Newcastle keen on Shaw – Friday's gossip column

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Newcastle are keen to sign Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw, 22, but do not want to pay the £20m fee the Red Devils want. (Sun)

Arsenal will again target West Brom’s 29-year-old defender Jonny Evans in the January transfer window. (Mirror)

Manchester City will also bid for Northern Ireland centre-back Evans. (Telegraph)

Liverpool and Germany midfielder Emre Can, 23, says he could still sign a new deal with the club, despite reported interest from Juventus. (Liverpool Echo)

Real Madrid will turn their attention away from Manchester United’s David de Gea, 27, to focus on signing his fellow goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, 23, from Athletic Bilbao.(Marca)

Tottenham are interested in a move for 24-year-old West Ham midfielder Manuel Lanzini, who is under contract at London Stadium until 2020. (ESPN)

Barcelona will consider a move for Chelsea’s 29-year-old midfielder Willian if their pursuit of Liverpool’s 25-year-old midfielder Philippe Coutinho falls through. (Goal)

Barcelona are set to offer Arsenal a swap deal involving their Turkish midfielder Arda Turan, 30, for the Gunners’ 29-year-old Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil. (Star)

Turan is also considering moving to the Chinese Super League. (Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish)

Guardian sport section on Friday
Guardian sport section on Friday


Real Madrid are interested in signing RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner but are concerned about an issue with his ears that affects his ability to play in noisy stadiums. (Marca)

Manchester City plan to open new contract talks with forward Raheem Sterling. (Sky Sports)

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has defended his decision to publish a book about Spurs’ 2016-17 season, amid a slump in their Premier League form. (Mail)

Southampton winger Nathan Redmond has defended Pep Guardiola by insisting the Manchester City manager did not use offensive language in their heated on-pitch discussion on Wednesday. (Telegraph)

Best of Thursday’s gossip

Veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 36, now back in action after seven months out with a cruciate injury, could extend his Manchester United stay into next season, with talks over a new deal pencilled in with Jose Mourinho for the new year. (Sun)

Real Madrid are expected to sign a new goalkeeper and may bring in Athletic Bilbao’s Kepa Arrizabalaga, 23, in the winter window, or move for Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois, 25, or Manchester United’s David de Gea, 27, at the end of the season. (Daily Mail)

Real president Florentino Perez has warned De Gea that if he doesn’t move to the Bernabeu this summer they will switch attention to Courtois. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United defender Daley Blind, 27, fears Jose Mourinho could look to sell him in the summer, as he is yet to begin contract talks at Old Trafford. (The Times – subscription required)

Watford boss Marco Silva fears the Hornets will not be able to prevent Brazilian winger Richarlison leaving the club, with Chelsea and Tottenham thought to be interested in the 20-year-old. (Sun)

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