Football gossip: Sancho, Gerson, Diop, Mertens, Arteta

Chelsea will beat Manchester United and Liverpool to the finalizing of England winger Jadon Sancho, 19, since they are willing to meet Borussia Dortmund’s ₤120 m asking price. ( Sun on Sunday)

Mikel Arteta consented to become Arsenal head coach after failing to get assurances from Manchester City that he would be Pep Guardiola’s successor as supervisor at Etihad Stadium. ( Sunday Mirror)

Tottenham Hotspur have held speak to sign Flamengo midfielder Gerson and desire to sign the 22- year-old Brazilian before the January transfer window opens. (90 minutes)

Spurs likewise wish to bring in French protector Issa Diop, 22, who is valued at ₤50 m by West Ham United.( Sky Sports)

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer states the club want to work with representative Mino Raiola to land 19- year-old Norway striker Erling Haaland from Red Bull Salzburg.( Sunday Mirror)

Raiola also represents United midfielder Paul Pogba, 26, and has been told by Real Madrid that they will not be trying to sign the France worldwide in January. ( Marca)

Tottenham’s27- year-old Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen is set to deny a relocation to Manchester United in January, despite being out of agreement in the summer. ( Daily Star Sunday)

Chelsea have actually agreed an offer to sign Norway Under-17 forward Bryan Fiabema from Tromso and the 16- year-old will enter into the academy at Stamford Bridge. ( City)

Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich are all interested in signing 32- year-old Belgium forward Dries Mertens from Napoli for ₤ 8.5 m. ( Calciomercato)

Sheffield United want to sign Norwegian midfielder Emil Bohinen from Stabaek. The 20- year-old – who is the kid of former Nottingham Forest, Derby and Blackburn midfielder Lars Bohinen – has actually likewise held talks with Leeds United.( Teamtalk)

Blades manager Chris Wilder says he is targeting “2 or 3” new signings in the January transfer window. ( BBC Sheffield)

Manchester United, Everton and Southampton are amongst the clubs interested in signing Barcelona’s 19- year-old French protector Jean-Clair Todibo for ₤17 m. ( Sport)

Air Conditioner Milan and Atletico Madrid desire to sign Manchester United’s Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic,31 ( La Gazzetta dello Sport, via Football Italia)

Champion club West Bromwich Albion have actually declined a ₤ 3.5 m quote from Saudi Arabian side Al-Ittihad for 28- year-old Egypt defender Ahmed Hegazi. ( Sky Sports)

Galatasaray have provided Frenchman Hatem Ben Arfa, 32, an 18- month offer after the previous Newcastle midfielder left Rennes in the summer. ( Goal)

West Ham sent out scouts to Qatar to watch Brazilian strikers Gabriel Barbosa, 23, and Bruno Henrique, 28, playing for Flamengo at the Club World Cup. (90 minutes)

Liverpool and Netherlands centre-back Virgil van Dijk, 28, states he was “slightly dissatisfied” to miss out on the Ballon d’Or to Barcelona’s 32- year-old forward Lionel Messi – but he included that he has the regard of the Argentine worldwide. ( Sunday Mirror)

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