Thursday’s Transfer Gossip: Jorginho, Dia, Bellingham, Gundogan, Kvaratskhelia, Dalot, Choupo-Moting, Martinelli

Thursday's Transfer Gossip: Jorginho, Dia, Bellingham, Gundogan, Kvaratskhelia, Dalot, Choupo-Moting, Martinelli


  • Chelsea’s Italy midfielder Jorginho, 30, wants to stay at the club despite reported interest from Barcelona. The former Napoli player is out of contract next summer.


  • West Ham, Nottingham Forest and Leeds are interested in signing 25-year-old Senegal forward Boulaye Dia, who is on loan in Serie A at Salernitana from Spanish side Villarreal.


  • Manchester United have made England midfielder Jude Bellingham their top transfer target as Erik ten Hag eyes a £100m deal for the 19-year-old Borussia Dortmund player.


  • Tottenham are being tipped to sign Chelsea’s Morocco winger Hakim Ziyech, 29, who has made just one Premier League start this season.


  • Real Madrid have reportedly identified Brighton’s highly-rated Moises Caicedo as a replacement for club legend Luka Modric.
  • Arsenal were offered the chance to sign Benfica’s Spanish left-back Alejandro Grimaldo, 27, in the summer but had another priority.


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  • Napoli and Georgia winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, who is attracting interest from Liverpool and Chelsea, could cost as much as £86m. The 21-year-old has helped his club qualify for the Champions League last 16.
  • Jurgen Klopp and his Liverpool owners have reportedly agreed to go all in for Jude Bellingham but Borussia Dortmund will demand £130m for any transfer.


  • Manchester United are planning to trigger a clause in Diogo Dalot’s contract to stop the 23-year-old Portugal defender from leaving as a free agent next summer. Barcelona and AC Milan are monitoring Dalot.


  • Arsenal and Brazil forward Gabriel Martinelli, 21, says he is close to signing a new contract with the Premier League leaders after scoring five times in 12 top-flight games this season.
  • Lionel Messi does not want to leave Paris St-Germain without winning a major trophy and the Argentina forward, 35, is discussing extending his contract beyond the end of the season.


  • Man United are “seriously considering” a move for Bayern Munich’s Cameroon forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, 33.


  • Sergio Ramos has issued a last-gasp plea to Spain boss Luis Enrique to include him in the national squad for the first time in 18 months for the World Cup in Qatar.


  • Pep Guardiola has rejected an invitation to go to the World Cup in Qatar.


  • Mikel Arteta will be given the chance to target a January signing to boost title hopes and further his Arsenal overhaul where almost all of Unai Emery’s first-team signings have been replaced.

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