Football gossip: Chilwell, Gomes, De Gea, Diaz, Mourinho, Jimenez

Football gossip

Manchester City are planning a £50m bid for 21-year-old Leicester and England left-back Ben Chilwell in January, with France international Benjamin Mendy, 24, still out injured. (Mirror)external-link

Tottenham are hoping to prevent Everton from turning Andre Gomes' loan into a permanent move by making a bid for the 25-year-old Barcelona and Portugal midfielder. (Sun)external-link

Arsenal boss Unai Emery admits he may have to sign a centre-back in January because of a defensive injury crisis at the Emirates Stadium club. (Mail)external-link

Real Madrid are hoping to agree a £10m deal to sign Spanish midfielder Brahim Diaz, 19, from Manchester City in January. (ESPN)external-link

Manchester United's Spain goalkeeper David de Gea is set to sign a new contract which could be worth £400,000 a week with bonuses. (Sun)external-link

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley is confident that a £300m deal to sell the club will be finalised in the new year. (Express)external-link

However, the takeover bid led by former Manchester United and Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon is £100m short of Ashley's asking price. (Sun)external-link

Magpies manager Rafael Benitez has been given assurances he will be given money to sign new players in January, regardless of whether or not the club is sold. (Chronicle)external-link

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is growing increasingly angry at the Old Trafford club's board over a lack of transfer activity. (Telegraph)external-link

The Red Devils are considering making a record-breaking bid for 27-year-old Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly, with the Italian side wanting £100m for the Senegal international. (Evening Standard)external-link

United have also held talks over 18-year-old Turkish centre-back Ozan Kabak, with Galatasaray asking for £18m. (Aksam, via Manchester Evening News)external-link

Ajax and Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 21, insists he has not yet made a decision on his future, despite being linked with Paris St-Germain and Barcelona. (Voetbalzone - in Dutch)external-link

Arsenal sent a scout to watch Roma's 21-year-old Turkey winger Cengiz Under. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via Mirror)external-link

Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane, 25, has appointed his older brother Charlie to oversee his career. (Mail)external-link

Leicester City boss Claude Puel has suggested several players could leave the club during the January transfer window. (Sky Sports)external-link

Meanwhile, the Foxes will compete with Leeds and Athletic Bilbao for Alaves' 29-year-old Spanish winger Ibai Gomez. (AS, via Sport Witness)external-link

England left-back Danny Rose, 28, does not expect Tottenham to strengthen their squad in January. (Independent)external-link

PSV Eindhoven manager Mark Bommel has asked former Netherlands team-mate Arjen Robben about returning to the Dutch side, with the 34-year-old winger set to leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season. (Omroep Brabant - in Dutch)external-link

Arsenal's English midfielder Emile Smith Rowe, 18, turned down the chance to sign for Spanish giants Barcelona to stick with his boyhood club. (Sky Sports)external-link

Wolves and Mexico striker Raul Jimenez, 27, will decide at the end of the season whether to make his loan move to Molineux permanent. (Express and Star)external-link

Barcelona left-back Jordi Alba says 26-year-old Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata - a team-mate with Spain - would be very welcome at the Nou Camp. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)external-link

But Barca and Alba are still not close to sorting out a new deal, with the 29-year-old's contract expiring at the end of the season. (AS)external-link

Cardiff striker Ibrahim Meite, 22, is set to leave in January, with Watford and West Brom interested in the Englishman, as well as clubs in Russia, Germany and France. (Mail)external-link

Leeds United midfielder Samuel Saiz is being linked with a move to Getafe as the 27-year-old Spaniard is unsettled at Elland Road. (Yorkshire Evening Post)external-link

Spain midfielder Isco's future at Real Madrid is in doubt after the 26-year-old reacted angrily to unhappy home fans during his side's 3-0 Champions League defeat by CSKA Moscow. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)external-link

Brazil legend Ronaldo has asked former club Real Madrid about a loan deal for 18-year-old Vinicius Junior at Real Valladolid, where the World Cup winner is now majority shareholder. (Europa Press - in Spanish)external-link

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