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Thursday Transfer Gossip: Werner, Rudiger, Lang, Coutinho, Tchouameni, Rabiot, Werner, Pedri

 

  • Newcastle’s new Saudi owners plan to look to Germany in an attempt to mirror the success of Jurgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel in England. Chelsea’s Germany striker Timo Werner, 25, is a top target, along with Bayern Munich and Germany centre-back Niklas Sule, 26, Barcelona’s Brazilian midfield flop Philippe Coutinho, 29, and a German manager such as ex-Dortmund boss Lucien Favre. (Bild – in German)

 

  • The Magpies have contacted the representatives of Leicester City’s French centre-back Wesley Fofana about the possibility of making a move for the 20-year-old in January. (RMC Sport – in French)

 

  • Liverpool are interested in forward Joao Felix according to reports in Spain with Atletico Madrid potentially having to take a loss of more than £50m on a player they spent £113m on in 2019. (The sun)

 

  • Manchester United could revive their efforts to sign Sevilla’s 22-year-old France centre-back Jules Kounde, who also remains a Chelsea target. (Fichajes, via FourFourTwo)

 

  • Barcelona are in advanced talks with Spain midfielder Pedri about a new deal, with the 18-year-old ready to agree a contract that will run until 2026 and includes a release clause of more than 600m euro. (Goal)

 

  • Manchester United fear the pull of Real Madrid will mean Paul Pogba again quitting Old Trafford next summer.(daily express)

 

  • Borussia Dortmund and Germany defender Mats Hummels, 32, has warned Erling Braut Haaland, 21, he may not find “the grass greener” if he leaves the club. Manchester CityManchester UnitedChelsea and Real Madrid are all thought to be interested in signing the Norway forward. (Bild – in German)

 

  • Paris St-Germain could make a move for Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic as a potential replacement for France striker Kylian Mbappe, 22, who is out of contract at the end of the season. PSG, however, face competition for 21-year-old Serbia international Vlahovic, with Tottenham, Juventus and Bayern Munich all linked with the player. (Le 10 Sport – in French)

 

  • Edinson Cavani has been told to quit Manchester United if he wants to keep his place in the Uruguay national team.(daily express)

 

  • Rangers and Celtic face having their squads ravaged by call-ups to the Africa Cup of Nations and Asian World Cup qualifiers scheduled for early 2022.(daily record)

 

  • Mauro Icardi will turn down the chance to join the Newcastle United revolution because his wife Wanda Nara does not want to move from Paris.(the sun)

 

  • Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette is not keen on staying at The Emirates despite being offered a new contract.(the sun)

 

  • Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone attempted to sign Lionel Messi, 34, in the summer and has detailed how he tasked striker Luis Suarez with sounding out his former Barcelona striker partner before the Argentine moved to Paris St-Germain. (Ole, via Mail)

 

  • England are facing a fight against Italy and Russia as the bidding war to host Euro 2028 heats up.(Daily star)

 

  • Newcastle United are set to snub Frank Lampard as they sort out candidates to take over should they remove Steve Bruce from his role.(Daily star)

 

  • Juventus’ France midfielder Adrien Rabiot has also been linked with Newcastle, with the Serie A club open to selling the 26-year-old in January to help fund potential bids for Monaco’s France midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni or Manchester United’s Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek, 24. (Calciomercato – in Italian)

 

  • Monaco have put a price tag of 60m euro on 21-year-old Tchouameni, with Real Madrid, as well as Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool keen on the player. (Marca – in Spanish)

 

  • Barcelona are keen to offload Coutinho in the January transfer window and Liverpool are open to bringing the 29-year-old back to Merseyside. (El Chiringuito TV, via Express)

 

  • Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers is Newcastle’s top target if the club’s new owners decide to sack boss Steve Bruce. (Sky Italy via Mirror)

 

  • Foxes boss Rodgers, however, is said to be “totally committed” to the East Midlands club. (Telegraph)

 

  • Real Madrid are interested in signing Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger, 28. The Germany international is out of contract at the end of the season and would add experience to the Spanish side’s back four. (Marca in Spanish)

 

  • Phil Foden is poised to sign a contract with Manchester City that is worth nearly £50m, with the 21-year-old England midfielder’s new six-year agreement set to see him earn £150,000-per-week. (Mirror)

 

  • Arsenal are preparing a 30m euro bid for Club Bruges’ 22-year-old Dutch winger Noa Lang(Voetbal24 – in Dutch)

 

  • Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool have joined forces to charter a private jet to ensure South American stars are back from international duty in time for this weekend’s Premier League matches.(Daily mail)

 

  • Tammy Abraham is hopeful he will not miss any Roma games despite being substituted with injury after being brought off the bench during England’s clash with Hungary.(daily mail)

 

  • Southend United have asked National League rivals Chesterfield for permission to speak to James Rowe over their managerial vacancy.(daily mail)

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