Football Rumours on Saturday 23rd December 2017
Manchester United are preparing an opening offer of £25m for Fulham left-back Ryan Sessegnon, with Jose Mourinho ready to let Luke Shaw leave Old Trafford in order to sign the 17-year-old England youth international. (Guardian)
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is growing disillusioned under Pep Guardiola, with the 29-year-old's long-term future at the Premier League leaders in the balance.
Arsenal are targeting a £17.7m move for Barcelona starlet Jose Arnaiz.
Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez agreed a deal to stay at the club a year ago but changed his mind after the Gunners lost 10-2 on aggregate to Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
Arsenal are leading Manchester United in the race to sign Juventus defender Daniele Rugani and will make a £34.5m offer for him in January.
Celtic are ready to sell Moussa Dembele in the January transfer window with Everton and West Ham interested.
Brighton are set to test Celtic's resolve with a £20m bid for Moussa Dembele, but the striker is valued by the Scottish champions at £30m.
Gareth Bale has told Real Madrid that he wants to quit the Bernabeu and return to the Premier League with Manchester United.
Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev says he is not thinking about selling Thomas Lemar, 22, next month with Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool all keen on the France winger.
West Ham have had an opening £8m bid for Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter, 27, rejected.
Everton boss Sam Allardyce is interested in signing Sevilla's Steven N'Zonzi, having managed the 29-year-old at Blackburn.
But any deal for N'Zonzi is now in doubt after Sevilla sacked head coach Eduardo Berizzo on Friday, with Arsenal also keen on the French midfielder.
Sunderland defender Lamine Kone, 28, is not a target for Everton "at the moment", says Toffees manager Sam Allardyce.
Arsenal have moved ahead of Liverpool in the race to sign 20-year-old Dutch winger Alessio Da Cruz from Italian Serie B side Novara after holding talks with the player's representatives.
Manchester City insist they will not be held to ransom over a move for Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk, 26.
(Manchester Evening News)
Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez is set to listen to offers for out-of-favour midfielders Jack Colback, 28, Mohamed Diame, 30, and winger Rolando Aarons, 22, in January.
Meanwhile, Benitez has laid out his January transfer window demands to Newcastle owner Mike Ashley, with a loan deal close for Chelsea winger Kenedy.
Lazio defender Stefan de Vrij, 25, who is a target for Liverpool, has been told by the club president that he is free to leave the Serie A club in January.
Zinedine Zidane says Real Madrid will not discuss any new deal for Cristiano Ronaldo until after the winter break.
West Ham boss David Moyes says Newcastle approached him to become their manager in March 2016 before they appointed Rafael Benitez.
Antonio Conte is desperate to land the Real Madrid job, with current boss Zinedine Zidane under pressure ahead of the Clasico against Barcelona.
Manchester United sent staff to get Paul Pogba out of bed after the 24-year-old midfielder failed to report for a warm-down session.
Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has been described as the 'nightmare' before Christmas by Manchester United centre-half Chris Smalling.
Jan Vertonghen is convinced a raft of returning players can help propel Tottenham back up the Premier League table after their recent struggles.
West Ham goalkeeper Adrian has revealed that the early months of this season were the hardest he's had to face at the club.
(London Evening Standard)
Mohamed Salah says he is convinced Liverpool will end their six-year wait for a trophy this season.
Striker Romelu Lukaku is unhappy at Manchester United and feels he's being undermined by Zlatan Ibrahimovic.