Football gossip: Mitrovic, Mourinho, Pereira, Moreno, Oxford

Football gossip

Last updated Thursday 10 January, 15:30 GMT

Fulham have turned down a £50m bid for Serbia striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, 24, from an unnamed Chinese club. (Sun)

Benfica president Luis Filipe Vieira wants to speak with former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho about returning to his homeland to manage the club. (A Bola - in Portuguese)

Real Madrid are still interested in bringing former manager Mourinho back to the Bernabeu but Manchester United will demand £10m from the Spanish giants if they re-employ him. (Sun)

Reading are leading the chase to sign Manchester United goalkeeper Joel Pereira, 22, on loan. Portugal Under-21 stopper Pereira is returning to Old Trafford following a loan spell at Portuguese side Vitoria Setubal. (Mail)

Tottenham want to sign Hoffenheim and Austria midfielder Florian Grillitsch, 23. (Sky Sports)

Liverpool and Spain left-back Alberto Moreno, 26, has told the Reds he does not want to renew his contract and wants to return to La Liga. (Estadio Deportivo - in Spanish)

West Ham defender Reece Oxford, 20, will hold talks with his agent in the coming days over his uncertain future at the London Stadium. (Mail)

Chelsea are in advanced talks with Zenit over a deal for Argentina midfielder Leandro Paredes, 24. (Sportitalia, via Metro)

Former Watford striker Odion Ighalo wants to return to the Premier League in January. The Nigerian international, 29, joined Chinese club Changchun Yatai in January 2017. (Sky Sports)

Leeds are watching Kilmarnock and Scotland Under-21 striker Eamonn Brophy, 22. (Mail, via Talksport)

Earlier updates

Arsenal and Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey, 28, has agreed a deal to join Juventus in June. (Guardian)

Atletico Madrid have joined the race to sign Chelsea and Spain striker Alvaro Morata, 26, on loan. Morata has been linked with a move to Sevilla. (Goal)

Chelsea will report German champions Bayern Munich to Fifa if they find evidence of an illegal approach for their England Under-19 international winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, 18. (Mail)

Bayern are prepared to give Hudson-Odoi the number 10 shirt that will be vacated by Arjen Robben at the end of the season if he joins the club. (Sun)

Real Madrid are preparing to rival Manchester United by offering £90m for Napoli and Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 27. (Il Mattino, via Talksport)

United's interest in Fiorentina and Serbia defender Nikola Milenkovic, 21, has faded since Jose Mourinho's sacking. (ESPN)

Burnley have placed a £50m price tag on England defender James Tarkowski, 26, amid interest from Liverpool for a loan deal. (Sun)

Tottenham are keen on a move for Sampdoria's Danish defender Joachim Andersen, 22, if Belgium centre-back Toby Alderweireld, 29, leaves the club. (Independent)

Manchester City want to bring in West Ham and Republic of Ireland midfielder Declan Rice, 19, as a long-term replacement for Brazil international Fernandinho, 33. (Sun)

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told England forward Marcus Rashford, 21, that he is the club's number one striker. (Star)

Southampton's Italian striker Manolo Gabbiadini, 27, has agreed to rejoin Sampdoria for £11.7m. (Guardian)

Bournemouth are considering a loan move for Everton's Republic of Ireland international James McCarthy. (Mail)

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata's agent has agreed deals with two Spanish clubs according to European football expert Guillem Balague, but the Blues will not let the 26-year-old leave before they sign a replacement. (BBC Radio 5 live In Short)

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has promised 25-year-old midfielder Denis Suarez, an Arsenal target, that he can leave the Nou Camp. (Marca)

Arsenal are looking at Porto's Mexican midfielder Hector Herrera, 28, on a free transfer in the summer as they seek a direct replacement for 28-year-old Welshman Aaron Ramsey, whose contract is set to expire. (Tutto Mercato Web)

Unai Emery has given Arsenal approval to sign Belgium winger Yannick Carrasco, 24, from Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang this month. (Foot Mercato)

Liverpool are set to end Wales winger Ben Woodburn's loan spell at Sheffield United and will consider enquiries from Blackburn Rovers, Brentford and Hull City for the 19-year-old. (Goal)

West Ham's English striker Andy Carroll, 30, wants to stay at London Stadium, with his contract due to expire at the end of the season. (Sky Sports)

Dutch defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah, 21, wants to cut short his loan move from Manchester United to Fulham and join another club in January. (Times)

Newcastle have been told they must improve their offer if they want to sign Atlanta United and Paraguay midfielder Miguel Almiron, 24. (ABC Cardinal, via Guardian)

Arsenal have activated a clause in Spain defender Nacho Monreal's contract to keep the 32-year-old until the end of next season. (ESPN)

Cardiff boss Neil Warnock has flown to France in a bid to sign Nantes striker Emiliano Sala, but the 28-year-old Argentine is said to be unsure over the move. (Sun)

Sunderland have made an offer for Wigan and Northern Ireland striker Will Grigg, 27. (Northern Echo)

Newcastle are in the race to sign Trabzonspor's Turkish midfielder Abdulkadir Omur, 19. (Karadeniz)

Nottingham Forest have submitted an offer to take Swiss goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic, 34, on loan from Leicester City. (Talksport - via Leicester Mercury)

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