Monday’s Transfer Gossip: Lukaku, Dembele, Rice, Traore, Mbappe, Botman

Monday's Transfer Gossip: Lukaku, Dembele, Rice, Traore, Mbappe, Botman

  • Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 28, is unhappy at Chelsea and could try and force a reunion with former manager Antonio Conte at Tottenham in the summer. (Gazzetta Dello Sport – in Italian)


  • Barcelona could offer 24-year-old France winger Ousmane Dembele to Manchester United in a swap deal for the Red Devils’ French striker Anthony Martial, 26. (Ara – in Catalan)


  • Manchester United’s hopes of signing England midfielder Declan Rice from West Ham is said to have been boosted by the Irons’ recent form, which has seen the London club slip outside the Champions League qualification spots. Manchester City and Chelsea also remain long-term admirers of the 22-year-old. (Sun)



  • Newcastle want to make as many as six signings in the January transfer window and hope to have at least Atletico Madrid and England right -back Kieran Trippier, 31, and a second player in place in time for the potentially vital meeting with Watford on 15 January. (The I)


  • Tottenham and West Ham are among the clubs interested in Spanish attacker Adama Traore, 25, who Wolves are ready to sell for £20m or more to fund their own transfer business. (Telegraph – subscription required)


  • Liverpool and AC Milan are interested in signing 20-year-old Guinea midfielder Aguibou Camara from Greek club Olympiakos. (Calciomercato – in Italian)


  • Lille defender Sven Botman, 21, is set to snub advances from Newcastle United because the Netherlands Under-21 defender is wary of joining a team battling to avoid relegation. (Times – subscription required)


  • Aston Villa are the latest Premier League club to be linked with Borussia Monchengladbach’s Switzerland midfielder Denis Zakaria, with the 25-year-old also wanted by Liverpool, Leicester City, Arsenal and Everton. (Mail)


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  • Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has suggested the Spanish club will wait until the summer to make a move to sign Paris St-Germain’s 23-year-old striker Kylian Mbappe. The France World Cup winner is now free to negotiate with other teams as his contract expires at the end of the season. (Goal)


  • Brazilian goalkeeper Neto has told Barcelona he wants to leave the club and requested they take Flamengo up on their offer to sign the 32-year-old during the winter transfer window. (El Nacional – in Catalan)


  • AC Milan are considering making a move for Italy striker Andrea Belotti, 28, who will be able to leave Torino on a free transfer when his contract runs out in the summer. (Calciomercato – in Italian)


  • West Ham are set to join Tottenham in a battle to sign Adama Traore in a “cut-price” deal from Wolves. (Daily mirror)


  • Arsenal are facing FA charges over the missiles thrown at Manchester City’s Rodri after his winning goal on Saturday.(Daily mirror)


  • Manchester United and Liverpool are interested in Leeds youngster Charlie Cresswell. (Daily mirror)


  • Ethan Laird is set to be loaned out again by Manchester United after he was recalled from a temporary spell with Swansea City. (Daily mirror)


  • Manchester United are preparing a summer bid for West Ham and England midfielder Declan Rice but are expected to need to spend £100m to secure his signature.(The sun)


  • Real Madrid are looking to raise £50m in transfer funds by offloading Gareth Bale, Isco and Marcelo in January.(The sun)


  • Leeds United and Brighton are set to battle it out for the signature of in-form Blackburn Rovers striker Ben Brereton Diaz.(The sun)


  • Jose Mourinho is interested in bringing Manchester United youngster Charlie Wellens to AS Roma.(The sun)


  • Mesut Ozil is keen to add a Turkish club to his ownership portfolio and could invest in 2. Lig side Corum FK after purchasing a stake in Mexican side Necaxa last year.(The sun)


  • Lionel Messi has dropped a hint that he would like to finish his playing career in the United States.(Daily mail)


  • Barcelona are unable to register new signing Ferran Torres until they manage to reduce their bloated wage bill.(Daily mail)


  • Jose Mourinho is desperately trying to persuade an unvaccinated Roma player to get jabbed as the “fundamental” star faces being sidelined when new rules come in on January 10.(Daily mail)


  • Senior figures from Real Madrid, Juventus and Barcelona met recently in an attempt to revive their plans for a European Super League.(Daily mail)


  • Nottingham Forest are weighing up a fresh bid for Reading defender Tom Holmes.(Daily mail)


  • Manchester United have recruited someone to read fan mail sent to players to try and protect them from abuse.(Daily star)


  • Liverpool are continuing to look into the possibility of signing Leeds striker Raphinha and Villarreal forward Arnaut Danjuma but believe deals might be too complicated for January completion.(Daily express)


  • Manchester United target Julian Alvarez’s agent is reportedly on his way to the United Kingdom for a transfer meeting.(Daily express)


  • Hibernian are set to sign Arsenal defender Harry Clarke, who has impressed in a loan spell with rivals Ross County, and also want Celtic midfielder Ewan Henderson.(The Scottish sun)


  • Eintracht Frankfurt have joined the race to sign Aberdeen wonderkid Calvin Ramsay.(The Scottish sun)




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