FOOTBALL TRANSFER GOSSIP:
- 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.
- 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.
FOOTBALL TRANSFER GOSSIP
- 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.