Tuesday's Transfer Gossip: Oxlade-Chamberlain, Pogba,  Nketiah, Sterling, Mane, Haaland, Adeyemi

  • Liverpool’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 28, fears for his Anfield future, as he has not being approached about a new deal and has not played for the club since 20 March. The English midfielder is under contract until next summer. (Mail)


  • France midfielder Paul Pogba, whose contract with Manchester United runs out in the summer, has told Manchester City he does not intend to join them as the 29-year-old is believed to favour an offer from another club. (Athletic, via Mirror)


  • West Ham are the favourites to sign Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah, 22. The Gunners are keen to keep the Englishman at the club. (Mail)


  • Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is expected to be told that he will receive the backing of the club’s incoming owners. (Telegraph – subscription required)


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  • Newcastle United boss Eddie Howe will listen to offers for up to 10 players in the summer including captain Jamaal Lascelles, with the English defender, 28, falling down the pecking order at the club. (Sun)


  • Bayern Munich are planning a summer move for Liverpool and Senegal forward Sadio Mane with the German giants having already made contact with the player’s agent. (Sky Germany via Metro)


  • However, Liverpool have had no contact from the German club. The 30-year-old is out of contract in 2023. (Mirror)


  • Red Bull Salzburg and Germany striker Karim Adeyemi, 20, is close to a move to Borussia Dortmund after Manchester United failed in a move, his agent says. (Metro)


  • Sunderland are plotting a move to sign Jobe Bellingham – the younger brother of Borussia Dortmund and England midfielder Jude – from Birmingham. The 16-year-old England youth international became the Blues second-youngest debutant in January, with the record held by his sibling. (Mail)


  • Championship side Birmingham City are close to being bought by a British businessman, while the position of the club’s manager, Lee Bowyer, is under threat. (Telegraph – subscription required)


  • Middlesbrough are prepared to let English keepers Joe Lumley, 27, and Luke Daniels, 34, leave during the summer, with both players having a year left on their contracts with the club. (Football Insider)


  • Arsenal are ready to explore a move for England forward Raheem Sterling if Manchester City agree to sell the 27-year-old this summer, when he will have one year left on his contract. (Telegraph – subscription required)


  • The Gunners have opened talks with 29-year-old Egypt midfielder Mohamed Elneny, whose present deal with them expires in the summer. (Athletic – subscription required)


  • Aston Villa have made an initial £12m bid to sign Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho on a permanent deal. The 29-year-old Brazilian has been on loan at the Premier League club since January. (Mail)


  • Chelsea defender Jake Clarke-Salter, 24, is wanted by Leeds United and PSV Eindhoven after impressing on loan at Championship side Coventry City. The former England Under-21 international is nearing the end of his present deal at Stamford Bridge. (Sun)


  • Barcelona boss Xavi says their financial position ruled them out of a move for 21-year-old Norway striker Erling Haaland, who is set to join Manchester City from Borussia Dortmund. (ESPN)


  • Manchester United have asked their agents to find them the best free transfers this summer. (Sun)

Wednesday's Transfer Gossip: Coutinho, Maguire Lukaku, De Jong, Ward-Prowse, Adeyemi, Gvardiol

  • Aston Villa have been told by Barcelona they have until the end of May to decide whether they want to sign 29-year-old Brazil attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho on a permanent deal this summer. (Sport)


  • Ten Hag, meanwhile, has identified eight players he can trust when he begins his United reign. The Dutchman, 52, hopes to sign a left-sided centre-back to help England’s Harry Maguire, 29, recapture his best form and is weighing up whether England striker Marcus Rashford can resurrect his career at the club. (Telegraph – subscription required)


  • Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku has no interest in signing for AC Milan or Newcastle this summer, despite the 28-year-old’s growing frustration at a lack of opportunities at Chelsea. (Evening Standard)


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  • Newcastle have been scouting Benfica striker Darwin Nunez, the 22-year-old Uruguay international linked to Manchester United and Liverpool, as they look to bolster their striking options. Everton’s England striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, 25, and Bayer Leverkusen’s Czech Republic forward Patrick Schick, 26, are other options. (Mirror)


  • Tottenham boss Antonio Conte is keen on bolstering his squad with the summer signings of Southampton’s England midfielder James Ward-Prowse, 27, and Brighton’s Spainleft-back Marc Cucurella, 23. (Fichajes – in Spanish)


  • Manchester United have failed in an attempt to hijack Red Bull Salzburg striker Karim Adeyemi’s move to Borussia Dortmund, with the 20-year-old German set on a move to the Bundesliga side. (Patrick Berger)


  • Chelsea want to sign Croatia defender Josko Gvardiol, 20, from RB Leipzig with Germany’s Antonio Rudiger, 29, and 26-year-old Dane Andreas Christensen expected to join Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively. (Goal)


  • Barcelona will listen to big-money offers for Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong. Manchester United have been linked with the 24-year-old with Erik ten Hag, who coached De Jong at Ajax, taking over as Old Trafford boss this summer. (Sport – in Spanish)


  • Arsenal will make one final attempt to tie English striker Eddie Nketiah down to a new contract with the 22-year-old, whose current deal expires at the end of June, attracting interest from clubs in England, France and Germany. (Mail)


  • Lazio are willing to lower their asking price for Serbia midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic to around 80 million euro (£67.4m) with Manchester United and Paris St-Germain among the clubs interested in the 27-year-old. (Calciomercato – in Italian)


  • Newcastle face competition from Paris St-Germain in the race to sign AC Milan’s Portugal winger Rafael Leao, 22. (La Repubblica – in Italian)


  • Arsenal are lining up a move for Bologna left-back Aaron Hickey, 19. Gunners boss Mikel Arteta is keen to bolster his defensive options and Scotland international Hickey has impressed for the Italian side since joining from Hearts in 2020. (football.london)


  • Inter Milan are prepared to sell Stefan de Vrij for £15m this summer, with Tottenham, Aston Villa and Newcastle among the clubs interested in the 30-year-old Netherlands centre-back. (Football Insider)


  • Newly-promoted Fulham could make a move to sign Liverpool’s 24-year-old England defender Joe Gomez. (Football League World)


  • Fulham’s 19-year-old Portugal Under-21 forward Fabio Carvalho has agreed to join Liverpool in the summer, says Cottagers director of football Tony Khan. (Mirror)

Wednesday's Transfer Gossip: Adeyemi, Calvert-Lewin Rudiger, Gnabry, Mahrez, Milinkovic-Savic,

  • Liverpool will have the chance to sign Red Bull Salzburg’s 20-year-old German striker Karim Adeyemi in the summer transfer window, however they could face competition from Borussia Dortmund. (Express)


  • Former Arsenal winger Perry Groves says the Gunners should target Everton and England striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, 24, at the end of the season. (Star)


  • Manchester United will have to pay up to 80m euros (£66m) to sign Serbia midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, 27, from Lazio as a replacement for France midfielder Paul Pogba, 28. (Sport Witness)


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  • Manchester United have been placed on red alert after it became apparent that Juventus and Paulo Dybala were still some way apart in contract talks, which are reported to be “at crisis point”.(Sun)


  • Everton could face a huge financial headache should they lose their Premier League status at the end of the season, with players lacking in significant relegation clauses. (Telegraph)


  • Jurgen Klopp believes Jude Bellingham will soon become the best midfielder in the world and has told close friends and contacts that he wants the Borussia Dortmund teenager at Liverpool. (Sun)


  • England striker Harry Kane, 28, has told team-mates he will stay at Tottenham next season if Champions league football is secured and Antonio Conte remains as manager. (Express)


  • Newcastle United are interested in signing Germany defender Antonio Rudiger when the 29-year-old’s Chelsea contract expires at the end of the season. (Telegraph)


  • Barcelona’s financial position might stop them from being able to sign Wolves winger Adama Traore on a permanent deal at the end of his loan spell.(Sun)


  • Tottenham are already listening to offers for full-back Emerson Royal, who has struggled to adapt to the Premier League since his £26m move just over six months ago.(Sun)


  • Arsenal could attempt to re-sign Germany winger Serge Gnabry from Bayern Munich, with the 26-year-old – who spent four years with the Gunners – valued at £63m. (Football.London)


  • Tottenham are prepared to listen to offers for 23-year-old Brazilian defender Emerson Royal, less than a year after his £26m move from Barcelona. (Sun)


  • Paris St-Germain and Chelsea are interested in signing Manchester City’s Algeria winger Riyad Mahrez, 31. (Foot Mercato)


  • RB Leipzig have joined the race to sign Real Madrid’s 19-year-old Spanish defender Rafa Marin. (Marca – in Spanish)


  • Borussia Dortmund’s 21-year-old Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland wants to join Barcelona this summer. (Sport – in Spanish)


  • However, Barcelona president Joan Laporta has denied reports that negotiations are already underway to sign Haaland, who is also wanted by Manchester City and Real Madrid. (Mail)


  • Barcelona are close to changing the name of their iconic Nou Camp home as their £237m sponsorship deal with Spotify is nearing completion.(Sun)


  • Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen could only be days away from an announcement that he is leaving for Barcelona on a free transfer.(Sun)

Wednesday's Transfer Gossip: Nketiah, Aubameyang, Haaland, Adeyemi, Vlahovic, Kessie , Dembele

  • Premier League sides Brighton and Crystal Palace both remain keen on signing 22-year-old English striker Eddie Nketiah from Arsenal in January. (Sun)


  • Arsenal will listen to offers for 32-year-old Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who could leave the club this month. (Sky Sports)


  • The Gunners have made a 70m euro (£58.3m) offer to Fiorentina for 21-year-old Serbia forward Dusan Vlahovic – which would see Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira, 25, move to the Serie A club on a permanent basis. (Gazzetta dello Sport – in Italian)


  • Red Bull Salzburg’s German striker Karim Adeyemi, 19, is Borussia Dortmund’s top target to replace Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 21. Fiorentina’s Vlahovic, Stuttgart’s Austria forward Sasa Kalajdzic, 24, and Benfica’s Uruguay 22-year-old striker Darwin Nunez are also on the Bundesliga club’s shortlist. (Marca – in Spanish)


  • Borussia Dortmund are keen for Haaland’s future to be resolved before the end of the January transfer window. (Mirror)


  • The Napoli and Italy forward, Lorenzo Insigne, has agreed a deal to join the MLS club Toronto FC this summer.(The Guardian)


  • Ralf Rangnick is battling to unite the Manchester United dressing room as he faces up to his first crisis since taking charge.(Daily mirror)


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  • Newcastle United have their eyes on four current Arsenal stars as they look to bolster their squad this month.(Daily mirror)


  • Real Madrid are no longer in the running to sign Antonio Rudiger after talks with the Chelsea defender hit a stumbling block, according to reports in Spain.(Daily mail)


  • Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland has reportedly been told by his club that he must decide his future by the end of January as speculation continues.(Daily mail)


  • Chelsea are reportedly set to fine Romelu Lukaku £417,000 over his controversial interview despite the striker clearing the air with Thomas Tuchel. (Daily mail)


  • The Ajax and Cameroon international goalkeeper, André Onana, is poised to sign for the Serie A champions Internazionale.(The Guardian)


  • Watford boss Claudio Ranieri has admitted defeat in his efforts to snap up Rangers left-back Borna Barisic. (Scottish sun)


  • Ianis Hagi is set to be offered a new contract at Rangers – according to his dad, Gheorghe. (Scottish sun)


  • Flamengo’s Brazilian forward Gabriel Barbosa, 25, is open to joining Newcastle United despite the club being involved in a relegation battle. (90min)


  • Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek, 24, will assess his options in January as the 24-year-old considers a move away from Manchester United. (ESPN)


  • Tottenham manager Antonio Conte is yet to meet with chairman Daniel Levy to discuss January transfers. AC Milan’s Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie, 25, is among the Italian’s targets. (Evening Standard)


  • Blackburn Rovers want more than £30m for 22-year-old Chile striker Ben Brereton Diaz. (Teamtalk)


  • Roma are set to complete a loan move for Arsenal’s English midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles, 24, this week. (ESPN)


  • Paris St-Germain are interested in signing Barcelona’s 24-year-old French forward Ousmane Dembele. (Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish)


  • Barcelona will look to sell Dembele quickly should the winger reject a final contract offer. (Talksport)


  • Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola would be open to letting Spain defender Aymeric Laporte, 27, join Barcelona – but only if a deal saw Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 24, move to the Premier League club. (El Nacional, via Teamtalk)


  • Italy forward Lorenzo Insigne will join MLS club Toronto in the summer after the 30-year-old Napoli captain agreed an 11m euro (£9.1m) salary. (Guardian)


  • Barcelona’s 21-year-old United States full-back Sergino Dest is not considering leaving the club amid interest from Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich and Chelsea. (Sport – in Spanish)


  • Manchester United fan fury after their horror show defeat by Wolves is set to go through the roof with the Glazer family sharing in a new £11m windfall.(The sun)


  • Newcastle United’s chances of signing Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti in the January transfer window have received a timely boost.(Daily express)


  • Real Madrid have reportedly bid £41m to wrap up a January deal for Paris Saint-Germain hitman Kylian Mbappe. (Daily express)


  • Diego Carlos, the Sevilla centre-back, is on Newcastle’s list of potential signings as they look at alternatives to Sven Botman. (Daily telegraph)


  • Paul Pogba can talk to European clubs about a pre-contract for next season but he will return from injury at Manchester United before making any decision on his future.(Daily telegraph)


  • Monaco are one of the clubs monitoring Christian Eriksen as he steps up his training this month after suffering a cardiac arrest during Euro 2020 last year.(Daily telegraph)


  • Stoke were dealt a blow when Harry Souttar suffered a serious knee injury which is expected to rule him out of the season. But they are considering a very similar replacement in his brother John. (Daily telegraph)

Transfer rumours: Hazard, Rudiger, Casemiro, Dybala, Adeyemi, Vinicius Junior

  • West Ham have seen an audacious £21m bid for Belgium star Eden Hazard, 30, rejected by Real Madrid. (El Nacional – in Catalan)


  • Real Madrid are confident Chelsea and Germany centre-back Antonio Rudiger, 28, will sign a pre-contract deal with them in January and join on a free transfer next summer. (The Athletic – subscription required)


  • Chelsea are targeting a move for Real Madrid and Brazil midfielder Casemiro, 29. (El Nacional – in Catalan)


  • Manchester City and England midfielder Phil Foden, 21, has been valued at £128m and is among the most expensive players in the world. (Mail)


  • Manchester City are looking to offer Portuguese full-back Joao Cancelo, 27, a new contract in early 2022. (Fabrizio Romano)


  • Ralf Rangnick is keen on bringing RB Leipzig midfielder Amadou Haidara to Old Trafford and the Bundesliga side are concerned about a release clause in his contract.(Daily mirror)


  • Clement Lenglet is facing criticism from Barcelona supporters after being pictured smiling and laughing with Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski after their Champions League defeat on Wednesday.(Daily mirror)


  • Former Celtic winger Lewis Morgan is set to complete a move to MLS with the New York Red Bulls. (Daily record)


  • St Johnstone are close to sealing a permanent deal with Ali Crawford, who is currently on loan with the Perth club from Bolton Wanderers. (Daily record)


  • Celtic are reported to have agreed a deal to bring another Japan star to Glasgow, with Gamba Osaka’s Yosuke Ideguchi set to join Ange Postecoglou’s squad.(The scottish sun)


  • Liverpool have scouted both Leeds and Brazil winger Raphinha, 24, and West Ham’s English forward Jarrod Bowen, 24, ahead of potential January moves. (Liverpool Echo)


  • The Reds are also monitoring Juventus and Argentina forward Paulo Dybala, 28. (Calciomercato – in Italian)


  • Barcelona boss Xavi is set to give the green light for a January clear-out with Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 24, United States full-back Sergino Dest, 21, and Germany goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, 29, all set to be made available. (Gerard Romero, via Sun)


  • Barca will also look to offload Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 29, and France centre-back Samuel Umtiti, 28. (Sport – in Spanish)


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  • Clubs have been advised to group players together on team buses based on their vaccination status and keep goalkeepers apart from the rest of the squad as the Omicron variant threatens more disruption to football in the UK.(The daily telegraph)


  • Ajax have told Newcastle to “stop calling” about Marc Overmars, who has agreed a contract extension to stem rumours of him becoming director of football at St James’ Park.(The sun)


  • Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny has emerged as a possible January target for Newcastle. (The sun)


  • Danny Rose has been told he is not fit enough by unhappy Watford boss Claudio Ranieri. (The sun)


  • Hundreds of Leicester fans missed the first 20 minutes of their Europa League clash with Napoli after police escorted their coaches in the wrong direction. (The sun)


  • Benfica fans have made a mocking website in which each click sends under-fire manager Jorge Jesus one step closer to Brazilian club Flamengo, who he is being linked with.(The sun)


  • Borussia Dortmund are favourites to sign 19-year-old Red Bull Salzburg and Germany striker Karim Adeyemi, who has also been linked with Bayern Munich and Liverpool. (Goal)


  • Paris St-Germain are looking to offload players in January, including Argentina forward Mauro Icardi, 28, Brazilian midfielder Rafinha, 28, and Senegal centre-back Abdou Diallo, 25. (L’Equipe – in French, subscription required)


  • Real Madrid and Brazil winger Vinicius Junior, 21, has reiterated his desire to stay with the La Liga side, warning club bosses not to put an asking price on him. (Vamos, via Marca)


  • Manchester United are one of the clubs possibly interested in Vinicius Junior. (Mirror)


  • Antonio Rudiger is set to become one of football’s highest-paid defenders, potentially earning up to £400,000 a week if he leaves Chelsea as a free agent next summer.(Daily mail)


  • Chelsea team-mates are said to be “bewildered” that the club has not offered a new contract to Cesar Azpilicueta who, like Rudiger, is free to leave in the summer.(Daily mail)


  • Leeds United defender Junior Firpo says he lost his appetite for football while playing under Ronald Koeman’s management at Barcelona. (Daily mail)


  • Sergino Dest is keen on leaving Barcelona after losing his spot since Xavi’s appointment as manager, and hopes Bayern Munich will firm up their interest in him.(Daily mail)

Wednesday's Transfer Gossip: Mbappe, Coutinho, Traore, Van de Beek, Adeyemi, Tarkowski, Chambers

  • Real Madrid will not try to sign Kylian Mbappe in January and will instead target the France striker next summer, when the 22-year-old will be out of contract with Paris St-Germain. (Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish)


  • Brazil playmaker Philippe Coutinho, 29, will snub Newcastle United in January as he has no intention of leaving Barcelona. (Sport – in Spanish)


  • Wolves are ready to sell Spain winger Adama Traore in January as talks over a new deal continue to stall, and his former club Barcelona could rival Liverpool for the 25-year-old’s signature. (90min)


  • Former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is determined to return to the Premier League this season and is keeping an eye on Leicester City in case Brendan Rodgers replaces Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United. (Eurosport)


  • Wayne Rooney is set to remain in charge of Derby County despite the Rams being deducted a further nine points and facing almost certain relegation after admitting breaches of accounting rules. (Sun)


  • Real Madrid could move for Manchester United’s Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek in January as they hope the 24-year-old will be available for a low fee because of his lack of game time. (Fichajes – in Spanish)


  • Barcelona are set to offer Red Bull Salzburg 40m euros (£33.8m) for Karim Adeyemi – but Borussia Dortmund are favourites to sign the 19-year-old Germany forward. (Sport1 – in German)


  • Burnley are willing to let James Tarkowski’s contract expire next summer rather than cashing in on a deal in January – with West Ham and Newcastle keen on the England centre-back, 28. (Football Insider)


  • Everton could make a £5m move for Calum Chambers, 26, in January if they can’t resurrect a loan agreement for fellow Arsenal defender Ainsley Maitland-Niles, 24. (Sun)


  • Emi Martinez is determined to be the world’s best goalkeeper and is using performance targets pinned up in his locker to help him on his way, according to Aston Villa goalkeeper coach Neil Cutler.(Daily mail)


  • Iran have been accused of playing a man as a goalkeeper for their women’s national team against fierce rivals Jordan who have demanded a ‘gender verification’ probe.(Daily mail)


  • Arsenal have question marks over the fitness of striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after he returned from international duty early following an injury scare.(Daily mail)


  • Liverpool have been handed a major boost ahead of this weekend’s visit of Arsenal after striker Sadio Mane took part in team training on Tuesday.(Daily mail)


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  • New Norwich City manager Dean Smith is plotting a reunion with Aston Villa’s Republic of Ireland midfielder Conor Hourihane, 30, in January. (Football Insider)


  • Manchester United have told Dean Henderson they will allow him to go out on loan until 2023 – but the England goalkeeper, 24, would rather leave on a permanent deal. (90min)


  • Dutch midfielder Xavi Simons will consider leaving Paris St-Germain when his contract expires next summer, with Spanish and German clubs keeping tabs on the 18-year-old. (Fabrizio Romano)


  • Rangers could be without a manager for Sunday’s Hampden clash with Hibs – despite holding a second round of signing talks with top target Giovanni van Bronckhorst in Holland.(Daily record)


  • Liverpool have sent Scotland captain Andy Robertson for a scan on his hamstring injury.(Daily record)


  • Ex-Arsenal star Lauren is working for his old boss Arsene Wenger again after taking up a job at FIFA.(The sun)


  • Ex-Newcastle winger Jonas Gutierrez has finally called time on his extraordinary playing career aged 38.(The sun)


  • Juventus plan to meet Matthijs de Ligt’s agent to discuss the Netherlands defender’s future. The 22-year-old is contracted until 2024 but the long-time Barcelona target could be offered an extension. (Calciomercato – in Italian)


  • Nottingham Forest are lining up a move for Hearts’ Scotland centre-back John Souttar, 25, and hope to beat Rangers to his signature in January. (Football Insider)


  • Borussia Monchengladbach and Crystal Palace are interested Arsenal’s 23-year-old English forward Eddie Nketiah, who wants to leave the Gunners when his contract expires at the end of the season. (Mail)


  • Gareth Southgate has confirmed he is ready to sign a new deal with England.(Daily mirror)


  • Liverpool’s owners are set to add to their empire by purchasing National Hockey League team the Pittsburgh Penguins, according to widespread reports in America.(Daily mirror)

Wednesday's Transfer Gossip: Fati, Mount, Trippier, Adeyemi, De Ligt, Pepi, Bruce

  • Spain forward Ansu Fati, 18, is close to signing a new long-term contract with Barcelona which will include the same 1bn euro (£846m) release clause as club and international team-mate Pedri, 18. (Fabrizio Romano via Twitter) 


  • Chelsea are willing to make England midfielder Mason Mount one of their top earners as the club prepare to open contract talks with the 22-year-old. (Goal) 


  • Newcastle are planning a shock swoop for Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone and also want the club’s sporting director Andrea Berta. (The sun)


  • Manchester United are planning a January clear-out with Donny van de Beek and Anthony Martial at the top of the list of those players who could be on their way out of Old Trafford.(the sun)


  • Sergio Aguero might only spend a single season with Barcelona before finally linking up with his friend Lionel Messi at Paris Saint-Germain. (The sun)


  • Atletico Madrid and England right-back Kieran Trippier, 31, who was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United in the summer, has said he would “love” to play in the Premier League again. (Mirror)


  • Spartak Moscow say only 25 Leicester City fans will be in attendance for their Europa League clash on Wednesday.(Daily star)


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  • Liverpool have been told they will have to splash out £67m if they want to sign Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. (Daily express)


  • United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will look to clear out at least five players from his squad when the transfer window opens in January. (Sun) 


  • Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund or RB Leipzig will have to pay between 30m and 40m euros to sign RB Salzburg and Germany striker Karim Adeyemi, 19. (ORF – in German)


  • Newcastle United’s new owners have yet to make contact with manager Steve Bruce after the Magpies’ home defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. (Daily Star) 


  • Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt, 22, is unhappy with his role at Juventus, leading his agent Mino Raiola to hold talks with Barcelona about a possible move. (Sport – in Spanish)


  • FC Dallas and United States striker Ricardo Pepi has alerted top European clubs including Liverpool and Bayern Munich by handing in a transfer request – but the 18-year-old has already agreed personal terms with Wolfsburg(CBS Sport) 


  • Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin has suffered a setback in his recovery from a thigh injury.(the daily telegraph)


  • A Saudi Arabian airline is favourite to become Newcastle’s new sponsor after the favoured option of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s “Vision 2030” project was scuppered by Monday’s Premier League vote.(The daily telegraph)


  • European Super League chiefs are planning a second launch with numerous changes to rules, including no permanent membership and two tiers with 20 clubs each, all based on domestic qualification. (Daily mirror)


  • Manchester City have placed a £67.5m price tag on Raheem Sterling as Barcelona prepare to make a move for the England winger.(The sun)


  • Antonio Conte has reportedly rejected the chance to take over as Newcastle manager as he is holding out for the Manchester United role to become available.(The sun)


  • Aston Villa will need to move quickly to sign River Plate’s Julian Alvarez as Serie A side AC Milan are also interested in the 21-year-old Argentina forward. (Calciomercato – in Italian)


  • Newcastle United and Leeds United will miss out on Blackburn Rovers’ English midfielder Joe Rothwell as the 26-year-old has chosen to sign for Rangers instead. (TEAMtalk) 


  • West Ham United are keeping tabs on Barcelona goalkeeper Neto, 32, who is free to leave the Nou Camp in a January loan deal as long as the club who sign him agree to buy the Brazilian in the summer. (Sport – in Spanish)


  • Ryan Hedges says Aberdeen’s players are not doing enough to ease the pressure on under-fire boss Stephen Glass and have to start showing what they are made of.(daily record)


  • Real Madrid have re-ignited their interest in Sevilla defender Jules Kounde, adding to the competition for Premier League clubs who have long been linked with the France international.(Daily mirror)


  • Manchester United are considering options for Amad Diallo and will make a decision on loaning him out before Christmas.(Daily mirror)

Transfer Tumours: Lewandowski, Fernandes, Koulibaly, Rudiger, Kounde, Adeyemi, Phillips

  • Liverpool have emerged as one of the potential destinations for Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, 33, who is expected to leave Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich next summer. (Fichajes, in Spanish) 


  • Cristiano Ronaldo and his family have switched mansions after bleating sheep kept waking them. (The sun)


  • Manchester Unitedhave been in positive talks with Portugal midfielder BrunoFernandes since July. The 27-year-old wants to stay at Old Trafford and his contract is considered a “priority” along with France midfielder Paul Pogba, 28. (Fabrizio Romano via Twitter) 


  • Everton star Richarlison has done nothing to dispel rumours linking him with a move to PSG after posting a tweet singing the praises of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. (Daily Star)


  • Fernandes is closing in on a new five-year deal at Manchester United worth more than £250,000 a week, increasing his salary by nearly £100,000 a week. (Sun)


  • Manuel Pellegrini reckons Joe Hart is the perfect man to take on the Celtic armband Thursday night. (The Scottish Sun)


  • Manchester United wanted to negotiate a deal with Napoli for Senegal captain Kalidou Koulibaly, 30, in the summer transfer window but were not willing to match the Serie A side’s £34m valuation for the centre-back. (Corriere dello Sport via Express) 


  • Liverpool are in pole position to make a January bid for German striker Karim Adeyemi, 19, from Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg. (Mundo Deportivo, in Spanish)


  • Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp expects a “proper transfer offer” for Divock Origi next summer after the Belgium forward, 26, impressed on his first start since January in Wednesday’s win over AC Milan. (Express)


  • Antonio Conte is keeping tabs on the Manchester United job as he eyes a sensational return to the Premier League, according to reports. (The sun)


  • Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger could be sold to fund a bid for Sevilla’s France defender Jules Kounde, 22. The 28-year-old German is wanted by both Paris St-Germain and Real Madrid but has emerged as a key member of Thomas Tuchel’s backline. (Football 365)


  • Inter Milan legend Diego Milito has lashed out at Romelu Lukaku for making false promises to the club’s fans before his exit. (The sun)


  • Rudiger is stalling over Chelsea’s offer of a new £140,000-a-week deal, which has also alerted Bayern Munich and Juventus as Rudiger is out of contract next summer. (Telegraph)


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  • Leeds United have opened talks with Kalvin Phillips over a big new contract for the England midfielder, 25, beyond 2024. (Football Insider)


  • Barcelona identified Leeds striker Rodrigo, 30, as a deadline day transfer target this summer but the Premier League side turned down Barca’s “scattergun” approach for the Spain international. (The Athletic, subscription required) 


  • Bernd Leno was visibly frustrated during Arsenal’s training session on Wednesday as the Gunners prepare for their Premier League clash with Burnley this weekend.


  • Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez is reportedly close to signing a new contract with the Italian side, meaning Arsenal and Tottenham will have to spend big if they decide to reignite their interest in the 24-year-old. (Gazzetta dello Sport, in Italian)


  • Ilkay Gundogan has been promoted to Manchester City vice-captain following a vote by Pep Guardiola’s players and backroom staff this week, demoting Kevin de Bruyne.( The daily telegraph)


  • West Ham are keeping tabs on Rangers’ English centre-back Connor Goldson, 28, who is out of contract next summer. (Football Insider)


  • Tottenham have been handed a double injury boost ahead of Sunday’s clash against Chelsea as Heung-Min Son and Eric Dier are both hopeful of being fit. (Daily Mail)


  • Former England international Carlton Palmer made a surprise return to football on Tuesday night at the age of 55 when he was named on the Grantham subs bench. (Daily mirror)


  • Former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is not seeking a pay-as-you-play deal at the Emirates after boss Mikel Arteta offered him the opportunity to keep fit at the Gunners’ training ground. The 29-year-old has 34 England caps but has been without a club since his release from Bournemouth earlier this year. (Metro)


  • Spain midfielder Isco, 29, is understood to be growing increasingly frustrated at Real Madrid under manager Carlo Ancelotti and could look to secure a move away from the Bernabeu in January. (Calciomercato, in Italian)


  • Tottenham are eyeing a move for Peterborough United’s English defender Ronnie Edwards. Spurs were said to be among a number of Premier League clubs to watch the 18-year-old feature for Peterborough Under-23s against Watford last week. (Football Insider) 


  • PSG were only willing to sell 22-year-old France striker Kylian Mbappe to rivals Real Madrid if Brazil winger Vinicius Junior, 21, was included in the deal. (Here We Go podcast via Sport Bible) 



  • Tottenham chief Daniel Levy is not willing to bend to Harry Kane’s demands over a new contract. (Daily express)



  • Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius reportedly turned down an exit from the Anfield club this summer in order to keep his ‘large wages’. (Daily Star)


Following the  Thursday draw  in Istanbul, below are the African stars that will match-ups in the group Stage.

Mahrez vs Hakimi

With Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain drawn against each other in Group A,

(also including RB Leipzig and Club Brugge), an intriguing contest lies ahead between Riyad Mahrez and Achraf Hakimi.

PSG and Man City met in the Champions League semi-final stage earlier this year,

when the Citizens came out victorious with a 4-1 aggregate win.

So far, Hakimi and Mahrez have made a good start to the season.

With the former contributing a goal and an assist for PSG while the Algeria captain has scored a goal in two games for Pep Guardiola’s side.

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Salah & Mane vs Kessie

Atletico Madrid, Liverpool, Porto and AC Milan are expected to fight their way to the knockout round in Group B.

Liverpool’s African attacking duo of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane face a challenge against Milan’s Ivorian midfield maestro Franck Kessie.

Mane and Salah have helped the Reds secure back-to-back wins in their opening Premier League fixtures while Kessie’s brilliance in the middle of the park powered the Rossoneri back to the elite European competition this term.

Sanusi vs Salah & Mane

Porto’s Nigeria defender Zaidu Sanusi will be aiming to stop Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane in Group B.

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The 24-year-old played an important role in the Dragons’ run to the Champions League quarter-final stage last season where they were eliminated by Chelsea.

Danjuma & Chukwueze vs Nsame & Elia

Europa League champions Villarreal are paired against their final opponents Manchester United, as well as Atalanta and Young Boys in Group F.

After missing the Europa League final in Poland back in May,

Samuel Chukwueze and Arnaut Danjuma might be looking to face the Red Devils,

however, their outing against Young Boys is predicted to be of huge African interest.

The Swiss Super League giants parade DR Congo’s Meschack Elia who has been in fine goalscoring form this season,

with two goals in two league games and he opened his Champions League goal account during the qualification stage.

They also have Cameroon striker Jean-Pierre Nsame who guided them to their fourth top-flight crown in a row with 19 goals in 30 league matches last season.

Adeyemi vs En-Nesyri & Bounou

Group G houses Lille, Sevilla, RB Salzburg and Wolfsburg.

RB Salzburg’s teenage sensation Karim Adeyemi has lit up the Austrian Bundesliga with six goals in five games so far this term,

and he will fancy his chances when he faces Sevilla’s Morocco goalkeeper Yassine Bounou.