Transfer news and football gossip: Moussa Dembele wants Manchester United move, Borussia Dortmund eye Chelsea wonderkid, Barcelona in shock Tottenham link

talkSPORT.com rounds up all the latest transfer news and football gossip from Tuesday’s papers and online…

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Lyon striker Moussa Dembele would prefer to join Manchester United over Chelsea. The 23-year-old has been linked with both Premier League giants for the past year. Dembele has scored 31 goals in 60 Ligue 1 appearances since joining Lyon from Celtic in 2018. Chelsea are looking for competition for Tammy Abraham, while Man United will need to replace Odion Ighalo if they do not sign the striker on a permanent deal from Shanghai Shenhua. (Star)

Mesut Ozil will be an Arsenal player next season, according to his agent Erkut Sogut. The 31-year-old, who has been linked with a move to Turkish club Fenerbahce, has one year left on his lucrative £350,000-a-week deal, and he plans to see his contract out. Sogut said: “When his contract with Arsenal will expire, the favourites would be Fenerbahce. We are also working on that front.” (football.london)

Riyad Mahrez has revealed Liverpool wanted to sign him before bringing Mohamed Salah to Anfield. The Algeria winger claims to have been on the Reds’ radar during his Leicester days. Mahrez says the arrival of Salah at Liverpool in 2017 ended their interest in him. Mahrez joined Man City in a £60million deal from Leicester a year later and won the Premier League title in his debut season. (FULL STORY)

Sporting Lisbon president Frederico Varandas says Manchester United could have signed Bruno Fernandes for just £17m if they had waited a few months. The Portugal midfielder, who cost the Red Devils £68m, has been a revelation at Old Trafford, scoring three goals and registering four assists in only nine appearances. Player transfer values are expected to plummet due to the coronavirus pandemic, and Varandas does not believe he would have got a hefty fee for Fernandes this summer. (FULL STORY)

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Bruno Fernandes has made a big impact at Old Trafford
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RB Leipzig have joined Everton in the race to sign Barcelona defender Jean-Clair Todibo. The France Under-20 international impressed in his first five games for Schalke in a loan spell before the coronavirus pandemic brought a halt to football. RB Leipzig will be in the market for a centre-half if Arsenal and Bayern Munich target Dayot Upamecano leaves the club. (Le10sport)

Borussia Dortmund are interested in signing Chelsea wonderkid Charlie Webster. The 16-year-old midfielder was voted player of the tournament in the Kevin De Bruyne Under-15s Cup in Belgium last season and has been capped at England Under-16 level. Dortmund have turned England forward Jadon Sancho into a superstar since signing him for £8m from Man City in 2017 – and Webster could be the next breakout star in Germany. (FULL STORY)

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Charlie Webster, 16, is one of several talented youngsters on Chelsea’s books
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Arsenal are hoping to keep Real Madrid loanee Dani Ceballos until the end of the 2019/20 Premier League season. On Monday, an agreement among Premier League clubs was reached regarding loan players staying at their temporary teams beyond the end of their loan deals when football returns. However, both club and player will have to approve the decision to extend any deal. It is understood the Gunners are not interested in re-signing Ceballos next season, however. (El Confidencial)

Barcelona are keeping tabs on Tottenham defender Juan Foyth. The Argentina international has struggled for playing time since Jose Mourinho replaced Mauricio Pochettino at Spurs last November. Injuries and form have seen Foyth make just seven appearances this season. Barcelona could sell Samuel Umtiti, who has been plagued by injuries since the 2018 World Cup, and make a move for Foyth. (Mundo Deportivo)


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