Transfer rumours: Bellingham, Rudiger, Pepi, Salah, Dybala, Torres


Liverpool are leading the race to sign 18-year-old England midfielder Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund next summer. (Mirror)external-link

Real Madrid are favourites to sign Germany defender Antonio Rudiger, 28, who is getting closer to leaving Chelsea as a free agent at the end of the season. Premier League rivals Manchester United and Tottenham have also expressed an interest. (Independent)external-link

Manchester United and Liverpool face competition from Atletico Madrid for 18-year-old American striker Ricardo Pepi. (CBS, via Mirror)external-link

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says Mohamed Salah’s situation is “completely normal” as the club seek to finalise new contract terms with the 29-year-old Egypt forward. (Guardian)external-link

Liverpool are interested in 28-year-old Juventus and Argentina forward Paulo Dybala, whose contract expires at the end of the season. (Calciomercato – in Italian)external-link

Barcelona have contacted Chelsea over possible deals for Morocco midfielder Hakim Ziyech, 28, and Germany forward Timo Werner, 25 – but Blues manager Thomas Tuchel is reluctant to let either leave. (Sport – in Spanish)external-link

Barcelona hope a compromise can be reached with Manchester City to allow them to sign Spain forward Ferran Torres for £38m. City want £51m for the 21-year-old. (Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish)external-link

Fenerbahce have denied that the club’s 23-year-old Hungarian centre-back Attila Szalai is close to joining Chelsea. (90min)external-link

Ajax are considering a move for Manchester United’s English goalkeeper Dean Henderson, 24, on loan in January. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Ajax are also interested in signing 24-year-old Dutch winger Steven Bergwijn from Tottenham. (Times)external-link

Lille’s 24-year-old Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches is open to a move to Arsenal, but the Gunners may face competition from AC Milan. (L’Equipe, via Mail Online)external-link

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta will target a forward in the January transfer window. (Mirror)external-link

Ivory Coast winger Nicolas Pepe, 26, is frustrated with his lack of playing time at Arsenal and will assess his options in January. (Football.London)external-link

Atletico Madrid’s 22-year-old Portugal forward Joao Felix could leave the La Liga club. (AS – in Spanish)external-link

West Ham are considering a loan bid for Manchester City and the Netherlands defender Nathan Ake, 26. (Sun)external-link

Brighton want to sign Besiktas and Canada striker Cyle Larin, 26. (Teamtalk)external-link

West Ham face being without 27-year-old France defender Kurt Zouma for 12 weeks because of a hamstring injury. (Times – subscription required)

Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips, 26, also has a hamstring injury and the England international could be out for two months. (Telegraph – subscription required)external-link

Italy boss and former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini, who has been linked with taking over at Manchester United, has denied reports of a move back to the Premier League. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via Mirror)external-link

Former Manchester United keeper Edwin van der Sar, who is currently Ajax chief executive, believes “that one day the moment will arrive” for him to take up a role Old Trafford. (RTL, via Metro)external-link

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