Football gossip: Ozil, Bale, Jesus, Son, Phillips, Ceballos, Muller

Football gossip

Out-of-favour Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil, 31, is open to a move to the MLS, with DC United linked with the former Germany international. (Bleacher Report via MLS official website)external-link

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is interested in bringing France and Paris St-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe, 20, to Anfield. (Express)external-link

Manchester United have been put off signing Real Madrid's Wales forward Gareth Bale because of the 30-year-old's injury record. (Mirror)external-link

Manchester City will put a £100m price tag on Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus, 22, in an attempt to ward off interest from Bayern Munich. (Sun)external-link

Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has agreed to a £125m double move for Bayer Leverkusen's Germany midfielder Kai Havertz, 20, and Bayern Munich striker Thomas Muller, 30. (Mirror)external-link

However, Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic says there is no chance of Germany international Muller leaving the club in January. (

Tottenham and South Korea forward Son Heung-min, 27, is being tracked by Juventus and Napoli. (Express)external-link

Manchester United are monitoring Leeds midfield general Kalvin Phillips, with assistant Mike Phelan watching the 23-year-old against Birmingham last week. (Sun)external-link

Real Madrid are set to end Arsenal hopes of landing Spain midfielder Dani Ceballos, 23, on a permanent deal by bringing him back from his loan for next season. (AS, via Mail)external-link

Barcelona and Manchester United are interested in Inter Milan's Lautaro Martinez, 22, but the Argentina forward has a £96m release clause. (Sun)external-link

Barcelona have held talks with Inter Milan over the sale of Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic, 31. (Sport)external-link

Liverpool defender​ Joe Gomez is growing frustrated at his lack of playing time this season and Tottenham and Arsenal are interested in the 22-year-old England defender. (90min)external-link

Manchester United and Manchester City are vying for Rochdale's England Under-18 defender Luke Matheson, 17. (Star)external-link

A delegation of Manchester United officials are set to visit Saudi Arabia as rumours of a takeover by the Gulf state's Crown Prince continue. (Mail)external-link

Napoli are not interested in selling Manchester City target Fabian Ruiz, the 23-year-old Spain midfielder, in the near future. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via Inside Futbol)external-link

Newcastle boss Steve Bruce says he is unsure whether he will be able to strengthen his squad in the transfer window and has not held any discussions about January with the club's board. (Sky Sports)external-link

Inter Milan have put a 20m euro price tag on Brazilian defender Dalbert, 26, who is on a season-long loan at Fiorentina with no option to make the deal permanent. (Calciomercato)external-link

Manchester City are set to offer former Manchester United and Everton striker Wayne Rooney's son Kai, nine, a second chance in their academy. (Star)external-link

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