Transfer news: The latest rumours from Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal and all the top teams

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Goal takes a look at the biggest transfer stories from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and beyond


BALE COULD RETURN TO SPURS


Gareth Bale Real Madrid

Gareth Bale could make a shock return to Tottenham if he leaves Real Madrid, Spanish outlet Don Balon claims.

It is said that Manchester United and Chelsea have both made attempts to sign the Welshman, who has repeatedly been linked with a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu.

The report, however, claims Bale, who has been plagued by injuries during his time in Madrid, 'wants to feel like a footballer again' and could return to his former team to recapture his best form.


BARCA SCOUT SPURS DUO


Christian Eriksen Tottenham

Barcelona’s sporting director Robert Fernandez scouted Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen during Tottenham’s Champions League draw with Real Madrid, reports Mundo Deportivo .

Kane, who has also been linked with a move to Madrid, would reportedly cost €225 million – more than the world record Barca received for Neymar – and that is likely to dissuade any bids.

Denmark international Eriksen is a more viable option for Barca, although Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho remains the club’s number one target.


DE LIGT TOPS BARCA LIST


Matthijs de Ligt Ajax

Barcelona have made Matthijs de Ligt their top transfer as they look to bolster their defence, Mundo Deportivo  reports.

The 18-year-old centre-back has attracted interest from Europe's top teams due to his outstanding performances for Ajax. The Catalan side will already bring Yerry Mina, 23, in from Palmeiras in January but they hope they have found a long-term central partner for him in the form of the Netherlands international.


PSG TO APPROACH MOURINHO


Jose Mourinho Manchester United

Paris Saint-Germain will attempt to convince Jose Mourinho to ditch Manchester United for the French capital at the end of the season, The Sun claims.

Although United are said to be preparing a new contract offer for Mourinho, who is in the second year of a three-season contract, but the coach said last week that he has no intention of retiring at Old Trafford .

PSG, though, are expected to let current coach Unai Emery go if he fails to win the Champions League this season and will turn to Mourinho as their top target.


BARCELONA TRACKING WOODBURN


HD Ben Woodburn

Philippe Coutinho isn't the only Liverpool player Barcelona have their eye on, according to Don Balon.

The Catalans have been tracking 18-year-old Ben Woodburn, who is widely tipped to become a star for both the Reds and for Wales. 

Barcelona have already approached Woodburn's representatives, with Liverpool determined to hang on to the player who made his first-team debut last season at age 17. 


KOULIBALY WANTED BY BARCELONA


Kalidou Koulibaly, Napoli, Serie A, 2017-2018

Barcelona are watching Kalidou Koulibaly, but fear the Napoli defender is likely to be too expensive, reports Mundo Deportivo .

Koulibaly is a target for Chelsea and reports have suggested that Napoli will be prepared to sell the centre-half at the end of the season for a fee in the region of €60 million.

He was scouted by Barca during last weekend’s game against Roma and, while sporting director Robert Fernandez is a huge admirer of Koulibaly, the price could be a sticking point.


€30M BRAZILIAN TEEN TARGETED BY BARCA


Lincoln, Brazil & Flamengo, U17 World Cup

Barcelona are hot on the trail of 16-year-old Brazilian striker Lincoln, according to  AS .

Lincoln is currently impressing at the Under-17 World Cup in India and has scored three goals in three appearances, with his value placed at €30 million.

He plays for Flamengo in Brazil and is a team-mate of Vinicius Junior, who has already agreed a deal to join Barca’s arch-rivals Real Madrid.


BARCELONA CHOOSE COUTINHO ALTERNATIVES


Philippe Coutinho Liverpool

Barcelona will look to the Bundesliga if their January pursuit of Philippe Coutinho fails, according to Sport .

The Camp Nou side were unable to sign the Liverpool player during the summer, and have chosen their alternatives if they are rebuffed once again. Max Meyer of Schalke and Bayer Leverkusen's Julian Brandt are top of their shortlist, with Barca already having made contact with both clubs.


RAMOS TO HELP MADRID SIGN BARCA WINGER


Sergio Ramos Real Madrid Borussia Dortmund

Real Madrid want to sign Barcelona winger Jose Manual Arnaiz Diaz, with the help of Sergio Ramos’ brother, according to Diario Gol .

Diaz joined Barcelona from Real Valladolid in the summer and he has been impressing for the club’s ‘B’ team.

His performances have not gone unnoticed in Madrid and president Florentino Perez will continue to monitor Diaz, who is represented by Real defender Ramos’ brother.


LEEDS CHASE MAN UTD STRIKER


James Wilson Man Utd

Manchester United striker James Wilson is a January loan target for Championship rivals Leeds United and Reading, claims The Sun .

Wilson is nearing peak fitness after suffering a serious knee injury on loan at Derby last season and he hasn’t made a first-team appearance for United in almost two years.


MAN UTD TRACKING ESPANYOL LEFT-BACK


Aaron Martin Espanyol

Manchester United are scouting 20-year-old Espanyol defender Aaron Martin, ESPN claims.

The Red Devils watched the Spain Under-21 international during the Barcelona side's clash with Levante and will be keeping an eye on his development. Although Martin is contracted to the club until 2022, he could be snapped up if his €40 million release clause is activated.


TURKISH BISCUIT COMPANY WANTS NEWCASTLE


Rafa Benitez Newcastle United

Turkish billionaire and biscuit tycoon Murat Ulker is willing to pay £220 million to buy Newcastle United from Mike Ashley, according to the London Evening Standard .

The club has been put up for sale by Ashley and Turkey's richest man, whose company owns McVitie's biscuits, is said to be the frontrunner after expressing an interest. 


MATA SNUBS HUGE CHINA OFFER


Juan Mata Manchester United

Juan Mata has rejected an offer from the Chinese Super League that would have seen him make £375,000 per week after tax, The Sun  reports.

The midfielder's contract at Manchester United runs out at the end of the season and is said to have attracted interest from clubs in China. The 29-year-old received the huge offer from an unnamed side last month, but has no interest in following the big money to Asia and hopes to stay at Old Trafford.


OZIL EDGING CLOSER TO JANUARY ARSENAL EXIT


Mesut Ozil Arsenal

Arsenal are bracing themselves to lose Mesut Ozil in January as they try to avoid seeing the playmaker walk out on a free transfer, reports the Mirror .

Ozil and Alexis Sanchez are out of contract in June, leading to heavy speculation that Arsenal could cut their losses and sell their two stars in the new year. 

Inter have emerged as a possible destination for the Germany international, with Manchester City also linked but keener to complete a deal for Alexis.


SPURS VALUE KANE AT OVER £200M


Harry Kane Tottenham 2017

Tottenham value striker Harry Kane at more than £200 million, according to the Times .

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy reportedly believes the England star is worth more than the massive price Paris Saint-Germain paid to sign Neymar this past summer, sending a signal to potential suitors that the club fully intends to keep Kane in north London.


FURIOUS CONTE PLANNING TO DITCH BATSHUAYI


Michy Batshuayi Chelsea 2017

A livid Antonio Conte is ready to sell Michy Batshuayi in January after laying into his Chelsea team following this weekend's 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace, reports the Telegraph .

The Blues were shocked by the Premier League whipping boys, and Conte let them know exactly what he thought of their display in the aftermath of that defeat. 

Now Batshuayi appears to have his days numbered at Stamford Bridge, with the likes of Christian Benteke and Jamie Vardy mentioned as possible replacements for the misfiring forward.


LIVERPOOL & ARSENAL FIGHT FOR WONDERKID BROOKS


David Brooks, Sheffield United

Liverpool and Arsenal are competing for the signature of Sheffield United wonderkid David Brooks, claims the Mirror .

The 20-year-old has earned rave reviews for his performances with the Blades, and Jurgen Klopp is believed to be preparing a £10 million bid come January. 

Klopp, however, will face competition from Arsenal and a host of other Premier League teams if he wishes to land his target.


ANDRE SILVA WANTED AS ALEXIS REPLACEMENT


Andre Silva AC Milan

Arsenal are following AC Milan's Portugal forward Andre Silva as a possible replacement for Alexis Sanchez, according to the Sun .

With the Chilean's future at the Emirates Stadium mired in uncertainty, the Gunners are making contingency plans in the event of losing him in the upcoming transfer window. 

Champions League football at San Siro, meanwhile, is far from guaranteed next season after a poor start to the Serie A season, and Silva might be available on a cut-price deal if the Italians fall short of their goals and need to recoup their massive transfer outlay this summer.


MARCOS ALONSO WANTED BY BARCA


Marcos Alonso Chelsea

Chelsea's Marcos Alonso heads a list of Barcelona targets to replace under-performing Jordi Alba at left-back, according to Don Balon .

With Alba struggling to find his best form under Ernesto Valverde, the likes of Alonso, Alex Sandro, Jose Gaya and Raphael Guerreiro are all mentioned as possible candidates for the role.


MADRID WANT RASHFORD IF KANE MOVE FAILS


Marcus Rashford England

Real Madrid have singled out Manchester United attacker Marcus Rashford as their backup plan if they fail to sign Harry Kane, according to Don Balon .

The signing of Rashford has been approved by Cristiano Ronaldo, and could also mean that Karim Benzema remains at Santiago Bernabeu as the 19-year-old is eased into the Madrid team.

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PREMIER LEAGUE CLUBS ON RABIOT ALERT


Adrien Rabiot PSG Paris Saint-Germain

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot is concerned about the lack of progress over talks for a new contract, reports L'Equipe .

Rabiot’s current deal expires in 2019, but discussions have yet to take place over an extension, with reports suggesting Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham are all keeping an eye on the situation.

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