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Monday’s Transfer Gossip: Haaland, Neymar, Sterling, Gerrard, Verratti, Morata, Traore

Monday's Transfer Gossip: Haaland, Neymar, Sterling, Gerrard, Verratti, Morata, Traore

  • Barcelona vice-president Rafael Yuste has played down the chances of the Spanish club being in the market to sign Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 21, from Borussia Dortmund next summer. (Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish)

 

  • Manchester United have already reached a ‘mutual transfer agreement’ to sign Erling Haaland. (Daily mirror)

 

  • Former Manchester United defender Marcus Rojo has been handed a five-game ban and £18,000 fine for his part in an ugly tunnel brawl last July.(Daily star)

 

  • Brazil forward Neymar, 29, has suggested the 2022 World Cup in Qatar could be his last as the Paris St-Germain forward is unsure if he has “the strength of mind to deal with football any more”. (DAZN, via Goal)

 

  • Barcelona may offload France winger Ousmane Dembele if the 24-year-old does not extend his contract with them and the Spanish club could then try to sign Manchester City and England forward Raheem Sterling, 26, as his replacement. (Sport – in Spanish) 

 

  • Phil Neville has called for Major League Soccer to open investigation into the decisions going against his Inter Miami side.(daily Mirror)

 

  • Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman has been prevented by the club from doing any media interviews as uncertainty grows over his future.

 

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• Sunday’s Transfer Gossip: Dembele, Koulibaly, Tarkowski, Icardi, Pogba, Phillips, Maguire

 

  • Newcastle United’s new owners are considering replacing manager Steve Bruce with Leicester City’s Brendan Rodgers, Rangers manager Steven Gerrard or ex-Borussia Dortmund boss Lucien Favre. (Mail)

 

  • Former RB Leipzig coach Ralf Rangnick is also being looked at by the new Newcastle United hierarchy for the role of sporting director. (Telegraph – subscription required)

 

  • Newcastle United will target four Manchester United players when the transfer window reopens in January with France striker Anthony Martial, 25, Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek, 24, 27-year-old Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly and England attacker Jesse Lingard, 28, all said to be on their wishlist. (Mirror)

 

  • Manchester United and England star Luke Shaw has joined the likes of Lionel Messi and Neymar by dropping his agent and entrusting his family with his affairs.(daily mail)

 

  • Tottenham executive director Donna-Maria Cullen has been bringing her dog to the club’s training ground as they examine whether its presence improves mental health.(daily mail)

 

  • Robbie Fowler believes Mohamed Salah’s prospective new contract at Liverpool will unite the dressing room, irrespective of how much it smashes the club record weekly pay-out by.(Daily mail)

 

  • Juventus will use Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey, 30, as a makeweight in their attempt to bring Manchester United and France star Paul Pogba, 28, back to Turin. (Mail)

 

  • Tottenham are being linked with trying to sign American midfielder Weston McKennie, 23, and 21-year-old Sweden attacking midfielder Dejan Kulusevski from Juventus. (Calciomercato, via Teamtalk)

 

  • Tottenham are also eyeing 28-year-old Spain striker Alvaro Morata as a possible replacement for England’s Harry Kane, 28. Morata is currently on loan at Juventus from Atletico Madrid(Fichajes – in Spanish)

 

  • Liverpool are ready to step up their interest in Wolves and Spain winger Adama Traore, 25. (El Nacional – in Catalan)

 

  • Chelsea have agreed a new contract with 25-year-old Denmark defender Andreas Christensen, with the finishing touches being made to the deal before an announcement. (Fabrizio Romano on Twitter)

 

  • Italy midfielder Marco Verratti, 28, says he intends to spend the rest of his career at French club Paris St-Germain. (France Info – in French)

 

  • Arsenal are considering a shock swoop for former player Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. (The sun)

 

  • Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is interested in signing Charles de Ketelaere, along with a list of top European clubs.(Daily express)

 

  • Newcastle United are supposedly monitoring the situation of ex-Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey. (Daily express)

 

  • Harry Kane ‘loves Tottenham’ and will play a key role in the club’s rebuild, according to the club’s transfer chief Fabio Paratici. (The sun)

 

  • Former Arsenal star Mesut Ozil will launch his own cryptocurrency this week.(The sun)

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