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)

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

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)

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

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)

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)

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)

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

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

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)

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

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)

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)

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

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

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