Sunday’s Transfer Gossip: Zidane, Sterling, Dembele, Lingard, Lampard, Vlahovic, De Ligt

Sunday's Transfer Gossip:  Zidane, Sterling, Dembele, Lingard, Lampard, Vlahovic, De Ligt

  • Manchester United are accelerating their attempts to persuade former Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane to take over as manager. United have apparently increased their financial offer to the 49-year-old Frenchman to succeed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Old Trafford. (Times – subscription required)


  • Manchester City and England winger Raheem Sterling has told the club that he wants a loan move to Barcelona in January. The 26-year-old has started just three games this season and has asked City to sanction the move. (90 min)


  • Arsenal are looking to sign RB Salzburg teenager Karim Adeyemi. The 19-year-old German striker has emerged as a potential replacement for Alexandre Lacazette, but the Gunners have been told they will have to wait until the summer to make their move. (Mirror)


  • Manchester United plan to place Darren Fletcher in interim charge of first-team affairs if a decision to sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is made.(Sunday telegraph)


  • Manchester United are interested in signing Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele. The 24-year-old Frenchman will enter the final six months of his contract in the coming weeks, with United interested in a deal. (Mundo Deportivo, in Spanish)


  • Jesse Lingard’s preferred move away from Old Trafford is a short-term loan to a Premier League club in January with a view to a permanent move in the summer. The 28-year-old Manchester United and England midfielder’s contract talks recently broke down with the club. (Mirror)


  • Leicester have identified former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard as a candidate to replace Brendan Rodgers as manager after the Foxes fell to 12th in the Premier League table following their 3-0 defeat by the Blues on Saturday. (Fichajes – in Spanish)


  • Sergio Aguero is set to announce his retirement from professional football in the next few days, with the Barcelona striker taking medical advice to quit because of a heart problem.(The sun)


  • Manchester United will have to pay £7.5m in severance pay should they decide to remove Ole Gunnar Solskjaer from his role as manager.(The sun)


  • Chelsea are not planning to loan out Hakim Ziyech in January but they would reportedly listen to permanent offers to the forward, who has failed to make a significant impact in the Premier League.(The sun)


  • Tottenham have made Juventus and Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt, 22, one of their top targets for January with director of football Fabio Paratici and boss Antonio Conte both recognising the need for Spurs to bolster their defence. (Football Insider)


  • Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is planning to hold talks with on-loan Crystal Palace midfielder Conor Gallagher about his future. The 21-year-old Palace and England midfielder has scored four goals and registered two assists in 10 Premier League appearances this season. (Four Four Two)


  • Paris St-Germain have dropped their interest in Norway and Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Braut Haaland, 21, and will instead pursue the signing of 21-year-old Serbia forward Dusan Vlahovic from Fiorentina. (El Nacional – in Catalan)


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  • England midfielder Harry Winks has emerged as a top target for Newcastle with new Magpies boss Eddie Howe keen to address his side’s lack of creativity. Winks, 25, has started just one Premier League game for Tottenham this season. (Mail)


  • West Ham are preparing to launch a second bid for Clermont striker Mohamed Bayo. Bayo, 23, has scored seven goals in 12 games this season with Southampton, Brighton and Brentford all keen on the Frenchman. (Sun)


  • Serie A rivals Roma and Juventus are weighing up a possible January move for Paris St-Germain and Argentina midfielder Leandro Paredes, 27. (Calciomercato – in Italian)


  • Eric Dier says Tottenham training sessions have become more gruelling since Antonio Conte’s arrival and are much more like those run by Mauricio Pochettino. (Sunday mirror)


  • Long-term Liverpool target Jeremy Doku’s father has admitted that his son could be on the move in January, although it appears a deal with Barcelona is off the table because of their financial issues.(Sunday express)


  • Birmingham City have rejected an enquiry from former Watford owner Laurence Bassini to buy the debt-ridden Championship club.(Sunday mirror)


  • Leeds United are keeping tabs on Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley and could make a move for the midfielder in January.(The mail)

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