Football Transfer Gossips: Carrick & Ole Gunner Solskjaer were ‘fighting’ as Chiesa pops up on Chelsea radar


Welcome to the Thursday’s Edition of Football Transfer Gossip around the world


Chelsea are set to make a ‘monster’ £84m bid to sign Juventus forward Federico Chiesa according to reports.(Daily Mail)

Eddie Howe has not given up hope of leading Newcastle for the first time at Arsenal on Saturday.(Daily Mail)

Bayern Munich midfielder Joshua Kimmich – one of five unvaccinated players at the club whose wages have been docked – has tested positive for Covid-19.(Daily Mail)

Former Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder Emmanuel Petit believes Kylian Mbappe ‘could easily’ sign for Newcastle following their Saudi-led takeover last month.(Daily Mail)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was at loggerheads with his own coaches, including Michael Carrick, over the formation he insisted on using at Manchester United, according to reports.(Daily Mirror)

Gareth Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett has criticised the way Real Madrid fans have treated his client after more than eight years of service in the Spanish capital.(Daily Mirror)

Manchester United have had an approach for Mauricio Pochettino knocked back by PSG.(The Sun)

Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel wants to see Steve Bruce as the interim manager of the club.(The Sun)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made a whopping £26m during his trophyless reign as Manchester United manager.(The Sun)

Jack Grealish kindly offered free tickets to Manchester City fans ahead of the Champions League win over Paris Saint-Germain.(The Sun)

Chelsea left-back Ben Chilwell is set to miss the rest of this year as he waits to find out whether or not he has suffered season-ending anterior cruciate ligament damage.(The Daily Telegraph)

Manchester United will appoint an interim manager as soon as possible from a five-man shortlist featuring Ralf Rangnick, Ernesto Valverde, Lucien Favre and Rudi Garcia as they bid to save their season.(The Daily Telegraph)

Paris Saint-Germain are adamant that Mauricio Pochettino will not be allowed to leave the club before the end of this season.(The Daily Telegraph)

Steven Gerrard is utilising the power of social media to build team spirit at Aston Villa by setting up an Instagram account for his players.(The Daily Telegraph)

Paris St-Germain and France forward Kylian Mbappe, 22, is tipped to leave when his contract expires in the summer, with Newcastle United among the clubs who could make a move for the World Cup winner. (Express)

Chelsea’s Morocco winger Hakim Ziyech, 28, and Germany forward Timo Werner, 25, have emerged as alternatives to Manchester City’s England winger Raheem Sterling, 26, for Barcelona in January. (ESPN)

Manchester United have had an initial approach for Paris St-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino rejected by the French club. (Manchester Evening News)

Former Tottenham boss Pochettino, 49, will have to wait six months at least before he can become United manager. (Star)

Former Borussia Dortmund manager Lucien Favre and ex-Lyon boss Rudi Garcia have been interviewed by United about becoming their interim manager. (Telegraph)

Ralf Rangnick, the former RB Leipzig manager, and former Roma boss Paulo Fonseca are also on the shortlist. (Mail)

A mural at Old Trafford of sacked United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been taken down. (Sun)

Liverpool and Barcelona are interested in Chelsea forward Christian Pulisic, 23, but the Blues will not sell to a Premier League rival and the Spanish club cannot afford the 50m euro fee required to sign the United States winger. (El Nacional, in Catalan)

Chelsea have held talks with Fenerbahce and Hungary defender Attila Szalai, 23. (Football Insider)

Wolves will listen to offers for Spain winger Adama Traore, 25, in January. (Football Insider)

Real Madrid fans have been “disgusting” to Wales forward Gareth Bale, according to the player’s agent Jonathan Barnett. Bale, 32, has a contract with Real until next summer. (Marca)

Arsenal’s France forward Alexandre Lacazette, 30, is being tracked by Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Newcastle and AC Milan. His contract expires in the summer.(Calciomercato)

The Gunners are keen to sign Lille’s Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches, 24, in the January transfer window. (Football London)

Manchester United’s England forward Jesse Lingard, 28, still wants to leave Old Trafford despite Solskjaer’s exit. (Star)

Newcastle are set to rival Manchester United for the signature of Atletico Madrid’s England defender Kieran Trippier, 31. (Sun)

Aston Villa’s former England Under-20 forward Keinan Davis, 23, is wanted by Norwich City, who are managed by ex-Villa boss Dean Smith. (Football Insider)

Newcastle boss Eddie Howe, 43, could take charge of his new club’s game at Arsenal on Saturday despite testing positive for Covid-19 last week. (Mail)


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