Football Transfer News: Leeds United are closing in on the signingn of English midfielder George Hall, 18, from Birmingham City in January.
Rangers have agreed a new four-year contract with Leon King after the Scottish center-back, 18, received multiple offers from Premier League clubs including Leeds United.
Bayern Munich held talks with Dinamo Zagreb about Croatia’s World Cup goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic, 27, but have decided to look elsewhere for a permanent replacement for Manuel Neuer, who has been ruled out for the rest of the season.
Manchester United are yet to follow Chelsea in registering any interest with AC Milan’s Portugal forward Rafael Leao, 23.
Centre-back Luizao has arrived in England for a medical with West Ham but he is not the only 20-year-old Brazilian the Hammers hope to sign from Sao Paulo as they have also begun talks over a deal for defensive midfielder Pablo Maia.
Fulham have shown interest in signing Netherlands right-back Rick Karsdorp, 27, on loan from Roma with an obligation to buy upon reaching certain conditions.
Barcelona see Boca Juniors’ Argentine midfielder Alan Varela, 21, as a potential replacement for long-serving captain Sergion Busquets, 34.
Chelsea are prepared to sign a new striker in January and discussed the possibility even before their Albania striker Armando Broja, 21, suffered a serious knee injury.
Tottenham are interested in signing Wilfred Zaha, 30, on a free transfer when the Ivory Coast forward’s contract expires at Crystal Palace in the summer.
Roma coach Jose Mourinho is at the top of Portugal’s list of candidates to succeed Santos as national team coach.
Barcelona have not yet held any negotiations with Lionel Messi about the Argentine forward, 35, returning to the club when his contract with PSG ends in the summer.
Tension is growing between Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, and his agent Jorge Mendes as the uncertainty over the Portugal forward’s future continues after his departure from Manchester United.
Al Nassr coach Rudi Garcia would welcome the chance the work with Ronaldo after the Saudi Arabian club’s reported interest in signing him, and the Spaniard says he was very close to succeeding Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United last year.
Ronaldo will not retire from international football after Portugal’s World Cup exit , even if Fernando Santos remains as coach.
Borussia Dortmund’s England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19 is a long-term target for Liverpool but they are also planning a January move for a lower-profile midfielder with the potential to become a first-team regular.
After watching his performances in the World Cup, Real Madrid now feel it would be worth the effort to pursue a summer deal for Bellingham while Liverpool close in on a move for Benfica’s Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez, 21.
Manchester City’s Norway striker Erling Haaland, 22, is no longer on Real Madrid’s list of future targets with Brazilian forward Endrick, 16, having agreed to join them from Palmeiras in 2024.