Wednesday’s gossip column: Neves, Silva, Vlahovic, Lukaku, Griezmann, Palhinha, De Gea

21 November 2023 0 By Total Football News
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Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves, 26, is not expected to leave Saudi Pro League club Al-Hilal in January amid links with Newcastle United. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Bernardo Silva has hinted he could try to persuade 19-year-old compatriot Joao Neves to join Manchester City despite Manchester United's interest in the Benfica midfielder. (MEN)

City's Portugal midfielder Silva, 29, says he would like to return to play for Benfica before he finishes his career. (CNN, via TalkSport)

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag will not let French centre-back Raphael Varane, 30, leave the club until the summer transfer window. (Sun)

Juventus are hopeful that 23-year-old Serbia striker Dusan Vlahovic will agree to sign a contract extension at the club despite interest from Arsenal and Manchester United. (90min)

Chelsea are hoping they will be able to sell Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku next summer, with Roma keen to make the 30-year-old's loan move permanent. (Evening Standard)

France forward Antoine Griezmann will not be joining Manchester United and the 32-year-old's only focus is Atletico Madrid. (Fabrizio Romano)

Fulham will let Portugal midfielder Joao Palhinha, 28, leave to join Bayern Munich in January for less than the 60-65m euros (£52m-£56m) the club originally wanted. (Florian Plettenberg, Sky Germany)

Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea has made it clear he does not want to join a Saudi Pro League club but the 33-year-old could move to Major League Soccer in 2024. (90min)

Bayern Munich are pushing to sign Japan defender Takehiro Tomiyasu next summer but Arsenal do not want to let the 25-year-old go. (Florian Plettenberg, Sky Germany)

The delay of Sir Jim Ratcliffe's proposed minority takeover at Manchester United has increased fears at Old Trafford that the club's January transfer plans could be ruined. (Mirror)

Some Manchester United players believe the team's poor start to the season was caused by manager Erik ten Hag overworking the squad in pre-season. (Guardian)

Liverpool's Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara, 32, is among the options Barcelona could consider as they look to replace injured 19-year-old Spain international Gavi. (90min)

Tottenham's Argentina midfielder Giovani lo Celso, 27, has also emerged as a loan option for Barcelona, who are unlikely to look for a permanent replacement for Gavi despite receiving up to £6m in compensation from Fifa following his injury on international duty. (Mail)

Arsenal could allow Portuguese midfielder Fabio Vieira, 23, to join French club Marseille on loan. (Mirror)

The FA says it is prepared to review evidence of potentially serious breaches of agent rules in a transfer involving Tottenham Hotspur, Portsmouth and Jermain Defoe. (Times - subscription required)

Liverpool are leading the push for the Premier League to resolve Manchester City's financial fair play case. (Football Insider)

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