Thursday's Transfer Gossip: Laimer, Ronaldo, Rabiot, Pulisic, Depay, Diaby, De Ketelaere, Rice


  • Chelsea and Liverpool are set to miss out on January transfer target Konrad Laimer as the RB Leipzig and Austria midfielder, 25, wants to join Bayern Munich when his contract expires in the summer.
  • Al-Nassr are set to make an offer to Cristiano Ronaldo which would be close to the £305m contract put on the table by an unnamed Saudi club last summer.


  • Arsenal and Chelsea are interested in France midfielder Adrien Rabiot and Tottenham could also join the race to sign the 27-year-old, whose contract with Juventus runs out in the summer.


  • Inter Milan and Juventus are interested in signing Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic after the World Cup.


  • Barcelona have told coach Xavi they can only make new signings in January if players leave first.


  • Atletico Madrid want to sign Borussia Monchengladbach and France striker Marcus Thuram, 25.


  • A full takeover of Everton by US investors is edging closer after new developments behind the scenes.


  • Manchester United will launch a January bid to bring Barcelona’s 28-year-old Netherlands forward Memphis Depay back to Old Trafford, where he left in 2017.




  • Newcastle United have no interest in signing Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, after his departure from Manchester United.
  • Manchester United are discussing whether to replace Ronaldo permanently in January or hold off until the summer and bring in a short-term loan signing, like they did with Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo in 2020.


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  • Sir Jim Ratcliffe will bid for Manchester United. The British billionaire previously said he would be interested in buying the club, but then said in October the Glazer family had told him they did not want to sell.


  • Former Manchester United winger David Beckham is open to holding talks with potential bidders for the club.


  • Paris Saint-Germain‘s Qatari owners are looking at a potential move across the city by buying the Stade de France, which holds 80,000 compared to the 48,000 they can accommodate at Parc des Princes.


  • AC Milan want to sign three Chelsea players – Christian Pulisic, Hakim Ziyech and Ruben Loftus-Cheek – but fear their relationship with the Blues could be soured as they have so far refused to play Tiemoue Bakayoko this season because of their obligation to buy if he plays a certain amount of games.


  • Manchester United want Bayer Leverkusen and France attacker Moussa Diaby, 23, to take Anthony Martial‘s place in the squad.


  • Leeds United have been in contact with AC Milan asking to be kept informed over the status of Belgium striker Charles de Ketelaere, 21.


  • West Ham expect to lose England midfielder Declan Rice, 23, to a Champions League club next year, regardless of what the Hammers achieve this season.

Saturday's Transfer Gossip: Felix, Mudryk, Mount, Laimer, Mbappe, Costa, Guimaraes, Curtis, Costa

Football Transfer News: Summer transfer closed but, Clubs are still negotiating a possible move ahead of winter window .

  • Atletico Madrid’s 22-year-old Portugal forward Joao Felix wants to leave the club in January due to his deteriorating relationship with manager Diego Simeone.
  • Arsenal would be forced to pay more to sign Ukrainian winger Mykhaylo Mudryk, 21, in January if his club Shakhtar Donestk progress in the Champions League.


  • Mason Mount will undergo a scan on a thigh issue but it is hoped he will be fit for Chelsea’s trip to Aston Villa on Sunday.


  • Bayern Munich are ‘optimistic’ they will complete the signing of RB Leipzig midfielder Konrad Laimer next summer.


  • Leicester City’s Belgium defender Wout Faes, 24, says he turned down an offer to join Chelsea in the summer before deciding to move to the King Power Stadium.


  • Chelsea have appointed a new head of recruitment, taking Joe Shields from fellow Premier League club Southampton.
  • Manchester City are among the clubs competing to sign 16-year-old Ireland centre-back Sam Curtis, who plays for St Patrick’s Athletic.


  • Erik ten Hag has told Marcus Rashford he needs to be more clinical but has backed the striker to rediscover his goalscoring touch after failing to find the net in his previous two matches.


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  • Real Madrid are not yet considering another move for Paris St-Germain’s 23-year-old France forward Kylian Mbappe, however the Spanish giants are monitoring former midfielder Xabi Alonso’s performance as Bayer Leverkusen manager with interest.


  • Ashley Young says Steven Gerrard reminds him of Sir Alex Ferguson and Jürgen Klopp and thinks Villa should keep faith with him.


  • Inter want to sign Romelu Lukaku permanently in the summer. The 29-year-old Belgium striker is on loan from Chelsea.


  • Manchester United are favourites to sign Porto’s 23-year-old Portuguese goalkeeper Diogo Costa.


  • Tottenham want to secure Antonio Conte’s future and intend to open contract talks with their head coach next month.


  • Steven Gerrard is running out of time to save his Aston Villa job and Villa owners Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens are expected to be at Villa Park on Sunday for the visit of Chelsea.
  • Virgil van Dijk can shut up the doubters by pocketing the rampant Erling Haaland, says Graeme Souness.


  • Real Madrid are interested in a move for Bayern Munich and Canada full-back Alphonso Davies, 21.


  • Manchester United could be among the clubs ready to offer Felix a move away from Atletico Madrid.


  • The agent of Bologna’s Austria forward Marko Arnautovic has claimed the 33-year-old turned down Manchester United, rather than the Premier League club pulling out of a deal.


  • Inter are interested in Everton and Colombia’s 28-year-old centre-back Yerry Mina.



  • Chelsea want to sign Konrad Laimer in a triple raid of RB Leipzig next summer, according to reports.


  • Ashley Williams has been charged by his local Football Association with improper conduct and violent, threatening behaviour after being accused of attacking a coach at an under-12s match.

Tuesday's Transfer Gossip: Lingard, Rice, Martinez, Richarlison, Milinkovic-Savic, Laimer

  • AC Milan and Juventus lead the race to sign Manchester United and England midfielder Jesse Lingard, 29. (ESPN)


  • Arsenal have renewed their interest in Inter Milan and Argentina’s 24-year-old forward Lautaro Martinez. (Times)


  • RB Leipzig and Austria midfielder Konrad Laimer, 24, is a target for Tottenham and Liverpool, as well as Bayern Munich. (Kicker – in German)


  • Manchester United will have a free run at signing England midfielder Declan Rice, 23, from West Ham, with rivals focusing on strengthening other areas. (ESPN)


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  • Everton would accept a fee of £50m for Brazil international forward Richarlison, 24, this summer and are confident of getting such an offer. (Football Insider)


  • Newcastle’s English defender Paul Dummett, 30, is set to sign a new deal at the club. (Sun)


  • Relegated Norwich are set to sell former England Under-21 defender Max Aarons, 22, this summer. (Telegraph)


  • Barcelona will not sign Wolves winger Adama Traore, 26, permanently this summer. The Spain international is currently on loan at the La Liga side. (Marca – in Spanish)


  • Tottenham, Leeds and Fulham are interested in Derby’s former England Under-16 winger Malcolm Ebiowei, 18. (Sun)


  • Newly-promoted Fulham have made an approach to sign Sweden striker Viktor Gyokeres, 23, from Coventry City. (Football Insider)


  • Lazio and Serbia’s 27-year-old midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has been discussed as a possible target for both Manchester United and Paris St-Germain. (90min)


  • Leeds will not make England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, 26, a new contract offer until June. (Star)


  • Ajax will reignite their interest in Tottenham and Netherlands forward Steven Bergwijn after the 24-year-old said he was open to leaving the club. (Times)


Wednesday's Transfer Gossip: Bale, Nunez, Pogba, Mbappe, Carvalho, Foden, Antony, Laimer

  • Gareth Bale, 32, will leave Real Madrid at the end of the season, but no decision has been made on where his future lies, his agent has said. (Deportes Cuatro, via Mirror)


  • Manchester United and Atletico Madrid are among several teams considering a move for Benfica’s 22-year-old Uruguay striker Darwin Nunez. (Telegraph – subscription required)


  • Liverpool are already closing in on three new signings. The Reds have reached agreements for Fulham’s Portuguese midfielder Fabio Carvalho, 19, Celtic’s Scottish winger Ben Doak, 16, and Derry City’s 15-year-old Irish winger Trent Kone-Doherty. (Football Insider)


  • Manchester City are hopeful of agreeing a new contract with 21-year-old England midfielder Phil Foden before the end of the season. (90min)


  • The potential appointment of Erik ten Hag as Manchester United manager could see 20-year-old Dutch defender Jurrien Timber and 22-year-old Brazilian winger Antony follow from Ajax this summer. (Mike Verweij, via Express)


  • Tottenham’s England striker Harry Kane, 28, would be curious to listen to any offer from Manchester United this summer before making a decision on his long-term future. (The Athletic – subscription required)


  • Crystal Palace will listen to offers for Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha, 29. (Mail)


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  • Paris St-Germain have made an offer to France midfielder Paul Pogba, 29, as he enters the final months of his Manchester United contract – but the Ligue 1 club have offered less money than United. (MEN)


  • Real Madrid remain confident of signing 23-year-old France forward Kylian Mbappe from PSG this summer, despite reports suggesting he is close to agreeing a new deal to stay in Paris. (90min)


  • United’s interim manager Ralf Rangnick could use his RB Leipzig contacts to bring Austrian midfielder Konrad Laimer, 24, to Old Trafford. (Bild, via Express)


  • Tottenham are expected to trigger their option to sign Sweden winger Dejan Kulusevski, 21, from Juventus at the first opportunity this summer. (Mail)


  • Spurs can exercise a clause to sign Kulusevski permanently for £25m, rather than wait until his loan expires, when the option could cost £33.5m. (Times – subscription required)


  • Chelsea’s 23-year-old United States winger Christian Pulisic has dismissed speculation linking him with a move away from Stamford Bridge. (Metro)


  • Newcastle United are open to selling French forward Allan Saint-Maximin, 25, in the summer. (90min)


  • Newcastle have made Reims’ 19-year-old French striker Hugo Ekitike their top attacking target this summer. (Football Insider)


  • The Magpies have set out a seven-player transfer wishlist which also includes Everton’s England striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, 25. (Mirror)


  • But Newcastle are set to miss out on one target as AC Milan have agreed terms with Lille’s 22-year-old Dutch centre-back Sven Botman following talks in the last week. (90min)


  • Manchester United’s search for a new manager at an advanced stage, with the final decision between Ajax coach Ten Hag and PSG’s Mauricio Pochettino. (The National)


  • Dutchman Ten Hag is in active communication with United and has received information, including the club’s transfer budget and potential signings. (Fabrizio Romano, via Express)


  • And former England manager and United assistant manager Steve McClaren is under consideration to become Ten Hag’s No2, should the Dutchman be appointed at Old Trafford. (Guardian)