Monday's Football Gossip

Football Gossip

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Manchester City are progressing discussions over a contract for 17-year-old River Plate attacking midfielder Claudio Echeverri, with Chelsea also keen in the Argentina youth international. (Fabrizio Romano)

Echeverri has a £21.4m release clause in his deal with City preparing to instantly loan him back to
River. (Times - subscriptionrequired)

Barcelona face rivalry from Manchester City for the signature of Fluminense midfielder Andre, 22, with Pep Guardiola having recognized the Brazilian, also been linked with Liverpool and Fulham, as a likely signing for the future. (Mundo Deportivo - inSpanish)

Premier League clubs are set to face a new wave of interest in their top players from the Saudi Pro
League with the number of foreign players clubs are allowed in their squads set
to enlarge from eight to 10. (Daily Telegraph -subscription required)

ManchesterUnited have tied with Manchester City and Liverpool in the race to sign Germany midfielder Joshua Kimmich, 28,from Bayern Munich. (Fichajes - inSpanish)

Arsenal are ready to separate with Englandstriker Eddie Nketiah, 24, for a fee of around £40m amongst interest from West Ham, Brentford and Crystal Palace. (Football Insider)

AC Milan will glue with boss Stefano Pioli for the time being, regardless of ex Chelsea and Tottenham manager Antonio Conte seen as a likely replacementin the summer. (Gazetta dello Sport -in Italian)

ManchesterUnited have put Lyon attacking midfielder Rayan Cherki, 20,on their list of transfer wants with boss Erik ten Hag also interested to sign a striker in adding up to the Frenchman. (Football Transfers)

Manchester City have told Barcelona to pay an extra £26m to make 29-year-old Portugal defender Joao Cancelo's loan move everlasting. (Sport - in Spanish)

The agent of Napoli striker Victor Osimhen has closed gossip the Nigeria international will depart next summer in spite of a buyout clause in the 24-year-old's new deal in excess of £100m. (Corriere dello Sportvia Football Italia)

ManchesterUnited is ready to let Ivory Coast winger Amad Diallo depart Old Trafford on loan in January, with Southampton interested on the 21-year-old. (Football Insider)

Paris St-Germain have accepted a fee of £17.5m (20m euros) with Sao Paulo for their 20-year-old Brazilian centre-back Lucas Beraldo,who was also on Liverpool bossJurgen Klopp's reach. (L'Equipe - in French)

Former Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is concluding a return to management, with the Norwegian favourite to take over at Turkish club Besiktas. (Mirror)

Stressed Al-Ettifaq manager Steven Gerrard has called on the club's board to make major changes in the January transfer window after a poor run of eight matches. (Mail)

Newcastle managers Eddie Howe will hold talks very soon with director of football Dan Ashworth over the club's January transfer targets. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Ashworth has individually scouted Italian centre-back Lorenzo Pirola, 21, Mali midfielder Lassana
Coulibaly, 27, and Senegal forward Boulaye Dia, 27, who are all on the payroll of
Serie A club Salernitana andare attracted to Newcastle. (Teamtalk)


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