Thursday's Transfer Gossip: Bellingham, Lindstrom, Dembele, Depay, De Jong, Locatelli, Messi

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

  • Chelsea and Manchester United are among five European clubs interested in signing Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham this summer, according to reports.


  • Arsenal have contacted Eintracht Frankfurt attacking midfielder Jesper Lindstrom, 22, over a £17m move for the Dane in January.


  • The two-year contract extension signed in July by Barcelona’s France midfielder Ousmane Dembele, 25, included a €50m (£43.7m) release clause, which will be valid from next summer. Dembele would receive half that fee after agreeing to waive a signing-on bonus.


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  • RB Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol has left the door open on a potential January switch to Chelsea, who reportedly bid for the Croatian’s services in summer without any success.
  • Aston Villa face a defensive injury crisis after Lucas Digne suffered an ankle injury that is likely to keep him sidelined for several weeks.


  • Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25, says he “always wanted to stay at Barcelona” after refusing a £65m move to Manchester United during the summer transfer window.


  • Juventus midfielder Manuel Locatelli, 24, has been linked with a move to Arsenal. The Italian has failed to impress boss Massimiliano Allegri since a £30m switch from Sassuolo.


  • Memphis Depay has hit out at his lack of game time for Barcelona, claiming that ‘it is not enough.’
  • Arthur Melo has recruited a physiotherapist, a fitness coach and a nutritionist to work with him daily as he looks to impress Jürgen Klopp and forge a lengthy career at Liverpool.


  • Flamengo’s vice-president says there has been “no proposal” for Joao Gomes, 21, with the Brazilian midfielder linked with Liverpool and Manchester United.


  • Manchester United were reportedly interested in offering Belgium midfielder Andreas Pereira, 28, as part of a swap deal for Gomes in the summer, before Pereira joined Fulham.


  • Sergio Busquets looks set to call time on his 22-year career with Barcelona amid interest from David Beckham’s Inter Miami.
  • Luiz Felipe Scolari revealed bust-ups with Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka led to his sacking as Chelsea boss.


  • No club matched the asking price in the summer for PSV Eindhoven’s 23-year-old Netherlands winger Cody Gakpo, who was linked with a move to Manchester United, Southampton, Leeds United and Arsenal.


  • Newcastle United midfielder Elliot Anderson, a 19-year-old English academy product, has signed a new long-term contract at the club.


  • Manchester United could drive a wedge between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid’s feud by signing Antoine Griezmann, according to reports.


  • Barcelona have declared they will pursue legal action after details surrounding Lionel Messi’s contract talks were released in the Spanish press.

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