Tuesday’s Transfer Gossip: Ibrahimovic, Emery, Conte, Fonseca, Xavi, Pogba, Asensio.

Tuesday's Transfer Gossip: Ibrahimovic, Emery, Conte, Fonseca, Xavi, Pogba, Asensio.

  • AC Milan are preparing to offer Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 40, a contract extension on the same terms as his current deal. (Calciomercato – in Italian)


  • Newcastle plan to announce their new manager this week, with Villarreal’s former Arsenal boss Unai Emery, 49, emerging as the latest leading contender. (Mirror)


  • Antonio Conte is set to sign a £20m contract as Tottenham manager, with Spurs’ players ready for the former Chelsea and Inter Milan boss, 52, to take training on Tuesday.(Telegraph – subscription required)


  • Antonio Conte will be   given £150m to revive Tottenham in the transfer window.( The sun)


  • Referee Alan Young is braced for the axe after forgetting to play injury time in Leyton Orient’s chaotic win over Hartlepool on Saturday.(The sun)


  • Atletico Madrid have sold fewer than 200 tickets for Wednesday’s Champions League game against Liverpool amid coronavirus concerns after the previous Anfield meeting between the sides was blamed for a huge spike in cases.(The times)


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  • Aston Villa have made informal contact with former Roma boss Paulo Fonseca as they consider potential replacements for Dean Smith. (Mail)


  • Al Sadd have told Barcelona officials they will have to visit Qatar to agree a deal for Xavi, 41, to take charge of the club he played for. (AS – in Spanish)


  • Xavi has already given Barcelona a list of four players he wants to sign, including Manchester United’s France midfielder Paul Pogba, 28, who is out of contract at the end of this season. (El Nacional – in Spanish)


  • Conte has asked Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy for a transfer budget of about £237m to buy six Serie A-based players he has identified. (Calciomercato, via Express)


  • Tottenham are set to pay Nuno Espirito Santo a severance package worth £14m – but a clause in the Portuguese coach’s contract would have allowed Spurs to sack him for free at the end of the season if they had failed to finish in the top six of the Premier League. (Sun)


  • Liverpool and Arsenal are among five clubs who have made offers to sign Marco Asensio from Real Madrid in January, along with JuventusAC Milan and Borussia Dortmund, with the German club the favourites to sign the Spain attacking midfielder, 25. (El Nacional – in Spanish)


  • Arsenal are considering a move for Torino and Italy striker Andrea Belotti, 27. (Calciomercato – in Italian)


  • Arsenal will make an offer to sign Serbia striker Luka Jovic, 23, on loan from Real Madrid. (Express)


  • Juventus may be forced to sell Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey, 30, or United States midfielder Weston McKennie, 23, to fund moves for Fiorentina’s Serbia striker Dusan Vlahovic, 21, and Borussia Dortmund’s Belgium midfielder Axel Witsel, 32. (Tuttosport – in Italian)


  • Paris St-Germain are contemplating rescinding the two-year contract of Spain defender Sergio Ramos, 35, who joined on a free transfer from Real Madrid in July but is yet to play for the French club because of a calf problem. (Le Parisien, via AS)


  • Borussia Dortmund’s head of first-team football Sebastian Kehl believes star striker Erling Haaland will still be at the club beyond the summer.(Daily mirror)


  • PSG are set to make an offer to sign Portugal defensive midfielder Joao Palhinha, 26, from Sporting Lisbon(O Jogo – in Portuguese)


  • Jude Bellingham has rubbished claims that he is eyeing a move to Liverpool as the Borussia Dortmund youngster put to bed rumours of an Anfield switch on Twitter.(Daily mail)


  • Jack Harrison has revealed he received a ticking off from old friend and mentor Frank Lampard for allegedly singing a song mocking him after Leeds United won promotion to the Premier League.(Daily mail)

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