Wednesday's Transfer Gossip: Mbappe, Raphinha, Azpilicueta, Barkley, Digne, Umtiti

  • France striker Kylian Mbappe says he will not be moving to Real Madrid in January and will be staying at Paris St-Germain until at least the end of the season. The 23-year-old’s contract with the Ligue 1 side runs out in the summer. (CNN)


  • Leeds United winger Raphinha has been linked with Liverpool and Bayern Munich, but the 25-year-old Brazil international will not push for a move in January. (Mirror)


  • Barcelona have not given up on trying to sign Spain defender Cesar Azpilicueta, 32, and Denmark centre-back Andreas Christensen, 25, from Chelsea. (Sport – in Spanish)


  • Cristiano Ronaldo has asked Barcelona centre-back Gerard Pique to speak to Nou Camp boss Xavi about a potential move after being left unhappy at Manchester United. (The sun)


  • Real Sociedad are hoping to persuade Manchester United to release Juan Mata as a free agent in January.(The sun)


  • Newcastle are interested in a loan for Brazil international forward Gabriel Barbosa after Benfica refused to sell Darwin Nunez in January.(Daily mail)


  • Everton have discussed a potential move to sign 28-year-old English midfielder and former player Ross Barkley on loan from Chelsea during the January transfer window. (Telegraph – subscription required)


  • Chelsea are considering trying to sign Everton’s 28-year-old France left-back Lucas Digne, with the Stamford Bridge side likely to be without England defender Ben Chilwell, 25, for a lengthy spell because of a knee injury. (90 Min)


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  • Queens Park Rangers are front runners to sign experienced defender Steve Cook from Bournemouth – although Nottingham Forest are also interested.(Daily mail)


  • Former Manchester City defender Cameron Humphreys-Grant, now at Belgian club Zulte Waregem, is weighing up a return to England amid interest from a number of Championship clubs including Derby, Cardiff, Birmingham and Blackburn. (Daily mail)


  • Brighton forward Aaron Connolly is closing in on a loan move to promotion-chasing Middlesbrough. (Daily mail)


  • Newcastle United are reportedly set to make a sensational swoop for PSG midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum – just six months after the ex-Liverpool ace left the Premier League.(Daily star)


  • Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne is set to snub a move to Tottenham – in favour of a mega-money transfer to MLS side Toronto FC. (Daily mirror)


  • West Ham are reportedly weighing up a move for Bayer Leverkusen striker Patrik Schick to ease the burden on Michail Antonio. (Daily star)


  • Czech Republic striker Patrik Schick, 25, is a target for a number of Premier League clubs – having been watched by Arsenal, Everton, Manchester City, Tottenham and West Ham in recent months – but Bayer Leverkusen are in no hurry to sell a player who is under contract until 2025. (90 Min)


  • Newcastle United are lining up a move for France centre-back Samuel Umtiti, with Barcelona keen to offload the 28-year-old. (Marca)


  • Newcastle are also interested in bringing in Brazil striker Gabriel Barbosa in January, but the 25-year-old would prefer to stay with Flamengo. (Mirror)


  • Italy forward Lorenzo Insigne, whose contract at Napoli runs out in the summer, is tempted by an offer from Toronto FC, and the Major League Soccer side are pushing to sign the 30-year-old in January. (Sky Sport Italia, via Football Italia)


  • Juventus want to change the terms of the contract extension agreed with 28-year-old Argentina forward Paulo Dybala, who will be free to leave the club when his current deal runs out in the summer. (La Gazzetta dello Sport, via Football Italia)


  • Queens Park Rangers are ahead of Nottingham Forest in trying to sign 30-year-old English defender Steve Cook from Bournemouth. (Mail)


  • Middlesbrough are closing in on a move to sign Republic of Ireland forward Aaron Connolly, 21, on loan from Brighton. (Mail)

Monday's Transfer Gossip: Bale, Lewandowski, Haaland, Pogba, Barkley, Mbappe

  • Real Madrid and Wales forward Gareth Bale, 32, will receive an offer from Arsenal in the January window. (Defensa Central – in Spanish)


  • Paris St-Germain will target either Bayern Munich and Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, 33, or Borussia Dortmund and Norway forward Erling Braut Haaland, 21, in 2022 as a replacement for France’s Kylian Mbappe(Le 10 Sport)


  • Manchester United fear another huge protest by supporters before their Old Trafford date with Liverpool next Sunday, with local police already on red alert. (Daily star)


  • Juventus and Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt’s agent Mino Raiola has spoken to Manchester City and Chelsea in the hope of shaping a deal for the 22-year-old centre-back. (Calciomercato – in Italian)


  • Chelsea might have to recall Billy Gilmour from his loan spell at Norwich in January after comments from Daniel Farke that it is not his job to develop players for other clubs. (The sun)


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  • Spain forward Ansu Fati’s contract renewal talks have stalled at Barcelona as the 18-year-old’s agent Jorge Mendes wants a two-year term and is rejecting a 1bn euro (£844m) release clause. (El Nacional – in Catalan)


  • Liverpool sporting director Michael Edwards is a target for Real Madrid to help the Spanish club with their transfers. (Sun)


  • Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United are targeting Fiorentina and Serbia striker Dusan Vlahovic, 21. (Sun)


  • Aston Villa have Bologna left-back Aaron Hickey on their radar after his impressive Serie A form, but the 19-year-old Scottish defender is in no rush to return from Italy. (Sun)


  • Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will not be sacked despite the Norwegian winning only four of eight Premier League matches this season. (The Athletic)


  • Arsenal and Leicester City have their eyes on Southampton and Norway winger Mohamed Elyounoussi, 27. (Team Talk)


  • Barcelona are unlikely to pursue Manchester United’s Paul Pogba when the France midfielder’s contract ends next summer as the Spanish club cannot afford the 28-year-old’s wages. (AS)


  • Chelsea’s former England midfielder RossBarkley, 27, is on Burnley’s radar for the January transfer window. (Sun)


  • Crystal Palace star Eberechi Eze is closing on a shock return to first-team training after a much quicker than expected recovery from a serious Achilles injury.(daily mail)


  • Paris Saint-Germain will target Erling Haaland if they lose Kylian Mbappe next summer, with Robert Lewandowski another enticing option for the big-spending Ligue 1 club.(daily mail)


  • Real Madrid are reportedly hoping to lure Liverpool transfer guru Michael Edwards to Spain when his contract ends next summer.(daily mail)


  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not facing the sack as Manchester United manager as his bosses believe fully in his long-term project.(the sun)


  • Sevilla defender Jules Kounde has reportedly told his agent to open talks with Manchester United. (,The sun)


  • Jack Wilshere has urged Declan Rice to ignore potential transfers to Chelsea and Manchester United and stay with West Ham. (The sun)


  • Fiorentina are about to give up on extending the contract of striker Dusan Vlahovic, potentially sparking a transfer battle as early as January between Spurs and Newcastle. (The sun)