Saturday’s Transfer Gossip: Werner, Sterling, Kane, Southgate, Ziyech, Kounde, De Ketelaere

Saturday's Transfer Gossip: Werner, Sterling, Kane, Southgate, Ziyech, Kounde, De Ketelaere

  • Barcelona are keen on Chelsea’s Germany forward Timo Werner, 25, and could make a move to sign the former RB Leipzig player on loan in January. Werner has started just four Premier League games this season. (Marca – in Spanish)


  • Manchester City will resist any approach from Barcelona to sign Raheem Sterling, 26, in January. Barca have been linked with a move for the England forward, who has started just three Premier League games this season. (ESPN)


  • City are also prepared to test Tottenham’s resolve in January by reviving their interest in England striker Harry Kane having failed to lure the 28-year-old to Etihad Stadium in the summer. (ESPN)


  • England boss Gareth Southgate is close to signing a contract extension, worth around £5m a year, that will see the 51-year-old lead the Three Lions to the end of Euro 2024. (Telegraph – subscription required)


  • Chelsea’s Morocco winger Hakim Ziyech, 28, could join Borussia Dortmund in January, 18 months after joining Blues from Ajax for £33m. (Mirror)


  • Sevilla are determined to keep France defender Jules Kounde, 23, until next summer despite interest from Manchester United. (Marca – in Spanish)


  • Paris Saint-Germain are reported to be spending an eye-popping £256m a year on wages.(The sun)


  • Real Madrid are interested in making a January move for Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, who could be available for £52m.(The sun)


  • Valencia are considering an approach to Wolves for Adama Traore according to reports in Spain.(The sun)


  • Wesley Sneijder’s 15-year-old son Jessey has signed his first professional contract with Dutch side FC Utrecht. (The sun)


  • Tottenham are interested in Club Bruges‘ Belgium forward Charles de Ketelaere but face competition from AC Milan for the 20-year-old’s signature. (Calciomercato – in Italian)


  • Arsenal hope that Takehiro Tomiyasu’s positive start to life at the Emirates will help them in their efforts to sign another player from Bologna – Sweden midfielder Mattias Svanberg.(Daily star)


  • Manchester United are forcing goalkeeper Dean Henderson to stay at the club in January because of injury and performance fears about current No 1 David de Gea, who struggled during the second half of the 2020-21 season.(Daily star)


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  • Wolves’ Spanish winger Adama Traore, 25, is wanted by Valencia.(Sun)


  • Portugal full-back Diogo Dalot hopes to stay at Manchester United despite interest from Roma, who are managed by Jose Mourinho, the coach that brought the 22-year-old to Old Trafford in 2018. (Caught Offside)


  • Celtic and Rangers are both interested in Newcastle United’s teenage midfielder Joe White, who will be out of contract at the end of the season.(Daily record)


  • Ousmane Dembele fell foul of new Barcelona boss Xavi and faces being fined for arriving three minutes late for a pre-training get together on Friday.(The daily telegraph)


  • Dean Smith, sacked by Aston Villa last Sunday, is set to make a quick return to management with struggling Norwich City after Frank Lampard dropped out of the running. (Sun)


  • England keeper Dean Henderson, 24, is looking to leave Manchester United after losing the number one shirt to David de Gea. Henderson has made just one start for the Red Devils this season. (Mail)


  • Paulo Fonseca has not given up on his dream of managing in the Premier League despite the 48-year-old Portuguese coach missing out on the Tottenham and Newcastle jobs. (Sun)


  • David Moyes‘ hopes of signing a new striker for West Ham in January are being undermined by Michail Antonio’s excellent form as his main targets all want regular starting roles.(Daily mail)


  • Amanda Staveley is set to hand new Newcastle boss Eddie Howe a £200m transfer war chest to spend over the next three years without breaching Financial Fair Play regulations.(Daily mail)


  • Gareth Southgate could close in on the £6m that Fabio Capello earned as England manager if he is able to guide the country to World Cup glory.(Daily mail)


  • Marcus Rashford has been training with Manchester United’s U18 players during the international break to try and increase his fitness levels after withdrawing from the England squad.(Daily mail)


  • Former Aston Villa striker Dwight Yorke, 50, says he did not receive a response when he contacted his former club about the managerial role before Steven Gerrard’s appointment. (Sky Sports)


  • Karim Adeyemi’s agent is reported to be shopping his client to Barcelona in a blow to Liverpool, who had hoped to secure the highly-rated RB Salzburg striker’s signature.(Daily express)


  • Hakim Ziyech wants to quit Chelsea in January, with reports in Germany hinting that Borussia Dortmund want to bring the winger to the Bundesliga.

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