Gossip column: Evans, Shaw, De Gea, Lanzini, Willian, Coutinho, Werner


Transfer news

Newcastle are keen to sign Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw, 22, but do not want to pay the £20m fee the Red Devils want. (Sun)


Manchester City are ready to launch a January move for Alexis Sanchez, 28, after learning of two rival bids for the Arsenal striker. (Manchester Evening News)

Arsenal will again target West Brom’s 29-year-old defender Jonny Evans in the January transfer window. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester City will also bid for Northern Ireland centre-back Evans. (Daily Telegraph)

New West Brom manager Alan Pardew has revealed he will be ready to react should the club lose any players in the January transfer window. (Birmingham Mail)


Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has ordered club scouts to find him a ‘magician’ of a player in the January transfer window. (Sun)

Liverpool and Germany midfielder Emre Can, 23, says he could still sign a new deal with the club, despite reported interest from Juventus. (Liverpool Echo)

Liverpool forward Divock Origi says he has not spoken to manager Jurgen Klopp since leaving Anfield to join Wolfsburg on loan. The 22-year-old has hinted he may like to stay in Germany by stating he likes the “soul” of the Bundesliga. (Daily Express)

Barcelona are set to offer Arsenal a swap deal involving their Turkish midfielder Arda Turan, 30, for the Gunners’ 29-year-old Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil. (Daily Star)

Turan is also considering moving to the Chinese Super League. (Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish)

Liverpool target Emerson Palmieri, 26, has shot down talk of a move to Anfield, with the left-back insisting he is happy at Roma. (Sun)

Real Madrid will turn their attention away from Manchester United’s David de Gea, 27, to focus on signing goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, 23, from Athletic Bilbao. (Marca)

Tottenham are interested in a move for 24-year-old West Ham midfielder Manuel Lanzini, who is under contract until 2020. (ESPN)

Barcelona will consider a move for Chelsea’s 29-year-old midfielder Willian if their pursuit of Liverpool’s 25-year-old midfielder Philippe Coutinho falls through. (Goal)

But the Catalan club have already agreed terms with Coutinho and will make an opening offer of 130 million euros (including variables) in the summer. (Sport – Spanish)

Barcelona midfielder Javier Mascherano, 33, says his time at the club is drawing to a close. (Daily Star)

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson has admitted the fine form of 25-year-old forward Wilfried Zaha could lead to interest during the January transfer window. (Independent)

Mauro Icardi’s agent has warned any clubs wanting to buy the Inter Milan striker that he could be the most expensive player in history in today’s market. Arsenal and Chelsea have been linked with the 24-year-old. (Football 365)

Seville midfielder Steven N’Zonzi, 28, looks set to leave the Spanish club after falling out with coach Eduardo Berizzo. (Marca – via Stoke Sentinel)

Newcastle are preparing a January move for Cape Verde international and Galatasaray forward Garry Rodrigues, 27. (Fotomac – Turkish)

Sunderland manager Chris Coleman has admitted there may be no money for him to spend in the January transfer window. (Shields Gazette)

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been forced to rethink his transfer strategy as Anthony Martial’s impressive form has deterred United’s interest in Ivan Perisic, Antoine Griezmann and Gareth Bale. (Daily Mirror)

Real Madrid have made an enquiry about Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, 26. (City Watch)

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Real Madrid are interested in signing RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner but are concerned about an issue with his ears that affects his ability to play in noisy stadiums. (Marca)

Manchester City plan to open new contract talks with forward Raheem Sterling. (Sky Sports)

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has defended his decision to publish a book about Spurs’ 2016-17 season, amid a slump in their Premier League form. (Daily Mail)

Southampton winger Nathan Redmond has defended Pep Guardiola by insisting the Manchester City manager did not use offensive language in their heated on-pitch discussion on Wednesday. (Telegraph)

Best of Thursday’s gossip

Real Madrid are expected to sign a new goalkeeper and may bring in Athletic Bilbao’s Kepa Arrizabalaga, 23, in the winter window, or move for Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois, 25, or Manchester United’s David de Gea, 27, at the end of the season. (Daily Mail)

Real president Florentino Perez has warned De Gea that if he doesn’t move to the Bernabeu this summer they will switch attention to Courtois. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United defender Daley Blind, 27, fears Jose Mourinho could look to sell him in the summer, as he is yet to begin contract extension talks at Old Trafford. (The Times – subscription required)

Watford boss Marco Silva says the Hornets will not be able to prevent Brazilian winger Richarlison leaving the club, with Chelsea and Tottenham thought to be interested in the 20-year-old. (Sun)

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