Wednesday’s Transfer Gossip: Mancini, Coutinho, Rudiger, Torres, Araujo, Bergwijn, Traore, Mahrez

 

Wednesday's Transfer Gossip: Mancini, Coutinho, Rudiger, Torres, Araujo, Bergwijn, Traore, Mahrez

  • Italy head coach and former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has emerged as a candidate to be appointed Manchester United manager next summer. (Telegraph – subscription required)

 

  • Barcelona have offered Manchester United the opportunity to sign Brazil winger Philippe Coutinho, 29. (Sport – in Spanish)

 

  • Real Madrid are optimistic about their chances of signing Chelsea and Germany centre-back Antonio Rudiger, 28. (Goal)

 

  • Barcelona have a “total agreement” in place to sign Manchester City and Spain forward Ferran Torres, 21, but hope City will lower their asking price of £60m. (Sport)

 

  • Chelsea and Liverpool are both eyeing a move for 22-year-old Barcelona and Uruguay defender Ronald Araujo. (Sport)

 

  • Ajax want to sign Tottenham and Netherlands forward Steven Bergwijn, 24, on loan. (De Telegraaf – in Dutch)

 

  • Flamengo and Brazil forward Gabriel Barbosa wants a return to Europe with Arsenal, West Ham and Newcastle keen on the 25-year-old who had spells with Inter Milan and Benfica. (90min)

 

  • Ralf Rangnick must convince an FA panel of his managerial credentials to secure a work permit, although Manchester United remain optimistic the German will be able to take charge of his first game against Crystal Palace on Sunday.(Daily mail)

 

  • Arsenal star Gabriel fought off a robber wielding a baseball bat who tried to steal his £45,000 Mercedes from his garage.(Daily mail)

 

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  • Real Madrid are growing ever more optimistic about their chances of signing Antonio Rudiger this summer, reports claim.(Daily mail)

 

  • Max Kilman is on the radar of England manager Gareth Southgate after a series of impressive performances for Wolves this season.(Daily mail)

 

  • Lionel Messi has fallen ill with a stomach bug just one day after he was presented with a seventh Ballon d’Or.(Daily mirror)

 

  • Cristiano Ronaldo’s bodyguards are under investigation on suspicion of working illegally in Portugal, according to local reports.(Daily mirror)

 

  • New Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick reportedly implemented a “wheel of misfortune” at his previous club RB Leipzig to punish misbehaving players.(Daily mirror)

 

  • Mohamed Salah has revealed he had to quit Chelsea to find his footballing level because the Blues wanted him to change his game.(Daily mirror)

 

  • Some Bundesliga matches could proceed without fans as early as this weekend after local politicians in Germany brought forward plans to discuss how football should respond to the emerging Omicron Covid-19 variant.(The scottish sun)

 

  • Celtic have been told it’ll cost around £10m if they want to activate an option to sign Cameron Carter-Vickers on a permanent deal.(Daily record)

 

  • Chelsea have received a transfer boost with Juventus having pulled out of the running to sign Monaco’s France midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni, 21. (Calciomercato – in Italian)

 

  • Wolves are preparing to slash their asking price for 25-year-old Spain winger Adama Traore by £32m. (Football Insider)

 

  • Manchester City have stepped up their efforts to extend the contract of Algeria winger Riyad Mahrez, 30, who has 18 months left on his current deal. (Sun)

 

  • Burnley will not allow England defender James Tarkowski, 29, to leave in January. (Football Insider)

 

  • Gavin Strachan, 42, has rejected an offer to become manager of League Two Hartlepool United to remain first-team coach at Celtic. (Football Insider)

 

  • Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed Bryan Robson was his greatest captain.(The sun)

 

  • Barcelona have reportedly offered Philippe Coutinho to Manchester United in the hope of signing Anthony Martial and Edinson Cavani. (The sun)

 

  • Tottenham are reportedly preparing a mega January bid for Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic. (The sun)

 

  • Liverpool target Adama Traore could be on the move for as little as £20m with Wolves reportedly slashing his asking price. (The sun)

 

  • Manchester United are competing with Everton and Southampton for Anderlecht’s Spanish star Sergio Gomez. (The sun)

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