Football gossip: Bellingham, Mertens, Matic, Barbosa, Ancelotti

Football gossip

New Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta wants Napoli winger Dries Mertens, 32, with the Belgium international into the final year of his contract. (Calciomercato)external-link

Arsenal are also considering a January move for Bayer Leverkusen's 27-year-old German forward Kevin Volland. (Sky Sports)external-link

Manchester United and a number of Bundesliga clubs have targeted Birmingham City and England youth midfielder Jude Bellingham, 16, after this first-team breakthrough. (Telegraph)external-link

Manchester United will not offer Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic, 31, a new contract runs out in June 2020. (Express)external-link

West Ham target Gabriel Barbosa refused to discuss his future after Flamengo's Club World Cup final defeat by Liverpool. The 23-year-old Brazil forward is on loan in his homeland from Inter Milan. (Goal)external-link

Everton have promised new manager Carlo Ancelotti he will have money to spend in January as the Italian prepares to begin work at Goodison Park. (Star)external-link

Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic would add "determination and character" to AC Milan, says boss Stefano Pioli, but a deal for the free agent is yet to be agreed. (DAZN, via Goal)external-link

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder says the club need to strengthen in January to maintain their promising start in the Premier League. (Sheffield Star)external-link

Paris St-Germain want to sign AC Milan's 22-year-old Brazilian midfielder Lucas Paqueta. (RMC Sport - French)external-link

Schalke goalkeeper and captain Alexander Nubel will leave the club at the end of the season with the 23-year-old wanted by some of Europe's top clubs. (Mail)external-link

West Brom's Egyptian defender Ahmed Hegazi, 28, was dropped by boss Slaven Bilic over a training ground incident. (Express & Star)external-link

Juventus' former Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic, 33, has arrived in Qatar before a move to Al-Duhail, having previously been a target for Manchester United. (Sky Italia)external-link

Brescia and Italy striker Mario Balotelli wants to stay at the club provided owner Massimo Cellino is keen to keep the 29-year-old. (Football Italia)external-link

Promising Norwegian striker Bryan Fiabema is set to join Chelsea from Tromso after the 16-year-old impressed on trial. (Star) external-link

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane says the La Liga side are not in the market for a striker in January. (Goal)external-link

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