Tuesday’s Transfer Gossip: Cavani, Rudiger, Alli, Botman, Lingard, Diaz

Tuesday's Transfer Gossip: Cavani, Rudiger, Alli, Botman, Lingard, Diaz

  • Edinson Cavani’s brother has indicated the striker is nearing an exit from Manchester United, with a move to Brazil potentially on the cards for the 34-year-old Uruguayan. (Manchester Evening News)


  • Real Madrid have emerged as favourites to sign Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger after positive talks with the 28-year-old German about joining on a free next summer. (Guardian)


  • Midfielder Dele Alli’s Tottenham career could be coming to an end as new boss Antonio Conte does not see the 25-year-old in his plans. (The Athletic, via Star)


  • Tottenham have been hit by a new positive coronavirus case among their first-team squad, with the club also suffering a fresh outbreak among their Under-23s.(The daily telegraph)


  • Manchester United reluctantly want their Premier League match with Brentford on Tuesday to be called off after a Covid outbreak forced the club to close their training ground and threw their preparations into disarray.(The daily telegraph)


  • The Aston Villa head coach Steven Gerrard has said that the club may have concerns about signing a player next month who has not been vaccinated against Covid-19.(The times)


  • Ben Stokes’ fitness and Ollie Pope’s fragility give England cause for concern in their middle order.(The times)


  • Brentford have made contact with Braga over Portuguese wonderkid Francisco Moura. (The sun)


  • Dundee captain Charlie Adam has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after his car allegedly hit a tree.(The sun)


  • Wayne Rooney’s £150,000 Land Rover was daubed with graffiti after he parked it in a busy Christmas market.(The sun)


  • Former Manchester City star Nicolas Otamendi had a belt put around his neck during a violent robbery at his home in Portugal on Monday morning.(The sun)


  • Newcastle have made Lille centre-back Sven Botman, 21, a priority signing in the January transfer window with Manchester United winger Jesse Lingard, 28, also on Eddie Howe’s wishlist. (Guardian)


  • Barcelona, Juventus and Brazilian club Corinthians are interested in signing Manchester United’s Cavani. (Marca)


  • Manchester United are prepared to compete with Premier League rivals Liverpool and Manchester City in the chase for Porto winger Luis Diaz, 24. (Fichajes, via Team Talk)


  • Burnley manager Sean Dyche says the club will not be spending large sums in the January transfer window. (Talksport)


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  • Forgotten Aston Villa striker Keinan Davis, 23, has emerged as a January transfer target for resurgent Championship side Nottingham Forest. (Birmingham Live)


  • Brentford have made contact with Braga over a potential January move for Portuguese left-back Francisco Moura, 22. (Sun)


  • Premier League clubs are fearful of mass postponements and the potential need for another lockdown due to the rapid spread of the Omicron Covid-19 variant and the slow progress of vaccinating players.(Daily mail)


  • Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s latest disciplinary breach has compounded long-standing concerns about his suitability as club captain from senior coaching staff.(Daily mail)


  • Phil Jones has reportedly asked to play for Manchester United’s Under-23 side in an attempt to build match sharpness, having impressed interim-manager Ralf Rangnick. (Daily mail)

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