Gossip column: Mkhitaryan, Sanchez, Richarlison, De Gea, Akanji, Suso

Football gossip

Arsenal are keen to sign Manchester United's 28-year-old Armenia midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan as part of any deal that would take forward Alexis Sanchez, 29, to Old Trafford. (Guardian)external-link

Manchester United first approached Alexis Sanchez's camp about signing the Chile international last summer. (Star)external-link

Manchester City have pulled out of a deal to sign Sanchez over wages and fees demanded by the player's agent. (Goal)external-link

Arsenal held talks with Bordeaux attacking midfielder Malcom on Sunday and are expected to pay £40m for the Brazilian 20-year-old. (Guardian)external-link

Arsenal and Chelsea are interested in Watford's 20-year-old Brazilian forward Richarlison. (Sun)external-link

Swansea will make a club record £25m move for Atletico Madrid striker Kevin Gameiro, 30, but face competition from Turkish side Fenerbahce. (Sun)external-link

Former Norwich, Aston Villa, Blackburn and Wolves boss Paul Lambert, 48, has emerged as a contender to take over as Stoke manager. (Mail)external-link

Chelsea are still keen to sign a striker in January - with the loan signing of West Ham's 29-year-old English striker Andy Carroll a possible option. (Telegraph)external-link

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has not ruled out taking over the Italy national team for a second time if he leaves the Stamford Bridge club at the end of the season. (Express)external-link

Manchester United are ready to hand 27-year-old Spain goalkeeper David de Gea a new contract that will keep him at the club for the rest of his career. (Mirror)external-link

Paris St-Germain midfielder Lucas Moura, 25, has been linked with Manchester United and says: "Unfortunately, it's the end for me in Paris. I like the English championship." (Express)external-link

Crystal Palace are hoping to complete a £15m deal to sign Fiorentina's 24-year-old Senegal striker Khouma Babacar. (Guardian)external-link

The Eagles are also in talks to sign Ipswich's Polish keeper Bartosz Bialkowski. The Championship club want more than £4m for the 30-year-old. (Sun)external-link

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson plans to add to his squad in January and, even though director of football Dougie Freedman is working on a number of potential deals, he does not believe any are imminently close. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Borussia Dortmund are close to announcing the signing of Basel's 22-year-old Swiss centre-back Manuel Akanji. (Ruhr Nachrichten - in German)external-link

Leicester boss Claude Puel says he does not have to worry about Algeria international Riyad Mahrez, 26, leaving this month. (Leicester Mercury)external-link

AC Milan say they will not sell their 24-year-old Spanish attacking midfielder Suso, even for 80m euros (£71m). (AC Milan website - in Italian)external-link

Saint-Etienne are in talks to sign Arsenal's 32-year-old French right-back Mathieu Debuchy. (TF1 - in French)external-link

Everton manager Sam Allardyce says Theo Walcott, 28, could play "anywhere across the front three" if he manages to sign the forward from Arsenal. (Sun)external-link

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez has reiterated the need for January signings to bolster his relegation-battling side. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Most Premier League teams turned down the chance to sign Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah for £2.5m before he joined Basel in 2012. (Mail)external-link

The Telegraph sport section on Monday
The Telegraph sport section on Monday

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho's latest instalment of his row with Chelsea counterpart Antonio Conte has him saying: "When I don't start [the rows] it's quite funny for me to see other people on the other side acting like victims when they're not the victims." (Telegraph)external-link

Stoke forward Saido Berahino turned up a day early for Monday's Premier League fixture against Manchester United. (Stoke Sentinel)external-link

Louis van Gaal said he "vindictively" turned down the Belgium job so that Manchester United - who treated him "terribly" - would have to keep paying him after he was sacked as manager. (Mirror)external-link

Best of Sunday's gossip

Liverpool are ready to join Manchester City and Manchester United in the race to sign Arsenal and Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 29. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

As well as Sanchez, Manchester United want to sign 29-year-old Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil from the Gunners. (Independent on Sunday)external-link

Manchester City are interested in France Under-19 midfielder Boubakary Soumare, 18, who joined Lille from Paris St-Germain in the summer. (Mail on Sunday)external-link

West Ham boss David Moyes would like to bring in Fiorentina striker Khouma Babacar, 24, on loan but the Serie A club want a £15m deal for the Senegal international. (Sun on Sunday)external-link

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