Tuesday's Transfer Gossip: Rashford, Gilmour, Ronaldo, Kante, Rashford, Akanji, Marquinhos

  • England pair, forward Marcus Rashford, 24, and left-back Luke Shaw, 27, plus Spain goalkeeper David de Gea, 31, Portugal full-back Diogo Dalot, 23, and Brazilian midfielder Fred, 29, could all leave Manchester United as free agents next June when their contracts end. But the club can trigger a clause extending all their deals by one year.
  • Chelsea owner Todd Boehly hinted to Scotland midfielder Billy Gilmour, 21, about potential changes at Stamford Bridge in a bid to reverse his decision to sign for then-Brighton manager Graham Potter on transfer deadline day.


  • Cristiano Ronaldo turned down £211m-a-year in wages to play for an unnamed club in Saudi Arabia, but Manchester United’s 37-year-old Portugal striker is now reconsidering the offer.
  • RB Leipzig turned down a bid from Chelsea for Croatia defender Josko Gvardiol, 20, as they are convinced other clubs will join the race to sign him next summer, including Manchester City.



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  • Manchester United believe their chances of signing Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25, were hit by their own “indecisiveness” as they pondered whether to meet Barcelona’s £73m asking price.


  • Everton are ready to make a bid for Ferencvaros winger Adama Traore, according to reports.


  • Benfica president Rui Costa believes the £64m Liverpool paid up front for Darwin Nunez justified their decision to let the 23-year-old Uruguay striker leave the Portuguese club.


  • The Premier League is expected to push ahead with plans to use semi-automated offsides for next season after a successful introduction in the Champions League.


  • Belgium striker Divock Origi, 27, who joined AC Milan as a free agent from Liverpool in July, has been branded Serie A’s worst signing of the summer.
  • N’Golo Kante has refused a new two-year deal from Chelsea – the 31-year-old French midfielder’s current contract runs out in 2023.


  • Thierry Henry has praised Folarin Balogun, 21, for his decision to join Reims on loan from Arsenal – the American-born striker has scored five goals in seven appearances for the Ligue 1 side.


  • Manchester City’s new Switzerland centre-back Manuel Akanji, 27, who joined in September from Borussia Dortmund for £15m, has admitted he supported Manchester United as a child.


  • Gareth Southgate will allow his England stars to watch the Queen’s funeral with their families instead of joining up at St George’s Park.


  • Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is making his players undergo training sessions where they use just their weaker foot, according to reports.
  • Ecuador face being kicked out of the World Cup after new evidence revealed a shocking admission from one of their players of using a false birth certificate, with the confession made in an official investigation that was covered up by the Ecuador Football Federation [FEF].


  • British clubs will reportedly not play the Champions League anthem before home games this week due to the mourning period following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.

Monday's Transfer Gossip: Akanji, Rudiger, Phillips, Haaland, Araujo, Martinez, Fabianski

  • Manchester United target Manuel Akanji, 26, wants to leave Borussia Dortmund and the Switzerland defender is considering a move to the Premier League. (Sport1)


  • Barcelona are unwilling to meet Antonio Rudiger’s initial financial demands but will have another meeting with the Germany centre-back, 29, over a free transfer from Chelsea this summer. (Sport – in Spanish)


  • Aston Villa will attempt to secure a permanent transfer for Anwar El Ghazi this summer, but Everton have no plans to sign the Netherlands winger, 26, when his loan spell with the Toffees expires. (Football Insider)


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  • Derby County could bag a sizeable fee for 15-year-old goalkeeper Jack Thompson, with Manchester City, Tottenham and Chelsea all interested in the England youth international. (Sun)


  • Birmingham City are bracing themselves for interest from Premier League and European clubs in their England Under-18 midfielder George Hall, 17. (Mail)


  • Arsenal and Tottenham are interested in Lautaro Martinez but Inter Milan will only sell the Argentina striker, 24, if they receive a bid of more than 80m euros (£67.3m). (Calciomercato – in Italian)


  • West Ham will reward Polish goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski, 36, with a new contract for next season. (Mail)


  • Barcelona want to agree a contract extension for Ronald Araujo, who has received an offer from Manchester United, but the Uruguay centre-back, 23, has not taken kindly to Barca’s pursuit of Rudiger and Chelsea’s Denmark defender Andreas Christensen, 25. (Sport – in Spanish)


  • Aston Villa will push for a £60m move for Leeds United’s England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, 26, this summer. (Telegraph – subscription required)


  • Borussia Dortmund’s Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 21, will decide by the end of April if he will join Real Madrid, Barcelona or Manchester City this summer. (Sport – in Spanish)


  • Everton will let Allan leave in the summer, despite the Brazil midfielder, 31, having another year left on his contract. (Sun)


  • Former Armenia international midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan is out of contract in the summer, but after an upturn in form, Roma are set to open talks over a new deal for the 33-year-old this week. (Fabrizio Romano on Twitter)


  • Newcastle are lining up a £20m offer to Brighton for Spain goalkeeper Robert Sanchez, 24, in the summer and also targeting Watford’s Senegal winger Ismaila Sarr, 24. (Sun)

Thursday's Transfer Gossip: Pochettino, Elneny, Bissouma, Haaland, Diaz, Rudiger, Akanji

  • A number of Manchester United players want the club to step up their efforts to appoint Paris St-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino as the Old Trafford club’s next boss. (Express)


  • Arsenal turned down offers in the January transfer window for Egypt midfielder Mohamed Elneny from Newcastle, Leeds and Watford, despite the 29-year-old’s contract being set to expire in July. (Sun)


  • Everton were impressed in talks with former Tottenham director of technical performance Steve Hitchen and could bring him in as their director of football. (Mail)


  • Brighton can expect renewed interest from Aston Villa for sought-after Mali midfielder Yves Bissouma, 25, this summer after rejecting a £35m bid in the January transfer window. (Athletic, subscription required)


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  • Italian keeper Gianluigi Buffon, 44, is currently playing for Serie B side Parma but would ‘seriously consider’ a move to Major League Soccer. (90 Min)


  • Chelsea have offered Germany international Antonio Rudiger a new contract worth close to £200,000 per week in a bid to keep the 28-year-old defender at Stamford Bridge after he received pre-contract offers from Real Madrid and Paris St-Germain to join them on a free in the summer. (Goal)


  • Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick is interested in signing 26-year-old Borussia Dortmund and Switzerland defender Manuel Akanji. (Sport1, via Teamtalk)


  • Newcastle United keeper Martin Dubravka, 33, turned down a loan move to Manchester United in January, with the Magpies offering the Slovakia international to the Old Trafford club in their attempts to bring in England stopper Dean Henderson, 24, until the end of the season. (Manchester Evening News)


  • Tottenham could bring Christian Eriksen back to the club from Brentford after the 29-year-old Denmark midfielder’s six-month contract with the Bees ends. (Guardian)


  • The father of Colombia winger Luis Diaz claims Tottenham’s hesitation over signing the 25-year-old allowed Liverpool to beat them to his son’s signature. (Blu Radio, via Metro)


  • Borussia Dortmund boss Marco Rose says “honest” talks are taking place with Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland as the 21-year-old decides what to do regarding his future. (Bild, via Mirror)