Wednesday’s Transfer Gossip: Martial, Henderson, Kante, Lewandowski, Oyarzabal, Asensio

Wednesday's Transfer Gossip: Martial, Henderson, Kante, Lewandowski, Oyarzabal, Asensio

  • France striker Anthony Martial will be free to leave Manchester United in the January transfer window. The 25-year-old is open to staying in the Premier League but could explore opportunities on the continent, with Barcelona a possible destination. (Eurosport)


  • Inter Milan are reportedly desperate to get rid of Alexis Sanchez to cut down their wage bill.(The sun)


  • Arsene Wenger has revealed he feels partly to blame for the injury-hit careers of former Arsenal players Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey.


  • Manchester United and England goalkeeper Dean Henderson, 24, wants a loan move away in the January transfer window. (Sun)


  • Chelsea are preparing new contract offers for England midfielder Mason Mount, 22, France midfielder N’Golo Kante, 30, and 29-year-old Italy midfielder Jorginho. (Standard)


  • Chelsea were ready to offer 100m euros (£86m) for Paris St-Germain and Brazil defender Marquinhos, 27, in the summer. (RMC Sport – in French)


  • Poland striker Robert Lewandowski says he does not “have to prove myself in another league” after he collected the European Golden Shoe for scoring 41 Bundesliga goals for Bayern Munich in the 2020-21 season. (Mirror)


  • Manchester City are monitoring Real Sociedad and Spain forward Mikel Oyarzabal, 24. (TeamTalk)


  • Mark Clattenburg says he has no regrets about retiring as one of the world’s leading referees at just 41.(The times)


  • Next season’s FA Cup final will be played in June for the first time because of the fixture disruption caused by the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and the league will have its earliest start, according to a draft match schedule.(The Times)


  • Marcus Rashford saved free school meals during lockdown and is now about to take his place on the syllabus in recognition of his impact. Pupils starting a GCSE in media studies this month will learn about the Manchester United and England international’s effective use of social media.(The Times)


  • Arsenal will make Germany goalkeeper Bernd Leno, 29, available for transfer following the summer arrival of 23-year-old English keeper Aaron Ramsdale(Eurosport)


  • Barcelona are preparing to part ways with head coach Ronald Koeman, with Belgium boss Roberto Martinez the “preferred option” to replace the Dutchman. (Goal) 


  • However, Barcelona president Joan Laporta has not given up on trying to lure Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola back to the Nou Camp. Guardiola, 50, led Barca to three Spanish league titles and two Champions Leagues during his four-year spell in charge between 2008 and 2012. (El Nacional – in Spanish)


  • Arsenal chief Edu has put in place a three-part transfer plan ahead of next year. It includes selling Bernd Leno as they look to sell off players.(Daily express)


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  • Barcelona have reportedly put Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp on a three-man shortlist to replace Ronald Koeman as manager.(Daily Express)


  • Derby County will be hit with a 12-point deduction on Wednesday after formally appointing administrators to try and save the crisis-hit club.(Daily Telegraph)


  • Reading are locked in talks with the Football League over a points deduction which is likely to plunge them into a Championship relegation battle.(Daily Telegraph)


  • Eddie Jones confirmed he is entering the “last chapter” of his England reign as he issued a warning to his captain and senior stars they must up their games to remain part of his World Cup plans.(Daily Telegraph)


  • Barcelona face having to pay £10m compensation package if they choose to sack head coach Ronald Koeman, it has been claimed.(Daily express)


  • Spain winger Marco Asensio, 25, could leave Real Madrid if he is not given more first-team opportunities under Carlo Ancelotti this season. (Cadena Ser – in Spanish)


  • Xavi is already “preparing and training to coach Barcelona” according to his former midfield partner Andres Iniesta.(Daily mirror)


  • Liverpool could be able to gazump Arsenal and sign Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma on a cut-price transfer deal as soon as the January transfer window.(Daily star)


  • Arsenal defender William Saliba has received a glowing report from Marseille manager Jorge Sampaoli.(Daily mirror)


  • Portugal midfielder Joao Palhinha, 26, is set for a pay rise at Sporting Lisbon having been linked with a move to EvertonTottenham and Wolves over the summer. (A Bola – in Portuguese)


  • Huddersfield Town’s English midfielder Lewis O’Brien, 22, has agreed the terms of a new contract with the Terriers despite four bids from Premier League side Leeds United(Football Insider)


  • Both England and Spain are battling for the registration of Arsenal wonderkid Charlie Patino who has dual nationality despite featuring for the Three Lions at the U15, 16 and 17 stages.(Daily star)


  • Barcelona reportedly turned down the chance to sign Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah when he was available for just £35m.


  • Celtic have appointed former Morton interim boss Anton McElhone as the club’s new head of sports science.(The Scottish Sun)


  • Nicola Sturgeon has announced Scottish football fans will not all need to show vaccine passports to attend matches.(The Scottish Sun)


  • Celtic were “desperate” to keep Scott Brown at Parkhead this summer, Aberdeen boss Stephen Glass has claimed.(The Scottish Sun)
  • Ajax and Cameroon goalkeeper Andre Onana, 25, is attracting interest from Inter Milan and Napoli(Calciomercato – in Italian)


  • Manchester United reportedly sent scouts to Lisbon last night to keep tabs on the Primeira Liga clash between Benfica and Boavista, as they continue to cast an eye over Portuguese talent.(Daily express)


  • Premier League stars are refusing to take part in a publicity campaign encouraging players to get the Covid-19 vaccine in a further sign the issue is causing unease inside dressing rooms.(Daily Mail)


  • Brain injury charity Headway has questioned Aston Villa’s handling of John McGinn’s head injury, with the midfielder set to miss their Carabao Cup clash with Chelsea due to concussion.(Daily Mail)


  • Barcelona president Joan Laporta has asked for the club’s supporters to ‘stand by’ the team following their terrible start to the 2021-2022 campaign. (Daily Mail)


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