Transfer rumours: Kessie, Alli, Raphinha, James, Haaland, Coutinho, Botman

Transfer rumours: Kessie, Alli, Raphinha, James, Haaland, Coutinho, Botman

Tottenham are leading the race to sign Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie, whose contract with AC Milan runs out in the summer. Arsenal and Manchester United are also interested in the 25-year-old but Spurs have already held talks with Kessie’s camp. (Express) external-link

Newcastle United boss Eddie Howe does not want to make a move for Tottenham’s 25-year-old English midfielder Dele Alli as he wants to strengthen other parts of his team in January. (Football Insider)external-link

Chelsea are ready to compete with Liverpool to try to sign Brazil winger Raphinha, 25, from Leeds United in the summer. (Sport Italia, via Express)external-link

Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick says no club has yet shown interest in France forward Anthony Martial, 26. (Sport Bible)external-link

Real Madrid are interested in Chelsea and England right-back Reece James, 22, and could try to tempt the Blues by offering Belgium winger Eden Hazard as part of any deal. (El Nacional – in Catalan)external-link

Tottenham are interested in Juventus and United States midfielder Weston McKennie, 23. If Spurs are successful, Juve would have space for 21-year-old Monaco and France midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni, who is also a target for Chelsea. (Express)external-link

Real Madrid’s priority is to sign Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 21, from Borussia Dortmund next summer but the Spanish club are looking at Fiorentina’s 21-year-old Serbia striker Dusan Vlahovic as an alternative if they miss out. (El Nacional – in Catalan)external-link

Chelsea and England winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, 21, is a target for Lazio, who are managed by ex-Blues boss Maurizio Sarri. (Tuttosport, via Football Italia)external-link

Barcelona want to offload Brazil playmaker Philippe Coutinho and the 29-year-old’s preferred option is a switch to Arsenal. (Sport – in Spanish)external-link

Arsenal and England midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles, 24, is close to reaching a loan agreement with Roma, which would be Jose Mourinho’s first signing of the new year. (Mirror)external-link

French club Lille want at least 30m euros (£25m) if they are to sell 21-year-old Dutch defender Sven Botman. (Tuttomercatoweb – in Italian)external-link

Italy striker Andrea Belotti is set to leave Torino when his contract with the Serie A side runs out in the summer, with AC Milan, Napoli and Fiorentina interested in the 28-year-old. (Calciomercato, via Football Italia)external-link

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