Wednesday’s Transfer Gossip: Alli, Pogba, Martial, Lingard, Milenkovic, Vlahovic, Castellanos

Wednesday's Transfer Gossip: Alli, Pogba, Martial, Lingard, Milenkovic, Vlahovic, Castellanos

  • Newcastle have made initial enquiries about Dele Alli, with Tottenham willing to listen to offers for the 25-year-old midfielder. (Teamtalk)


  • Manchester United are looking at midfield targets with Paul Pogba, 28, likely to leave for free when the France midfielder’s contract expires in the summer. (Telegraph – subscription required)


  • Atletico Madrid want to explore the possibility of an exchange deal with Manchester United for 26-year-old France striker Anthony Martial. (Eurosport)


  • United are not expecting Jesse Lingard to leave in the January transfer window as the 28-year-old England midfielder approaches the last six months of his contract. (Manchester Evening News)


  • West Ham are prepared to push ahead with a move for Liverpool’s Nat Phillips in January, despite a recent injury for the 24-year-old English defender. (Standard)


  • Newcastle and Manchester City are considering legal action against new rules to restrict related-party sponsorship that were approved by the Premier League on Tuesday.(Daily mail)


  • Barcelona will avoid playing wonderkid Yusuf Demir until February due to contract issues surrounding his playing appearances.(Daily mail)


  • Brentford goalkeeper Matthew Cox has been robbed of a dream professional debut against Manchester United and the opportunity to become the Premier League’s second youngest ever goalkeeper due to the Covid outbreak.(Daily mail)


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  • Real Madrid are reportedly hopeful of luring Liverpool sporting director Michael Edwards to the Bernabeu when he waves goodbye to Anfield at the end of the season.(Daily mail)


  • West Ham also have hope of a deal for Nikola Milenkovic as an apparent agreement between the 24-year-old Serbia defender and Fiorentina’s owner means he is likely to be on the move. (Teamtalk)


  • Fiorentina have set a price of 100m euros (£85m) for their Serbia striker Dusan Vlahovic, 21. (Gazzetta dello Sport – subscription required)


  • West Ham are tracking New York City’s Argentine striker Valentin Castellanos, 23. (Mail)


  • Paris St-Germain, Barcelona, Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham are all thought to be monitoring French left-back Rayan Ait-Nouri, 20, but Wolves would receive only 50% of any transfer fee due to a sell-on clause. (Mail)


  • Sheffield Wednesday manager Darren Moore has confirmed the club are in talks with Everton to decide whether 21-year-old English defender Lewis Gibson should continue his loan stint at Hillsborough once he recovers from injury. (Liverpool Echo)


  • Barcelona are plotting a raid for Chelsea’s Dutch left-back Ian Maatsen, 19, who is on a season-long loan with Championship side Coventry. (Football Insider)


  • Leicester City are interested in Swansea’s 22-year-old Dutch forward Joel Piroe. (Swansea Independent)


  • Wayne Rooney could make a sensational return to Everton if Rafa Benitez is forced out.(The sun)


  • Premier League clubs have been cancelling their Christmas parties amid rising Covid-19 cases.(The sun)


  • Manchester United are surprise entrants in the race to sign Antonio Rudiger from Chelsea.(The sun)


  • Clubs across the Premier League are considering whether they can dock players’ wages if they are forced to self-isolate because they have not been vaccinated.(Daily mail)


  • Premier League players will be forced to report to club training grounds for PCR tests on Christmas Day as part of a massively increased screening programme designed to save the festive programme from the threat of an Omicron shutdown.(Daily mail)

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