Football gossip

Manchester United goalkeeper will join Paris St-Germain in the summer when the 28-year-old Spain international’s deal at runs out. (Mail on Sunday)

Juventus could face a challenge in their bid to bring United’s , 25, back to Italy – with Inter Milan also considering a move for the France midfielder. (Tuttosport – in Italian)

Inter could offer United two of manager Jose Mourinho’s long-term targets – Slovakia ­defender Milan Skriniar, 23, and 29-year-old Croatia winger Ivan Perisic – as part of a deal. (Sunday Mirror)

manager Rafael Benitez is a target for Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande. The Spaniard is in the final year of his contract at St James’s Park. (Sun on Sunday)

However, the Magpies boss, 58, has insisted he is not considering a move away from Tyneside. (Sunday Mirror)

Benitez will be contacting the Football Association to seek an explanation because he feels he has been treated differently to manager Pep Guardiola over comments made about referees. (Sunday Telegraph)

Columbus Crew and USA goalkeeper Zack Steffen, 23, could be brought in by as a back-up to Brazil international Ederson, 25. (Sun on Sunday)

Guardiola says Brazil midfielder Fernandinho, 33, will need to be rested during City’s busiest stretch of the season. (Manchester Evening News)

believe Belgium forward Eden Hazard will leave Stamford Bridge, and they have already started planning for life without the 27-year-old. (OK Diario – in Spanish)

boss Mark Hughes says chants from Saints fans about his future at the club during Saturday’s 3-2 defeat by fellow strugglers Fulham were “predictable”. (Mail on Sunday)

AC Milan’s Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain, 30, could be going back to Juventus at the end of the season. The 30-year-old moved on loan in August but budget concerns mean Milan may not take up their option to pay 36m euros (£32m) to make the deal permanent. (Corriere dello Sport – in Italian)

Meanwhile, 37-year-old Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic could join Milan on a six-month loan deal from Los Angeles Galaxy.(Gazetta dello Sport, via Football Italia)

Manchester United’s Spanish midfielder Juan Mata, 30, is set to be offered a new three-year deal to stay at , following interest from . (Daily Star Sunday)

Inter Milan and Wolves are interested in signing ’s French centre-half Eliaquim Mangala, 27, on a free transfer next summer. (Sun on Sunday)

Wolves are also considering a move for Monaco winger Keita Balde, who is on loan at Inter Milan – but are also interested in the 23-year-old Senegal international. (Birmingham Mail)

The Molineux club’s board has held a meeting and decided that Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves is “100% not for sale” in January. Arsenal, and Juventus are thought to be interested in the 21-year-old Portugal international. (Sunday Telegraph)

Arsenal legend Alan Smith claims it would be “no surprise” if Unai Emery decides to sign a new centre-back in the near future. (Standard)

Spanish giants have become the first sports team in history with average basic first-team pay of more than £10m a year. (Mail on Sunday)

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard says he is willing to fall out with people at the Scottish Premiership club to keep 22-year-old Colombia striker Alfredo Morelos at Ibrox amid interest from China. (Sky Sports)

However, and England striker Dominic Solanke, 21, will not be joining Rangers on loan in January. (Talksport)

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