Sunday’s Transfer Gossip: Lingard, Rangnick, De Jong, Haaland, Phillips, Rangnick, Costa, Carlos

Sunday's Transfer Gossip: Lingard, Rangnick, De Jong, Haaland, Phillips, Rangnick, Costa, Carlos

  • West Ham face stiff competition from Newcastle for Manchester United and England attacker Jesse Lingard, who will be out of contract in the summer. Lingard impressed on loan at the Hammers last season, but the Magpies are willing to pay £3m to sign the 29-year-old this month. (Star)

 

  • Manchester United interim boss Ralf Rangnick has grown frustrated with the club’s reluctance to back him in the transfer window, and the 63-year-old German is concerned over how much influence he will hold when he takes up his two-year consultancy role in the summer. (Mirror)

 

  • Chelsea must increase their £33m offer if they are to sign Frenkie de Jong from Barcelona. The La Liga club are demanding 60 million euros (£50m) for the 24-year-old Netherlands midfielder, who is also wanted by Bayern Munich. (El Nacional – in Catalan)

 

  • Real Madrid or Barcelona must spend 350 million euros (£292m) in order to sign Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland from Borussia Dortmund, a figure that includes the 21-year-old’s transfer fee, wages across a six-year deal and commissions paid to his agent Mino Raiola and his father. (Marca)

 

  • Leeds and England midfielder Kalvin Phillips is wanted by Liverpool, but the Yorkshire club are more open to letting the 26-year-old go abroad, with Paris St-Germain, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid among his possible suitors. (El Nacional – in Catalan)

 

  • Arsenal have held informal talks with former Chelsea striker Diego Costa, 33, with the Spaniard expected to leave Atletico Mineiro this month. (Goal – in Portuguese)

 

  • Newcastle are expected to resume talks with Sevilla next week over the signing of Brazilian centre-back Diego Carlos, 28. (90 Min)

 

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  • But Newcastle have had a bid of more than 40 million euros (£33.4m) for 20-year-old French defender Benoit Badiashile turned down by Monaco. (Foot Mercato via Get French Football News)

 

  • Manchester United may have to move quickly to land Mauricio Pochettino this summer, with the Paris Saint-Germain manager sounded out by a Champions League rival about his availability at the end of the season(Sunday telegraph)

 

  • Rafael Benitez is on the brink of being sacked as Everton manager after his side suffered a shock 2-1 defeat at Norwich City. (Sunday telegraph)

 

  • Burnley are putting Belgium strikers Christian Benteke and Divock Origi top of their emergency hit list.(The sun)

 

  • Arsenal’s on-off pursuit of Fiorentina goal machine Dusan Vlahovic took another twist on Sunday night as talk in Italy claimed Arsenal still remain optimistic of putting a deal together for the 21-year-old.(The sun)

 

  • Newcastle are also pushing ahead with attempts to sign 27-year-old Germany and Napoli winger Robin Gosens, who has been out injured since September. (Sky Sport Italia – in Italian)

 

  • Barcelona are interested in signing Roberto Firmino from Liverpool, who want 20 million euros (£16.7m) for the 30-year-old Brazil striker. (El Nacional – in Catalan)

 

  • Inter Milan and Croatia player Ivan Perisic, 32, is attracting interest from Chelsea, with Blues boss Thomas Tuchel keen to add cover at left wing-back following 25-year-old England defender Ben Chilwell’s injury. (Mirror)

 

  • Aston Villa are considering a move for Coventry City’s English goalkeeper Simon Moore, 31, with Steven Gerrard keen to add cover for 29-year-old Argentina stopper Emiliano Martinez. (Football Insider)

 

  • Manchester United value 29-year-old centre-back Phil Jones at £15m, with Burnley and Newcastle interested in the Englishman. (Star)

 

  • English defender Kortney Hause, 26, is keen to re-join boyhood club West Ham if he leaves Aston Villa this month. (Football Insider)

 

  • West Ham are tracking Strasbourg’s 27-year-old French striker Ludovic Ajorque, who has scored 10 Ligue 1 goals this season. (Foot Mercato – in French)

 

  • Napoli are in talks to sign Argentina left-back Nicolas Tagliafico, 29, from Ajax. (Sky Sport Italia – in Italian)

 

  • Wolves are closing in on the £3m capture of 21-year-old Portuguese winger Chiquinho from Estoril on a long-term deal. (Athletic)

 

  • Anthony Martial faces the risk of disciplinary action after Ralf Rangnick said the Frenchman had not wanted to be part of Manchester United’s squad for their 2-2 draw at Aston Villa. (Mail)

 

  • Arsenal want to offload Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Barcelona before snapping up Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic as his replacement.(Daily star)

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