Football Gossip: Former Arsenal owner to invest in Everton, Arsenal chase Boateng


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Real Madrid still wants Pogba, 26, and Germany midfielder Toni Kroos, 29, could move to Manchester United as part of a deal to move the French midfielder to the Spanish club. (Sun)

From Turin, Juventus will offer another French midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 24, in a player-plus-cash deal for their former midfielder Pogba. (Sun)

Arsenal joins the race to sign Norwich’s English defender Max Aarons but Tottenham remain strong favourites to sign the 19-year-old. (Daily Mail)

Arsenal are turning attention to another aging veteran in Bayern Munich and Germany defender Jerome Boateng, 31, to solve their defensive woes. (Sky Sports)

The Gunners have turned to Boateng amid concerns they may be priced out of a move for RB Leipzig’s French defender Dayot Upamecano, 21. (Evening Standard)

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has revealed he was interviewed for the Liverpool job back in October 2015 but lose out to Jurgen Klopp. (Telegraph)

Manchester United’s schemed to bypass agent Mino Raiola in their pursuit of Norwegian striker Erling Haaland from Red Bull Salzburg. The 19-year-old ultimately joined Borussia Dortmund. (Daily Mail)

Tottenham’s Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 27, edges closer an Inter Milan move. (Ekstra Bladet, in Danish)

Borussia Dortmund will not consider offers for England winger Jadon Sancho, 19, from Chelsea until at least the end of the season. Similarly, the Blues will also have to wait to sign RB Leipzig’s Germany forward Timo Werner, 23. (

Ex-England captain David Beckham’s new Major League Soccer team Inter Miami are set to appoint much-travelled former Football League midfielder Anthony Pulis – the son of ex-Middlesbrough manager Tony – as assistant coach. (Telegraph)

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone leaves the door open for 24-year-old France midfielder Thomas Lemar – who has been linked with Tottenham and Arsenal – to leave the club. (Mirror)

Chelsea, Crystal Palace and Brighton among other clubs are interested in CSKA Moscow’s Russian striker Fedor Chalov, 21. (Sky Sports)

Aston Villa considering a move for Burnley‘s former England goalkeeper Joe Hart, 32, after losing his former Clarets team-mate Tom Heaton to a long-term injury. (Daily Mail)

Real Madrid are edging closer to signing Flamengo’s highly-rated 17-year-old Brazilian midfielder Reinier. (

Besiktas want extend German goalkeeper Loris Karius, 26, loan deal with Liverpool for the 2020-21 campaign. (Fanatik, in Turkish)

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo has confirmed that Spanish defender Jesus Vallejo, 22, will cut short his loan and return to Real Madrid during the January transfer window. (Sky Sports)

Hull have rejected an initial seven-figure bid from New York Red Bulls for Portuguese midfielder Leonardo da Silva Lopes, 21. (Hull Daily Mail)

Billionaire tycoon and former Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov is considering joining forces with his business partner and Everton owner Farhad Moshiri by investing in the Merseyside club. (Times, subscription required)

Manchester United’s England midfielder Jesse Lingard, 27, and France forward Anthony Martial, 24, were sent home from training on Friday after they both went down with illness just 15 minutes after arriving. (ESPN)

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