Football gossip: Sancho, Mandzukic, Can, Fernandes, Mbappe, Demiral

Football gossip

Borussia Dortmund are willing to listen to offers for England winger Jadon Sancho, 19, as early as January. (Independent)

Former Manchester City youth player Sancho is the missing piece of the jigsaw which would make Liverpool's attack even more fearsome than it already is, according to ex-Reds defender Jamie Carragher. (Star)

Arsenal assistant coach Freddie Ljungberg could take over the Gunners on a temporary basis if the club decide to sack manager Unai Emery. (Times - subscription required)

West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini has two games to save his job after a run of eight matches without a win. (Mail)

Liverpool fear Brazil midfielder Fabinho, 26, will be out for four to six weeks with the ankle injury he sustained against Napoli in the Champions League on Wednesday. (Mail)

Red Bull Salzburg sporting director Christoph Freund has denied RB Leipzig have a clause allowing them to buy 19-year-old Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, who has been linked with Manchester United. (Bild - in German)

Manchester United have dropped their interest in Juventus' 33-year-old former Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic. (The Athletic, via Inside Futbol)

Borussia Dortmund are targeting Mandzukic, plus Juventus and Germany midfielder Emre Can, 25, in January. (Sun)

Tottenham Hotspur target Bruno Fernandes is still keen to leave Sporting Lisbon, despite signing a new contract with a release clause of £85m. There is an agreement allowing the 25-year-old Portuguese midfielder's exit if an offer of 70m euros (£60m) arrives. (Mail)

Paris St-Germain forward and France World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe, 20, will join Real Madrid. (Le Parisien - in French)

AC Milan remain keen to sign 21-year-old Juventus and Turkey defender Merih Demiral, who has been linked with Manchester City and Arsenal. (Calciomercato)

Arsenal are planning a 42m euro (£35m) offer for Real Madrid's 28-year-old Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez, who is believed to favour a move to Inter Milan or Paris St-Germain. (Eldesmarque - in Spanish)

Real Madrid's Uruguay midfielder Fede Valverde, 21, has signed a contract extension until 2025 with a 750m euro (£640m) release clause. (Marca)

Flamengo have opened discussions with Atletico Madrid's Brazil-born former Chelsea forward Diego Costa, 31. (

Chelsea will hold further talks with Brazil winger Willian, 31, over his future after the player claimed he has not been offered a new contract, despite the club's insistence that he has. (Telegraph)

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho tried to sign 19-year-old Spurs and England Under-21 left-back Ryan Sessegnon three times from Fulham while he was Manchester United manager. (Mirror)

Minnesota United's Canadian goalkeeper Dayne St. Clair, 22, is set for a two-week trial at Aston Villa. (Birmingham Mail)

Roy Hodgson says he would not guarantee Liverpool's England Under-21 striker Rhian Brewster, 19, games at Crystal Palace despite talk of a loan approach in January. (

Burnley boss Sean Dyche says it is too early to know whether England midfielder Danny Drinkwater, 29, will be at the club beyond January. Drinkwater is on loan from Chelsea but has not played for the Clarets' first team since suffering ankle ligament damage in a nightclub fight in September. (Sky Sports)

Hull City owner Assem Allam insists the club would resist offers of up to £20m for Newcastle United target Jarrod Bowen, the 22-year-old English forward, in the January window. (Newcastle Chronicle)

West Ham's Ghana-born goalkeeper Joseph Anang, 19, has been promoted to first-team training before Saturday's Premier League trip to Chelsea. (Football Insider)

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson said the Eagles tried to sign CSKA Moscow's Russian striker Fedor Chalov, 21, last summer but could not agree a deal. (Sport Witness)

Everton are targeting Nottingham Forest's English defender Joe Worrall, 22. (Football Insider)

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