Football gossip: Sancho, Arteta, Gerson, Diop, Haaland

Football gossip

Chelsea will beat Manchester United and Liverpool to the signing of England winger Jadon Sancho, 19, because they are willing to meet Borussia Dortmund's £120m asking price. (Sun on Sunday)external-link

Mikel Arteta agreed to become Arsenal head coach after failing to get assurances from Manchester City that he would be Pep Guardiola's successor as manager at Etihad Stadium. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

Tottenham Hotspur have held talks to sign Flamengo midfielder Gerson and want to sign the 22-year-old Brazilian before the January transfer window opens. (90min)external-link

Spurs also want to bring in French defender Issa Diop, 22, who is valued at £50m by West Ham United.(Sky Sports)external-link

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says the club are willing to work with agent Mino Raiola to land 19-year-old Norway striker Erling Haaland from Red Bull Salzburg.(Sunday Mirror)external-link

Raiola also represents United midfielder Paul Pogba, 26, and has been told by Real Madrid that they will not be making a bid to sign the France international in January. (Marca) external-link

Tottenham's 27-year-old Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen is set to turn down a move to Manchester United in January, despite being out of contract in the summer. (Daily Star Sunday)external-link

Chelsea have agreed a deal to sign Norway Under-17 forward Bryan Fiabema from Tromso and the 16-year-old will go into the academy at Stamford Bridge. (Metro)external-link

Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich are all interested in signing 32-year-old Belgium forward Dries Mertens from Napoli for £8.5m. (Calciomercato)external-link

Sheffield United want to sign Norwegian midfielder Emil Bohinen from Stabaek. The 20-year-old - who is the son of former Nottingham Forest, Derby and Blackburn midfielder Lars Bohinen - has also held talks with Leeds United.(Teamtalk)external-link

Blades manager Chris Wilder says he is targeting "two or three" new signings in the January transfer window. (BBC Sheffield)

Manchester United, Everton and Southampton are among the clubs interested in signing Barcelona's 19-year-old French defender Jean-Clair Todibo for £17m. (Sport)external-link

AC Milan and Atletico Madrid want to sign Manchester United's Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic, 31. (La Gazzetta dello Sport, via Football Italia)external-link

Championship club West Bromwich Albion have rejected a £3.5m bid from Saudi Arabian side Al-Ittihad for 28-year-old Egypt defender Ahmed Hegazi. (Sky Sports)external-link

Galatasaray have offered Frenchman Hatem Ben Arfa, 32, an 18-month deal after the former Newcastle midfielder left Rennes in the summer. (Goal)external-link

West Ham sent scouts to Qatar to watch Brazilian strikers Gabriel Barbosa, 23, and Bruno Henrique, 28, playing for Flamengo at the Club World Cup. (90min)external-link

Liverpool and Netherlands centre-back Virgil van Dijk, 28, says he was "slightly disappointed" to miss out on the Ballon d'Or to Barcelona's 32-year-old forward Lionel Messi - but he added that he has the respect of the Argentine international. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

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