Transfer news and football gossip: Bellerin considering Arsenal exit, Liverpool’s interest in midfielder confirmed, Drogba rejects Chelsea return

15 Nov

talkSPORT.com rounds up all the latest transfer news and football gossip from Friday’s papers and online…

Man United are hoping to agree a deal that will see Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic train with the club next month before a January transfer. (Tuttosport)

However, the 33-year-old Croatian star is also on the radar of multiple Major League Soccer clubs. (Calciomercato)

United are favourites in the race to sign Red Bull Salzburg striker Erling Braut Haaland. (Dagbladet)

Newcastle United are interested in signing Arsenal’s Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka, 27, on loan in January. (Daily Telegraph)

Hector Bellerín’s agent says the Arsenal defender is ‘seeing how the season goes’ at the Emirates Stadium amid transfer interest from a number of clubs in Italy. (Sky Sport Italia)

Chelsea’s out-of-favour striker Olivier Giroud is wanted by Borussia Dortmund and Inter Milan in January. (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has revealed he was offered a ‘perfect’ coaching role at the London club, but rejected a return to Stamford Bridge so he could bid to become the next president of the Ivorian FA. (Metro)

Mauricio Pochettino is annoyed at Tottenham for failing to sign Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona in the summer. The former Liverpool playmaker ended up joining Bayern Munich on loan instead. (The Sun)

Juventus could make out-of-favour midfielder Emre Can available for a cut-price fee in January, amid links with a move to Man United. (Calciomercato)

Liverpool and Napoli are among the sides tracking Genk’s Norwegian midfielder Sander Berge, 21, according to the club’s sporting director, Dimitri de Conde. (Radio Punto Nuovo)

AC Milan are keen to sign Swedish free agent striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the January transfer window, but the deal requires the consent of chief executive Ivan Gazidis. (Calciomercato)

League One side Peterborough will demand an eye-watering £13m fee for English striker Ivan Toney, 23, who has been linked with Burnley and Bournemouth.(The Sun)

David Beckham is hoping to make Real Madrid’s Croatia midfielder Luka Modrić, 34, the first marquee signing for his new Inter Miami franchise. (AS)

The 114 Manchester City fans that travelled to Ukraine for the Champions League game with Shakhtar Donetsk this season have been rewarded with a personal letter from Pep Guardiola and hospitality tickets for the return fixture at the Etihad Stadium. (Manchester Evening News)

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