Today’s Football Titbits

Inter Milan want to take Manchester United and England midfielder Jesse Lingard, 28, on loan – but only if they can off-load Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 28.

United’s France midfielder Paul Pogba is wanted by new Paris St-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino who is keen to build his team around the 27-year-old.

Chelsea are ready to join the chase for RB Leipzig’s France defender Dayot Upamecano, 22.

The Bundesliga side say they will continue to sell their best players and Manchester United , who want to sign a central defender, and are still keen on Upamecano.

Midfielder Mesut Ozil will offer Arsenal the chance to get him out of the club this month by spreading payment of the rest of his £350,000-a-week contract over the next three years, with the 32-year-old German hoping for a move to Turkish side Fenerbahce .

West Ham United’s England midfielder Declan Rice, 21, would prefer to stay in London and has no interest in joining Manchester United , leaving Chelsea as his most likely destination.

The Hammers have been offered the chance to sign Red Bull Salzburg’s £25m-rated Zambian striker Patson Daka, 22, as a replacement for Ivory Coast international Sebastien Haller, who has joined Ajax.

West Ham are preparing a £30m bid for Watford and Senegal striker Ismaila Sarr, 22.

David Moyes’ Hammers are also pondering a loan move for Real Madrid’s Spanish-Dominican forward Mariano Diaz, 27.

Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira could be on his way to Fiorentina, with the 24-year-old Uruguayan’s loan spell at Atletico Madrid not working out as planned.

Ligue 1 side Nice are open to signing the Gunners’ William Saliba permanently in the summer after a promising start to the 19-year-old French defender’s loan spell.

Aston Villa are considering a move for Bournemouth and Wales midfielder David Brooks, 23.

Everton are discussing a swap deal with Bournemouth that would see Norway forward Joshua King, 28, head to Goodison Park. The Cherries are interested in either Toffees centre-half Jarrad Branthwaite, 18, or right-back Jonjoe Kenny, 23, moving the other way.

Manchester United have decided against signing 19-year-old Ecuadorian midfielder Moises Caicedo, but the Independiente del Valle player remains a target for Brighton .

Lyon’s French striker Moussa Dembele, 24, has turned down the chance of a move to West Ham in the January transfer window.

The Frenchman, who previously played with Celtic , is believed to be close to joining Atletico Madrid.

Manchester City’s Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho, whose contract at the Etihad runs out at the end of the season, has offers to consider from his home country Brazil and across Europe according to the 35-year-old’s agent.

City’s Republic of Ireland Under-19s defender Timi Sobowale, 18 is wanted by Major League Soccer side Real Salt Lake City .

Jamaica and former Manchester United, West Ham and Lazio midfielder Ravel Morrison, 27, has had his one-year contract at Dutch side ADO Den Haag terminated after just four months.

Genoa face competition from Spanish side Real Betis for Arsenal’s Greek centre-back Sokratis, 32.

Roy Keane wants to return to management. The former Manchester United and Republic of Ireland midfielder has been focusing on punditry since leaving his role as assistant manager at Nottingham Forest in 2019.


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