Thursday’s Transfer Gossip: Ndombele, Leao, Williams, Pogba, Lingard, , Eze, Raphinha

Thursday's Transfer Gossip: Ndombele, Leao, Williams, Pogba, Lingard, , Eze, Raphinha

  • Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has hinted the club might look to make 25-year-old French midfielder Tanguy Ndombele’s loan move from Tottenham a permanent arrangement should the club win the Europa League. (RMC Sport, via Standard)


  • Arsenal are the latest Premier League team to show an interest in AC Milan’s 22-year-old Portugal striker Rafael Leao. (La Repubblica, via Metro)


  • Interim boss Ralf Rangnick has made his first Manchester United ‘signing’ – by telling English full-back Brandon Williams, 21, he will definitely return to Old Trafford at the end of his loan to Norwich. (Sun)


  • Manchester United could snub Rangnick’s transfer demands again after blocking a January move for RB Leipzig’s 24-year-old French midfielder Christopher Nkunku. (Bild, via Express)


  • France midfielder Paul Pogba, 28, is open to offers from other Premier League clubs when his Manchester United contract expires in the summer. (Telegraph)


  • Leeds United’s 25-year-old Brazil winger Raphinha, who has been linked with Liverpool, has rejected a new contract offer from the Elland Road club. (Liverpool Echo)


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  • Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard could snub a free transfer to Tottenham at the end of the season as the England forward, 29, would prefer to move abroad. (Express)


  • Arsenal’s wage bill more than halved over the last year with the departures of Mesut Ozil and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang the chief contributors.(Sun)


  • Chelsea players missed out on bonuses for the Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup after failing to negotiate additional rewards for either competition at the start of the season. (Mail)


  • Marcus Rashford has slammed reports in Germany as “made up” that Cristiano Ronaldo has fractured the Manchester United dressing room.(Mail)


  • Newcastle United are hoping to make a third raid on Brighton by securing the services of their Academy chief John Morling. (mail)


  • Manchester United are interested in a move to sign 21-year-old Brazil and Ajax winger Antony, who could potentially be joined by manager Erik ten Hag at Old Trafford should a move come to fruition. (90min, via Express)


  • West Ham have joined Leeds in the chase for Huddersfield’s 23-year-old English midfielder Lewis O’Brien, who it has emerged has a £12m release clause in his contract. (Teamtalk)


  • Manchester United’s plans to appoint Mauricio Pochettino as their next manager could be thrown into chaos with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez furious about their Champions League defeat against Paris Saint-Germain and unhappy with Carlo Ancelotti’s approach.(Independent)


  • Chelsea are ready to go all-out to land their top defensive target Jules Kounde from Sevilla in the summer.(Sun)


  • Mauricio Pochettino had to see a doctor after believing he had broken his nose during celebrations of PSG’s win over Real Madrid on Tuesday.(Sun)


  • William Gallas is unsure Arsenal have the budget or pulling power to secure a strong replacement for either Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or Alexandre Lacazette. (sun)


  • Newcastle are lining up a fresh £45m summer bid for Crystal Palace’s 23-year-old English playmaker Eberechi Eze. (Mirror)


  • Brendan Rodgers says Leicester City star Wilfred Ndidi is “worth much more” than £50m after Aston Villa were linked with a blockbusting move for the 25-year-old Nigeria midfielder this summer. (Birmingham Mail)


  • Newcastle are facing a fight to retain 30-year-old Swiss defender Fabian Schar as his contract enters its final few months, with AC Milan, Sevilla and Valencia interested. (Mail)

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