Saturday’s Transfer Gossip: Vlahovic, Arteta, Sterling, Haaland, Alvarez, David, Zakaria, Traore

Saturday's Transfer Gossip: Vlahovic, Arteta, Sterling, Haaland, Alvarez, David, Zakaria, Traore

  • Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic “dreams” of playing in the Premier League, but the 21-year-old Serbia international would prefer a move to Manchester City over Arsenal. (La Repubblica – in Italian)


  • Arsenal are set to offer manager Mikel Arteta, 39, a new two-year deal before the end of the season to fend off potential interest from Manchester City. (Mail)


  • England forward Raheem Sterling, 27, was open to the idea of joining Barcelona on loan from Manchester City before the La Liga side decided to pursue 21-year-old Spain winger Ferran Torres, who moved to the Nou Camp in a £46.3m deal earlier this month. (Athletic – subscription required)


  • Chelsea, Tottenham and Barcelona have enquired about the availability of Lille’s 22-year-old Canada striker Jonathan David, who has scored 12 goals in 21 Ligue 1 games this season. (TSN)


  • Liverpool are ready to battle Bundesliga sides Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund for Switzerland midfielder Denis Zakaria, 25, who has six months left on his Borussia Monchengladbach contract. (ESPN)


  • Tottenham are edging closer to agreeing a deal with Wolves to sign Adama Traore having seen a £15m bid for the 25-year-old Spain winger turned down earlier this week. (Athletic)


  • Argentina forward Julian Alvarez is close to joining Manchester City from River Plate on a five-year deal, but the 21-year-old will stay at the Argentine club until June. (Guardian)


  • Manchester United have expressed interest in Marseille midfielder Boubacar Kamara, with Roma also monitoring the 22-year-old Frenchman’s situation. (Corriere dello Sport via Sport Witness)


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  • Burnley have made a bid to sign Iran striker Sardar Azmoun, 27, from Zenit St Petersburg. Azmoun, who has six months left on his Zenit deal, has also been linked with Lyon and Juventus. (Athletic)


  • Brazil playmaker Oscar, 30, has confirmed he has held talks with Barcelona about signing for the Catalan giants from Shanghai Port, who he joined from Chelsea in 2017. (TNT Sports – in Portuguese)


  • Manchester United have ended their interest in Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Braut Haaland after being told that the 21-year-old Norway international would prefer a move to Real Madrid. (ESPN)


  • Paris St-Germain’s move for Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele has hit a snag with the French club struggling to convince one of their players to be included in a swap deal for the 25-year-old. The France international is also attracting interest from Roma and Napoli as well as clubs in Spain and Germany. (TF1 via Get French Football News)


  • Germany defender Antonio Rudiger is demanding a contract worth £46m in total before agreeing to extend his Chelsea deal. The 28-year-old’s contract at Stamford Bridge will expire in the summer and while his camp held talks with Real Madrid in December, the Spanish side have since cooled their interest. (Marca)


  • Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly is open to leaving Manchester United this month but while AC Milan have expressed interest in the 27-year-old, the Italians cannot afford to meet the Premier League club’s conditions. (ESPN)


  • Renato Sanches has put talks over a new contract with Lille on hold because of increased transfer interest from Arsenal. (Mirror)


  • Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel hopes to solve his problem left wing-back slot by signing Stuttgart’s Borna Sosa. (Express)


  • Newcastle United have joined a long list of teams interested in concluding a January move for Olympiakos and Senegal defender Pape Abou Cisse, who has impressed at the Africa Cup of Nations.(Sun)


  • Brentford are set to offer head coach Thomas Frank a contract extension with the 48-year-old Dane’s current deal running until 2023. (90Min)


  • Leeds have opened contract talks with 25-year-old Brazil winger Raphinha in a bid to ward off interest from Liverpool, Chelsea and Bayern Munich. (Star)


  • Crystal Palace have pulled out of the race to sign Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey from Juventus, despite the 31-year-old’s interest in working under Eagles boss Patrick Vieira. (Mail)


  • Ajax and Mexico midfielder Edson Alvarez, 24, is the subject of interest from Chelsea, Leicester and Crystal Palace. (Football Insider)


  • Premier League clubs Wolves, Brighton, Burnley and Newcastle, and Championship leaders Fulham, want to sign Wales attacker Tom Lawrence, 28, from Derby. (Team Talk)


  • Nice are hoping to land 20-year-old Spain winger Bryan Gil on a loan deal from Tottenham. (L’Equipe via Get French Football News)


  • Leicester City defender Luke Thomas is being lined up for a first senior England call up when Gareth Southgate names his squad to face the Ivory Coast and Switzerland.(mail)


  • Newcastle United and Watford are considering making a loan move for Leicester midfielder Hamza Choudhury. (Mail)


  • Newcastle United, Everton and Wolves are interested in Manchester United’s wantaway midfielder Donny van de Beek. (Mirror)


  • Manchester United players are unhappy at being set “homework” by head coach Ralf Rangnick which is affecting their personal and family lives.(mirror)

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