Football gossip: Eriksen, Willian, Sessegnon, Sane, Wenger

Football gossip

Manchester United will try to sign Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen for a reduced fee in January, with the Denmark international's Spurs deal set to expire at the end of the season. (Sun)

However, United will face competition for Eriksen, 27, from Italian club Inter Milan.(Express)

Spurs want to sign Fulham's 19-year-old England Under-20 player Steven Sessegnon, who can play at full-back, centre-half and in midfield - a month after signing his twin brother Ryan for £25m. (Sun)

Chelsea's Brazil winger Willian, 31, is wanted by his old boss Maurizio Sarri at Juventus, with the player in the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge. (Express)

Liverpool are tracking Trabzonspor's £14m-rated goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir. The Reds watched the 23-year-old Turkey international during a 1-1 draw with Fenerbahce last weekend. (Mail)

Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, who turns 70 in October, wants to return to management - 16 months after the Frenchman ended a near 22-year reign at the Gunners. (Sun)

Liverpool and Chelsea are chasing Wigan Athletic's 17-year-old English forward Joe Gelhardt, who has made three first-team appearances. (Mirror)

Bayern Munich's attempt to sign Manchester City winger Leroy Sane, 23, during the summer failed over the Germany international's wage demands. (Manchester Evening News)

England right-back Kieran Trippier, 28, says joining Atletico Madrid from Tottenham in July is a "step forward". (Diario AS - in Spanish)

Manchester United and England defender Chris Smalling, who has joined Roma, initially on loan, could stay at the Italian club beyond this season. (Manchester Evening News)

Former Newcastle United winger Hatem ben Arfa, 32, remains a free agent with the France international claiming he turned down several clubs in the summer. (Mail)

Real Madrid have mutually agreed with midfielder Lucas Silva to terminate the 26-year-old's contract, meaning the Brazilian is now a free agent. (Marca)

Nigeria want Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham to play for them rather than England and say the 21-year-old expects to give them a decision by April 2020. Abraham has played for England at friendly level but can switch allegiance as he is yet to play a competitive game. (Express)

Former England striker Michel Owen says former international team-mate David Beckham let the national team down by being sent off against Argentina at the 1998 World Cup. (Mirror)

Wolves are set to honour their forward Raul Jimenez, 28, by unveiling a new Mexico-inspired green third strip. (Express & Star)

The Guardian
The Guardian - Steve Smith and the beach ball

Top Stories