The latest rumors and gossip from the back pages on Thursday, including reports that Chelsea and Manchester United are interested in Brentford keeper David Raya.
Premier League rivals Manchester United and Chelsea have entered the race to sign acclaimed Brentford goalkeeper David Raya for around £20m (The Athletic).
West Ham have made an offer for Aston Villa striker Danny Ings as they look to resolve their scoring problems and move out of the relegation zone (Daily Telegraph).
However, the Hammers will be missing Harry Maguire after Manchester United reject a loan offer, and have the England defender this month despite falling behind Luke Shaw in the Old Trafford pecking order. I’m not planning on leaving.
Tottenham have reportedly been turned down by the Portuguese club (Guardian) for their first official offer for Sporting Lisbon defender Pedro Polo.
Liverpool were front-runners to sign Kylian Mbappe for a record £171m transfer fee in the summer, but were reportedly snubbed by the player who decided he wanted to stay at Paris Saint-Germain (The Athletic). .
Arsenal are considering a bet to save the transfer cat in January to raise money to win a deal for West Ham midfielder Declan Rice in the summer (Daily Star).
Sources close to Manchester United’s bid process hint that Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s biggest challenger will come from America (Times)
But US investment firm Six Street, which has strong ties to both Real Madrid and Barcelona, has denied claims it wants to buy a stake in Manchester United (Daily Mail).
New York City FC defender Alexander Karens will fend off a number of clubs across Europe to sign for Spain’s Girona (The Athletic).
Manchester City are set to begin talks over a new deal for Julian Alvarez, who has made an impressive start in the Premier League (Daily Mail).
Barcelona have opened talks with Atlético Madrid over the signing of winger Yannick Carrasco (Daily Mirror).
On the management side, Mick McCarthy will be named as Blackpool’s new boss following the dismissal of Michael Appleton on Wednesday (The Athletic).
Meanwhile, David Moyes will step down as West Ham manager this weekend if the club loses a critical Premier League clash with Everton after reaching an agreement on its stance at its board meeting on Tuesday (The Times).
Bournemouth and Nottingham Forest are also eyeing a move for Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Keylor Navas, linked to Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to new club Al Nasr (The Athletic).
Leicester City are looking to free up money for January spending which could start with the signing of FC Copenhagen defender Viktor Kristiansen (Daily Mirror), so Ayose Perez, Janik Vestergaard, Chagler Soyuncu, Made Dennis Praet available.
Manchester United have presented an improved contract offer for impressive young forward Alejandro Garnacho (Independent).
Hearts boss Robbie Neilson is working on a deal to bring Callum Patterson back to Tynecastle from Sheffield on Wednesday (Daily Record).
Aberdeen are one of many clubs interested in Sunderland defender Bailey Wright (Daily Record).