Thursday’s gossip: Bellingham, De Jong, Lindstrom, Mudryk, Gomes, Kiwior

Gossip
Gossip

BORUSSIA Dortmund value 19-year-old England midfielder Jude Bellingham, a transfer target of Manchester United and Liverpool, at around £130m. (Athletic – subscription required)

Bellingham’s first priority next summer would be a move to Real Madrid. (El Chiringuito via Marca – in Spanish)

Netherlands midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25, says he “always wanted to stay at Barcelona” after refusing a £65m move to Manchester United during the summer transfer window. (Mirror)

Arsenal have contacted Eintracht Frankfurt’s Jesper Lindstrom, 22, over a £17m move for the Denmark attacking midfielder in January. (Bild – in German)

Arsenal could face competition from Brighton in their hopes of signing Ukraine winger Mykhaylo Mudryk, 21, from Shakhtar Donetsk in January. (Express)

Everton have had a bid of 30m euros (£26.2m) turned down for Mudryk as Shakhtar want more than 50m euros (£43.7m), but there has been no bid from Arsenal yet. (Fabrizio Romano)

Flamengo’s vice-president says there has been “no proposal” for Joao Gomes, 21, with the Brazilian midfielder linked with Liverpool and Manchester United. (ESPN – in Portuguese)

Manchester United were interested in offering Belgium midfielder Andreas Pereira, 28, as part of a swap deal for Gomes in the summer, before Pereira joined Fulham. (Talksport)

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou says leaving to take charge of Leicester City is “not on my radar”. (Sky Sports)

Barcelona’s 34-year-old Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets is willing to join Major League Soccer side Inter Miami, co-owned by David Beckham, at the end of his contract next summer. (Sport – in Spanish) 

Spain forward Marco Asensio, 26, has not closed the door on a potential move from Real Madrid to their arch rivals Barcelona. (Sport – via El Partidazo de Cope)

The two-year contract extension signed in July by Barcelona’s France midfielder Ousmane Dembele, 25, included a release clause of 50m euros (£43.7m), which will be valid from next summer. Dembele would receive half that fee after agreeing to waive a signing-on bonus. (L’Equipe – in French)

Barcelona have threatened to take legal action against El Mundo over publishing details of the club’s contract negotiations with Lionel Messi before he joined Paris St-Germain. (Mail)

No club matched the asking price in the summer for PSV Eindhoven’s 23-year-old Netherlands winger Cody Gakpo, who was linked with a move to Manchester United, Southampton, Leeds United and Arsenal. (Voetbal International via TalkSport)

Culled from BBC SPORT

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