Saturday’s Transfer Gossip: Mbappe, Torres, Sanches, Vlahovic, Eriksen, Isco, Benitez

Saturday's Transfer Gossip: Mbappe, Torres, Sanches, Vlahovic, Eriksen, Isco, Benitez

  • Real Madrid are convinced they will sign Paris St-Germain’s France forward Kylian Mbappe, 22, who is out of contract next summer. (AS)


  • Real, meanwhile, are prepared to sell Spain midfielder Isco, 29, who has won the Champions League four times during eight years at the club. (90min)


  • Manchester City are tracking Fiorentina’s Serbia forward Dusan Vlahovic. The 21-year-old has scored 19 goals for club and country this season. (La Repubblica)


  • Barcelona officials have held talks with Manchester City about signing Spain forward Ferran Torres, 21, in January. Torres has scored nine goals and provided three assists in 28 Premier League games for City. (ESPN)


  • However, Barca president Joan Laporta says the club’s financial position means they cannot make any signings as things stand. (Marca)


  • Everton chairman Bill Kenwright has called an emergency board meeting, with the future of boss Rafael Benitez’s set to be discussed. (Mirror)


  • Chelsea are set to offer goalkeeper Edouard Mendy a bumper new contract which will see him pocket £100,000 per week.(The sun)


  • Bacary Sagna has revealed he only quit Arsenal for Manchester City back in 2014 because he did not feel wanted at The Emirates.(The sun)


  • Brest midfielder Romain Faivre believes he would cost Newcastle around £15m should they turn their interest in him into an actual offer.(Daily express)


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  • Real Madrid are pondering making an offer to Jesse Lingard when he can speak to foreign clubs about a pre-contract agreement in January, leaving Manchester United fearing they will lose him for nothing.(Daily express)


  • A report in Italy claims Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic, a target for multiple Premier League clubs, does not want to leave the Serie A club in January.(Daily express)


  • Liverpool are interested in signing Lille’s Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches, 24, who is valued at around £34m. (Fichajes – in Spanish)


  • Lille’s Canada forward Jonathan David, 21, is on Arsenal’s radar. The Gunners have been linked with Everton’s England forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin but David – leading scorer in Ligue 1 – also fits the profile the Gunners are after. (London Evening Standard)


  • Everton are weighing up a move for Zenit St Petersburg’s Iran forward Sardar Azmoun, 26, who has previously been linked with West Ham, Tottenham and Arsenal. (90min)


  • Inter Milan’s Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 29, is close to terminating his contract. Eriksen has not played since suffering a cardiac arrest at Euro 2020. (


  • Manchester United could approach New York Red Bulls‘ Austrian coach Gerhard Struber to be Ralf Rangnick’s assistant. The pair worked together at Red Bull Salzburg. (Sun)


  • Aston Villa’s England youth midfielder Carney Chukwuemeka, 18, needs to be “realistic” and stay at the club, says former England defender Danny Mills. Chukwuemeka has made four Premier League appearances but is reported to be frustrated by a lack of playing time. (Football Insider)


  • Barcelona’s Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 24, will not be leaving in January. De Jong has been linked with several clubs including Manchester City. (Sky Sport Italy)


  • Premier League clubs are on red alert after Paris Saint-Germain placed seven players on the transfer list, including full-back Layvin Kurzawa and Thiago Alcantara’s brother Rafinha. (Daily star)


  • Everton will hold an emergency board meeting this weekend when owner Farhad Moshiri is in the UK, with Rafa Benitez’s Goodison Park future top of the agenda.(Daily mirror)


  • UEFA will change the format of European qualification for the Women’s World Cup and European Championship from 2023 to try and avoid so many one-sided encounters.(The Guardian)


  • Hibs midfielder Josh Campbell has admitted it came as a surprise to him when he was offered a new long-term contract after being out of the first-team picture for more than two years.(Daily record)


  • Newcastle boss Eddie Howe says English forward Dwight Gayle, 32, is in his plans after the player was linked with a return to Championship side West Brom, where he scored 24 goals on loan in 2018-19. (Birmingham Live)

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