Transfer rumours: Hazard, Xavi, Dembele, Ward-Prowse, Lukaku, Sterling, Van De Beek

Transfer rumours: Hazard, Xavi, Dembele, Ward-Prowse, Lukaku, Sterling, Van De Beek

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Chelsea and Newcastle United are among the Premier League clubs who have been alerted to the possibility of signing Belgium forward Eden Hazard, 30, from Real Madrid in January. (ESPN)external-link

Newcastle’s new owners have identified Watford’s Senegal winger Ismaila Sarr, 23, as an early transfer target. (Mail)external-link

Newcastle’s hopes of signing Barcelona’s 24-year-old French forward Ousmane Dembele have received a boost as the La Liga club will need to pay former boss Ronald Koeman £10m following his dismissal. (Express)external-link

Manchester United would have to pay manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer £7.5m if they decide to sack the Norwegian. (Sun)external-link

United are losing interest in appointing former Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte as Solskjaer’s replacement because of how much the Italian would cost. (Star)external-link

West Ham are understood to be in talks with Czech billionaire Daniel Kretinsky over the potential sale of a 27% stake in the club, with a view to a possible full takeover in the future. (Sky Sports)external-link

Manchester City made an approach to sign Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan last year prior to the 28-year-old’s move to Premier League rivals Chelsea in August, the player’s agent says. (Telegraph)external-link

Blues boss Thomas Tuchel has asked Chelsea’s hierarchy to sign another forward in January to ease the pressure on Lukaku. (Transfer Window Podcast via Express)external-link

Arsenal could face competition from Barcelona in their bid to sign Manchester City’s England forward Raheem Sterling. (Football.London)external-link

The Gunners are also monitoring the situation of Borussia Monchengladbach’s 24-year-old Swiss midfielder Denis Zakaria, who could be available on a free transfer next year. (Sun)external-link

Bayern Munich midfielder Corentin Tolisso will not extend his contract with the German club beyond next summer and Tottenham are interested in signing the 27-year-old France international. (Calciomercato – in Italian)external-link

Southampton and England midfielder James Ward-Prowse is a target for Newcastle United in the January transfer window, despite the 26-year-old signing a new deal with the Saints in the summer. (Football Insider) external-link

Manchester United’s Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek, 24, and Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly, 27, have been seeking assurances over their futures at the club. (Sun)external-link

Chelsea are confident Denmark defender Andreas Christensen, 25, will sign a new long-term contract at Stamford Bridge. (Football Insider) external-link

Italy forward Lorenzo Insigne says he is focused on playing after being asked about his future at Napoli. The 30-year-old’s current contract with the Serie A side runs out next summer. (Sky Sports Italia, via Football Italia)external-link

Juventus have joined the race to sign Red Bull Salzburg’s 19-year-old German forward Karim Adeyemi. (Calciomercato – in Italian)external-link

Tottenham are open to letting England midfielder Dele Alli, 25, leave the club in January. (Athletic – subscription required) external-link

Chelsea are looking at trying to sign highly rated 16-year-old midfielder Leonardo Cardoso, who has represented Portugal and England at youth level, from West Brom before he commits to a professional deal with the Baggies. (Football Insider)external-link

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