Monday's Transfer Gossip: De Jong, Kane, Belotti, Werner, Fofana, Barnes, Firmino, Kalajdzic, Gueye

  • Chelsea will make an offer for Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong and, if the 25-year-old Netherlands midfielder leaves the Nou Camp, the Spanish club will make a move for Manchester City and Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva, 27.
  • Bayern Munich chief executive Oliver Kahn, who said Tottenham and England forward Harry Kane was “a dream of the future”, says the German club are not planning to sign a new striker.


  • Roma have made an offer to 28-year-old Italy striker Andrea Belotti, who is a free agent after leaving Torino in the summer.


  • Barcelona boss Xavi says he does not know if De Jong, who is also wanted by Manchester United, will stay with the La Liga club this summer.


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  • Newcastle United have made an enquiry about 24-year-old Leicester City and England winger Harvey Barnes, having had a bid for his compatriot and Foxes playmaker James Maddison, 25, turned down by the East Midlands club.
  • Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino has been linked with Juventus but the 30-year-old Brazil international says he wants to stay at Anfield.


  • Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk, 31, says Liverpool team-mate Mohamed Salah, 30, may have been affected by talk of his contract last season, but the Egypt forward is now “playing with a free mind” having signed a new deal.


  • Chelsea have offered 26-year-old Germany striker Timo Werner to Spanish side Real Madrid.


  • Chelsea are trying to sign French centre-back Wesley Fofana, 21, from Leicester City and 26-year-old Netherlands defender Denzel Dumfries from Inter Milan.


  • Everton are continuing talks with Paris St-Germain as they look to finalise a move to bring Senegal midfielder Idrissa Gueye, 32, back to Goodison Park.


  • Manchester United are looking at moves for Stuttgart’s Austria striker Sasa Kalajdzic, 25, and 19-year-old Slovenia forward Benjamin Sesko, who plays for Red Bull Salzburg, amid the uncertainty of Cristiano Ronaldo’s future at Old Trafford.


  • RB Leipzig left-back Angelino, 25, is an option for Barcelona if they fail to sign his fellow Spaniard Marcos Alonso, 31, from Chelsea.


  • Bournemouth boss Scott Parker says a deal for Middlesbrough’s English midfielder Marcus Tavernier, 23, is now close.

Sunday's Transfer Gossip: Kroos, Ramsey, Ten Hag, Jovic, Van de Beek, Barnes

  • Newcastle are interested in Real Madrid and Germany’s 31-year-old midfielder Toni Kroos. (El Nacional – in Spanish)


  • The Magpies aren’t concerned by AaronRamsey’s wage demands as they consider signing the 30-year-old Wales midfielder from Juventus in January. (Tuttosport, via Mirror)


  • Anthony Martial’s wife has hit back at Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s claim that her husband is injured after he was left out of Manchester United’s matchday squad to face Tottenham. (Sunday mirror)


  • Newcastle want Ajax boss Erik ten Hag to be the club’s new manager but face a struggle to convince him to move. (Mirror)


  • Liverpool are considering a move for Real Madrid and Serbia striker Luka Jovic, 23. (Fichajes – in Spanish)


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  • Liverpool will let German goalkeeper Loris Karius, 28, leave for free in January – he has not played for the club since 2018. (Mirror)


  • Manchester City are growing increasingly uneasy over outside interest in talented youngster James McAtee, who has been dubbed the Salford Silva. (The sun)


  • Wayne Rooney’s Derby County are looking to move out Scotland international David Marshall in the next transfer window.(The sun)


  • Tottenham face competition from Bayern Munich to sign Nantes forward Randal Kolo Muani at the end of the season. The French forward, 22, is out of contract in the summer. (Foot Mercato – in French)


  • Donny van de Beek’s Manchester United team-mates encouraged the Netherlands midfielder, 24, to change agent in a bid to force a move away from Old Trafford. Conversations have taken place with Everton and Wolves over a loan deal. (Mail)


  • Liverpool are keen on Leicester and England winger Harvey Barnes, 23. (Fichajes – in Spanish)


  • Tottenham have joined Leeds in the race to sign Espanyol’s Spanish striker Raul de Tomas, 27. (Sport Witness, via TEAMtalk)


  • Manchester City’s 19-year-old star James McAtee is being closely followed by Manchester United and Liverpool, with the English midfielder yet to sign a new contract at the club. (Sun) 


  • Crystal Palace will cut short striker Jean-Philippe Mateta’s loan deal in January. The 24-year-old Frenchman is on loan until the end of the season from Mainz but is not in manager Patrick Vieira’s plans. (Sun)


  • Tottenham are not thought to be considering an immediate change of head coach but next weekend’s trip to Everton is now looking crucial for Nuno Espirito Santo’s future.(The sunday telegraph)


  • Antonio Conte does not want to take charge of a team mid-season. The former Chelsea and Inter boss has been linked with the manager’s job at Manchester United and Newcastle United(Todofichajes – in Spanish)


  • Newcastle United’s owners reportedly face a struggle in trying to convince Ajax boss Erik ten Hag to join the club due to their current position in the Premier League. (Mirror)


  • Derby want to sell Scotland keeper David Marshall, 36, in the January transfer window. (Sun)


  • England players have become embroiled in a dispute with the FA over tax payments, with their bonus for reaching the Euro 2020 final slashed from £7.8m to £5.25m.(The mail)


  • Newcastle United’s sponsors have been accused of ‘turning a blind eye to homophobia’ with their silence over the club’s Saudi-led takeover.(The mail)


  • Inter Milan midfielder Christian Eriksen could be allowed to resume his football career in England if he was to pass an assessment by a sports cardiologist acting on behalf of the FA.(The mail)