He could be on the move in January and Rangers are among those who could attempt to snap him up.
Gennaro Gattuso and Napoli have reached an agreement over a new contract for the coach.
Napoli director Cristiano Giuntoli told Sky Sport that the deal is close to completion, with only small details being hammered out between lawyers.
Gattuso’s new deal is expected to run until 2023.
Arsenal and Juventus also interested
Palmeiras youngster Gabriel Veron has caught the attention of several top teams in Europe, according to TodoFichajes.
The 18-year-old winger has impressed in Brazil and is said to be valued at around €25 million (£23m/$30m).
Ljubisa Tumbakovic remains in charge, though the FSS made a surprise bid to lure ex-Arsenal man Wenger in as his replacement – though the Frenchman subsequently declined.
The former Chicago Fire midfielder exited the coaching role at Harrison in September but could be set for an immediate return to the game.
United are still looking to replace Ben Olsen and could turn to the 2018 MLS Supporters’ Shield winner as their pick.
Player out of favour in north London
The 24-year-old has struggled to make his mark under Jose Mourinho this season and would hope to find minutes elsewhere to bolster his prospects, including an England career.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy however feels the player has a long-term future at the club, though he is willing to sanction a temporary move further afield.
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Both players almost left the club ahead of the current campaign and after their respective moves collapsed, remained in the hope of forcing their way into plans at Stamford Bridge.
But Kurt Zouma and Thiago Silva’s success at the back has limited their chances, leaving them poised for the exit door again.
Brazil star desperate to play with old partner again
Now, the French outfit are preparing to solidify plans after their star player – the most expensive transfer in football history – doubled down on a desire to play with his former teammate once more.
The right-back, currently loaned out to MVV Maastricht, has less than two years to run on his current deal.
But the club will hand him a two-year extension to keep him in north London until 2024 at the very least.
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“I think Zaha would be a good addition to Arsenal because he’s a proven goalscorer,” the legendary former Gunners goalkeeper told the Target Men Podcast.
Ezgjan Alioski is hoping to be offered a new contract at Leeds.
His current deal is due to expire in the summer of 2021, with the versatile winger telling BBC West Yorkshire Sport Daily of his future: “I am here, of course, until my contract ends next year. But I am not thinking that I will leave Leeds. My head is only for Leeds, concentrated. But what will happen will happen in the end.
“Of course I would love to stay here, but these are things for other people to manage. I want to enjoy only the moment I am here. I want to be focused on the football. Other things, of course, I see in the media, but nothing has happened still. I am here every day serious, enjoying every day in Leeds.”
The 23-year-old’s current deal expires in 2022, but the Rossoneri want to tie him down for an extra two years.
Milan hope a renewal will be agreed by January, with Kessie more than happy to extend his stay at San Siro.
The Blues are prepared to hand the Austrian defender a three-year contract when he leaves Allianz Arena at the end of the season.
Bayern want to keep hold of Alaba, but talks over a contract extension have stalled in recent weeks, leaving the door open for Chelsea.
The Blaugrana are eager to tie the 23-year-old down to a new long-term deal to ward off interest from Manchester United.
Dembele has scored four goals in 11 appearances across all competitions for Barca this season.
The German club have ruled out selling the 24-year-old in the January transfer window, meaning Villa will likely have to move onto alternative targets.
Rashica, who is contracted to remain on Werder’s books until 2022, has only featured in five Bundesliga games in 2020-21.
Mikel Arteta is eager to bolster his defensive ranks heading into the second half of the season, and has identified the England international as a possible target.
The Arsenal boss knows Stones well from his time as Manchester City assistant coach, and may look to arrange a reunion at Emirates Stadium.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard argued last week that veteran striker Olivier Giroud is “getting better with age”.
The Frenchman proved his point with a stunning performance at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Wednesday night.
The 34-year-old became the oldest player in Champions League history to score a hat-trick before then converting a penalty, which he had won himself, to put the seal on a sensational 4-0 win that sealed top spot in Group E for the Blues.
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Markus Gisdol is hoping the German champions will allow the 19-year-old to complete a loan move to RheinEnergieSTADION in January.
Zirkzee has been restricted to just three Bundesliga appearances for Bayern at the start of the 2020-21 campaign.
Betis are open to selling the 28-year-old in January to raise extra funds for their own transfer targets.
Leicester expressed an interest in Carvalho over the summer, and could return for the £25 million ($34m) rated Portuguese in the new year.
Southampton have also been linked the 20-year-old, but the Magpies may have the edge due to Steve Bruce’s strong relationship with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Mike Phelan.
Williams recently signed a contract extension through to 2024 at Old Trafford, but has only appeared in four games for United this term.
The Bianconeri are looking at the 27-year-old as a possible replacement for Giorgio Chiellini, who is edging towards the end of his career.
Juve have Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Nikola Milenkovic and David Alaba lined up as alternative targets if they fail to land Umtiti.
Neil Lennon concedes he could have been sacked by Celtic after a poor start to their season.
“I could have been, I could have been. I wasn’t expecting it, no. But I could have been,” Lennon said when asked about being sacked on Wednesday.
“I am very grateful. I’m grateful that they gave me the opportunity the first time, and they’ve given me the opportunity again. They know what I’m capable of.
“But this club doesn’t sack managers just for the sake of it. They think about it deeply by looking at the philosophy.”
The French star scored four goals in Chelsea’s 4-0 triumph over Sevilla, becoming the oldest player to score a Champions League hat-trick on a record-breaking night.
Giroud’s manager Frank Lampard was the last Chelsea player to score four goals in a single game, having achieved that feat back in March 2010 against Aston Villa.
The England star’s stock is rising
The 25-year-old has previously attracted interest from Manchester United and has been in fine form this season in the Premier League for Villa, who have now made it clear just how much they’ll be demanding when it comes to a possible transfer.
Mikel Arteta says Arsenal are planning for the January transfer window and they will be prepared for what he expects to be an ‘unpredictable’ market.
The Gunners were active in the summer, signing Gabriel Magalhaes and Thomas Partey in big money deals and also snapping up Willian on a free transfer from Chelsea, but Arteta knows he needs to add more to his squad, especially in the attacking midfield area, with Red Bull Salzburg star Dominik Szoboszlai a player of genuine interest.
The January market is set to be a difficult one, however, with clubs across the globe still massively restricted due to the financial implications of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The Washington Spirit have acquired U.S. national team right-back Kelley O’Hara from the Utah Royals, the clubs announced on Wednesday.
In exchange for O’Hara, Utah will receive $75,000 in allocation money as well as a first-round pick in the 2022 NWSL Draft, should certain performance stipulations be met.
O’Hara, who joins after spending three seasons with the Royals, had reportedly requested the move because she lives in the Washington area.