Transfer rumours: Gomez, Diaz, Lingard, Isak, Traore, De Jong


Aston Villa boss and former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is interested in Reds and England defender Joe Gomez, 24. (Football Insider) external-link

Manchester United were among the clubs who scouted Colombia winger Luis Diaz playing for Porto over the weekend. Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund are also monitoring the 25-year-old, who has scored 14 goals in 18 Primeira Liga games this season. (O Jogo – in Portuguese)external-link

Meanwhile, United have stepped up their search for a new manager, with Paris St-Germain head coach Mauricio Pochettino, Ajax manager Erik ten Hag, Spain boss Luis Enrique and Sevilla’s Julen Lopetegui all under consideration. (Athletic – subscription required)external-link

Newcastle United are interested in Manchester United’s England forward Jesse Lingard, 29, and Brighton’s Mali midfielder Yves Bissouma, 25. (Mirror)external-link

BBC Sounds: Transfer gossip dailyNice are also tempted to make a move for Lingard, who has been linked with West Ham. (Foot Mercato – in French)external-link

Newcastle have opened talks over signing England midfielder Dele Alli on loan from Tottenham. (Telegraph – subscription required)external-link

Bayern Munich are interested in Chelsea’s Danish centre-back Andreas Christensen, 25, after Germany defender Niklas Sule, 26, rejected an offer to extend his contract. (Goal)external-link

Manchester City and Liverpool have held talks about signing 22-year-old Netherlands winger Cody Gakpo from PSV Eindhoven. (Voetbal International – in Dutch)external-link

Serbia striker Dusan Vlahovic, 21, has told Fiorentina he wants to join Serie A rivals Juventus. (90 Min)external-link

Arsenal are considering Real Sociedad’s Sweden forward Alexander Isak, 22, Lille’s Canadian striker Jonathan David, 22, and Everton’s England forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin, 24, as their hopes of landing Vlahovic fade. (London Evening Standard)external-link

The Gunners, though, will have to meet a £70m release clause if they want to sign Isak before next Monday’s transfer deadline. (Express)external-link

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is a big fan of Calvert-Lewin but any attempt to sign him will not be made until the summer. (Star)external-link

Six European clubs are interested in signing Arsenal’s Gabon forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 32, who remains out of Arteta’s first-team plans. (Mirror)external-link

Aubameyang has made it clear he is not interested in moving to Saudi Arabia where he has been linked with two clubs. (Star)external-link

Tottenham are confident of completing the £20m signing of Wolves’ Spain winger Adama Traore, 25. Wolves want £25m for the player, whose contract expires in the summer of 2023. (Sky Sports)external-link

Meanwhile, Spurs have opened talks with French club Angers over signing 18-year-old France Under-21 forward Mohamed-Ali Cho, whose former clubs include Everton and Paris St-Germain. (Football Insider)external-link

Tottenham have enquired about 25-year-old Fiorentina midfielder Sofyan Amrabat, who is playing for Morocco at the Africa Cup of Nations. (Mail)external-link

Bayern Munich have made contact with the agent of Barcelona’s Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 24, in a bid to beat Chelsea, Manchester City and Paris St-Germain to his signature. (Marca)external-link

Borussia Dortmund have opened talks with Red Bull Salzburg over a possible 40 million euro (£33.5m) deal for 20-year-old Germany forward Karim Adeyemi. (Sky Sport – in German)external-link

Ajax left-back Nicolas Tagliafico, who has been linked with Aston Villa, Chelsea, Marseille and Napoli, has asked his agent to halt talks with other clubs as Barcelona try to sign the 29-year-old on loan with an option to buy. (Marca)external-link

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