Wednesday's Football Gossip

Football Gossip

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Manchester City are about signing Argentine midfielder Claudio Echeverri from River Plate in a contract likely to result in them loaning the 17-year-old back to his present club until the end of the Premier League season. (ESPN)

Arsenal is leading the race to sign 22-year-old Sporting Lisbon defender Goncalo Inacio in January, with the Portugal international, who has a 60m euro release clause, also attracting Liverpool. (A Bola - inPortuguese)

Sporting Lisbon striker ViktorGyokeres has been connected with Arsenal and Chelsea in January but the 25-year-old Sweden international, initially with Coventry City, says he wants to stay with the Portuguese club for the remainder of the season. (Record, via90 Min)

Tottenham are set to pay £25m to prize 18-year-oldBelgium midfielder Arthur Vermeeren from Royal Antwerp - with the contract including a large up-front fee and an agreement to loan the player back to the Pro League champions for the rest of the season. (Sun)

Ex England and Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard, 31, has been given as a free agent to Ligue 1 side Lille. Though, Brexit could spoil his chances of a move as Frenchclubs are limited to signing four players from non-EU states or countries. (Mirror) 

Manchester United is in view of a move for £26m-rated Netherlands striker Joshua Zirkzee, 22, who has netted seven goals in 17 games this season for Serie A side Bologna. (Sport1 viaMetro)

InterMilan are interested to bring in Iran international Mehdi Taremi, 31, from Porto in January but could look at Manchester United's French forward Anthony Martial, 28,and Chelsea's Albania international Armando Broja, 22, as options. (Gazzettadello Sport - in Italian)

Atletico Madrid has rejected an offerby Juventus for Argentina midfielder Rodrigo de Paul, 29. (MundoDeportivo - in Spanish)

Paris St-Germain has accepted a contract worth 20m euros (£17.34m) with Corinthians for 18-year-old Brazilian midfielder Gabriel Moscardo. (Fabrizio Romano)

Ex France defender Raphael Varane, 30, is capable of leaving Manchester United to return to Lens, where he began his career. (L'Equipe -in French)

Although Bayern Munich are also eager on making a move for Varane while one more of his former clubs, Real Madrid, also stay in the race. (Sport - inSpanish)

Brazil and ex Athletico Paranaense forward Vitor Roque, 18, has travelled to Spain to start his contract at Barcelona - the 18-year-old signed a seven-year deal with the La Liga champions in July. (Fabrizio Romano)
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