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Barcelona will offer Ousmane Dembele to Paris Saint-Germain as a part of their try to bring Neymar back to the Camp Nou, in accordance to the Mirror.

France ahead Dembele, who joined Barca 18 months in the past, appears more and more probably to be on his approach out amid questions over his perspective.

The Mirror writes that Barca really feel the previous Borussia Dortmund participant “might be utilised as a makeweight in a deal to bring Neymar back.” That might be unhealthy information for each Arsenal and Liverpool, each of whom have been reported to have an interest in Dembele.

However current studies advised that Liverpool had been unconvinced a couple of probably price ticket of round £100 million, and the Mirror writes that “Paris now seems to be his probably vacation spot.” It provides that an early Champions League exit for PSG “would velocity up the workings of any doable switch,” with a key group recreation towards Liverpool arising on Wednesday.

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10.08 GMT: Jose Mourinho has reignited his curiosity in Borussia Dortmund midfielder Axel Witsel, with sources telling ESPN FC that the Manchester United supervisor’s journey to Belgium in the course of the worldwide break centred round scouting the 29-year-old.

09.15 GMT: Eden Hazard has advised Canal Plus that it’s “not possible” for him to go away Chelsea in January, however reminded the membership that he’s protecting his choices open for subsequent summer time.

Chelsea are determined to preserve Hazard, who enters the ultimate yr of his present contract on the finish of the season, and sources have advised ESPN FC that they’re ready to make him the highest-paid participant in the membership’s historical past — eclipsing even the £290,000-a-week deal signed by N’Golo Kante final week — if he agrees to commit his future to Stamford Bridge.

09.03 GMT: Everton supervisor Marco Silva has mentioned he desires Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes to keep on the membership on a everlasting deal. The 25-year-old is on mortgage, however Silva insisted he would not need to make an excessive amount of noise a couple of doable transfer as it’d elevate his worth.

“I believe in the proper second we have now to do one thing to obtain one participant like Andre,” Silva advised Sky. “We now have time to try this. We’re pleased with him, he’s having fun with the second right here and I do not assume it’s a good second to discuss each week as a result of it is higher they [Barcelona] neglect slightly bit about Andre!”

08.45 GMT: West Ham defender Declan Rice has been attracting consideration from Manchester United, with the Metro reporting that Jose Mourinho despatched his scouts to watch the 19-year-old in motion.

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United face battle to signal Arnautovic

Manchester United are prepared to step up curiosity in West Ham ahead Marko Arnautovic after Saturday’s goalless residence draw with Crystal Palace highlighted their attacking struggles, the Mail studies.

Jose Mourinho desires to add ahead impetus in the winter, with studies suggesting Austria worldwide Arnautovic is a significant goal.

The Mail studies that that with “Romelu Lukaku failing to rating at Outdated Trafford for 238 days and Marcus Rashford and Alexis Sanchez struggling to impress,” Mourinho will flip to Arnautovic. However a transfer is not going to be simple, with West Ham “cautious of the rising curiosity in their prized asset” and supervisor Manuel Pellegrini keen to preserve him.

United might but transfer for 2 West Ham gamers, with defender Issa Diop additionally having caught Mourinho’s eye.

The supervisor praised the 21-year-old after the Hammers beat his facet earlier in the season, and the Mail suggests he might “present a long-term resolution” to United’s defensive issues.

Wolves won’t promote midfield star Neves

Any membership attempting to signal Ruben Neves from Wolverhampton Wanderers can have their curiosity rebuffed, in accordance to the Telegraph.

It says Wolves have determined Portugal worldwide Neves, who signed a brand new contract in the summer time, “will not be on the market at any worth” and can keep at Molineux.

The choice comes amid reported curiosity from Manchester Metropolis, Arsenal and Juventus, and the Telegraph provides that the participant’s agent, Jorge Mendes, “believes his profession could be greatest served by staying.”

Faucet-ins

– Tottenham might make a January transfer for Genk midfielder Sander Berge, however that will rely upon whether or not Victor Wanyama or Mousa Dembele go away, in accordance to the Mirror.

Norway worldwide Berge is valued at round £20m however Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino may have to promote earlier than shopping for, with golf equipment in Italy and China eager on Dembele.

– Arsenal need to bring in extra younger English gamers, and the Mirror says Brentford defender Ezri Konsa, a centre-back who also can play at full-back, is on their checklist.

England under-21 worldwide Konsa, a former Charlton participant, moved to Griffin Park in the summer time and has attracted beneficial studies from Arsenal scouts.



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