July.


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  • Juventus want to appoint Tottenham’s Italian boss Antonio Conte for the start of the 2023-24 season after the 36-time Italian champions were eliminated from the Champions League. Conte’s deal runs until the end of the season and there is then the option on Spurs’ side to extend for another year.


  • FIFA appear no closer to introducing their new agent regulations, which would cap payments to intermediaries at three per cent of a player’s salary and 10 per cent of each transfer fee, almost a year after going public with their proposals.


  • Tottenham striker and England captain Harry Kane, 29, has put contract talks with Spurs on hold until after the World Cup. Spurs are also keen to tie Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 27, and England defender Eric Dier, 28, to new deals.


  • Valencia and Inter Milan could move for Manchester United and Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek, 25, in January.
  • Kane is a target for Bayern Munich, who have missed Robert Lewandowski’s goals since the 34-year-old Poland forward joined Barcelona in the summer.


  • Chelsea’s incoming director of recruitment Paul Winstanley was responsible for one of the breaches of FA agent regulations that saw his current club Brighton fined £366,600 last month.


  • Chelsea have suffered a blow in their quest to replace Reece James with summer target Denzel Dumfries reportedly not available for transfer.


  • Newcastle United are interested in 18-year-old Brazilian winger Eguinaldo who plays in Brazil’s second tier for Vasco da Gama. A £26m release clause has been inserted into the player’s contract.


  • Brighton are confident of signing highly-rated Argentine midfielder Facundo Buonanotte, 17, from Rosario Central.


  • Chelsea owner Todd Boehly’s hopes of signing Ajax midfielder Edson Alvarez in January could be thwarted by the player’s former team-mates at Manchester United, according to reports.


  • Manchester United keeper David de Gea, 31, will not go to the World Cup in Qatar after reportedly being left off Spain’s 55-man provisional squad list.
  • Chelsea’s Jorginho will hold off on making a decision on a move away from Stamford Bridge until he has heard an offer from Barcelona. The Italy midfielder, 30, has attracted interest from the Catalan side and would be available on a free at the end of the season.


  • Juventus and Brazil midfielder Arthur Melo, 26, will remain on loan at Liverpool for the rest of the season despite suffering a serious thigh injury. Melo has played just 13 minutes for the Reds since joining in September.


  • Manchester United are in talks about a new long-term deal for their highly-rated 18-year-old Argentina Under-20 winger Alejandro Garnacho.

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