The latest rumors and gossip from the back pages on Friday, including Arsenal chasing Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mikhail Mudrik.
Arsenal are considering making Shakhtar Donetsk a better offer for Mihailo Mudrik after a £45m bid was rejected (The Times).
It came after the Ukrainian club’s chief executive admitted in January that he was open to selling Mudryk despite rejecting an initial offer (Daily Telegraph).
The Gunners and north London rivals Tottenham are taking a transfer blow as Brighton star Alexis Mack Allister wants a move to Juventus, reports suggest (The Sun) .
Tottenham have also made a £13million offer for Barcelona midfielder Frank Kesy, according to Spanish reports.
Capital-obsessed Andrei Santos is set to arrive in the city today ahead of his proposed move to Chelsea (The Sun).
The Blues are also optimistic that N’Golo Kante will sign a new contract at Stamford Bridge and not leave in the summer when his current contract expires (The Times).
Benfica insist they have no interest in selling Chelsea target Enzo Fernandez in the January transfer window.
They also emphasized their desire to keep him by proposing a new contract (Daily Mail).
Leicester are set to sign three players next month after missing many transfer targets in June (The Times).
Brendan Rodgers is believed to be looking for a winger, left-back and centre-back in the January transfer window (The Guardian).
Jude Bellingham fended off a move to Manchester United, but they doubled the offers of other suitors and introduced him to Sir Alex Ferguson and Eric Cantona (The Sun).
Elsewhere, Manchester City could earn a surprise £6million this winter – if full-back Pedro Polo joins the Premier League in January (The Sun ).
City goalkeeper James Trafford, 20, is on loan at Bolton but has attracted interest from Rangers (Daily Mail).
Jürgen Klopp has confirmed Liverpool are currently in talks with Roberto Firmino about his future, but admitted the signing of Cody Gakpo would have ‘no impact’ on the club’s decision (Daily Mirror) .
Norwich have expressed interest in Chris Wilder and German coach Tim Walter as they search for open manager jobs (Daily Mail).
Fiorentina midfielder Sofiane Amrabat will be an in-demand player in January following an excellent performance for Morocco at the World Cup (Daily Express).
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