Thursday's Football Gossip

Football Gossip

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Real Madrid could be involved in re-signing Manchester United's ex France defender Raphael Varane, 30, later than Austria defender David Alaba, 31, suffered a serious injury. (Cadena Cope - in Spanish)

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag desires to keep Varane, who joined the Red Devils from Real in 2021, and Brazil midfielder Casemiro, 31, in the January transfer window. (ESPN)

Arsenal is topping Chelsea in the chase to sign 27-year-old England striker Ivan Toney from Brentford. (Independent)

Manchester United is fascinated in Real Sociedad's Japan winger Takefusa Kubo, 22, as a likely substitute for Brazil winger Antony, 23. Kubo has scored six and supplied more three assists in La Liga this
season. (Sun)

German clubs Bayer Leverkusen, RB Leipzig and Stuttgart are looking at an agreement to sign Manchester United and England winger Jadon Sancho, 23. (90 Min)

Juventus might hold a minor lead over Newcastle United in their efforts to sign Manchester City midfielderKalvin Phillips as the 28-year-old needs to identify about the playing time he
would get before choosing which club to join, with likely more chance in
Italy. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Brentford, Brighton and Nottingham Forest are involved in Hoffenheim's 21-year-old Germany Under-21 forward Maximilian Beier. Liverpool and Bayer Leverkusen are also inspecting progress. (Christian Falkon X) 

Chelsea is not involved in signing Arsenal's England keeper Aaron Ramsdale, 25, in January. Ramsdale has been connected with a shift away after having just five Premier League starts this season. (Fabrizio Romanoon X)

Ramsdale will not be permittedto depart Arsenal in January, even with his lack of playing time. (Football Insider)

Everton have put a historic £100m price tag on England Under-21 defender Jarrad Branthwaite, 21, among curiosity from Manchester United and Tottenham. (i newspaper)

Fluminense's Brazil midfielder Andre, 22, has repeated his wish to play in the Premier League among curiosity from Fulham. (Standard)

Tottenham have been concerned about English defender Tosin Adarabioyo and could bid for him in January, but Fulham wish the 26-year-old expands his deal with them past next summer. (Standard)

Tottenham have started negotiations to sign23-year-old Nice defender Jean-Clair Todibo in January, with Manchester United also connected with the France international. (Talksport)

Steve Cooper, who was dismissed by Nottingham Forest on Tuesday, is a candidate to take over from Roy Hodgson when the 76-year-old departs Crystal Palace. (Standard)

Chelsea and Liverpool are fascinated in signing 26-year-old Inter Milan and Italy midfielder Nicolo Barella. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Liverpool are so far to find a substitute for sporting director Jorg Schmadtke, with the German ready to depart the club at the close of the season having only joined in May. (Express)