Transfer rumours: Smalling, Sterling, Braithwaite, Werner, Guendouzi

Football gossip

Tottenham Hotspur and Everton are interested in Manchester United's England defender Chris Smalling, 30, who is on loan at Roma. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)external-link

England forward Raheem Sterling, 25, is committed to staying at Manchester City despite the club's ban from European football, says his agent. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Manchester City face paying millions in compensation to their players because they would miss out on receiving Champions League bonuses. (Mail)external-link

City will not face reductions on their £65m-a-season kit deal with Puma even if their European competition ban is upheld. (Mail)external-link

Barcelona are set to sign Danish former Middlesbrough striker Martin Braithwaite, 28, from Leganes in an emergency deal. (Mundo Deportivo, via Teeside Gazette)external-link

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp remains a big admirer of Timo Werner, but the Reds have not engaged with RB Leipzig about a deal for the 23-year-old Germany forward. (Independent)external-link

Lille manager Christophe Galtier says there is tension between the club and 20-year-old French midfielder Boubakary Soumare, a target for Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea. (Express)external-link

Chelsea's Mario Pasalic will make a permanent move to Atalanta in the summer after they agreed to take up the £12.5m option to buy the Croatian midfielder, 25. (Guardian)external-link

French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, 20, is facing a fight to save his Arsenal career after he was left out of the squad for Sunday's match against Newcastle United. (Mirror)external-link

Guendouzi was dropped following a heated row with Gunners boss Mikel Arteta and members of his coaching staff during a mid-season training camp in Dubai. (Goal)external-link

Manchester United told Bournemouth they had 15 minutes to accept a £25m deadline-day bid for Norwegian striker Joshua King, 28, or they would sign a player from China. (The Athletic - subscription required)external-link

Brazilian club Botafogo are expected to complete the signing of Ivorian former Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, 36, on Wednesday or Thursday. (Globo Esporte - in Portuguese)external-link

Southampton and Burnley are among a number of Premier League clubs interested in Oxford United's English defender Rob Dickie, 23. (Football Insider)external-link

Dutch side Ajax could face losing up to eight players in the summer transfer window. (The Athletic - subscription required)external-link

Braga coach Ruben Amorim said racism is also a problem in Portuguese society, as he responded to the alleged racist abuse of Porto striker Moussa Marega. (A Bola - in Portuguese)external-link

Top Stories

Elsewhere on the BBC