Football gossip: Sanchez, Mata, Heaton, Darmian, De Ligt, Mignolet, Jagielka

Football gossip

Manchester United and Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 29, wants to leave Old Trafford less than a year after joining from Arsenal. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Spain midfielder Juan Mata, 30, is set to leave Manchester United for free in the summer and join Arsenal. (Talksport)external-link

United's 28-year-old Italy full-back Matteo Darmian is likely to leave the club in January, with Inter Milan and Roma interested. (Sun)external-link

Huddersfield are set to make a move for Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton, 32, who has lost his place at Turf Moor to 31-year-old fellow Englishman Joe Hart. (Sun)external-link

Manchester City and Barcelona look set to miss out on 19-year-old Ajax and Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt, who is likely to sign for Juventus. (Calciomercato)external-link

Liverpool and Belgium goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, 30, is a target for Patrick Vieira's Nice. (Het Belang van Limburg, via Mirror)external-link

Liverpool have dismissed reports that owner John W Henry is open to selling club for over $2bn. (Mail)external-link

Arsenal fear England striker Danny Welbeck, 27, is out for the season as doctors consider the option of surgery on his right ankle after suffering the injury against Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League. (Mail)external-link

Welbeck's absence could see Arsenal boss Unai Emery step-up his £45m pursuit of Lille's Ivory Coast winger Nicolas Pepe, 23. (Sun)external-link

Brazil forward Neymar, 26, earns £900,000-a-week at Paris Saint-Germain, according to the latest football leaks. (Times - subscription only)external-link

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe insists he would not entertain interest in England striker Callum Wilson, 26, from other clubs and said he did not want to "break" the team he was building. (Bournemouth Echo)external-link

Chelsea will compete with a number of Serie A clubs, including Juventus, to sign 20m-euro-rated Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonal. The 18-year-old has already been dubbed "the new Andrea Pirlo". (Goal)external-link

Aston Villa's owners will consider a stadium rebrand in 2019 as they continue to plan for the future, which may include selling the naming rights to the ground that has been their home since 1897. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

Everton club captain Phil Jagielka is "dealing" with not being able to force his way into the Toffees' squad, says manager Marco Silva. The 36-year-old Englishman has not featured since the opening day of the season at Wolves, where he was sent off late in the first half. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Juventus' 31-year-old Morocco defender Mehdi Benatia, thought to be a target for Manchester United and Arsenal, could join AC Milan on loan in January, with an option to buy for 15m euros next summer. (Sport Mediaset, via Calciomercato)external-link

Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks, 22, says 27-year-old Crystal Palace forward and fellow England international Andros Townsend, who faces his old club on Saturday, played a major part in helping him to settle at White Hart Lane as a young player. (London Evening Standard)external-link

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez has insisted that 29-year-old winger Matt Ritchie, who asked to be excluded from the Scotland squad "for the foreseeable future", has not retired from international football. (Newcastle Chronicle)external-link

Manchester United's Salford-born midfielder Aidan Barlow, 18, was promoted to first-team training before Sunday's Manchester derby at Old Trafford. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Australian Mathew Ryan, 26, says he is a "completely different goalkeeper" since joining Brighton from Valencia last year. (The Argus)external-link

Colombia and Everton centre-back Yerry Mina, 24, says any discussions with Manchester United over a possible move in the summer was just his agent. (Guardian)external-link

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