Thursday's Transfer Gossip:  Benzema, Kone, Brandt, Messi, Alvarez, Pogba, Gundogan, Loftus-Cheek


  • Karim Benzema is set to give Real Madrid a boost ahead of this week’s Clasico against Barcelona after reaching a verbal agreement on fresh contract terms.
  • Chelsea are interested in signing Borussia Monchengladbach’s Manu Kone with the 21-year-old France midfielder also attracting interest from Paris St-Germain.


  • Borussia Dortmund may offer Germany international winger Julian Brandt, 26, a new contract in a bid to fend off interest from Arsenal and Tottenham.
  • Julian Alvarez is set to sign a new contract at Manchester City which will double his wages to around £100,000-per-week over the next five years.
  • Nottingham Forest midfielder Gustavo Scarpa is back in England but not in the right mental state to return to action yet after returning to Brazil to attend court hearings over a cryptocurrency scam which has cost him a reported £1m.


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• Wednesday’s Transfer Gossip: Xhaka, Tierney, Gnonto, Cucurella, Kane, Enrique, Mac Allister, Lukaku, Alvarez


  • West Ham are eyeing a move for Werder Bremen and Germany striker Niclas Fullkrug, 30.
  • Newcastle, Aston Villa, Wolves and Leeds are interested in signing Portugal international full-back Raphael Guerreiro, 29, when his contract at Borussia Dortmund runs out in the summer.


  • Fulham are monitoring French midfielder Edouard Michut, 20, who is currently on loan at Sunderland from Paris St-Germain.

  • Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 35, will be offered 220m (£193m) euros per year to move to a Saudi Arabian club when his Paris St-Germain contract ends in the summer.
  • Harry Winks says he has no idea what his future holds at Tottenham as nobody from the club has contacted him during his loan spell in Serie A with Sampdoria.
  • Manchester United will head to the United States on tour this summer, with a possible trip to Las Vegas and a friendly against Wrexham being mooted.


  • France midfielder Paul Pogba wants to stay at Juventus next season, despite the 30-year-old only playing 35 minutes of Serie A football this season because of injuries.


  • Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez has already spoken to German midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, 32, about a transfer. Gundogan’s deal at Manchester City runs out in the summer.


  • Borussia Dortmund may offer Germany international winger Julian Brandt, 26, a new contract in a bid to fend off interest from Arsenal and Tottenham.
  • Eintracht Frankfurt are braced for an offer from Manchester United for France striker Randal Kolo Muani this summer according to reports in Germany.

Wednesday's Transfer Gossip: Xhaka, Tierney, Gnonto, Cucurella, Kane, Enrique, Mac Allister, Lukaku, Alvarez


  • Arsenal are ready to trigger a 12-month extension clause in Granit Xhaka‘s contract to keep him at the Emirates until 2025.
  • Newcastle United are interested in Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney but the Gunners may not sell the 25-year-old Scotland international as manager Mikel Arteta is keen to keep him.


  • Leeds United duo Wilfried Gnonto and Weston McKennie could be involved in a swap deal with Juventus in the summer. American midfielder McKennie, 24, is currently on loan to Leeds but Juventus are open to making it a permanent deal with Italian forward Gnoto, 19, going the other way.


  • Lee Carsley could leave his post as England Under-21 manager after this summer’s European Championships and former England players Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and Scott Parker could be considered to replace him.


  • Marc Cucurella hopes his Chelsea revival will be rewarded with a 90-minute test against goal machine Erling Haaland.
  • Barcelona’s hierarchy have privately expressed relief at the fact that they didn’t lose Frenkie de Jong to Manchester United last summer


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• Tuesdays Transfer Gossip: Zaha, Elanga, Meunier, Conte, Mbappe, Nkunku, Nwaneri, Kane


  • Tottenham are not willing to sell England striker Harry Kane in the summer even if the 29-year-old, whose contract with Spurs runs out in summer 2024, does not sign a new deal.


  • Manchester United are going to offer Uruguay midfielder Facundo Pellistri, 21, a new contract before loaning him out next season.


  • Leeds United have agreed to sign Barcelona and Spain forward Ilias Akhomach, 18, at the end of the season.


  • Argentina and Manchester City forward Julian Alvarez, 23, has agreed a new five-and-a-half-year deal with the Premier League club.


  • Former Spain and Barcelona head coach Luis Enrique would be interested in taking over as Tottenham boss if Spurs parted company with Antonio Conte.


  • Manchester United will not risk a long pursuit of Tottenham striker Harry Kane with the club aware of the difficulties of negotiating with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.
  • Legendary Arsenal manager George Graham admitted he didn’t know about the Gunners’ boozy ‘Tuesday Club’.

Tuesday's Transfer Gossip: Lukaku, Mount, Mbappe, Abraham, Sterling, Rice, Salah, Alvarez


  • Inter Milan chief Beppe Marotta has confirmed Romelu Lukaku will return to Chelsea this summer, but claims the Belgian striker wants to make his loan deal permanent.


  • Graham Potter‘s troubles at Chelsea could lead to a homegrown exodus this summer – with Liverpool very keen on England star Mason Mount.


  • Paris St-Germain are trying to convince France forward Kylian Mbappe, 24, to take up the option of extending his contract by another year to 2025.
  • Barcelona and Sergio Busquets will decide in the next few weeks whether the former Spain midfielder, 34, will stay with the club for another season.


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  • Arsenal would be interested in signing Chelsea forward Raheem Sterling if the England forward became available in the summer, although the 28-year-old is not looking to leave the Blues.
  • Chelsea are weighing up a move to bring Tammy Abraham back to the club from Roma this summer as the 25-year-old England striker would be a cheaper option than Napoli’s Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen, 24.
  • Erling Haaland is reportedly close to agreeing a new deal with Nike but is still seeking a lucrative offer to stay with the manufacturing giants.


  • Graham Potter fears his training sessions at Chelsea are being undermined by having too many players to work with.
  • Manchester City have offered to extend 23-year-old Argentina striker Julian Alvarez‘s contract by a year to 2028 on improved terms.


  • Barcelona are one of the clubs assessing whether Alvarez would be open to leaving Manchester City on loan this summer.


  • Liverpool are closely monitoring Chelsea’s talks with France midfielder N’Golo Kante, 31, over an extension to his current deal, which expires this summer.
  • Barcelona’s director of football Mateu Alemany has rejected an offer from Aston Villa to take up a similar role at the Premier League club.


  • Mohamed Salah has not contemplated leaving Liverpool if they fail to qualify for the Champions League, his agent has declared.
  • Barcelona forward Robert Lewandowski will miss Thursday’s Copa del Rey semi-final first leg against rivals Real Madrid after suffering a hamstring strain at the weekend.

Sunday's Transfer Gossip: Ake, Mount, Aubameyang, Scott, Rudiger, Rashford, De Gea, Alvarez, Felix


  • Manchester City are set to give Nathan Ake a bumper new contract after blocking a return to former club Chelsea.


  • Chelsea will look to offload Mason Mount, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Hakim Ziyech, Conor Gallagher and Ruben Loftus-Cheek at the end of the season as the club prepares to spend big once again.


  • Nottingham Forest‘s English midfielder Lewis O’Brien, 24, has attracted interest from MLS clubs New York City, Columbus Crew and Atlanta United.
  • Liverpool have opened preliminary talks over signing Colombia Under-20s defender Kevin Mantilla, 19, from Independiente Santa Fe.


  • Crystal Palace and West Ham are keen on a move for Bristol City‘s 19-year-old English midfielder Alex Scott, who is valued at £20m.

  • Tottenham are interested in signing Real Madrid and Germany defender Antonio Rudiger, 29, in the summer transfer window.
  • Manchester United are one of several top European clubs to express their interest in Atalanta defender Giorgio Scalvini.


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• Saturday’s Transfer Gossip: Dalot, Aubameyang, Burn, Rice, Mount, Messi, Abraham, Zakaria


  • Qatari investors could still bid for a stake in Tottenham, even if Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani completes a takeover of Manchester United.
  • Manchester City are planning to open talks with Argentina’s World Cup winner Julian Alvarez about a new contract, despite the 23-year-old striker only arriving at Etihad Stadium last summer.


  • Barcelona agreed to sign Atletico Madrid and Portugal forward Joao Felix in January 2022, but the deal collapsed because of Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations.


  • Blackburn Rovers have offered Chile striker Ben Brereton Diaz, 23, a £30,000-a-week contract for one year to make him stay at the Championship club amid interest from Villarreal.
  • Newcastle United are plotting a summer move for Fulham and United States full-back Antonee Robinson, 25.


  • Angel Di Maria has questioned Paris Saint-Germain‘s decision to give Kylian Mbappe ‘all the power’ – especially when they also have Lionel Messi in their ranks.
  • Roma striker Tammy Abraham is on Manchester United‘s list of potential targets this summer.


  • West Ham could make summer bids for Manchester United‘s 26-year-old Scotland midfielder Scott McTominay, England centre-back Harry Maguire, 29, Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek, 25, and France forward Anthony Martial, 27.

Manchester United and England striker Marcus Rashford, 25, will have a £120m price tag if the Premier League club are forced to sell him next summer.

Thursday's Transfer Gossip: Ings, Raya, Maguire, Soyuncu, Diaz, Alvarez, Mbappe, Rice, Garnacho


  • West Ham have show interest on Aston Villa striker Danny Ings as they look to solve their troubles scoring goals and climb away from the relegation zone.
  • Chelsea and Manchester United have joined Tottenham for the signing of Brentford’s Spain goalkeeper David Raya, 27, this summer.


  • Moyes faces the sack if West Ham lose their Premier League relegation showdown against Everton at London Stadium on Saturday.


  • Manchester United have rejected a loan offer from West Ham for Harry Maguire and do not plan on allowing the England defender to leave this month despite now finding himself behind international team-mate Luke Shaw.
  • Leicester City have made Ayoze Perez, Jannik Vestergaard, Caglar Soyuncu and Dennis Praet available as they look to free up funds for January spending, which could start with the signing of FC Copenhagen defender Victor Kristiansen.


  • Paris St-Germain were prepared to let France striker Kylian Mbappe, 24, join Liverpool last summer but he rejected the potential move amid reports linking him with Real Madrid.


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Ronaldinho’s son Joao de Assis Moreira is having a trial at his father’s former club Barcelona.

  • Villarreal are favourites to sign Chile striker Ben Brereton Diaz, 23, on a free transfer when his contract with Blackburn Rovers expires in the summer.


  • Blackpool are set to turn to former Ipswich, Sunderland and Wolves boss Mick McCarthy as their new manager following the dismissal of Michael Appleton on Wednesday.


  • Arsenal will not be panicked into buying in January after missing out on Ukraine winger Mykhailo Mudryk, 22, to Chelsea and are prepared to wait until the summer before going in for West Ham‘s England midfielder Declan Rice, 24.


  • Thomas Tuchel is ready to return to management and would be interested in taking over at Tottenham if Antonio Conte leaves the London club.


  • Manchester City are set to open talks with Julian Alvarez over a new contract after his impressive start to life in the Premier League.


  • Everton may be tempted to replace manager Frank Lampard, 44, with former boss David Moyes, 59, despite the Scot’s position at West Ham being under threat, with both clubs in the Premier League relegation zone.
  • Tottenham have offered £30m plus add-ons for Sporting Lisbon‘s Spain defender Pedro Porro, 23, but the Portuguese club want them to meet the full release clause of £39m.


  • Atletico Madrid are set to sign Barcelona’s 28-year-old Netherlands forward Memphis Depay for a fee of £2.6m.


  • FC Copenhagen have confirmed negotiations with Leicester City over a transfer for 20-year-old Danish left-back Victor Kristiansen, but said a deal is not a certainty.


  • Barcelona and Spain defender Sergio Busquets, 34, has turned down a lucrative £17m-a-year opportunity to join Cristiano Ronaldo at Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr.
  • Bournemouth and Nottingham Forest are in the running to sign Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Keylor Navas, who has also been linked with a move to Cristiano Ronaldo’s new club Al-Nassr.


  • Tottenham have offered 30-year-old Brazil forward Lucas Moura, whose contract at Spurs runs out in the summer, to Everton.


  • Manchester United have made an improved contract offer to 18-year-old Argentine Alejandro Garnacho amid interest from Real Madrid.


  • Nottingham Forest are in talks to sign Newcastle United‘s New Zealand striker Chris Wood, 31, on loan with an option to buy.

Sunday's Transfer Gossip: Alvarez, Dawson, Silva, Messi, Ronaldo, Kante, Depay, Kessie, Jesus


  • Ajax and Mexico defensive midfielder Edson Alvarez, 25, says he was “disappointed” a move to Chelsea in the summer did not materialise after the Blues made a late bid for him.


  • West Ham’s English defender Craig Dawson, who almost joined Wolverhampton Wanderers this summer, wants to leave the Hammers in January. The 32-year-old’s current deal runs out next summer.


  • Manchester City are preparing to offer Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva, 28, a new five-year deal on improved terms.
  • Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante’s deal with Chelsea runs out next summer and the 31-year-old France international is a leading target for Barcelona as the Nou Camp club look to replace Spain international Sergio Busquets, 34.


  • Former Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel says he has not made a decision yet about when he will return to management as he takes a break from the game.


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  • Barcelona are hoping to sell Dutch forward Memphis Depay in January, with Italian club Juventus interested in the 28-year-old.


  • Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie, 25, is not happy with his lack of first-team football at Barcelona and wants to return to Serie A in Italy, where he played for AC Milan.
  • Brighton are prepared to sell Ecuador midfielder Moises Caicedo but want £85m for the 20-year-old, who has been linked with Chelsea and Newcastle United.


  • Brighton and Everton are interested in Monaco’s 25-year-old Brazilian left-back Caio Henrique.


  • Sporting Lisbon are ready to propose a deal to Manchester United to sign Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, for a second time.
  • Barcelona president Joan Laporta wants to bring Paris St-Germain forward Lionel Messi back to the Spanish club in January but any move for the 35-year-old Argentine international has a number of obstacles ahead.

Tuesday's Transfer Gossip: Alvarez, Costa, Gavi, Ronaldo, Mount, Rudiger, Caicedo

  • Chelsea will look to bring in a new central midfielder in the January transfer window, with Mexico international Edson Alvarez, 24, their main target.
  • Former Spain striker Diego Costa, 33, flew into the UK on Tuesday night to complete his surprise move to Wolves.


  • AC Milan head coach Stefan Pioli has revealed the club are set to offer 23-year-old Portugal forward Rafael Leao a new contract amid links with a host of clubs including Liverpool.


  • German champions Bayern Munich want to sign Barcelona’s Gavi, with Manchester United and Liverpool already believed to be after the 18-year-old Spanish midfielder.


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  • Napoli have denied they held any real negotiations for Manchester United’s Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, this summer.


  • Wolves fear Costa’s move to Molineux could collapse if his work permit is rejected on the grounds of his age and lack of recent international appearances.
  • RB Leipzig’s Austrian midfielder Konrad Laimer, 25, says a late move to Liver pool was never on the cards despite intense speculation during the closing hours of the summer transfer window.


  • The Blues are also keen to agree a new deal with 23-year-old England midfielder Mason Mount after compatriot Reece James, 22, committed his future to the club with an improved contract.


  • The agent of Real Madrid defender Antonio Rudiger says the Germany international, 29, was keen to stay at Stamford Bridge but Chelsea made “next to no effort to keep the player”.


  • Mateo Kovacic says he recommended RB Leipzig’s 20-year-old Croatian defender Josko Gvardiol to Chelsea during the recent free-spending transfer window.


  • Brighton are prepared to negotiate with Liverpool in January over the transfer of 20-year-old Ecuadorian midfielder Moises Caicedo.
  • Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers, 49, is due an eight-figure compensation package if he is sacked following the club’s worst start to a season since 1983.

Friday's Transfer Gossip: Martinelli, Ronaldo, Luiz, Alvarez, Joao Pedro, Aouar, Leao, Brereton Diaz

  • Arsenal were preparing to fight off interest for Brazil forward Gabriel Martinelli from AC Milan, who saw the 21-year-old as a replacement for Leao.


  • Napoli director Cristiano Giuntoli has said there was “never anything concrete” between the Serie A club and Manchester United and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37.


  • Watford  stood firm in keeping Senegal winger Ismaila Sarr, 24, despite receiving a £25m bid from Aston Villa and enquiries from Crystal Palace.


  • Ajax blocked Chelsea from signing Mexico midfielder Edson Alvarez, 24, because the Dutch club felt they had lost too many players this summer.


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  • Lyon and France midfelder Houssem Aouar, 24, will stay at the club, despite reaching an agreement to join Nottingham Forest and having interest from Fulham.


  • West Ham decided to keep English defender Craig Dawson, 32, after they failed to bring in Southampton and Poland centre-back Jan Bednarek, 26, who joined Aston Villa on loan. Dawson was set for a £5m move to Wolves.


  • Chelsea missed out on RB Leipzig and Croatia defender Josko Gvardiol after the 20-year-old signed a contract extension with the Bundesliga club.


  • Spain and Real Madrid forward Marco Asensio, 26, has decided to remain at the club until his contract ends in 2023, despite multiple clubs registering interest in signing him.


  • Bayern Munich’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic also said Ronaldo was not an option for them this summer as they “were doing other things”.


  • AC Milan rejected Chelsea’s bid of 80m euros (£68.95m)plus players for Portugal forward Rafael Leao, 23.


  • PSV Eindhoven also rejected Chelsea’s late attempt to sign their Ivory Coast midfielder Ibrahim Sangare, despite the Stamford Bridge club indicating they were willing to pay up to 45 million euros (£38.9m) for the 24-year-old.


  • Wolves turned down a late informal proposal worth £17m from Leeds for South Korean forward Hwang Hee-chan, 26.


  • Aston Villa rejected three bids, including a final offer of £25m, from Arsenal for Brazil midfielder Douglas Luiz, 24, on deadline day.


  • Watford forward Joao Pedro has said he is “fully committed to the club” after the Hornets turned down a bid from Everton for the 20-year-old Brazilian.


  • Blackburn Rovers will consider pre-contract offers for Chile striker Ben Brereton Diaz, 23, in January after the club rejected bids of £12m from Fulham and Everton.


  • Paris St-Germain have given up on their attempt to sign Inter Milan’s Slovakia defender Milan Skriniar this summer, but they may return to their pursuit of the 27-year-old in January.


  • Dynamo Moscow have said a move for Russia midfielder Arsen Zakharyan, 19, to Chelsea was blocked due to sanctions the UK government placed on Russia in response to the invasion of Ukraine.

Thursday's Transfer Gossip: Dest, Danilo, Diallo, Neymar, Leao, Alvarez, Gvardiol, Tielemans, Gakpo

  • Barcelona full-back Sergiño Dest will join AC Milan on a season-long loan, with the option to turn the move into a €20m permanent switch. The USA defender had been linked with a move to Manchester United.


  • Arsenal have submitted a £20m offer for Palmeiras midfielder Danilo, 21, but the club want a higher fee for the Brazilian.


  • Paris St-Germain’s Senegal defender Abdou Diallo, 26, who has been linked with a move to Aston Villa, will fly to Germany on Thursday for a medical before a proposed switch to RB Leipzig.


  • Birmingham City are in talks with Manchester United in a bid to sign 22-year-old Netherlands midfielder Tahith Chong on a permanent deal.


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  • Newcastle United have entered the race to sign Leicester City’s Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans, 25.


  • Arsenal have been tracking Tielemans throughout the transfer window, but another “mystery club” is now ready to table a bid as Leicester set a £30m price tag.


  • Ajax midfielder Edson Alvarez, 24, is keen to push through a move to Chelsea as owner Todd Boehly launches a £50m bid for the Mexico international.


  • The Blues have bid £43m for Alvarez as Chelsea aim to sign a forward and a midfielder before the transfer window closes.


  • Chelsea have been offered the chance to sign Neymar, 30, as Paris St-Germain bid to offload the Brazil forward to avoid falling foul of Uefa’s Financial Fair Play guidelines.


  • But while Chelsea are interested in striking a deal for Neymar, in an apparent u-turn, Paris St-Germain are now refusing to sell.


  • PSV Eindhoven have agreed a £34m deal for Gakpo as Southampton prepare to smash the club’s transfer record.


  • Fenerbahce have entered the race to sign Paris St-Germain forward Mauro Icardi, 29, with the Argentina striker already garnering interest from fellow Turkish side Galatasaray.


  • Denmark and Nice forward Kasper Dolberg, 24, is in Spain to complete a loan move to Sevilla.


  • Former Everton forward James Rodriguez, 31, is interested in playing for La Liga side Sevilla – the Colombian is currently at Qatari club Al-Rayyan.


  • AC Milan forward Rafael Leao, 23, and Dinamo Moscow midfielder Arsen Zakharyan, 19, have been linked with Chelsea in a potential double swoop. Russia’s Zakharyan would cost £12.6m but a reported £126m price tag could scupper any move for Portugal’s Leao.


  • Brentford hope to hijack Arsenal’s move for Shakhtar Donetsk’s Mykhaylo Mudryk, 21, but would have to smash the club’s transfer record to sign the £25m-rated Ukrainian forward.


  • Barcelona have turned down a player-plus-cash offer from Chelsea for Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 33. They bid €15m (£13m) plus Spain full-back Marcos Alonso, 31, but negotiations continue.


  • Chelsea are closing in on a £77.7m deal to sign Croatia defender Josko Gvardiol, 20, but would be willing to let him remain at RB Leipzig on loan for the 2022-23 season.


  • Leeds United are preparing to table an offer for Sheffield United’s Republic of Ireland defender John Egan, 29, but face losing Wales winger Dan James, 24, to Tottenham.


  • Southampton are ready to up their offer for Netherlands winger Cody Gakpo, 23, after PSV Eindhoven rejected an initial £21.4m bid.

Sunday's Transfer Gossip: Hazard, Alvarez, Tarkowski, Carlos, Vlahovic, Calvert-Lewin, Ramsey, Traore

  • Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti says Eden Hazard is set to stay at the club. The 31-year-old Belgian winger has been linked with a return to the Premier League this January. (Mail)


  • Manchester City are set to beat Real Madrid to the signing of River Plate forward Julian Alvarez. The 21-year-old Argentine has been labelled the new Sergio Aguero, with Barcelona and Bayern Munich also interested. (Star)


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  • Newcastle United are hopeful of signing Burnley defender James Tarkowski, with Burnley willing to take a bid for the 29-year-old Englishman. (Sun)


  • Representatives of Sevilla defender Diego Carlos are trying to persuade the club to sell him to Newcastle. The Magpies are keen on the 28-year-old Brazilian, with the Spanish club wanting around £60m. (90 min)


  • Watford are poised to sack Claudio Ranieri as the search begins for the Italian’s replacement at Vicarage Road.(Sunday mail)


  • Barcelona legend Hristo Stoichkov has lambasted Ousmane Dembele for “tarnishing the badge” over his contract stand-off with Barcelona. (Sunday mail)


  • Christian Eriksen is returning to former club Ajax to train with the club’s reserves in a bid to get fit ahead of a potential move, with Premier League duo Leicester and Brentford linked. (Sunday mail)


  • Arsenal have submitted a 70m euro (£58.6m) bid for Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic. The 21-year-old Serbian striker has scored 17 goals in 21 Serie A appearances this season. (Tutto Mercato – in Italian)


  • West Ham want to sign Everton and England striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, but Everton are asking £60m for the 24-year-old. (Sun)


  • Burnley want to sign Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey, 31, on loan until the end of the season. Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri has confirmed the Welshman will leave the club in January. (Sun)


  • Aston Villa are interested in signing 24-year-old Juventus midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur. The Uruguayan has made 18 Serie A appearances this season. (Mail)


  • West Ham have pulled out of the race to sign Wolves winger Adama Traore after being told the 25-year-old Spaniard is signing for Tottenham. (Football Insider)


  • Chelsea have joined the race to sign Stuttgart left-back Borna Sosa, 24. The Croatian international was a target for Aston Villa earlier in the window, with Inter Milan also interested. (Sky Deutschland’s Marc Behrenbeck on Twitter – in German)


  • Liverpool have distanced themselves from signing Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Denis Zakaria. The 25-year-old Switzerland international was initially linked with a move to Anfield. (Liverpool Echo)


  • Atletico Madrid are keen on signing Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso. The Spaniard, 31, is said to be a target for the La Liga side. (Marca)


  • Arsenal are close to securing an 18-month loan deal for Juventus midfielder Arthur Melo. Juve are willing to let the 25-year-old Brazilian go if they can bring in a replacement. (Tuttosport – in Italian)


  • Paris St-Germain are interested in signing 22-year-old Lille striker Jonathan David. Chelsea, Tottenham and Barcelona have also enquired about the Canadian’s availability. (Calciomercato – in Italian)