Transfer gossip: Willian, Austin, Mejbri, Acosta, Rashford, Doucoure, Ozil, Giroud, Gueye

Football gossip

Thursday afternoon update

Paris St-Germain are interested in signing Chelsea's Brazil midfielder Willian, 30, on loan as cover for the injured Neymar. (Mail)

But the Blues are not prepared to accept any bid below £60m. (Express)

Cardiff City are one of four Premier League clubs competing to sign Southampton's 29-year-old English striker Charlie Austin. (TalkSport)

Manchester United's pursuit of PSV Eindhoven winger Steven Bergwijn has been abandoned until the summer. The Dutch 21-year-old is valued in excess of £30m. (Daily Star)

However, the Old Trafford club could move for 16-year-old Monaco midfielder Hannibal Mejbri before the deadline after the French youth international handed in a transfer request. (Mirror)

Manchester City are readying a late bid for D.C. United forward Luciano Acosta, with Paris Saint-Germain also thought to be chasing the 24-year-old Argentine. (Manchester Evening News)

The Ligue 1 side have made a late move to sign Arsenal's 30-year-old German playmaker Mesut Ozil on loan. (Metro)

But Ozil, who has struggled to make an impact under manager Unai Emery, has rejected the chance to move to France. (Suddeutsche Zeitung, via Daily Star)

Real Madrid are preparing a £100m move for England striker Marcus Rashford, 21, before he signs a new contract with Manchester United in the summer. (Sun)

Chelsea have Watford's 26-year-old French midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure in their sights for a late move. (Mirror)

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has said Belgium playmaker Eden Hazard, 28, can leave the club in the summer if he wants. (Sky Sports)

Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye has submitted a transfer request, although the Goodison Park club say they will not sell the 29-year-old midfielder before the deadline. (Telegraph)

West Ham have enquired about Chelsea and France forward Olivier Giroud, 32. (Mail)

Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater, 28, is a loan target for West Ham. (Talksport)

West Ham are also considering a loan move for Chelsea and Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi, 25. (Sky Sports)

Batshuayi, who spent the first half of the season on loan at Valencia, is also a target for Everton,who want him on a permanent deal. (Guardian)

Manchester United are expected to send fourth-choice goalkeeper Joel Pereira, 22, on loan to Belgian side K.V. Kortrijk. (Manchester Evening News)

Manchester United head of youth development John Murtagh and assistant academy director Tony Whelan have emerged as candidates to become the club's new technical director. (Daily Star)

Birmingham are battling to hold on to 22-year-old striker Che Adams with Southampton and Burnley interested. (Birmingham Mail)

Former Manchester United winger Nani, the 32-year-old Portugal winger who now plays for Sporting Lisbon, could be set for a move to MLS. (beIN Sport USA, via ESPN)

Arsenal midfielder Emile Smith Rowe, 18, is flying to RB Leipzig to undergo a medical prior to a loan deal until the end of the season. (Sun)

West Ham have rejected a £7m bid from Valencia for Mexico striker Javier Hernandez, 30. (Sky Sports)

Stoke are prepared to offer former England striker Peter Crouch, 38, to Burnley as part of the deal that sees forward Sam Vokes, 29, join the Potters. (Mail)

Cardiff want to sign Tottenham and Netherlands forward Vincent Janssen, 24, who is looking for regular first-team games. (Sun)

Derby and Swansea are leading the chase to sign Leicester midfielder Andy King, 30. (Leicester Mercury)

Manchester United are interested in Benfica's 19-year-old Portuguese playmaker Joao Felix after sending scouts to watch him play in his club's 5-1 win over Boavista. (Talksport)

Nigeria striker David Okereke, 21, is wanted by Crystal Palace in a £7m deal from Italian second division side Spezia. (Mirror)

Nottingham Forest have agreed a deal with Bournemouth to sign 25-year-old defender Tyrone Mings on loan. (Bournemouth Echo)

Monaco defender Almamy Toure, 22, who had been attracting interest from Cardiff, is set for a medical with German top-flight team Eintracht Frankfurt. (Foot Mercato via Wales Online)

Japan and former Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa, 29, is set to join Monaco from Borussia Dortmund on loan for the rest of the season. (Fox Sports Asia)

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