Transfer rumours: Mbappe, Son, Ings, Sarri, Jones, Zabaleta, Dybala, Haaland


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Real Madrid or Liverpool could sign Kylian Mbappe next summer with the 21-year-old France striker unwilling to extend his contract at Paris St-Germain. (Le Parisien – in French)external-link

Borussia Dortmund’s Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20, is viewed as an alternative if Real Madrid fail to agree a deal with PSG for Mbappe. (Sport)external-link

Tottenham are preparing to increase Son Heung-min’s weekly wages to £150,000 a week in a bid to persuade the South Korea forward, 28, to sign a contract extension (Mail)external-link

Southampton and England striker Danny Ings, 28, is close to signing a contract extension to keep him at St Mary’s amid interest from Tottenham. (Athletic – subscription required)external-link

Liverpool are interested in Brighton’s English defender Ben White after Leeds United failed to sign him despite lodging three bids for the 23-year-old in the summer. (Football Insider)external-link

Uefa is considering expanding the Champions League to 36 teams from the 2024-25 season. (Telegraph – subscription required)external-link

European football’s governing body is also set to cut prize money in European club competitions for the next five years because of the losses caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. (Times – subscription required)external-link

Manchester City had a 60 million euro (£54.6m) bid for Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 29, rejected by Napoli over the summer. (Calcio Mercato – in Italian)external-link

Arsenal made a bid to sign Sporting Lisbon’s 17-year-old Portuguese winger Joelson Fernandes during the summer transfer window. (Football London)external-link

Former Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is in pole position to take the Fiorentina job should they decide to sack Giuseppe Iachini. (Calcio Mercato – in Italian)external-link

Manchester City are open to their former defender Pablo Zabaleta returning to the club in a non-playing role following the 35-year-old Argentine’s retirement last week. (Mail)external-link

Barcelona want to offload France forward Ousmane Dembele, 23, and Denmark forward Martin Braithwaite, 29, to make way for two Netherlands forwards – Lyon’s Memphis Depay, 29, and AZ Alkmaar’s Myron, 19. (Todofichajes – in Spanish)external-link

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Juventus are confident they can persuade Argentina forward Paulo Dybala, 26, to sign a contract extension (Tuttosport – in Italian)external-link

Manchester United defender Phil Jones, 28, wants to leave the club in January, with the former England international unhappy at being left out of their Champions League squad. (Sun)external-link

Paris St-Germain will attempt to sign “world class” Inter Milan midfielder Christian Eriksen, 28, for 20m euros (£18.1m), with the Denmark international struggling to land a regular spot in the Serie A side. (Todofichajes – in Spanish)external-link

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