LIVE Transfer Talk: Barca to offer PSG Ousmane Dembele in deal to bring Neymar back
With the winter window opening soon, the rumour mill is beginning to gather pace. Who will be moving where come January? Transfer Talk has the latest.
TOP STORY: Barca to offer Dembele to PSG in Neymar bid
Barcelona will offer Ousmane Dembele to Paris Saint-Germain as part of their attempt to bring Neymar back to the Camp Nou, according to the Mirror.
France forward Dembele, who joined Barca 18 months ago, seems increasingly likely to be on his way out amid questions over his attitude.
The Mirror says Barca feel the former Borussia Dortmund player "could be utilised as a makeweight in a deal to bring Neymar back."
That could be bad news for both Arsenal and Liverpool, both of whom have been reported to be interested in Dembele.
But recent reports suggested that Liverpool were unconvinced about a likely price tag of around £100 million, and the Mirror writes that "Paris now looks his likely destination."
It adds that an early Champions League exit for PSG "would speed up the workings of any possible transfer," with a key group game against Liverpool coming up on Wednesday.
17.30 GMT: Aston Villa are interested in signing Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton on loan in January, but are likely to face competition from Championship rivals Leeds, according to the Birmingham Mail.
17.15 GMT: Inter Milan are ready to make a bid for out-of-favour Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala, talkSPORT, citing reports, says.
16.50 GMT: Neymar news now -- according to La Porteria TV show, the Paris Saint-Germain star has an agreement with the club to let him go at the end of the season for €200 million. La Porteria reports that Neymar and Barcelona have already had initial contact and, if the Brazil international does not go to the Camp Nou, he will go to Real Madrid.
15.42 GMT: It says a little way down the page that Manchester United are trying to sign Marko Arnautovic from West Ham in January, but the Evening Standard are claiming that the Hammers will resist any approaches for the forward.
Frankly, if the bids are anything over £35m, we'd suggest the club give it some serious thought.
14.40 GMT: If you are the cousin of Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard then you're going to get a few top clubs interested in signing you.
Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig are reportedly tracking 17-year-old Bobby Duncan of Liverpool, so say the Daily Mail, despite the fact he only arrived from Manchester City in the summer.
13.45 GMT: Back to Calciomercato for more news that may very well disappoint Tottenham fans: that Bayern Munich want to sign Son Heung-Min. The 26-year-old South Korea international seems happy at Tottenham, but when a massive club like Bayern enter the fray, who knows if his head will be turned.
12.22 GMT: It's not a massive shock to see Manchester United linked with Sampdoria starlet Joachim Andersen... they've been linked with most other young centre-backs after all. Calciomercato report that both United and Tottenham scouts watched the 22-year-old on Sunday vs. Genoa and are mulling a £25m move.
11.29 GMT: It's Cyber Monday, so presumably AC Milan are conducting their transfer business entirely online today in a bid to wrap up deals for THREE Chelsea players.
Cesc Fabregas Gary Cahill and Andreas Christensen are the trio involved as Radio Rossonera reports that Milan sporting director Leonardo is working on January deals to bring them all to San Siro.
10.53 GMT: Lyon left-back Ferland Mendy may be the first ever footballer NOT to talk about a dream club. Despite being linked with Barcelona and quizzed about a potential PSG return (where he played a youth), he told TF1's Telefoot: "No. Honestly, I have no dream club."
10.08 GMT: Jose Mourinho has reignited his interest in Borussia Dortmund midfielder Axel Witsel, with sources telling ESPN FC that the Manchester United manager's trip to Belgium during the international break centred around scouting the 29-year-old.
09.15 GMT: Eden Hazard has told Canal Plus that it is "impossible" for him to leave Chelsea in January, but reminded the club that he is keeping his options open for next summer.
Chelsea are desperate to keep Hazard, who enters the final year of his current contract at the end of the season, and sources have told ESPN FC that they are prepared to make him the highest-paid player in the club's history -- eclipsing even the £290,000-a-week deal signed by N'Golo Kante last week -- if he agrees to commit his future to Stamford Bridge.
09.03 GMT: Everton manager Marco Silva has said he wants Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes to stay at the club on a permanent deal. The 25-year-old is on loan, but Silva insisted he doesn't want to make too much noise about a possible move as it might raise his price.
"I think in the right moment we have to do something to achieve one player like Andre," Silva told Sky. "We have time to do that. We are happy with him, he is enjoying the moment here and I don't think it is a good moment to talk every week because it's better they [Barcelona] forget a little bit about Andre!"
08.45 GMT: West Ham defender Declan Rice has been attracting attention from Manchester United, with the Metro reporting that Jose Mourinho sent his scouts to watch the 19-year-old in action.
PAPER TALK (by Chris Borg)
United face battle to sign Arnautovic
Manchester United are ready to step up interest in West Ham forward Marko Arnautovic after Saturday's goalless home draw with Crystal Palace highlighted their attacking struggles, the Mail reports.
Jose Mourinho wants to add forward impetus in the winter, with reports suggesting Austria international Arnautovic is a major target.
The Mail says that with "Romelu Lukaku failing to score at Old Trafford for 238 days and Marcus Rashford and Alexis Sanchez struggling to impress," Mourinho will turn to Arnautovic.
But a move will not be easy, with West Ham "wary of the growing interest in their prized asset" and manager Manuel Pellegrini eager to keep him.
United could yet move for two West Ham players, with defender Issa Diop also having caught Mourinho's eye.
The manager praised the 21-year-old after the Hammers beat his side earlier in the season, and the Mail suggests he could "provide a long-term solution" to United's defensive problems.
Wolves won't sell midfield star Neves
Any club trying to sign Ruben Neves from Wolverhampton Wanderers will have their interest rebuffed, according to the Telegraph.
It says Wolves have decided Portugal international Neves, who signed a new contract in the summer, "is not for sale at any price" and will stay at Molineux.
The decision comes amid reported interest from Manchester City, Arsenal and Juventus, and the Telegraph adds that the player's agent, Jorge Mendes, "believes his career would be best served by staying."
- Tottenham could make a January move for Genk midfielder Sander Berge, but that may depend on whether Victor Wanyama or Mousa Dembele leaves, according to the Mirror.
Norway international Berge is valued at around £20m but Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino may need to sell before buying, with clubs in Italy and China keen on Dembele.
- Arsenal want to bring in more young English players, and the Mirror says Brentford defender Ezri Konsa, a centre-back who can also play at full-back, is on their list.
England under-21 international Konsa, a former Charlton player, moved to Griffin Park in the summer and has attracted favourable reports from Arsenal scouts.