Wednesday’s Transfer Gossip: Mbappe, Coutinho, Traore, Van de Beek, Adeyemi, Tarkowski, Chambers

Wednesday's Transfer Gossip: Mbappe, Coutinho, Traore, Van de Beek, Adeyemi, Tarkowski, Chambers

  • Real Madrid will not try to sign Kylian Mbappe in January and will instead target the France striker next summer, when the 22-year-old will be out of contract with Paris St-Germain. (Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish)


  • Brazil playmaker Philippe Coutinho, 29, will snub Newcastle United in January as he has no intention of leaving Barcelona. (Sport – in Spanish)


  • Wolves are ready to sell Spain winger Adama Traore in January as talks over a new deal continue to stall, and his former club Barcelona could rival Liverpool for the 25-year-old’s signature. (90min)


  • Former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is determined to return to the Premier League this season and is keeping an eye on Leicester City in case Brendan Rodgers replaces Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United. (Eurosport)


  • Wayne Rooney is set to remain in charge of Derby County despite the Rams being deducted a further nine points and facing almost certain relegation after admitting breaches of accounting rules. (Sun)


  • Real Madrid could move for Manchester United’s Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek in January as they hope the 24-year-old will be available for a low fee because of his lack of game time. (Fichajes – in Spanish)


  • Barcelona are set to offer Red Bull Salzburg 40m euros (£33.8m) for Karim Adeyemi – but Borussia Dortmund are favourites to sign the 19-year-old Germany forward. (Sport1 – in German)


  • Burnley are willing to let James Tarkowski’s contract expire next summer rather than cashing in on a deal in January – with West Ham and Newcastle keen on the England centre-back, 28. (Football Insider)


  • Everton could make a £5m move for Calum Chambers, 26, in January if they can’t resurrect a loan agreement for fellow Arsenal defender Ainsley Maitland-Niles, 24. (Sun)


  • Emi Martinez is determined to be the world’s best goalkeeper and is using performance targets pinned up in his locker to help him on his way, according to Aston Villa goalkeeper coach Neil Cutler.(Daily mail)


  • Iran have been accused of playing a man as a goalkeeper for their women’s national team against fierce rivals Jordan who have demanded a ‘gender verification’ probe.(Daily mail)


  • Arsenal have question marks over the fitness of striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after he returned from international duty early following an injury scare.(Daily mail)


  • Liverpool have been handed a major boost ahead of this weekend’s visit of Arsenal after striker Sadio Mane took part in team training on Tuesday.(Daily mail)


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  • New Norwich City manager Dean Smith is plotting a reunion with Aston Villa’s Republic of Ireland midfielder Conor Hourihane, 30, in January. (Football Insider)


  • Manchester United have told Dean Henderson they will allow him to go out on loan until 2023 – but the England goalkeeper, 24, would rather leave on a permanent deal. (90min)


  • Dutch midfielder Xavi Simons will consider leaving Paris St-Germain when his contract expires next summer, with Spanish and German clubs keeping tabs on the 18-year-old. (Fabrizio Romano)


  • Rangers could be without a manager for Sunday’s Hampden clash with Hibs – despite holding a second round of signing talks with top target Giovanni van Bronckhorst in Holland.(Daily record)


  • Liverpool have sent Scotland captain Andy Robertson for a scan on his hamstring injury.(Daily record)


  • Ex-Arsenal star Lauren is working for his old boss Arsene Wenger again after taking up a job at FIFA.(The sun)


  • Ex-Newcastle winger Jonas Gutierrez has finally called time on his extraordinary playing career aged 38.(The sun)


  • Juventus plan to meet Matthijs de Ligt’s agent to discuss the Netherlands defender’s future. The 22-year-old is contracted until 2024 but the long-time Barcelona target could be offered an extension. (Calciomercato – in Italian)


  • Nottingham Forest are lining up a move for Hearts’ Scotland centre-back John Souttar, 25, and hope to beat Rangers to his signature in January. (Football Insider)


  • Borussia Monchengladbach and Crystal Palace are interested Arsenal’s 23-year-old English forward Eddie Nketiah, who wants to leave the Gunners when his contract expires at the end of the season. (Mail)


  • Gareth Southgate has confirmed he is ready to sign a new deal with England.(Daily mirror)


  • Liverpool’s owners are set to add to their empire by purchasing National Hockey League team the Pittsburgh Penguins, according to widespread reports in America.(Daily mirror)

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