Monday's Football Gossip

Football Gossip

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Manchester City have accepted a contract to recruit River Plate's Argentina Under-17 midfielder Claudio Echeverri on a six-year deal, with the17-year-old set to stay with the South American club until December 2024. (FabrizioRomano)

Manchester United have resolved against triggeringthe option to spread Raphael Varane's contract by a further 12 months, meaning the 30-year-old France defender can hold talks with overseas clubs over a summer free transfer move from 1 January. (Mail)

Leicester want to recruit Liverpool wingerFabio Carvalho on loan after the 21-year-old Portugal Under-21 international was called back from his loan spell at RB Leipzig. (SkySports)

Liverpool have directed scouts to watch Crystal Palace's England-bornex France Under-21 winger Michael Olise, 22, in recent weeks. (FootballInsider)

Tottenham's Senegal midfielder Pape Matar Sarr, 21 - who staggered off during Sunday's game against Bournemouth with a hamstring problem - is near to agreeing anew long-term contract. (Athletic- subscription required)

Arsenal will allow English winger Reiss Nelson, 24, to depart the club on loan in January. (FootballInsider)

Monaco are nearing in on deal to sign 27-year-old Germany defender Thilo Kehrer from West Ham. (FabrizioRomano)

Juventus, Nice and many Premier League sides are attracted inAtalanta's 26-year-old English winger Ademola Lookman. (Mail)

West Ham are interested to sign Montpellier's Nigerian striker Akor Adams in January but the French club are unwilling to let the 23-year-old depart mid-season. (FootballInsider)  

Sheffield United need to sign a goalkeeper on loan in January, with Anderlecht's 37-year-old Denmark international Kasper Schmeichel a likelytarget. (Sun)

Brentford have made a 25m euros (£21.6m) offer for Real Betis' 18-year-oldSpain Under-21 winger Assane Diao. (MundoDeportivo - in Spanish)

Southampton are in view of a move for Burnley's 26-year-oldBelgian midfielder Manuel Benson. (DailyEcho)

West Ham have triggered a one-year contract extension for Vladimir Coufal, but the31-year-old Czech Republic defender needs a longer contract. (Sun)

Eintracht Frankfurt are near to accepting a loan contract with Wolves for26-year-old Austria striker Sasa Kalajdzic. (Bild- in German)

Brighton and Crystal Palace both desire to bring in Ipswich boss Kieran McKenna as their new manager. (Sun)