Saturday's Transfer Gossip: Mount, David, Flick, Nkunku, Mbappe, Lewandowski, Ronaldo, Van Gaal, Hazard


  • England World Cup star Mason Mount has been told that Liverpool can be one of his options in the transfer window after the midfielder turned


  • Canada’s Lille forward Jonathan David, 22, has admitted playing in the Premier League remains a dream of his.


  • German manager Jurgen Klopp is not interested in succeeding Hansi Flick if he is sacked as Germany coach after failing to reach the last 16, as he “intends to fulfil” his Liverpool contract, which runs until 2026.


  • Five members of Belgium’s World Cup squad booked earlier flights to travel home separately from their team-mates from Qatar, after crashing out in the group stage amid splits in the camp.


  • Harry Kane is still the key to England’s bid to end a 56-year wait for international glory, says Jamie Carragher.
  • Director of research Ian Graham is the latest member of Liverpool’s backroom staff to leave the club and they fear he will now join Manchester United.


  • Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group are ‘likely’ to only sell part of the club as talks over a £4bn deal increase.
  • Queens Park Rangers interim boss Paul Hall has shot down the chances of Leon Balogun rejoining Rangers after Michael Beale‘s move back to Ibrox sparked Loftus Road fan concerns.


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  • Chelsea will pay 70m euros (£60m) to sign France striker Christopher Nkunku, 25, from RB Leipzig in July on a contract until 2028.
  • Real Madrid would still be willing to sign France striker Kylian Mbappe, 23, from Paris St-Germain, but only if certain conditions are met.




  • Manchester United have been handed a boost to their hopes of signing long-term target Joao Felix – with Atletico Madrid reportedly deciding to cash-in on the forward.
  • Edinson Cavani pushed over the VAR Screen at the Al Janoub Stadium while walking off the pitch after Uruguay’s final 2022 World Cup game against Ghana.
  • Mbappe met with Robert Lewandowski last summer in a bid to convince the Poland striker, 34, to join him at PSG instead of signing for Barcelona.


  • Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, is ‘very tempted’ about joining Chelsea after leaving Manchester United.


  • Cristiano Ronaldo brought the streets of Lisbon to a standstill on Tuesday when his £500,000 fleet of supercars was delivered to a backstreet garage for valet cleaning.


  • Bayer Leverkusen have been in contact with Club Pachuca over a potential move for Luis Chavez after watching the 26-year-old midfielder impress at the World Cup for Mexico.


  • Real Madrid forward Eden Hazard is considering retiring from international football at the age of 31 after Belgium’s early World Cup exit.


  • Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal, 71, has hinted at the possibility of taking the Belgium job, with Roberto Martinez having ended his six-year tenure.


  • Guests on a Qatari television programme have appeared to mock Germany’s early World Cup exit and their human rights protests.


  • Chelsea may be kicking themselves even more for losing Jamal Musiala to Bayern Munich three years ago, but Jody Morris has explained that the Blues were powerless to letting the teenager go.

Tuesday's Transfer Gossip: Messi, Mbappe, Saka, Osimhen, Palhinha, David, Yates

  • David Beckham’s MLS franchise Inter Miami will do everything they can to sign Lionel Messi, should the 34-year-old Argentina international look to leave Paris St-Germain as early as this season. (Miami Herald, via Mail)


  • Real Madrid are keen to finalise a deal to sign France forward Kylian Mbappe, 23, from PSG before they pursue other transfer targets or offer contract extensions to current players. (Goal)


  • England winger Bukayo Saka is “really happy” at Arsenal despite reports suggesting that the 20-year-old has put his contract talks on hold. (Fabrizio Romano)


  • Nottingham Forest have opened contract talks with English midfielder Ryan Yates, 24, as they also battle to keep in-demand 20-year-old Welsh midfielder Brennan Johnson, who has been linked with Tottenham. (Mirror)


  • LA Galaxy are interested in signing veteran Spanish centre-back Sergio Ramos, 35, who has struggled to make an impact at Paris St-Germain because of fitness issues. (Foot Mercato – in French)


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  • Manchester United have shown interest in Sporting Lisbon’s 26-year-old Portuguese midfielder Joao Palhinha, having sent scouts to watch him eight times already this season. (Record, via Sun)


  • Pep Guardiola has told Jack Grealish to ignore public opinion as Manchester City’s £100m signing gears up for his comeback.(Mail)


  • Premier League referees have been told to allow players to show support for Ukraine without receiving yellow cards following Matty Cash’s controversial booking on Saturday.(Mail)


  • Middlesbrough boss Chris Wilder faces Antonio Conte in the FA Cup fifth round on Tuesday and admitted he once accused the Spurs manager of stealing his tactics.(Mail)


  • Ajax want to appoint Barcelona sporting advisor Jordi Cruyff as their new director of football after Marc Overmars‘ departure. (Marca – in Spanish)


  • Juventus are leading the race for 22-year-old Italy winger Nicolo Zaniolo, who is stalling on signing a new Roma contract. (Luca Bianchin via SB Nation)


  • Juventus are also hopeful of keeping Spain striker Alvaro Morata, 29, at the club beyond his current loan spell from Atletico Madrid. (Gazzetta dello Sport – in Italian)


  • Ralf Rangnick has major reservations about the prospect of Cristiano Ronaldo spearheading Manchester United’s attack next season, with sources suggesting the German’s patience is wearing thin with the 37-year-old. (Manchester evening)


  • Barcelona are on the brink of agreeing a deal to sign Franck Kessie on a free transfer from AC Milan, a move that impacts both Arsenal and Manchester United, who are also interested in the midfielder. (Mirror)


  • Rio Ferdinand has told Manchester United fans to get used to being out in the cold for at least two more years and advised his old club to copy rivals Liverpool. (Mirror)


  • Arsenal target Jonathan David is determined to leave Lille this summer, handing the Gunners the perfect incentive to strike a deal for the Canada international forward, 22, at the end of the season. (Sky Germany, via Express)


  • Manchester United are not prepared to pay £100m to sign 23-year-old Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen from Napoli. (Star)

Tuesday's Transfer Gossip: Jesus, David, Johnson, Silva, Rodgers, Mbappe

  • Inter Milan are monitoring Manchester City’s Brazil striker Gabriel Jesus, 24, as a potential recruit for their attack. (CalcioMercato – in Italian)


  • Arsenal, Newcastle, Borussia Dortmund and Inter Milan are eyeing a move for Lille and Canada forward Jonathan David, 22. (TuttoMercatoWeb – in Italian)


  • Newcastle, Leeds and Crystal Palace’s hopes of signing Wales midfielder Brennan Johnson, 20, have faded with Nottingham Forest increasing their efforts to get him to sign a new deal. (Mirror)


  • Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers has the backing of the club’s board despite a poor run of form. (Telegraph)


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  • Liverpool are “seriously interested” in signing English forward Jarrod Bowen, 25, from West Ham. (GiveMeSport)


  • Alfredo Morelos’s agent Michael Gorman has rubbished reports linking the Rangers star with a £20m move to Zenit St Petersburg. (Record)


  • Borussia Dortmund superstar Erling Haaland took full part in training on Monday as he looks to return for the trip to Ibrox this week.(Record)


  • Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus believes they can still turn things around against Rangers – but they’ll have to press the life out of them.(Record)


  • Chelsea are interested in Wolves’ English defender Max Kilman, 24. (Talksport)


  • Manchester City and Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva, 27, is dreaming of a move to Real Madrid. (CalcioMercato in Italian)


  • Aston Villa have made 24-year-old Liverpool and England defender Joe Gomez their main target for the summer. (Football Insider)


  • Liverpool are out of the running to sign France striker Kylian Mbappe, 23, from Paris St-Germain. (Sport)


  • Real Madrid will rival Manchester United in pursuing Paris St-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino. (Mail)


  • Roy Keane, 50, turned down the chance to be manager of League One Sunderland because they only offered him a six-month contract and he wanted longer. (Sun)


  • Roma will not make 24-year-old English midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles‘ loan spell from Arsenal permanent because he has not impressed in Serie A. (Calciomercato, via Mirror)


  • Wembley could host this season’s Champions League final if Uefa decides to take it off St Petersburg because of the Russia-Ukraine crisis. (Mirror)


  • Tottenham will wait to begin talks with England striker Harry Kane, 28, over a new contract. (Athletic – subscription required)


  • Manchester United and Spain goalkeeper David De Gea, 31, says he is open to signing a new deal with the club. (Independent)


  • Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus are reportedly planning to compete in a pre-season tournament in the United States this summer.(Mail)


  • Tottenham reportedly have no plans in entering contract negotiations with Manchester City target Harry Kane. (Sun)


  • Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler has reportedly applied for the vacant manager’s job at Bradford City. (Sun)


  • James Rodriguez has lashed out at Everton’s former boss Rafael Benitez while speaking about his exit from the club.(Sun)


  • English midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, 29, and Switzerland defender Fabian Schar, 30, are on the verge of signing new contracts at Newcastle. (Telegraph)

Saturday's Transfer Gossip: Vlahovic, Arteta, Sterling, Haaland, Alvarez, David, Zakaria, Traore

  • Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic “dreams” of playing in the Premier League, but the 21-year-old Serbia international would prefer a move to Manchester City over Arsenal. (La Repubblica – in Italian)


  • Arsenal are set to offer manager Mikel Arteta, 39, a new two-year deal before the end of the season to fend off potential interest from Manchester City. (Mail)


  • England forward Raheem Sterling, 27, was open to the idea of joining Barcelona on loan from Manchester City before the La Liga side decided to pursue 21-year-old Spain winger Ferran Torres, who moved to the Nou Camp in a £46.3m deal earlier this month. (Athletic – subscription required)


  • Chelsea, Tottenham and Barcelona have enquired about the availability of Lille’s 22-year-old Canada striker Jonathan David, who has scored 12 goals in 21 Ligue 1 games this season. (TSN)


  • Liverpool are ready to battle Bundesliga sides Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund for Switzerland midfielder Denis Zakaria, 25, who has six months left on his Borussia Monchengladbach contract. (ESPN)


  • Tottenham are edging closer to agreeing a deal with Wolves to sign Adama Traore having seen a £15m bid for the 25-year-old Spain winger turned down earlier this week. (Athletic)


  • Argentina forward Julian Alvarez is close to joining Manchester City from River Plate on a five-year deal, but the 21-year-old will stay at the Argentine club until June. (Guardian)


  • Manchester United have expressed interest in Marseille midfielder Boubacar Kamara, with Roma also monitoring the 22-year-old Frenchman’s situation. (Corriere dello Sport via Sport Witness)


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  • Burnley have made a bid to sign Iran striker Sardar Azmoun, 27, from Zenit St Petersburg. Azmoun, who has six months left on his Zenit deal, has also been linked with Lyon and Juventus. (Athletic)


  • Brazil playmaker Oscar, 30, has confirmed he has held talks with Barcelona about signing for the Catalan giants from Shanghai Port, who he joined from Chelsea in 2017. (TNT Sports – in Portuguese)


  • Manchester United have ended their interest in Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Braut Haaland after being told that the 21-year-old Norway international would prefer a move to Real Madrid. (ESPN)


  • Paris St-Germain’s move for Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele has hit a snag with the French club struggling to convince one of their players to be included in a swap deal for the 25-year-old. The France international is also attracting interest from Roma and Napoli as well as clubs in Spain and Germany. (TF1 via Get French Football News)


  • Germany defender Antonio Rudiger is demanding a contract worth £46m in total before agreeing to extend his Chelsea deal. The 28-year-old’s contract at Stamford Bridge will expire in the summer and while his camp held talks with Real Madrid in December, the Spanish side have since cooled their interest. (Marca)


  • Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly is open to leaving Manchester United this month but while AC Milan have expressed interest in the 27-year-old, the Italians cannot afford to meet the Premier League club’s conditions. (ESPN)


  • Renato Sanches has put talks over a new contract with Lille on hold because of increased transfer interest from Arsenal. (Mirror)


  • Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel hopes to solve his problem left wing-back slot by signing Stuttgart’s Borna Sosa. (Express)


  • Newcastle United have joined a long list of teams interested in concluding a January move for Olympiakos and Senegal defender Pape Abou Cisse, who has impressed at the Africa Cup of Nations.(Sun)


  • Brentford are set to offer head coach Thomas Frank a contract extension with the 48-year-old Dane’s current deal running until 2023. (90Min)


  • Leeds have opened contract talks with 25-year-old Brazil winger Raphinha in a bid to ward off interest from Liverpool, Chelsea and Bayern Munich. (Star)


  • Crystal Palace have pulled out of the race to sign Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey from Juventus, despite the 31-year-old’s interest in working under Eagles boss Patrick Vieira. (Mail)


  • Ajax and Mexico midfielder Edson Alvarez, 24, is the subject of interest from Chelsea, Leicester and Crystal Palace. (Football Insider)


  • Premier League clubs Wolves, Brighton, Burnley and Newcastle, and Championship leaders Fulham, want to sign Wales attacker Tom Lawrence, 28, from Derby. (Team Talk)


  • Nice are hoping to land 20-year-old Spain winger Bryan Gil on a loan deal from Tottenham. (L’Equipe via Get French Football News)


  • Leicester City defender Luke Thomas is being lined up for a first senior England call up when Gareth Southgate names his squad to face the Ivory Coast and Switzerland.(mail)


  • Newcastle United and Watford are considering making a loan move for Leicester midfielder Hamza Choudhury. (Mail)


  • Newcastle United, Everton and Wolves are interested in Manchester United’s wantaway midfielder Donny van de Beek. (Mirror)


  • Manchester United players are unhappy at being set “homework” by head coach Ralf Rangnick which is affecting their personal and family lives.(mirror)

Thursday's Transfer Gossip: Trippier, Aubameyang, Alli, David, Diaz, Digne, Rodon

  • Newcastle face competition from Manchester United and Tottenham in the race to sign England defender Kieran Trippier, 31, from Atletico Madrid. (90min)


  • Arsenal are willing to listen to offers for Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 32, after he was stripped of the captaincy this month. (ESPN)


  • Tottenham want to sign a right wing-back and a forward in January, and they are looking to offload both Irish defender Matt Doherty, 29, and England midfielder Dele Alli, 25. (The Athletic – subscription required)


  • Tottenham, Newcastle, West Ham and Rangers are battling it out to sign West Brom and England goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, 28. (Teamtalk)


  • The Professional Footballers’ Association is demanding urgent talks with the sport’s leaders about the fixture congestion and increasing demands on players.(The times)


  • Mark Wood looks set to return to England’s attack for the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne after impressing in Brisbane.(The times)


  • Players and officials at Yorkshire County Cricket Club are “likely” to have breached equality law in their treatment of Azeem Rafiq, a statutory quango has said.(The times)


  • Everton are ready to resurrect their interest in the Rangers right-back Nathan Patterson when the January transfer window opens.(The times)


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  • Scores of Premier League footballers, who have tested positive for Covid-19, are now back in contention for selection during Christmas after ministers cut the period of isolation.(Daily mail)


  • Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel wants to bring in PSG defender Presnel Kimpembe to replace Antonio Rudiger at Stamford Bridge, according to reports.(Daily mail)


  • Napoli are reportedly weighing up a potential move for Everton left-back Lucas Digne. (Daily mail)


  • HarperCollins have apologised to Roman Abramovich and settled out of court after he took legal action over claims in a book that he was ordered to buy Chelsea Football Club by Vladimir Putin. (Daily mail)


  • Barcelona are willing to listen to offers for 21-year-old United States defender Sergino Dest, with Bayern Munich monitoring his situation. (ESPN)


  • Canada striker Jonathan David, 21, who has been linked with Arsenal and West Ham, will leave Lille next year, his agent has said. (Radio Canada – in French)


  • Napoli are looking to sign Everton and France fullback Lucas Digne, 28, who has been tipped to leave Goodison Park in January. (Foot Mercato – in French)


  • Watford are interested in signing Arsenal’s Bosnian fullback Sead Kolasinac, 28, in January. (Telegraph – subscription required)


  • Borussia Dortmund will try to sign Jude Bellingham’s brother, Jobe, 16, in a bid to convince the England midfielder, 18, to stay at Signal Iduna Park. (Football Insider)


  • Barcelona are struggling to offload France defender Samuel Umtiti, 27, and Brazil playmaker Philippe Coutinho, 29, because both players don’t want to give up their lucrative contracts at the Nou Camp. (TodoFichajes – in Spanish)


  • Newcastle have joined Brighton in the race to sign Tottenham and Wales defender Joe Rodon, 24. (Times – subscription required)


  • Liverpool are monitoring Porto and Colombia winger Luis Diaz, 24, as a replacement for Sadio Mane, 30, who heads off to the African Cup of Nations with Senegal next month. (FourFourTwo)


  • Arsenal wonderkid Charlie Patino is being tracked by Barcelona. (The sun)


  • Rebecca Welch is to rewrite history again as the first female referee to take charge of an FA Cup third-round game.(The sun)


  • The Premier League will face more furious responses from players and managers on Thursday over accusations of putting welfare at risk with its congested festive fixture list.(Daily telegraph)


  • Anthony Martial held talks over his future with Ralf Rangnick on Wednesday as the France striker eyes a move away from Manchester United next month.(Daily telegraph)


  • Tottenham and West Ham fans clashed outside the stadium before their Carabao Cup quarter-final tie.(Daily telegraph)