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)external-link

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)external-link

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)external-link

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)external-link

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)external-link

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

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)external-link

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

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)external-link

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)external-link

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)external-link

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

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

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)external-link

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