Football Gossip: Granit Xhaka nearing Arsenal exit, Everton wants Lorenzo Insigne


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Hertha Berlin wants to have their target,  Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka, 27, by the end of next week. (Daily Mail)

Leeds United wants to hold on to Arsenal’s and England Under-21 striker Eddie Nketiah, 20, from his loan spell at Elland Road. (Mirror)

Initial approaches by Arsenal, Newcastle United and Paris St-Germain to sign Brazil forward Everton Soares, 23, from Gremio have been turned down(Newcastle Chronicle)

Wolves are edging closer to the signing Hwang Hee-chan, 23, from Red Bull Salzburg, after agreeing to cough up a £23m fee been for the South Korea international. (Hamburger Morgenpost, via Birmingham Mail)

Red Bull Salzburg and Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 19, has agreed to join Italian side Juventus over Manchester United. United were reported to be in pole position to sign the breakout teenager but things have taken an unexpected twist (Tuttosport, via Express)

Ex-Manchester United boss David Moyes is being tipped as a replacement for under-fire West Ham boss, Manuel Pellegrini. But Moyes has made it clear that he would only take the job if offered on a permanent basis. (Telegraph)(Times – subscription required)

Everton’s new boss Carlo Ancelotti is considering returning to former club Napoli to try to sign one of his former stars, Italy playmaker Lorenzo Insigne, 28. (Le10 Sport, via Star)

Chelsea’s 32-year-old Spanish winger Pedro is considering returning to former club Barcelona due to lack of  first-team football at Stamford Bridge this season,.(L’Esportiu, via Mail) 

Manchester United and Paris St-Germain want Leicester City right-back Ricardo Pereira but the player is unavailable until the summer for any kind of deal to materialize for the 26-year-old Portugal international. (Le10 Sport, via Star)

Watford have rejected an approach by French club Lyon for 31-year-old French midfielder Etienne Capoue. (HITC)

Arsenal are interested in RB Leipzig central defender Dayot Upamecano and their chances of landing the 21-year-old has received a boost as he could be allowed to leave the German club if they can sign fellow Frenchman Tanguy Kouassi, 17, from Paris St-Germain. (Le Parisien, via Mirror)

Burnley and Brighton both want Hamilton Academical’s defender Jamie Hamilton, but the Scottish club will not part with their man for less than £1.5m for the 17-year-old Scotland Under-19 international. (Mail)

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder is going to offer contract extensions to Republic of Ireland defenders John Egan, 27, and Enda Stevens, 29, as well as English midfielder John Lundstram, 25. (Sheffield Star)

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