Thursday’s Transfer Gossip: Pogba, Messi, Sterling, Cavani, Werner, Ramsey

Tuesday's Transfer Gossip: Pogba, Messi, Sterling, Cavani, Werner, Ramsey

  • Paul Pogba wants to renew his contract with Manchester United but the 28-year-old France midfielder is demanding he overtakes Cristiano Ronaldo to become the Premier League’s highest-paid player. (L’Equipe, via Metro)

 

  • Barcelona are preparing to bolster their forward line in January with Manchester City’s England forward Raheem Sterling, 26, Manchester United’s Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani, 34, and 25-year-old German international Timo Werner of Chelsea all being considered. (Marca, via Mirror)

 

  • Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson wants to leave the club if he is unable to oust David de Gea from the No 1 shirt.(Daily mail)

 

  • Saul Niguez hopes the international break is just what he needs to revive his Chelsea loan spell.(Daily mail)

 

  • West Ham are ready to make a move for Giovanni Simeone, the son of Atletico Madrid boss Diego, after a series of impressive displays on loan with Hellas Verona.

 

  • Karim Benzema will remain available for France selection even if he is found guilty over a sex tape blackmail charge against former team-mate Mathieu Valbuena. (Daily mail)

 

  • Arsenal are ready to revive their interest in RB Leipzig midfielder Tyler Adams, with the revelation in Germany he can be signed for £34m because of a clause in his contract.(Daily express)

 

  • Six-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi, 34, could be set for a move back to Barcelona despite the Argentina forward having only quit the La Liga giants for Paris St-Germain three months ago. (Daily Star)

 

  • Aston Villa will pay Rangers around £3m in compensation if Steven Gerrard becomes their new manager. (Times)

 

  • Newcastle are eyeing up a move for Juventus’ France midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 26, in the January transfer window. (Calciomercato, via Mirror)

 

  • But Newcastle may find it difficult to buy or loan players from Premier League clubs in January because some top-flight teams do not want to do business with them. (Telegraph)

 

  • Chelsea have stopped talks with Andreas Christensen over a new contract after “goalposts changed” during discussions with the defender’s representatives.(Daily mirror)

 

  • Jack Rodwell has agreed a move to Australia to try and salvage his career, and he is set to join Western Sydney Wanderers on a two-year deal.(Daily mirror)

 

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  • Liverpool are lining up a triple January transfer swoop to cover for Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Naby Keita when the trio head off to the Africa Cup of Nations, with Inter Milan’s Croatia midfielder Marcelo Brozovic, 28, among those being considered. (Daily Star)

 

  • West Ham and Newcastle are set to go head to head in a battle for the signature of Marseille’s Croatia centre-back Duje Caleta-Car, previously a target for Liverpool. (The sun)

 

  • Super-agent Jorge Mendes is wooing Fulham’s 19-year-old England youth international midfielder Fabio Carvalho and is trying to fix him up with a move to Liverpool. (Daily Mail)

 

  • Fiorentina forward Dusan Vlahovic remains a priority target for Juventus, despite interest from Premier League clubs in the 21-year-old Serbia international. (Tuttosport – in Italian)

 

  • Manchester United are increasingly confident Brendan Rodgers will be their next manager thanks to a clause in his contract applying to clubs in the Champions League.(Daily star)

 

  • Antonio Conte is reported to have asked Tottenham to bring Gareth Bale back to the club in January for a second loan spell.(Daily star)

 

  • Mino Raiola has revealed teenager Mohamed Ihatteren, currently on loan at Sampdoria from Juventus, wants to retire from football at the age of 19 because of mental health problems.(Daily star)

 

  • Newcastle are planning to beat Manchester United to the signature of Atletico Madrid and England full-back Kieran Trippier in January.(Daily star)

 

  • Giovanni van Bronckhorst could be a candidate to take over as Rangers head coach if Steven Gerrard leaves the club for Aston Villa. (The Scottish sun)

 

  • Premier League clubs could invoke an “anyone but Newcastle” transfer policy, such is the anger at their takeover by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund.(The sun)

 

  • Bayern Munich scouts have been watching 17-year-old West Brom striker Reyes Cleary, who has scored 14 goals in 12 games this season. (Daily Mail)

 

  • Antonio Conte has banned ketchup and mayonnaise from the Tottenham training ground canteen as he was disappointed with the squad’s conditioning when he took over earlier this month.(Daily mail)

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