Football gossip: Werner, Calvert-Lewin, Fernandes, Upamecano, Drinkwater, Nketiah

Football gossip

Chelsea are investigating the details of a rumoured release clause in RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner's contract. The 23-year-old has scored 23 goals in 24 games for his club this season. (Telegraph)external-link

England striker Tammy Abraham's new contract talks with Chelsea have stalled because the 22-year-old wants to be on the same wage - £180,000 a week - as winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, 19. (Goal)external-link

Everton and England Under-21 striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, 22, is a summer transfer target for Manchester United. (Sun)external-link

Manchester United are also considering a January move for Benfica and Portugal midfielder Gedson Fernandes, 20. (Sky Sports)external-link

Arsenal could move for RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano, 21, after new Gunners boss Mikel Arteta prioritised strengthening his defence. (Mirror)external-link

But Arteta faces a struggle to convince Gabon forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 30, to stay at the club after the end of the season. (Telegraph)external-link

Argentina defender Marcos Rojo, 29, is preparing to leave Manchester United in the January transfer window. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is resigned to losing England midfielder Adam Lallana, 31, at the end of the season. (Telegraph)external-link

The Reds are in talks with Sevilla about 26-year-old defender Diego Carlos, who has a £65m release clause and is viewed as a long-term partner for Virgil van Dijk. (Eldesmarque via Mirror)external-link

France midfielder Paul Pogba, 26, has accepted that Manchester United will not be selling him in January. (Sky Sports, via Metro)external-link

Thierry Henry will be a contender to become Barcelona manager if current boss Ernesto Valverde leaves the club in 2020. (Sport - in Spanish)external-link

Everton are leading the race to sign Colombia winger James Rodriguez, 28, from Real Madrid. (El Desmarque - in Spanish)external-link

Norwich, Everton and QPR are among the sides monitoring Dundee United striker Lawrence Shankland, 24. (Scottish Sun)external-link

Fiorentina want to sign Wolverhampton and Italy striker Patrick Cutrone, 21, on loan until the end of the season. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)external-link

Real Madrid will recall Spanish defender Jesus Vallejo, 22, from his loan spell at Wolves in January because of a lack of playing time. (AS - in Spanish)external-link

Aston Villa are interested in signing Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater on loan in January. The 29-year-old, who has three England caps, is currently on loan at Burnley. (Sky Sports)external-link

Liverpool are monitoring Vitesse Arnhem left-back Max Clark. The 23-year-old has represented England at Under-16 and Under-17 level. (Mirror)external-link

Arsenal will recall England Under-21 striker Eddie Nketiah, 20, from his loan spell at Leeds in January. (Yorkshire Evening Post)external-link

Swansea have made an approach to sign Liverpool's 19-year-old striker Rhian Brewster on loan for the rest of the season with Aston Villa potentially also interested. (Sky Sports)external-link

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