Transfer news and football gossip: Real Madrid star Isco rules out Chelsea move, Pulisic deal ‘confirmed’, Manchester City want Betis defender

The transfer window opens tomorrow and there is plenty of speculation doing the rounds. Here’s the top news and gossip from Monday’s papers and across the web…

Isco has played down reports linking him with a move to Chelsea by insisting that he will not be leaving Real Madrid in the January transfer window. (Metro)

Manchester City are tracking Real Betis left-back Junior Firpo — but will have to beat Real Madrid to get him. Blues boss Pep Guardiola has been checking on the 22-year-old, who has been heavily linked with Real Madrid as a long-term replacement for Marcelo. Premier League champions City are now weighing up whether to make a move for Firpo, who could provide cover, and competition, for Benjamin Mendy. (Daily Mirror)

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Junior Firpo is on Man City’s radar

Manchester City have been knocked back in a bid for Lyon defensive midfielder Tanguy Ndombele. City bid £45m for the 22-year-old, who impressed twice in the meetings with Lyon in the Champions League, however the French club are looking for at least £75m for the French international. (The Times)

Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke has had a medical with Crystal Palace ahead of his loan move. The 21-year-old has had limited opportunities at Anfield since joining the club from Chelsea in 2017 and is now set for regular Premier League first team football at Selhurst Park. (Daily Mail)

RB Leipzig have become the latest club to express their interest in signing Chelsea forward Callum Hudson-Odoi, according to reports. Bayern Munich are very keen on the 18-year-old with reports claiming the Bundesliga champions had already bid £13million for the Chelsea man and now Leipzig have entered the race for Hudson-Odoi. (The Sun)

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Chelsea starlet Callum Hudson-Odoi could be on the move

Barcelona have dismissed reports of an agreement with Paris Saint Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot and insist they have not broken the rules over his potential recruitment. (FULL STORY HERE)

Chelsea have reportedly won the race to sign United States wonderkid Christian Pulisic, and his move to Stamford Bridge appears to have been confirmed on social media by former United States international Eddie Johnson. (FULL STORY HERE)

West Brom are closing in on a loan deal for Everton defender Mason Holgate. The Baggies are keen on bolstering their defensive line in January and have targeted the England Under-21 international, who can play at centre-back or right-back. (Birmingham Mail)

Tiemoue Bakayoko has hinted that he would like to extend his spell at AC Milan. The 24-year-old Chelsea midfielder joined the Serie A side on a season-long loan in August and has since become a first-team regular, playing 20 games in 2018. (Daily Mail)

Ralph Hasenhuttl has identified Norwegian right back Omar Elabdellaoui as a potential January target as he looks to secure Premier League safety at Southampton. (Daily Mail)

Leeds and Brighton are battling it out for the signature of Polish teenager Mateusz Bogusz. (FULL STORY HERE)

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