Today’s Football Titbits

AC Milan are chasing Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha in January and believe the 28-year-old Ivory Coast forward can help them to a first Serie A title in 10 years.

Arsenal want Sevilla’s Joan Jordan, 26, to strengthen their midfield. The Spaniard is available for about £32m.

Arsenal are interested in Barcelona’s out-of-favour 21-year-old Spanish playmaker Riqui Puig.

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Atletico Madrid’s Luis Suarez, both 33, plan to play together for Major League Soccer side Inter Miami, but not until 2022.

AC Milan are confident of securing a deal to keep 21-year-old Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.

Turkey midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu, 26, is waiting to receive a new contract offer from AC Milan.

Spain striker Diego Costa, 32, has told Atletico Madrid he wants to have his contract terminated and leave in the January transfer window.

Arsenal are considering a surprise move for Atletico’s Costa, with the Gunners keen to add another striker to their squad.

Should Costa join Atletico’s La Liga title rivals Real Madrid, Barcelona or Sevilla, his new team will have to pay £22.7m.

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho is hopeful of being reunited with 34-year-old Spain defender Sergio Ramos as he monitors his contract stand-off at Real Madrid.

Inter Milan are interested in signing Liverpool’s 25-year-old Belgium striker Divock Origi.

Sheffield Wednesday want to hire former Barnsley boss Jose Morais to replace the sacked Tony Pulis.

Former Paris St-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel is in line to succeed under-pressure Frank Lampard at Chelsea.

Spain midfielder Isco is likely to leave Real Madrid for the Premier League rather than Serie A, with Arsenal and Everton keen on the 28-year-old playmaker.

Aston Villa could move for Inter Milan’s Uruguay midfielder Matias Vecino, 29, in January.

Newcastle United are likely to rely on loan signings in the January transfer window, with Manchester United’s English defender Brandon Williams, 20, among the names mentioned.

Middlesbrough are interested in Everton’s 31-year-old DR Congo winger Yannick Bolasie.

Captain Mark Noble says he does not know where 20-year-old West Ham team-mate Declan Rice’s future lies.

A deal to take over Burnley is set to be completed by the end of the week, which will give manager Sean Dyche a boost as he bids to strengthen his squad in January.

Source : BBC Sport

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