MADRID AFTER DRAXLER
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zinane wants to sign Paris Saint-Germain attacker Julian Draxler, reports the Daily Star, via Don Balon.
The German international has been forced down the pecking order in Paris following the summer arrivals of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
And Zidane will reportedly move for Draxler in January, as he looks to help reinforce following the summer departures of Alvaro Morata and James Rodriguez.
MAN UTD, CHELSEA WANT ITALY STARLET
Chelsea and Manchester United are both hot on the trail of 16-year-old Genoa sensation Pietro Pellegri, claims the Sun.
Pellegri became the youngest goal-scorer in Serie A history last season, and has already netted a brace against Lazio this term.
Sources close to Genoa say that the Serie A side will accept no less than £40 million for the teenage striker.
LIVERPOOL OPEN TO COUTINHO SALE
Barcelona are planning to make a fresh move to sign Philippe Coutinho in January and hope Liverpool will be open to negotiating, claims Sport .
Liverpool rejected all offers from Barca for the Brazilian playmaker during the summer transfer window and have insisted that Coutinho is not for sale.
However, since the transfer deadline passed, Barca have continued to work on a potential deal, with Coutinho reportedly still wanting to move to Camp Nou.
Coutinho’s representatives are rumoured to have met the Liverpool hierarchy and persuaded them to listen to what Barca have to say about a new offer.
MAN UTD TO EXTEND SHAW CONTRACT
Manchester United are taking up their option to extend Luke Shaw’s contract by a further year until 2019, according to ESPN .
Shaw is still trying to win over United manager Jose Mourinho following a troubled time with injuries, but the club have moved to ensure the left-back can’t leave on a free transfer at the end of the season.
JESUS HAD €25M RELEASE CLAUSE
Four of Europe’s biggest clubs had the option to sign Gabriel Jesus for less than Manchester City paid for the Brazilian striker, claims Kicker .
City agreed an initial €32 million deal to sign Jesus from Palmeiras in August 2016, with the move officially going through in the 2017 January transfer window.
However, Jesus had a clause in his Palmeiras contract which would have allowed him to join Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Manchester United or Real Madrid for €25m, only for none of the clubs to make an offer.
CITY TO PAY BARCA MIDFIELDER'S €40M RELEASE CLAUSE
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is ready to raid former club Barcelona to sign midfielder Sergi Roberto in the January transfer window, claims Don Balon .
Roberto has a €40 million release clause in his contract and he wants a new deal to reflect his increased role in the first-team squad.
CAVANI REJECTS BONUS TO GIVE UP PENALTIES
Edinson Cavani has turned down a €1 million bonus in exchange for conceding Paris Saint-Germain's penalties to Neymar, according to El Pais .
The Uruguayan striker would receive the bonus for finishing the season as Ligue 1's top goalscorer, but PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi reportedly has offered to pay out that sum — whether or not Cavani finishes atop the scoring charts — if he surrenders penalty duties to his Brazilian team-mate.
Al-Khelaifi also is said to have sent representatives to convince Neymar to drop the dispute, arguing that the team's star should have the grace to let Cavani take penalties to maintain his confidence up front. However, the former Barcelona forward apparently did not agree with that logic.
MAN UTD TO OPEN DE GEA TALKS
Manchester United are confident David de Gea will sign a new contract and will open talks with the goalkeeper in the coming weeks, according to The Independent .
De Gea’s current deal expires in 2019 and he is a long-term target for Real Madrid, but United feel they can persuade the Spain international to stay at Old Trafford.
ARSENAL CHASE LE HAVRE DEFENDER
Arsenal are on the trail of Le Havre teenager Harold Moukoudi as Arsene Wenger assesses potential long-term defensive recruits, reports The Sun .
Moukoudi has impressed for Le Havre and the centre-half is also being tracked by Bordeaux, Nice and RB Leipzig.
CHELSEA TO MAKE FRESH ALEX SANDRO BID
Chelsea will make a fresh approach to sign Juventus left-back Alex Sandro during the January transfer window, claims TransferMarketWeb .
Sandro was wanted by Chelsea and Manchester City over the summer, but Juve refused to sell and they are again expected to stand firm on the Brazilian, even if they are offered more than €60 million.
MERSEYSIDE RIVALS FIGHT FOR KONSA
Liverpool and Everton are keen to sign Charlton Athletic’s highly-rated teenage defender Ezri Konsa, reports The Sun .
Konsa was part of England’s U20 World Cup-winning squad in the summer and would be loaned back to Charlton as part of any January deal for the 19-year-old centre-back.
ALLI PROMISED MADRID OR MAN UTD MOVE
Tottenham star Dele Alli has been promised a blockbuster move to Real Madrid or Manchester United by agents keen for his business, reports the Mirror .
Alli recently dropped long-time representatives Impact Sports Management, and the likes of Jorge Mendes and Mino Raiola are reportedly interested in adding him to their long-term stables.
And the carrot of a transfer to one of Europe's biggest clubs has been dangled in front of the England international in a bid to convince him.
ARSENAL STEP UP INTEREST IN GORETZKA
Arsenal are ready to step up their interest in young Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka, according to the Mirror .
The 22-year-old is considered one of the best prospects in Europe, and the Gunners are confirmed admirers as the club's scouts keep close tabs on him.
MAN UTD PREPARING £155M DYBALA BID
Red-hot Juventus attacker Paulo Dybala is set to be the subject to a £155 million bid from Manchester United, The Mirror reports.
The 23-year-old Argentina striker has no release clause in his contract with the Italian side and his preferred destination is Barcelona, however.
OZIL WANTS MAN UTD MOVE
Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil will turn down any offer of a new deal as his desire is to move to Manchester United, The Mirror reports.
The Germany international star is out of contract with the Gunners in June and the 28-year-old is, therefore, free to negotiate with potential suitors as early as January.
EVERTON IN GIROUD SWOOP
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud came close to leaving the club in the summer but will have another opportunity to depart in January, when Everton will return with a £40 million bid.
The Toffees are confident of capturing the out-of-favour France international this time around, The Mirror reports.
ARSENAL READY MERTENS MOVE
Arsenal are readying a fresh approach for Napoli forward Dries Mertens as they prepare to part with Mesut Ozil, according to Calciomercato .
The Gunners were keen on the Belgium international over the summer, but will return in 2018 by triggering a €30 million release clause.
MADRID MONITORING MANE
Real Madrid are keeping a close eye on Sadio Mane's development at Liverpool, reports Diario Madridista .
The Senegalese forward has starred for the Reds since moving to Anfield, with Barcelona also monitoring his situation as they too seek attacking reinforcements.
OZIL ON INTER'S RADAR
Inter are mulling over a January approach for Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil, says TMW .
The Germany international is yet to agree to a contract extension with the Gunners and is now a target for the ambitious Serie A side as they seek an alternative to Joao Mario.
RAMOS TO SIGN NEW MADRID DEAL
Real Madrid are set to complete a contract renewal for captain Sergio Ramos, according to Marca .
The centre-back will sign a deal that will tie him to the club until 2021, with the 31-year-old still determined to give everything he can to the Bernabeu side.
EVERTON OFFERED €75M FOR COSTA
Spain international striker Diego Costa turned down the opportunity to move to Everton in order to complete his move back to Atletico Madrid, Marca claims.
The Toffees launched a €75 million offer before bonuses for the unhappy Chelsea striker but were unsuccessful in trying to lure him to the club. Additionally, AC Milan wanted the 28-year-old frontman on loan.
BELOTTI RELEASE CLAUSE TO RISE ABOVE €100M
Andrea Belotti is working on a new deal with Torino that will see his release clause, set at €100 million in his current contract, rise even higher, according to CalcioMercato .
The talented striker has been chased by a number of clubs, including Chelsea and AC Milan.