Football gossip: Eriksen, Rashford, De Jong, Kante, Perisic, Rabiot, Hernandez

Football gossip

Manchester City will have to pay a club record £75m for Ajax and Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, who is also wanted by Barcelona. The 21-year-old is a key target for City boss Pep Guardiola. (Mirror)external-link

Real Madrid are plotting a £90m double signing - £50m for Manchester United's England striker Marcus Rashford, 21, and ­£40m for Tottenham's Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen, 26. (Sun)external-link

Manchester United executive vice chairman Ed Woodward wants to open contract talks with Rashford to fend off interest from Real Madrid and Paris St-Germain. (Star)external-link

PSG will also rival Real Madrid for Tottenham playmaker Eriksen. (Express)external-link

France midfielder N'Golo Kante, 27, is ready to sign a new Chelsea contract worth around £300,000-a-week. (Telegraph)external-link

Real Madrid are trying to convince Spanish midfielder Brahim Diaz, 19, not to renew his contract with Manchester City. (AS)external-link

Inter Milan are considering whether to sell Croatia winger Ivan Perisic, 29, to Manchester United for £31m. (Sun)external-link

Spanish midfielder Juan Mata, 30, plans to take his time before deciding whether or not to commit his future to Manchester United. (ESPN)external-link

Chelsea face the prospect of Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 22, asking to move on loan in January after renewed interest in the England midfielder from Crystal Palace and Schalke. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Paris St-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 23, has told Barcelona he will sign for the club in the summer. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)external-link

Leicester City are keen on signing Arsenal's 26-year-old Egypt midfielder Mohamed Elneny, who has yet to play a Premier League game this season. (Leicester Mercury)external-link

French club Nice want to sign Liverpool's Belgium goalkeeper Simon Mignolet in January but the 30-year-old is set to remain at Anfield for the rest of the season. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

West Ham's Mexico forward Javier Hernandez, 30, is set to leave in January, with Turkish side Besiktas interested in signing the former Manchester United player. (Sun)external-link

Meanwhile, the Hammers are lining up a £5m January move for Olympiakos' Brazil-born Greek international left-back Leonardo Koutris, 23. (Mirror)external-link

LA Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 37, will join AC Milan in January, earning two million euros (£1.7m) for half a season, with an option for another year. (La Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)external-link

Sevilla are keen on re-signing Spanish midfielder Vicente Iborra, 30, from Leicester. (COPE - in Spanish)external-link

Everton's Croatia midfielder Nikola Vlasic, 21, is to remain at CSKA Moscow on loan despite interest from Inter Milan and Roma who want to sign him on a permanent deal. (ESPN)external-link

Championship West Bromwich Albion are in talks with 18-year-old midfielder Rekeem Harper over a new long-term deal. (Express & Star)external-link

Wolves held talks with the representatives of Senegalese striker Mbaye Diagne, 27, over a January transfer move from Turkish side Kasimpasa. (ESPN)external-link

Manchester United have inadvertently announced the signing of Paul Woolston, 20, after the English goalkeeper, who has been released by Newcastle, was spotted in training with Jose Mourinho's first-team squad. (Metro)external-link


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