Thursday’s Transfer Gossip: Trippier, Aubameyang, Alli, David, Diaz, Digne, Rodon

Thursday's Transfer Gossip: Trippier, Aubameyang, Alli, David, Diaz, Digne, Rodon

  • Newcastle face competition from Manchester United and Tottenham in the race to sign England defender Kieran Trippier, 31, from Atletico Madrid. (90min)


  • Arsenal are willing to listen to offers for Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 32, after he was stripped of the captaincy this month. (ESPN)


  • Tottenham want to sign a right wing-back and a forward in January, and they are looking to offload both Irish defender Matt Doherty, 29, and England midfielder Dele Alli, 25. (The Athletic – subscription required)


  • Tottenham, Newcastle, West Ham and Rangers are battling it out to sign West Brom and England goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, 28. (Teamtalk)


  • The Professional Footballers’ Association is demanding urgent talks with the sport’s leaders about the fixture congestion and increasing demands on players.(The times)


  • Mark Wood looks set to return to England’s attack for the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne after impressing in Brisbane.(The times)


  • Players and officials at Yorkshire County Cricket Club are “likely” to have breached equality law in their treatment of Azeem Rafiq, a statutory quango has said.(The times)


  • Everton are ready to resurrect their interest in the Rangers right-back Nathan Patterson when the January transfer window opens.(The times)


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  • Scores of Premier League footballers, who have tested positive for Covid-19, are now back in contention for selection during Christmas after ministers cut the period of isolation.(Daily mail)


  • Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel wants to bring in PSG defender Presnel Kimpembe to replace Antonio Rudiger at Stamford Bridge, according to reports.(Daily mail)


  • Napoli are reportedly weighing up a potential move for Everton left-back Lucas Digne. (Daily mail)


  • HarperCollins have apologised to Roman Abramovich and settled out of court after he took legal action over claims in a book that he was ordered to buy Chelsea Football Club by Vladimir Putin. (Daily mail)


  • Barcelona are willing to listen to offers for 21-year-old United States defender Sergino Dest, with Bayern Munich monitoring his situation. (ESPN)


  • Canada striker Jonathan David, 21, who has been linked with Arsenal and West Ham, will leave Lille next year, his agent has said. (Radio Canada – in French)


  • Napoli are looking to sign Everton and France fullback Lucas Digne, 28, who has been tipped to leave Goodison Park in January. (Foot Mercato – in French)


  • Watford are interested in signing Arsenal’s Bosnian fullback Sead Kolasinac, 28, in January. (Telegraph – subscription required)


  • Borussia Dortmund will try to sign Jude Bellingham’s brother, Jobe, 16, in a bid to convince the England midfielder, 18, to stay at Signal Iduna Park. (Football Insider)


  • Barcelona are struggling to offload France defender Samuel Umtiti, 27, and Brazil playmaker Philippe Coutinho, 29, because both players don’t want to give up their lucrative contracts at the Nou Camp. (TodoFichajes – in Spanish)


  • Newcastle have joined Brighton in the race to sign Tottenham and Wales defender Joe Rodon, 24. (Times – subscription required)


  • Liverpool are monitoring Porto and Colombia winger Luis Diaz, 24, as a replacement for Sadio Mane, 30, who heads off to the African Cup of Nations with Senegal next month. (FourFourTwo)


  • Arsenal wonderkid Charlie Patino is being tracked by Barcelona. (The sun)


  • Rebecca Welch is to rewrite history again as the first female referee to take charge of an FA Cup third-round game.(The sun)


  • The Premier League will face more furious responses from players and managers on Thursday over accusations of putting welfare at risk with its congested festive fixture list.(Daily telegraph)


  • Anthony Martial held talks over his future with Ralf Rangnick on Wednesday as the France striker eyes a move away from Manchester United next month.(Daily telegraph)


  • Tottenham and West Ham fans clashed outside the stadium before their Carabao Cup quarter-final tie.(Daily telegraph)

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