Football gossip: Neymar, Haaland, Kolasinac, Diop, Sancho, Cavani, Kessie

Football gossip

Barcelona are already planning for next season and want to bring Paris St-Germain and Brazil forward Neymar back to the club. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)external-link

RB Leipzig's head of football Oliver Mintzlaff has revealed they are struggling to compete with Manchester United in the race to sign Norway striker Erling Haaland from Red Bull Salzburg. (Mail)external-link

Chelsea have been offered the chance to sign Isco, 27, in a £44m deal by Real Madrid, which would pave the way for the Spanish giants to make a move for Tottenham's 27-year-old midfielder Christian Eriksen. (Mirror)external-link

Arsenal and Bosnia-Herzegovina defender Sead Kolasinac, 26, is a transfer target for Napoli and Roma. (Sky Sports)external-link

Real Madrid have told Paul Pogba's agent Mino Raiola that they will not be signing the 26-year-old in January. (Mail)external-link

Tottenham will need to pay £50m to sign French central defender Issa Diop, 22, from West Ham. (Express)external-link

Spurs are keen on Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare. The 20-year-old has also been considered by Manchester United. (L'Equipe - via Football 365)external-link

Borussia Dortmund will not sanction the sale of England winger Jadon Sancho, 19, in January. (Bild)external-link

Manchester United have told Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic, 31, and Argentina defender Marcos Rojo, 29, they can leave the club. (Star)external-link

AC Milan have placed a £26m price tag on midfielder Franck Kessie, with Wolves keen on signing the 23-year-old Ivory Coast midfielder in January. (Calciomercato - in Italian)external-link

Lyon have identified Atletico Madrid and France midfielder Thomas Lemar, 24, as a primary transfer target. (L'Equipe - in French)external-link

Atletico have also reached an agreement to sign Paris Saint Germain an Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, 32. (Star)external-link

Fulham and Brentford are considering moving for Jack Clarke, 19, in January if Tottenham recall the winger from his loan spell at Leeds. (Mail)external-link

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been backed to sign Juventus' Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic, 33, on a short-term deal. (Express)external-link

Everton have been encouraged to sign Wolves and Mexico striker Raul Jimenez, 28, as well as Southampton front man Danny Ings, 27. (Talksport - via Star)external-link

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers says Croatian centre-back Filip Benkovic, 23, could go on loan in January amid reported interest from Championship side Derby. (Leicester Mercury)external-link

Forward Andy Carroll, 30, is set to earn a new-one year deal at Newcastle United with boss Steve Bruce impressed by the Englishman since his return. (Mirror)external-link

A joke eBay sale of Stoke City has been pulled after bids for the club reached £65,000. (Stoke Sentinel)external-link

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