Transfer rumours: the latest football gossip – 4 January 2020

The silly season is in full swing, and transfer rumours and football gossip abound.

Here we bring you all the latest from the transfer market as well as juicy bits of gossip from the footballing world.

Transfer rumours

According to El Desmarque, Liverpool are just one of a number of clubs to have approached Barcelona for the signature of 22-year-old winger Ousmane Dembele.

Italian football media allege Tottenham have held talks with Napoli over a potential world-record swoop for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.

Calciomercato in Sapin report that Real Madrid are keen on Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino as a replacement for Karim Benzema.

Edinson Cavani is apparently ready to swap Paris for Madrid in a move from PSG to Atletico.

Juventus have received two significant transfer approaches – both in excess of €40million – from Borussia Dortmund and Leicester for Turkish centre-half Merih Demiral.

German paper Bild report Arsenal are considering an opportunity to sign Jerome Boateng on a free transfer after being priced out of a move for Dayot Upamecano.

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Transfer rumours: Christian Eriksen scored late to seal a win for Tottenham against Brighton in the Premier League. Photo: Clive Rose/Getty Images.

It looks like Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen is closing in on a January move to Inter Milan.

 Mundo Deportivo have boldly predicted Manchester United will sign Dinamo Zagreb playmaker Dani Olmo for around €35m this month.

Swansea City are among a number of clubs to have enquired about taking Rhian Brewster on loan from Liverpool according to Sky Sports.

West Ham and Manchester United are among four Premier League clubs to be linked with Benfica youngster Gedson Fernandes.

Norwich left-back Philip Heise has joined German side 1. FC Nurnberg on loan until the end of the season.

Joe Hart is among the goalkeepers being considered by Aston Villa boss Dean Smith, says the Daily Mail.

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Transfer rumours: Crystal Palaces’ Wilfried Zaha during a pre season friendly match at The Kassam Stadium, Oxford PA Wire/PA Images

Chelsea’s hopes of signing Wilf Zaha have been boosted by the Palace forward engaging Pini Zahavi to broker his exit from Selhurst Park.

Juventus will offer France midfielder Adrien Rabiot to Manchester United in a player-plus-cash deal for Paul Pogba, says the Sun.

Football gossip 

Mundo Deportivo claim Barcelona are angry at Arturo Vidal’s agent, whom they think is behind an attempt to engineer the Chilean a move to Inter Milan.

Turkis club Besiktas want to keep German goalkeeper Loris Karius on loan from Liverpool for the 2020-21 campaign.

Pep Guardiola says Fernandinho does not have to prove anything to earn a contract extension at Manchester City.

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