Football gossip: Dembele, Mata, Herrera, Sanchez, Barella, Cottrell

Football gossip

Liverpool are ready to make a club-record £85m bid in January for Barcelona's French World Cup winning winger Ousmane Dembele, 21. (Sun)

Manchester United's Spanish midfielders Juan Mata, 30, and Ander Herrera, 29, are both discussing new contracts at the club. The pair's current deals expire in the summer. (Sky Sports)

Red Devils forward Alexis Sanchez, 29, is frustrated by the lack of playing time at Old Trafford and could seek a move away in January. (Evening Standard)

A majority of the Championship's 24 clubs have written to the EFL threatening to form a breakaway league if the board signs a £590m television deal with Sky Sports for the 2019-2024 seasons. (Times)

United manager Jose Mourinho is ready to sell Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly, 24, and Argentina international Marcos Rojo, 28, in order to bring in a new centre-back in January. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Tottenham are looking to make a £35m bid for Cagliari's 21-year-old Italian midfielder Nicolo Barella. (Sun)

Bundesliga side RB Leipzig are ready to offer Wigan's English attacking midfielder Nick Powell, 24, a pre-contract in January as his deal with the Championship club ends next summer. (TeamTalk)

Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund and Ligue 1 side Marseille are both interested in Arsenal's 17-year-old midfielder Ben Cottrell. (Sun)

Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil, 30, turned down lucrative offers from Asia to sign a new deal with the Gunners in January, says the German's agent. (Evening Standard)

West Ham's proposed deal to sign former France midfielder Samir Nasri, 31, is in doubt because of concerns over the player's fitness. (Sky Sports)

Manchester United could miss out on Inter Milan's Milan Skriniar, with the 23-year-old Slovakia defender set to sign a new deal with the Serie A side. (Express)

Crystal Palace and Fulham are interested in a January loan move for Fenerbahce's Turkey international midfielder Ozan Tufan, 23. (Aksam - in Turkish)

Belgium forward Eden Hazard, 27, says former Chelsea star Joe Cole convinced him to sign for the club in 2012. (Chelsea)

Hull City are prepared to let former Manchester United striker Will Keane leave the club in January, with the 25-year-old's contract set to expire in the summer. (Hull Daily Mail)

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