- Football gossip: Griezmann, Neymar, Maddison, Mandzukic, Willian, Odegaard,15:23 | 05/10/2019
Barcelona could include their 28-year-old France forward Antoine Griezmann in a deal to re-sign Brazil forward Neymar, 27, from Paris St-Germain next summer. (Le10Sport – in French)
Tottenham have made Leicester City and England playmaker James Maddison, 22, their number one target to replace 27-year-old Denmark international Christian Eriksen, whose contract with Spurs expires at the end of the season. (Mirror)
Chelsea are hopeful defender Fikayo Tomori, 21, and striker Tammy Abraham, 22, will sign new contracts in the next few weeks. The pair have both been included in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for Euro 2020 qualifiers later this month. (Standard)
Chelsea are also about to open contract talks with 31-year-old Brazil forward Willian, whose current deal expires at the end of the season. (Express)
Manchester City have no interest in signing 20-year-old Norway midfielder Martin Odegaard, who is on loan at Real Sociedad from Real Madrid. (Manchester Evening News)
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says 29-year-old right-back Kyle Walker, who has again been left out of the England squad for Euro 2020 qualifiers later this month, could find his place in his side under threat from Joao Cancelo if the 25-year-old Portugal international continues to impress.
Liverpool keeper Loris Karius, who is on loan at Besiktas, says he could play for the Reds again when his spell in Turkey finishes at the end of the season. The 26-year-old German also suggested he could move to another Premier League team or return to his homeland. (Guardian)
Ajax have removed the £26m release clause in Morocco winger Hakim Ziyech’s deal as part of the 26-year-old’s contract renewal with the club. Ziyech has been linked with Arsenal, Manchester City, Manchester United and Real Madrid. (AS, via Telegraaf)
Everton boss Marco Silva says England Under-19 forward Anthony Gordon, 18, is close to being handed a chance in the first team. (Liverpool Echo)
Manchester United are monitoring the progress of Club Leon’s 20-year-old Mexico striker Jose Juan Macias, who has been labelled ‘the next Javier Hernandez’. (Marca via Express)
West Ham are interested in 20-year-old Bolivian midfielder Daniel Camacho, who plays for local side Club Aurora. (Diez via Sport Witness)
Real Madrid considered appointing former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte as their manager following the sacking of Julen Lopetegui last year, but decided against it on the advice of captain Sergio Ramos. (Fichajes.net via Mail)
Manchester United have scouted 22-year-old Russian forward Aleksandr Sobolev, who plays in his home country for Premier League side PFC Krylia Sovetov Samara. (Mirror)
Mexican consortium Orlegi Sports, led by multi-millionaire Alejandro Irarragorri, came close to buying Newcastle this summer before pulling out of the deal and investing in Mexican side Atlas instead. (Chronicle)
Meanwhile, a consortium led by former Manchester United and Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon is stepping-up its £300m bid to buy Newcastle. (Sun)
Anderlecht boss Vincent Kompany is eyeing a move for Wales defender Ashley Williams when the 35-year-old’s Bristol City contract expires in January. (Sun)
Former Tottenham and Arsenal defender Sol Campbell and ex-Celtic and Barcelona striker Henrik Larsson have been interviewed for the vacant Southend manager’s job. (Sky Sports)
Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic, 33, a Manchester United target, is among three players Juventus will look to sell this January. (Calciomercato – in Italian)
A leaked document has revealed how much Real Madrid fine their players for breaking rules such as being late for training or using their mobile phone while in the team bus or dressing room (Marca)
Former England and Chelsea left-back Graeme Le Saux has linked up with British tennis star Andy Murray, who is looking to expand his sports management agency into football.
Source – BBC News
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