Wednesday's Transfer Gossip: Haaland, Martial, Rashford, Wijnaldum, Coman, Ndombele, Nketiah

  • Borussia Dortmund are set to meet Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland’s representatives next week as they try to find out what the 21-year-old’s plans are regarding his future. (Marca)


  • Sevilla have cooled their interest in France striker Anthony Martial as they cannot afford to meet Manchester United’s demands to sign the 26-year-old on loan. (Marca)


  • Paris St-Germain midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has been linked with Newcastle United but the 31-year-old Dutch international is not interested in a return to his former club. (Football Insider)


  • Former Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has contacted Spurs midfielder Tanguy Ndombele in an effort to convince the 25-year-old France midfielder to join him at Roma, with the Italian club wanting a loan deal with an option to buy. (Telefoot, via Mail)


  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been seen in an Arsenal shirt for the first time since being axed by Mikel Arteta. (Daily mail)


  • Ex-Chelsea and Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is eyeing an international job ahead of the 2026 World Cup before quitting management.(Daily mail)


  • Tottenham are willing to sell Steven Bergwijn for the right price in order to help fund a swoop for Wolves winger Adama Traore. (Daily mail)


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  • England striker Marcus Rashford, 24, is expected to hold talks with Manchester United over a new contract, with negotiations set to start before the end of the season. (Mail)


  • Bordeaux have exiled Laurent Koscielny from the first-team squad and stripped him of the captain’s armband as their crisis intensifies, according to reports in France.(Daily mirror)


  • Crystal Palace are in talks to sign English striker Eddie Nketiah from Arsenal, with the 22-year-old’s contract running out in the summer. (Times – subscription required)


  • Arsenal‘s England youth international forward Folarin Balogun, 20, is set to join Championship side Middlesbrough on loan for the rest of the season. (Sky Sports)


  • Brighton and Newcastle United are planning on trying to sign Argentine defender Marcos Senesi, 24, from Dutch club Feyenoord. (Football Insider)


  • Aberdeen will have to match the £350,000 cash offer Hibs made for Jamie McGrath if they want to lure the St Mirren star away from Paisley this month.(Daily record)


  • Middlesbrough are eyeing out-of-favour Rangers star John Lundstram. (Daily record)


  • Brentford and Brighton have made bids for 19-year-old Reims striker Hugo Ekitike but Newcastle United remain favourites to sign the Frenchman. (90 Min)


  • Bournemouth plan to price any potential suitors out of a move for English defender Lloyd Kelly, with Everton and West Ham interested in the 23-year-old. (Football League World)


  • Tottenham want to sign a right-back, midfielder and attacker during the January transfer window after a meeting between manager Antonio Conte, chairman Daniel Levy and managing director of football Fabio Paratici. (Telegraph – subscription required)


  • France winger Kingsley Coman, 25, is close to signing a contract extension with German champions Bayern Munich. (Goal)


  • Chelsea are considering recalling English right-back Dujon Sterling, 22, from his season-long loan stint at Blackpool but only have until 14 January to do so. (Football League World)


  • Ousmane Dembele’s agent has cited Barcelona boss Xavi Hernandez’s poor management style as the reason for Dembele‘s contract negotiations reaching a stalemate.(Daily mail)


  • Toronto adopted a bizarre method when signing Italy superstar Lorenzo Insigne this month, after the club turned to football website Transfermarket. (Daily mail)


Transfer rumours: Coman, Gomez, Martial, Azpilicueta, Marquinhos, Milinkovic-Savic

  • Manchester United, Barcelona and Real Madrid are all keeping track of Bayern Munich and France winger Kingsley Coman, 25. (Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish)


  • Real Madrid are monitoring Liverpool and England centre-back Joe Gomez, 24. (Mail)


  • Liverpool are contenders for the signature of Borussia Dortmund’s 21-year-old Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland. (Sky Germany)


  • Manchester United and France forward Anthony Martial, 26, wants to join Sevilla on loan. (Sky Sports)


  • Every club sponsorship deal worth more than £1m a year will have to be submitted to the Premier League to be checked that it is not an “associated party” transaction, according to new regulations sent to top-flight clubs.(The times)


  • Liverpool have described the fixture schedule in which they will play twice in 55 hours as “absurd” and explained why they had called for a break in the Premier League season.(The times)


  • Celtic have called for the Scottish Premiership’s winter break to be brought forward to minimise the effect of new Covid-19 restrictions on crowd numbers.(The times)


  • The Welsh government’s decision to ban fans from sporting events was described as “devastating” for professional rugby by David Buttress, chairman of the Dragons.(The times )


  • Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta, 32, wants to stay at the club despite Barcelona showing interest in signing the Spain defender when his contract expires in the summer. (The Athletic – subscription required)


  • Manchester United have contacted River Plate over a £17m deal to sign 21-year-old Argentina forward Julian Alvarez. (Ole – in Spanish)


  • Tottenham Hotspur and Roma are vying for the signature of Hoffenheim and Germany midfielder Florian Grillitsch, 26. (Sky Germany)


  • Arsenal were without Albert Sambi Lokonga, Pablo Mari and Calum Chambers against Sunderland after the trio tested positive for Covid-19.(The sun)


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  • Erling Haaland’s agent Mino Raiola has hinted the goal machine might stay at Borussia Dortmund in a huge blow to Manchester United. (The sun)


  • Chelsea have been given a huge boost with Jorginho back in training on the eve of their Carabao Cup quarter-final at Brentford. (The sun)


  • Manchester United are interested in signing Lazio’s Serbia midfielder Sergei Milinkovic-Savic, 26. (Il Messaggero – in Italian)


  • Newcastle United are among the clubs looking to sign Tottenham centre-back Joe Rodon on loan during the January transfer window.(Daily telegraph)


  • Scottish rivals Celtic and Rangers are going head to head for Iceland winger Albert Gudmundsson, who is available on a free transfer next summer.(Daily telegraph)


  • England goalkeeper Sam Johnstone looks increasingly like running his contract down at West Brom, with West Ham at the front of the queue to land him on a free transfer in the summer.(Daily telegraph)


  • Watford’s search for a centre-back has also seen them look at Arsenal’s Sead Kolasinac (Daily telegraph)


  • Almost 200 former and current players, including Gary Lineker, Frank Lampard, Andy Cole, Kevin Keegan, Edwin van der Sar and Fabian Delph have demanded the Professional Footballers Association publish what is alleged to be a highly-critical report into how the union has been run.(Daily telegraph)


  • Chelsea had a £72m bid for Paris St-Germain defender Marquinhos, 27, rejected in the summer. (L’Equipe – in French)


  • Brazil centre-back Marquinhos will sign a new contract at PSG until 2026 or 2027. (Fabrizio Romano)


  • Everton will make a third attempt to sign Rangers and Scotland right-back Nathan Patterson, 20. (Guardian)


  • Newcastle United are targeting six players, including two loans, in a busy January transfer window. (90min)


  • Aston Villa have received four offers for 25-year-old Brazil striker Wesley, who is on loan at Club Brugge. (HLN – in Dutch)


  • West Ham United and Barcelona lead the race to sign Real Sociedad’s Belgium winger Adnan Januzaj, 26, whose contract expires in the summer. (TodoFichajes – in Spanish)


  • Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick has reportedly spoken to Erling Haaland’s father Alf-Inge as he pushes to sign the Borussia Dortmund hitman.(Daily mail)


  • Tottenham are reportedly keen on signing Barcelona centre-back Clement Lenglet in January.(Daily mail)


  • Premier League stars fear club executives have secretly disregarded their health concerns as acrimony over the decision not to enforce a Covid ‘circuit-breaker’ intensifies.(Daily mail)


  • Premier League clubs are queuing up to sign Nottingham Forest talent Brennan Johnson, with Everton and Newcastle preparing to fight off top-flight rivals.(Daily mail)


  • Nigeria forward Victor Osimhen has claimed that he will be fit to play in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) next month, despite suffering a horrific facial injury while playing for Napoli last month.(Daily mail)

Saturday's Transfer Gossip: Rudiger, Ter Stegen, Vlahovic, Pogba, Brozovic, Coman, Bowen

  • Real Madrid are looking at signing Chelsea centre-back Antonio Rudiger, 28, on a free transfer when his Blues contract runs out next summer and could offer the Germany international a deal worth £200,000-a-week. (AS, via Mail) 


  • Newcastle United have made Barcelona and Germany goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, 29, a transfer priority. (El Nacional – in Spanish)


  • Officials from Arsenal and Fiorentina met in London this week to discuss a deal that would see 21-year-old Serbia striker Dusan Vlahovic join the Gunners. (Express)


  • Antonio Conte left it until the last minute to take the Tottenham job as he was holding out hopes that Manchester United would sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. (Daily star)


  • France midfielder Paul Pogba let Manchester United know he would be open to signing a new deal with the club in 2019, but the Old Trafford side decided against offering him a new contract. The 28-year-old’s current deal runs out next summer. (Mail) 


  • New Tottenham boss Antonio Conte wants to sign his former player, Inter Milan and Croatia midfielder Marcelo Brozovic. The 28-year-old is out of contract in the summer. (Tuttomercato – in Italian)


  • Chelsea want to sign Fenerbahce and Hungary defender Attila Szalai, 23. (Sun)


  • Barcelona will look to cut short 31-year-old Netherlands striker Luuk de Jong’s loan deal from Sevilla in January. (Sport – in Spanish)


  • AS Roma boss Jose Mourinho is ready to raid two of his former Premier League clubs – Chelsea and Tottenham – to try and sign Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Antonio Rudiger and Harry Winks. (The sun)


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  • Shaun Wright-Phillips feels Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette would be a perfect January signing for Manchester City as they look for additional attacking options.(The sun)


  • Paris Saint-Germain expect Sergio Ramos to finally start training next week after a long-term absence with a calf injury.(Daily mail)


  • Real Madrid are considering which fringe players they might have to offload to finance a lucrative contract for impending Chelsea free agent Antonio Rudiger. (Daily mail)


  • Granit Xhaka will not be available to train fully with Arsenal until the New Year after a slow recovery from a knee ligament problem.(Daily mail)


  • Ousmane Dembele is set to snub Manchester United and Chelsea to stay with Barcelona, even if that means him taking a pay cut on his next contract.(The sun)


  • Atletico Madrid’s interest could make it difficult for Manchester United and Newcastle in their pursuit of Inter Milan’s Marcelo Brozovic.(The sun)


  • Incoming Barca boss Xavi wants to make Bayern Munich and France winger Kingsley Coman, 25, his first signing. (Sport – in Spanish)

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  • Serbia forward Luka Jovic, 23, is pushing for a move away from Real Madrid in January. (Defensa Central – in Spanish)


  • Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva, 27, was linked with a move away from Manchester City in the summer, but says he is “feeling happy right now” at the club. (Sky Sports) 


  • Everton boss Rafa Benitez doesn’t expect to have much money to spend in January.(The guardian)


  • West Ham forward Jarrod Bowen has been linked with Liverpool in the past and Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has admitted he is an admirer of the 24-year-old English player. (Liverpool Echo)


  • Manchester United and Newcastle United are reported to have ended their interest in bringing Eden Hazard back to the Premier League from Real Madrid. (The sun)


  • Ademola Lookman wants to switch his international allegiance from England to Nigeria but is yet to convince new Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr he is worthy of a call-up.(The sun)


  • Former Tottenham and Newcastle star David Ginola has signed up for the 2021 edition of I’m A Celebrity along wit(The sun)