Thursday's gossip column: Wenger, Havertz, Haaland, Giroud, Pedro

Football gossip

Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is set to be offered the Bayern Munich manager's job until the end of the season. (Sun)external-link

Bayer Leverkusen and Germany midfielder Kai Havertz is open to a move away from the Bundesliga. The 20-year-old is a target for Manchester United. (Marca, via Metro)external-link

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says there "might be two" signings in January, but the club will do most of their business in the summer. (Evening Standard)external-link

Chelsea could listen to bids for France striker Olivier Giroud, 33, and Spanish 32-year-old winger Pedro, while Spanish left-back Marcos Alonso, 28, is facing a fight over his long-term future at Stamford Bridge. (Telegraph)external-link

Fenerbahce want to sign Pedro on a free transfer next summer. (Takvim, via Mail)external-link

Pedro may look for a move in January with China also an option for the Spaniard. (El Dorsal - in Spanish)external-link

The future of West Ham director of football Mario Husillos is in doubt following the team's recent poor form. (Guardian)external-link

Former Brighton boss Chris Hughton is not interested in taking over at managerless Stoke City as he hopes for a return to the Premier League. (Sun)external-link

Manchester United's Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic, 31, is open to leaving in January. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Former Red Bull Salzburg and RB Leipzig sporting director Ralf Rangnick has had talks with a Manchester United official about a role at the club. (Athletic, via Mirror)external-link

Chelsea will not necessarily make signings in January even if their transfer ban is overturned, says manager Frank Lampard. (Talksport)external-link

Red Bull Salzburg and Norway striker Erling Haaland, 19, is keen on moving to the Premier League during his career, says father Alf-Inge Haaland. (Talksport)external-link

Inter Milan and AC Milan are in talks over a new £630m stadium nine miles away from the San Siro. (Mail)external-link

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde still has the support of the club's board but there is increasing concern about how the team is playing. (ESPN)external-link

Sheffield United goalkeeper Dean Henderson, 22, says he nearly joined Leeds United before signing for the Blades again on loan from Manchester United. (Yorkshire Post)external-link

More than 90% of Manchester United fans are not satisfied with the way the club is being run, according to a survey. (Telegraph)external-link

Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani has travelled to Paris for further talks about Qatar Sports Investment investing in the Elland Road club. (Times - subscription required)external-link

The Premier League has introduced an app for players which is designed to help with their mental and physical wellbeing. (Mail)external-link

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