Transfer rumours: Aubameyang, Cavani, Mata, Mbappe, Alli, Raphinha


Juventus are interested in Arsenal and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 32, with his future at Emirates Stadium in doubt after being stripped of the captaincy. (Tuttosport – in Italianexternal-link)

Leeds United are looking at signing Juventus’ Weston McKennie but it will cost about £20m to sign the 23-year-old United States midfielder. (Sun)external-link

Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani is Barcelona’s top target for the January transfer window but Barca want assurances that the 34-year-old Uruguay forward is fully recovered from injury before committing to a deal. (Sport – in Spanish)external-link

Winger Juan Mata remains a transfer target for Barcelona, with the 33-year-old Spaniard struggling for playing time at Manchester United. (Star)external-link

Manchester United are prepared to rival Chelsea in the race to sign France defender Jules Kounde, 23, from Sevilla. (AS – in Spanish)external-link

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says the club are not close to making a signing in January but, if they were, he would be reluctant to bring in a player who is not vaccinated against Covid-19. (Mirror)external-link

Newcastle are keen on a loan move for Manchester United’s France striker Anthony Martial, 26, in January, while Inter Milan’s Bosnia striker Edin Dzeko, 35, is another target. (Sun)external-link

Paris St-Germain sporting director Leonardo is not giving up on France star Kylian Mbappe, 22, signing a new contract despite links to Real Madrid. Mbappe can discuss a pre-contract with clubs outside France in January. (AS, via Sky Sportsexternal-link)

Paris St-Germain are preparing to test Barcelona’s resolve to keep Spain midfielder Gavi, 17. (El Nacional – in Catalanexternal-link)

However, Barcelona manager Xavi says Gavi is “the future of the club” and that the teenager “has no ceiling”. (Marca, via 90 Min)external-link

Newcastle have been tipped to sign Tottenham and England midfielder Dele Alli, 25, when he is made available for loan in January. (Football Insiderexternal-link)

Another Newcastle target, Lille and Holland defender Sven Botman, 21, is unsure about leaving the French champions in January. (90minexternal-link)

Manchester City will open talks over an improved contract for 27-year-old Portugal defender Joao Cancelo in the new year. (Star)external-link

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte has spoken to Inter Milan and Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal, 34, about joining the London club. The pair won Serie A titles during their time together at Juventus and Inter. (La Tercera – in Spanish)external-link

Napoli have identified a list of potential January targets, including Tottenham and Colombia defender Davinson Sanchez, 25. (Corriere dello Sport – in Italianexternal-link)

Bayern Munich will join the race to sign Leeds and Brazil forward Raphinha, 24, next summer. (TodoFichajes – in Spanishexternal-link)

Arsenal are interested in a deal to sign Juventus and Sweden winger Dejan Kulusevski, 21. (CalcioMercato – in Italianexternal-link)

Roma boss Jose Mourinho wants Tammy Abraham, 24, to help convince his former Chelsea and England team-mate Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 25, to move to the Stadio Olimpico. (Starexternal-link)

Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 29, “dreams” of playing football again after his Inter Milan exit, his agent has said. (Mailexternal-link)

Watford are keeping tabs on Sampdoria and Gambia defender Omar Colley, 29, with Hornets boss Claudio Ranieri keen to strengthen his backline in January. (Tuttomercatoweb – in Italian)external-link

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