Transfer rumours: Rudiger, Alli, Botman, Lingard, Cavani, Diaz

Transfer rumours: Rudiger, Alli, Botman, Lingard, Cavani, Diaz

by Emily Smith
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Real Madrid have emerged as favourites to sign Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger after positive talks with the 28-year-old German about joining on a free next summer. (Guardian)external-link

Newcastle have made Lille centre-back Sven Botman, 21, a priority signing in the January transfer window, with Manchester United winger Jesse Lingard, 28, also on Eddie Howe’s wishlist. (Guardian)external-link

Edinson Cavani’s brother has indicated the striker is nearing an exit from Manchester United, with a move to Brazil potentially on the cards for the 34-year-old Uruguayan. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Barcelona, Juventus and Brazilian club Corinthians are interested in signing Manchester United’s Cavani. (Marca)external-link

Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong’s father says Europe’s “top five clubs” have enquired about signing his 24-year-old son but a move to Bayern Munich or Manchester United might not appeal to the Netherlands international because “it’s often bad weather there”. (Algemeen Dagblad, via Goal)external-link

Barcelona president Joan Laporta held a meeting with football agent Mino Raiola in Italy. Raiola represents 28-year-old France midfielder Paul Pogba, whose contract at Manchester United runs out in the summer, and 21-year-old Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, who has been tipped to leave Borussia Dortmund in the summer. (Fabrizio Romano, via Mail)external-link

Manchester United are prepared to compete with Premier League rivals Liverpool and Manchester City in the chase for Porto winger Luis Diaz, 24. (Fichajes, via Team Talk)external-link

Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick says France striker Anthony Martial should speak to him or the club about his future after the 26-year-old’s agent said he wanted to leave Old Trafford. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Burnley manager Sean Dyche says the club will not be spending large sums in the January transfer window. (Talksport)external-link

Burnley are to hold further talks with English defender Ben Mee about extending the 32-year-old’s contract. (Mail)external-link

Forgotten Aston Villa striker Keinan Davis, 23, has emerged as a January transfer target for resurgent Championship side Nottingham Forest. (Birmingham Live)external-link

Brentford have made contact with Braga over a potential January move for Portuguese left-back Francisco Moura, 22. (Sun)external-link

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