Football gossip

Manchester United are facing a £12m bill for Alexis Sanchez’s wages this season even if the Chile forward, 30, completes a loan move to before next week’s European transfer deadline. (ESPN)

Sanchez missed training on Thursday to makes a trip to the US Embassy in London. (Sun)

Manchester United are close to agreeing a deal to sign former Tottenham and Spain forward Fernando Llorente, 34. (Gazzetta dello Sport – via Star)

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be able to use the £75m raised from the sale of Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku in January. Lukaku, 26, joined earlier this month. (Talksport)

’s Argentina keeper Willy Caballero, 37, is wanted by . (Marca – in Spanish)

’s Portuguese midfielder Adrien Silva, 30, has flown to for a medical on Friday. Silva will sign on loan for the season. (Daily Telegraph)

A delegation from are in France to negotiate the transfer of forward Neymar, 27, from Paris St-Germain. (Marca – in Spanish)

’s Argentine forward Manuel Lanzini, 26, says he wants to extend his stay with the Hammers and is in talks about a new contact. Lanzini’s current deal expires next summer. (Sky Sports)

Belgium forward Christian Benteke, 28, and English defender James Tomkins, 30, are in negotiations over extending their contracts at . (Guardian)

Barcelona have rejected an offer from to sign Chile international midfielder Arturo Vidal, 32, on loan. (Mundo Deportivo)

Lille are confident of signing Portugal midfielder , 22, from . (L’Equipe)

’s ian winger Kenedy, 23, is exploring options to leave permanently before the European transfer deadline. (Goal)

Fenerbahce have distanced themselves with a move for Manchester United and Argentina defender Marcos Rojo, 29. (Star)

League One Bury, who have until 23:59 BST on Friday to prove their financial viability, feature in the Guardian


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