Tuesday’s Transfer Gossip: Rudiger, Botman, Trippier, Christensen, Barbosa, Maitland-Niles

Tuesday's Transfer Gossip: Rudiger, Botman, Trippier, Christensen, Barbosa, Maitland-Niles

  • Real Madrid, Paris St-Germain, Bayern Munich and Juventus have all opened talks with Antonio Rudiger’s representatives over a pre-contract agreement this month for the 28-year-old German defender, whose Chelsea deal expires in the summer. (Sky Sports)


  • Lille have told Newcastle that Dutch centre-back Sven Botman, 21, is not for sale after the clubs discussed a fee of about £30m. (Telegraph – subscription required)


  • But Newcastle have made a breakthrough in talks with Atletico Madrid over signing England defender Kieran Trippier, 31, as they are on the verge of agreeing a fee of about £25m. (Express)


  • Chelsea’s contract extension talks with Andreas Christensen have stalled again, with Barcelona interested in a January move for the Denmark defender, 25, who is out of contract in the summer. (Gianluca Di Marzio – in Italian)


  • West Ham have held talks over signing Brazil striker Gabriel Barbosa, 25, from Flamengo. (Sky Sports)


  • Roma have submitted an offer to take England midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles, 24, on loan from Arsenal until the end of the season, with an option to buy in the summer. (Athletic – subscription required)


  • Scotland right-back Nathan Patterson, 20, is set to undergo a medical with Everton after Rangers accepted a bid of an initial £12m, which could rise to £16m with add-ons. (Football Insider)


  • AC Milan are in talks to sign Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches, 24, from Lille. (Calciomercato – in Italian)


  • Uruguay striker Luis Suarez, 34, wants to leave Atletico Madrid when his contract expires in the summer and hopes to be reunited with Paris St-Germain’s Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 34, at MLS side Inter Miami. (El Nacional – in Catalan)


  • Barcelona president Joan Laporta said the club “are back as big players” when talking about the possibility of signing Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 21, from Borussia Dortmund. (Mirror)


  • Alvaro Morata’s move to Barcelona is “95% closed”, with an agreement having already been reached with Juventus, where the Spain striker is currently on loan, and the 29-year-old’s parent club Atletico Madrid. (AS – in Spanish)


  • Barcelona have no meetings planned with France winger Ousmane Dembele despite the 24-year-old, who is out of contract in the summer, having yet to decide if he will accept the club’s renewal offer. (AS – in Spanish)


  • Bournemouth have agreed a deal to sign Manchester United right-back Ethan Laird, with the 20-year-old Englishman having spent the first half of the season on loan at Championship rivals Swansea City. (Football Insider)


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  • Aaron Ramsey is negotiating his way out of Juventus after being told he is no longer part of Max Allegri’s first-team plans, with a move back to the Premier League with Newcastle or Everton on the cards for this month.(Daily star)


  • Antonio Conte and Fabio Paratici are at odds over which Juventus player to target for Tottenham, with Conte reportedly favouring Weston McKennie over Paratici’s man Dejan Kulusevski. (The sun)


  • Newcastle have seen an offer for defender Sven Botman rejected by Lille, with AC Milan standing by to take advantage.(The sun)


  • Liverpool and AC Milan have scouted £4m-rated Olympiakos midfielder Aguibou Camara. (The sun)


  • Arsenal, Tottenham and Newcastle target Dusan Vlahovic is not ruling out signing a new deal with Fiorentina despite reports of a strained relationship over previous negotiations.(Daily mail)


  • West Ham have ruled out making moves for Gabriel Barbosa and Adama Traore, but potential January targets include Bournemouth defender Lloyd Kelly and Everton left-back Lucas Digne.(Daily mail)


  • Arsenal are touting Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang around Europe’s leading clubs but fear having to sell him at a much lower value and that his £350,000 weekly wage might prove a barrier to any deal.(Daily mail)


  • Premier League teams are monitoring Christian Eriksen, who will be ready to return to group training later in January some six months after his cardiac arrest at Euro 2020.(Daily mail)


  • Sead Kolasinac is set to leave Arsenal, with Marseille interested in the defender whose contract expires in the summer.(Daily mail)


  • Nottingham Forest are set to beat QPR to the signing of Bournemouth defender Steve Cook.(Daily mail)


  • Romelu Lukaku hopes to return to Chelsea’s squad this week after positive talks with Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel and director Marina Granovskaia.(Daily telegraph)


  • Cristiano Ronaldo has followed in the footsteps of Manchester United’s Class of 92 by going into business with Valencia owner Peter Lim.(Daily mirror)


  • An Argentinian DJ pictured with Lionel Messi at a party before his positive Covid-19 test has posted his own negative test online after receiving death threats.(Daily mirror)


  • West Ham are ready to make a further offer for Manchester United winger Jesse Lingard as the Old Trafford club consider cashing in on him.(Daily express)


  • Celtic youngster Ewan Henderson is edging closer to a reunion with his former team-mate Shaun Maloney, now head coach of Hibs.(Daily record)


  • Scotland U19 international Kerr Smith is set to make a move to the Premier League, with Crystal Palace keen to sign the Dundee United defender.(Daily record)


  • Celtic are set to sign Irish teenager Johnny Kenny from Sligo Rovers, beating Hibs to a deal after he was a guest at Easter Road last month.(The Scottish sun)



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