Saturday’s Transfer Gossip: Ronaldo, Bellingham, Phillips, Fofana, Rudiger, Brereton Diaz, Martial

Saturday's Transfer Gossip: Ronaldo, Bellingham, Phillips, Fofana, Rudiger, Brereton Diaz, Martial

  • Real Madrid are monitoring Cristiano Ronaldo’s situation at Manchester United. The La Liga club believe a deal for the 36-year-old Portugal forward could be struck in January following Ralf Rangnick’s arrival at Old Trafford. (Football Insider)


  • Manchester United interim manager Rangnick has advised the club to monitor RB Leipzig’s Mali midfielder Amadou Haidara, 23, Borussia Dortmund’s English midfielder Jude Bellingham, 18, and 26-year-old Leeds United and England midfielder Kalvin Phillips. (ESPN)


  • Chelsea are weighing up a possible move for Leicester and France Under-21 defender Wesley Fofana, 20, with Germany centre-back Antonio Rudiger, 28, and 25-year-old Danish international Andreas Christensen yet to sign new contracts at Stamford Bridge. (Goal)


  • Rudiger is set to become one of football’s highest-paid defenders if he decides to leave Chelsea, with several European clubs willing to quadruple his current salary. (Mail)


  • Brighton are moving closer to reaching a £20m deal with Championship club Blackburn Rovers for 22-year-old Chile striker Ben Brereton Diaz. (Mirror)


  • Scottish clubs are facing more Covid-19 chaos under new Government regulations which would force an entire team bus worth of players to isolate if there is a single case found.(The scottish sun)


  • Tony Watt is set to quit Motherwell at the end of the season after contract talks broke down.(The scottish sun)


  • Dundee boss James McPake has emerged as candidate to take over as Hibernian manager.(The scottish sun)


  • Rangers have warned supporters against taking pyrotechnics to Tynecastle for Sunday’s huge Scottish Premiership clash.(The scottish sun)


  • The Seagulls have also held talks over a deal for Poland midfielder Kacper Kozlowski, 18, to join them from Pogon Szczecin in January. (Daily Telegraph – subscription required)


  • Liverpool are prepared to activate the 50m euros (£42.6m) release clause of Barcelona’s 17-year-old Spanish midfielder Gavi. (El Nacional – in Spanish)


  • Newcastle United, Barcelona, Arsenal and Paris St-Germain have emerged as the frontrunners to sign Manchester United’s 26-year-old French forward Anthony Martial. (Mirror)


  • Barcelona president Joan Laporta says the club is moving in the right direction and the first team will be strengthened in the January transfer window. (Marca)


  • Barcelona have increased their bid for 21-year-old Manchester City and Spain winger Ferran Torres to 45m euros (£38m) with a further 15m euros (£12.8m) in add-ons. (Sport – in Spanish)


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  • The La Liga side have also explored the possibility of signing three Chelsea defenders on free transfers next summer. They are Rudiger, Christensen and Spain’s Cesar Azpiliceuta, 32. (Mirror)


  • Manchester City are interested in Arsenal’s 21-year-old Portuguese left-back Nuno Tavares, who has impressed since joining in the summer from Benfica. (ESPN, via Metro)


  • Arsenal are prepared to offer 80m euros (£68m) for Fiorentina’s 21-year-old Serbia striker Dusan Vlahovic. (Sport Mediaset, via Metro)


  • The Gunners are under pressure to sell English midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles, 24, who is growing increasingly frustrated at a lack of playing time. (Mail)


  • Brighton are in talks to sign Poland midfielder Kacper Kozlowski and hope to complete a deal early in the January transfer window.(The daily telegraph)


  • German clubs might see an impact in their January spending because of the financial hit of crowds not being allowed in a number of Bundesliga cities.(The daily telegraph)


  • QPR and Middlesbrough are keeping tabs on Rangers centre-back Jack Simpson. (The daily telegraph)


  • Manchester City are reported to have been in contact with super-agent Jorge Mendes over the possibility of signing Atletico Madrid’s Joao Felix. (Daily express)


  • West Ham have had a bid of £21m rejected by Real Madrid for 30-year-old Belgium forward Eden Hazard. (El Nacional, via Mail)


  • The Hammers will open new contract talks with English forward Jarrod Bowen, 24, next year amid interest from Premier League rivals Liverpool. (90min)


  • Norwich City’s 21-year-old English right-back Max Aarons is among Roma manager Jose Mourinho’s January transfer targets. (Gazzetta dello Sport – in Italian)


  • Real Sociedad’s Belgian winger Adnan Januzaj, 26, is a target of La Liga rivals Barcelona. The former Manchester United player’s contract expires at the end of the season. (Sport – in Spanish)


  • Tottenham face a fixture dilemma after UEFA asked them to move one of their remaining Premier League games in December to accommodate the Europa Conference League clash with Rennes which was called off on Thursday because of an ongoing Covid-19 outbreak.(Daily mail)


  • Joao Felix has reportedly been told he can leave Atletico Madrid “if a suitable offer arrives” as four Premier League clubs mull over launching a bid.(Daily mail)


  • Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is turning his attentions to Real Madrid’s Casemiro as he looks to bolster his options in central midfield.(Daily mail)


  • Emerging Watford star Emmanuel Dennis had interest from Arsenal and Manchester United before his move to Vicarage Road, according to his agent.(Daily mail)


  • Arsenal are set to loan out Folarin Balogun in January, according to academy manager Per Mertesacker. (Daily mail)


  • Barcelona were forced to hold “crisis talks” after their embarrassing early exit from the Champions League on Wednesday night.(Daily mail)


  • Javier Mascherano is set to make his first steps into management by taking over as coach of Argentina’s U20 side.(Daily mail)

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