Friday's gossip column: Ndombele, Martial, Lingard, Mbappe, Bakker, Pogba, Dembele

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Paris St-Germain are in talks to sign Tottenham and France midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, 25, on loan. He was Spurs' record signing when he joined in 2019 in a £53m deal. (Goal)external-link

Sevilla still want to sign Manchester United and France forward Anthony Martial, 26, on loan despite having a bid rejected, but could move for another French striker - Lyon's Moussa Dembele, 25 - as an alternative. (Marca)external-link

Newcastle United have made an improved offer to sign Manchester United attacking midfielder Jesse Lingard on loan after having one bid rejected for the 29-year-old England international, whose contract runs out in the summer. (Telegraph - subscription required)external-link

Real Madrid are very close to signing France forward Kylian Mbappe, 23, from Paris St-Germain, and he will join on a free transfer when his contract expires. (ESPN)external-link

Newcastle United have made a bid of £14.5m for Bayer Leverkusen and Netherlands left-back Mitchel Bakker, 21. (Mail)external-link

Tottenham have expressed an interest in 28-year-old Sevilla defender Diego Carlos, with Newcastle United having made a £28m bid for the Brazilian. (Mail)external-link

Tottenham are considering a move for AC Milan and Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie, 25, during the current transfer window. (Telegraph - subscription required)external-link

France midfielder Paul Pogba has not told Manchester United if he wants to stay at the club beyond this season, when his contract expires. The 28-year-old is wanted by Paris St-Germain, Real Madrid and Juventus. (90 min)external-link

Saudi Arabian club Al Hilal want to sign Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 32, on loan and are prepared pay all of the Gabon international's £350,000-per-week wages and include an option to make the deal permanent in the summer. (Mail)external-link

AC Milan, Juventus, Marseille, Paris Saint-Germain and Sevilla have all enquired about Aubameyang's availability. (Sky Sports)external-link

Lille have said that they do not want to sell Dutch defender Sven Botman, who has been linked with Newcastle, but AC Milan are pushing to sign the 22-year-old and are in talks with the French club about a deal. (Sky Sports Italia, via Football Italia)external-link

Two teams, including one in Germany, are interested in signing France forward Ousmane Dembele on loan after the 24-year-old, who joined Barcelona in a £135m move in 2017, was told to leave because he is refusing to sign a new contract. (Sport)external-link

Italian World Cup-winning defender Fabio Cannavaro, 48, has been interviewed by Everton over their vacant manager's role. Cannavaro was in charge of Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande until September. (Telegraph - subscription required)external-link

Watford boss Claudio Ranieri has confirmed the club are working to sign 24-year-old Bordeaux and Nigeria winger Samuel Kalu for £3m, and are also interested in Liverpool's English defender Nathaniel Phillips, 24. (Evening Standard)external-link

Southampton want to sign Albania striker Armando Broja on a permanent deal from Chelsea after the 20-year-old has impressed during his season-long loan spell with the Saints. (Independent)external-link

Tottenham have joined the list of clubs interested in signing Hull City's English winger Keane Lewis-Potter, 20. The Tigers rejected an £8m bid from Brentford in August and Southampton, Leicester and West Ham are also interested in him. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Liverpool and West Ham are interested in signing 19-year-old Fulham winger Fabio Carvalho, who was born in Portugal but has represented England at under-18 level. (Express)external-link

Leeds United have had a £15m bid rejected by Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg for 21-year-old United States midfielder Brenden Aaronson. (Yorkshire Evening Post)external-link

Norwich City boss Dean Smith may recall English striker Jordan Hugill, 29, from a loan spell at West Bromwich Albion. (Eastern Daily Press)external-link

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