Saturday’s gossip: Mbappe, Osimhen, Boniface, Martinez, Toney, Phillips, Mejbri, Nketiah

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Real Madrid will make a fresh attempt to sign Paris St-Germain’s France striker Kylian Mbappe, 25, and have given him a deadline of mid-January to decide if he wants to join in the summer. (Athletic – subscription)external-link

Liverpool are in the running to sign Mbappe because he has a good relationship with the club and manager Jurgen Klopp. (Talksport)external-link

Arsenal are keen on Napoli’s 25-year-old Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen, Bayer Leverkusen’s 23-year-old Nigeria forward Victor Boniface and Inter Milan’s Argentina forward Lautaro Martinez, 26, as alternatives to Brentford’s 27-year-old England striker Ivan Toney. (Express)external-link

Manchester City have opened talks with Juventus over letting 28-year-old England midfielder Kalvin Phillips leave on loan. (Times – subscription)external-link

Chelsea remain interested in 16-year-old Spanish defender Pau Cubarsi, who has played for Barcelona’s B team this season. (Sport – in Spanish)external-link

Manchester United are targeting VfB Stuttgart and Guinea striker Serhou Guirassy, 27, in the January transfer window. (Football Insider)external-link

Manchester United’s Tunisia midfielder Hannibal Mejbri, 20, is wanted by Freiburg, Lyon and Sevilla. (Bild – in German)external-link

Barcelona may offer Mason Greenwood the iconic number 10 shirt if he joins the club in a £40m deal from Manchester United. The 22-year-old forward is currently on loan at fellow La Liga side Getafe. (Sun)external-link

Juventus are ready to offer 23-year-old Italy striker Moise Kean in exchange for Arsenal’s 20-year-old English midfielder Charlie-Michael Patino, who is on loan at Swansea City. (Tuttosport – in Italian)external-link

Crystal Palace have had an enquiry for England striker Eddie Nketiah, 24, knocked back by Arsenal. (Mail)external-link

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is only willing to let Nketiah, striker Emile Smith Rowe, 23, and 25-year-old goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale leave if they receive big offers. (Mirror)external-link

Tottenham will step up their interest in Genoa’s 21-year-old Romania defender Radu Dragusin but face competition from Roma. (Telegraph – subscription)external-link

Borussia Dortmund’s Algeria defender Ramy Bensebaini, 28, would be interested in joining Manchester United. (La Gazette du Fennec – in French)external-link

Manager Andoni Iraola is worried that Bournemouth’s success could mean their best players leave. English striker Dominic Solanke, 26, is being tracked by Tottenham. (Independent)external-link

Liverpool and Manchester United have been told that Benfica’s 20-year-old Portugal defender Antonio Silva is not for sale in January. (90min)external-link

West Ham and Newcastle have been put on alert after Argentina striker Giovanni Simeone, 28, indicated he wants to leave Napoli in January. (Sky Sports)external-link

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