Football gossip: Dembele, De Gea, Gomes, Hazard, Rice, Alba

Football gossip

France forward Ousmane Dembele, 21, has asked to leave Barcelona in the January transfer window and his departure could allow 26-year-old Brazil striker Neymar to return to the Nou Camp from Paris St-Germain. (Goal)external-link

PSG will face competition from Juventus for Manchester United and Spain goalkeeper David de Gea, 28. (Sun)external-link

Manager Marco Silva says Everton plan to test Barcelona's resolve over a permanent move for 25-year-old midfielder Andre Gomes, who is on a season-long loan at Goodison Park. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Chelsea's Belgium forward Eden Hazard has ruled out a move to Paris St-Germain, but the 27-year-old says he could leave Stamford Bridge this summer. (Canal+, via Goal)external-link

Milan director Leonardo has been in talks with Chelsea over 31-year-old Spain midfielder Cesc Fabregas, Englishman Gary Cahill, 32, and fellow centre-back and Denmark international Andreas Christensen, 22. (Sport Mediaset, via Football Italia)external-link

Manchester United sent scouts to watch 19-year-old West Ham defender Declan Rice - who qualifies for both England and the Republic of Ireland - in the Hammers' 4-0 defeat by Manchester City on Saturday. (Metro)external-link

Southampton intend to give manager Mark Hughes time to turn the club's form around, despite the Saints only winning once this season. (Telegraph)external-link

Barcelona's Spain left-back Jordi Alba says he has not been offered a new contract at the club, leaving the 29-year-old's future uncertain. (ESPN)external-link

Manchester United may wait to sign 22-year-old Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini after discovering a release clause can be triggered at the end of the season. (Mirror)external-link

Chelsea and Arsenal both want to sign Manchester United's out-of-favour Brazil midfielder Andreas Pereira, 22, in January. (Sun)external-link

Liverpool's 17-year-old English forward Bobby Duncan, cousin of Reds legend Steven Gerrard, is a target for German clubs Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig. (Mail)external-link

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez says he will not rule out a return to Serie A in the future if he is unable to win trophies at St James' Park. (Newcastle Chronicle)external-link

Chelsea and Brazil defender David Luiz, 31, says Blues manager Maurizio Sarri has been angrier after victories than after Saturday's 3-1 defeat by Tottenham. (Mirror)external-link

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says the pressure from title rivals Liverpool is keeping his side motivated in their Premier League title defence. (Standard)external-link

Everton and Republic of Ireland right-back Seamus Coleman, 30, has described his side's record against Liverpool as "embarrassing" before next weekend's Merseyside derby. (Express)external-link

Santos' Brazilian striker Gabriel Barbosa, 22, could be ready for a new challenge with the Toffees after a disappointing loan spell at Inter Milan.(Tutto Mercato Web - in Italian)external-link

Sweden defender Mikael Lustig, 31, is set for talks to decide if he has a future at Celtic.(Daily Record)external-link

Leicester captain Wes Morgan, 34, has called for talks with referees over the inconsistency of decisions. (Leicester Mercury)external-link

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