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Alan 12:52 Tue Oct 10
Tuesday newspapers

Manchester United are keen to sign Tottenham left-back Danny Rose, 27, in January. (Tuttomercato, via Talksport)

Manchester City are eying a cut-price £3m deal for 26-year-old Napoli left-back Faouzi Ghoulam to fill in for the injured Benjamin Mendy. (Sun)

Barcelona will meet Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann's £89m release clause before the 26-year-old's value rises next summer. (Mundo Deportivo, via Daily Mirror)

Paris St-Germain are working on a deal to sell winger Angel di Maria, 29, to China in January. (TMW, via Sun)

Arsenal have reached an agreement with former winger Marc Overmars, 44, for him to leave Ajax and become the club's director of football from next season. (Tuttomercato, via Daily Express)

Former Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo, 38, has not ruled out joining Chelsea's coaching staff following his decision to retire at the end of the MLS season. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via London Evening Standard)

Blues boss Antonio Conte could make a return as Italy boss to replace Gian Piero Ventura after the Azzurri struggled to a World Cup play-off spot. (Express)

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was in the crowd for Austria's win over Serbia to watch Eintracht Frankfurt winger Mijat Gacinovic, 22. (Daily Mirror)

Crystal Palace sent a scout to watch Turkey striker Cenk Tosun in action against Iceland on Friday. The 26-year-old Besiktas forward's team lost 3-0. (Croydon Advertiser)

Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, 23, is a January target for Brighton. (Daily Mirror)

Everton are considering a move for Sporting Lisbon striker Bas Dost. The 28-year-old has scored 36 goals in 41 games for the Portuguese side. (ESPN)

Toffees forward Henry Onyekuru, 20, could return to Goodison in January from his loan spell at Anderlecht. (90mins, via Liverpool Echo)

Manchester United defender Daley Blind, 27, is a target for Turkish club Galatasaray. (Calciomercato, via Talksport)

Watford winger Andre Carrillo, 26, does not want to extend his season-long loan spell with the Hornets as he wishes to return to Benfica. (O Jogo, via Talksport)

Tottenham rejected a bid from French club Nice to take 21-year-old midfielder Harry Winks on loan last season. (Daily Mail)

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, 31, has confirmed he almost joined Everton over the summer. (Canal Plus, via Sky Sports)

Midfielder James Rodriguez, 26, wants to make a return to Real Madrid just a couple of months into his two-year loan deal at Bayern Munich after the German club sacked manager Carlo Ancelotti. (Diaro Gol - in Spanish)

Former Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri, 30, says he turned down a move to AC Milan in the summer to sign for Turkish club Antalyaspor. (Manchester Evening News)

Leeds United have made an offer for goalkeeper Kamil Miazek, with the 21-year-old available on a free transfer. (Daily Express)

Leicester striker Islam Slimani, 29, held talks with Watford head coach Marco Silva - with whom he worked at Sporting Lisbon two years ago - over a move to Vicarage Road during the close season. (Watford Observer)

Leeds are preparing to widen their recruitment team with the appointment of Oxford United chief scout Craig Dean as their new head of emerging talent. (Yorkshire Evening Post)


Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 36, is targeting a return from his knee injury on 2 December in his side's Premier League trip to Arsenal. (Mirror)

Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, 23, has provided North East Sunday League side Washington Arms FC with kits and tracksuits. (Sun)

A former Premier League player is at the centre of an investigation into one of the most high-profile match-fixing scandals in European football. (The Times - subscripion required)

World Cup-winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks believes Stoke's Jack Butland, 24, should be England's first choice between the posts at the World Cup. (Stoke Sentinel)

Defender Jamaal Lascelles, 23, says it was "difficult" playing with a double hernia last season - but that there was "too much on the line" at Newcastle for him to have an operation sooner. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Paris St-Germain forward Neymar, 25, has called on Uefa to expel former club Barcelona from the Champions League in a dispute over an outstanding loyalty payment. (Goal)

The best of Monday's gossip

Manchester City have had "serious conversations" about signing Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, 30, for 400m euros (£358m) in January as the Argentine is yet to sign a new deal with the La Liga club. (Marca)

Barcelona are monitoring Manchester United's France international forward Anthony Martial, 21. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

The La Liga side are also closely following Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli, 21, as an alternative to Liverpool's 25-year-old Philippe Coutinho. (Sport - in Spanish)

Paris St-Germain are interested in Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, 26. (Le10Sport, via Daily Express)

Guardian Rumour Mill

Simon Burnton

Today’s big news is that the Mirror has cracked the mystery surrounding José Mourinho’s presence at Serbia’s World Cup qualifier against Austria. Surely he wouldn’t have gone all that way just to keep an eye on Nemanja Matic, who he can keep a perfectly good eye on most of the time without so much as leaving Manchester? No he was not: he was checking out Matic’s team-mate Mijat Gacinovic, the 22-year-old Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder, who the paper reports, “has been identified as one of the most exciting young talents currently operating in the Bundesliga”. Bayern Munich also had a representative at the game, and Arsenal had a scout at Serbia’s two previous internationals, so if Manchester United want to actually sign him they should be ready to rumble. Brighton also had scouts at the match, though they aren’t likely to compete for Gacinovic – they’re interested in the Newcastle outcast Aleksandar Mitrovic, with whose constant disciplinary tightrope-walking Rafael Benítez has finally lost patience.

Manchester City want to sign yet another full-back, says the Sun, to help them cope with Benjamin Mendy’s absence through injury. Never mind that Mendy is expected to be back in four months and the transfer window opens in three, meaning the new signing would become essentially redundant within weeks of his arrival. Anyway, they fancy Napoli’s Faouzi Ghoulam, who is out of contract next summer and could thus, they speculate, be snapped up for a paltry £3m. Conveniently, “City are hoping to open talks with Napoli next week when they face each other in the Champions League”.

Paris Saint-Germain want to buy a goalkeeper next summer and have drawn up a shortlist of potential recruits. A very short list. There are just two names upon it, reports le10sport.com, and they are Atlético Madrid’s Jan Oblak and Manchester United’s David de Gea. The French club believes either could be purchased next year without breaking financial fair play rules, so long as someone takes Javier Pastore and Ángel Di María off their hands. Di María could move to China as early as January, apparently.

Talking of PSG players, Real Madrid have located “the new Kylian Mbappé”, reports Don Balón, and they are not going to let this one slip through their fingers like they did the last. This one is Dimitri Oberlin, currently on loan at Basel from Red Bull Salzburg (confusingly, the new Kylian Mbappé is some 14 months older than the old Kylian Mbappé). “The young pearl of European football scored two of his side’s five goals against Benfica in their last Champions League game,” Don Balón reports. “Of course, several of the biggest clubs in Europe are already monitoring him. But Florentino Pérez hopes to be the first to move.”

The Lazio centre-back Stefan de Vrij appears to be attempting a BorisJohnsonesque have-your-cake-and-eat-it-too-style negotiation with the Italian club. Lazio want to bind him to a new contract, and have offered a healthy pay rise which the defender is minded to accept. However, they also want to set the player’s release clause to something in the off-putting neighbourhood of £40m, but he wants it to be just half that “as he would still be interested in joining a big club in the summer”, according to Calciomercato. Thus he hopes to end up with all the benefits of a bumper new contract, with all the advantages of a miserly old one, the cunning old dog. This news is particularly pertinent to Liverpool, one of the big clubs – along with Juventus and Atlético Madrid – who have been linked with the 25-year-old. Across town at Everton, they are mulling over a move for the giant Sporting Lisbon striker Bas Dost. “Ronald Koeman is determined to sign a forward when the transfer window opens in January and has held a long-term interest in his fellow Dutchman,” reports ESPN.

Finally, the Italian FA is hoping to convince Antonio Conte to abandon Chelsea and return to the helm of his national team next summer, the Express exclusively reports. “Express Sport understands influential figures within the FIGC want Conte back in charge after Gian Pero Ventura failed to impress during their World Cup qualifying campaign,” it says. “Milan are also keen on Conte and are ready to make him an offer this summer, but Chelsea want the popular Italian to stay.”

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