Sunday's Transfer Gossip: Thuram, Hall, Southgate, Mourinho, Bellingham, De Jong, Nkunku, Moukoko, Gvardiol


  • Manchester United have been handed a boost as Borussia Monchengladbach are prepared to sell France forward Marcus Thuram, 25, for 12m euros (£10.5m) in January.


  • Liverpool, Everton and Leeds are monitoring developments with Birmingham City’s English midfielder George Hall, 18.


  • Gareth Southgate has decided to stay on as England manager, having reflected on his future following the World Cup quarter-final defeat by France.


  • Roma boss Jose Mourinho, 59, is “considering soundings” from the Portugal Football Federation over the country’s vacant head coach role, but is unsure whether he wants to leave club management.
  • Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, 51, says his side will have “four or five senior players available” for Thursday’s EFL Cup fourth-round tie against Liverpool.


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  • Sergio Busquets has decided to leave Barcelona at the end of the season and the 34-year-old midfielder could join MLS side Inter Miami.
  • Crystal Palace co-owner John Textor is ready to complete a takeover of French club Lyon this week.


  • Manchester United are planning a near £200m double signing next summer to bring in Borussia Dortmund‘s England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19, and Barcelona’s Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25.


  • Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea target Youssoufa Moukoko, 18, is not close to signing a new contract at Borussia Dortmund, the Germany striker’s agent has confirmed.


  • Angers chairman Said Chabane has said the French Ligue 1 club is resigned to losing Morocco midfielder Azzedine Ounahi, 22, in January, with Leicester, Leeds United and West Ham reportedly interested.


  • Chelsea are planning to put pressure on Real Madrid in the battle to sign RB Leipzig and Croatia defender Josko Gvardiol, 20, by making a move for him in January.


  • Liverpool are growing increasingly confident they will win the race to sign Bellingham.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, shared a video of himself training in a private gym as the Portugal forward continues his search for a new club following his departure from Manchester United.


  • Former Barcelona striker Luis Suarez, 35, who is a free agent after leading boyhood club Nacional to the title in his home country of Uruguay, is wanted by Mexican side Cruz Azul.


  • Zinedine Zidane, 50, will not attend the World Cup final because he “doesn’t want to steal the limelight” from former France team-mate Didier Deschamps, 54, amid speculation he is set to replace him as Les Bleus manager in 2023.
  • Eddie Howe, 45, also says he wants Southgate, 52, to remain England manager – despite speculation the Newcastle boss could be in line to replace him.


  • Chelsea have completed the signing of RB Leipzig and France striker Christopher Nkunku and the 25-year-old will officially join the club in July 2023.


  • Everton are one of four clubs interested in Atletico Madrid and Brazil forward Matheus Cunha, 23, after terminating 33-year-old Venezuela international Salomon Rondon‘s contract.


  • England striker Marcus Rashford, 25, will become the highest earner at Manchester United – if he agrees to sign a new long-term contract.


  • Manchester United‘s Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea, 32, could leave Old Trafford on a free transfer in the summer as the club considers not activating a clause to extend his contract for a further 12 months.


  • USA midfielder Christian Pulisic, 24, said “things change quickly and anything can happen” after being linked with a move from Chelsea to Manchester United.
  • Tottenham forward Richarlison is set to be sidelined for around five to six weeks with a hamstring problem, according to reports.