of Borussia Dortmund England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19, is a long-term target for liverpool but they also plan to move in January for a less high-profile midfielder with the potential to become a first-team regular. (The Football Insider)
After seeing his performance in the World Cup, real Madrid now thinks it would be worth signing a summer deal for Bellingham while still liverpool getting closer to moving Benfica Argentinian midfielder Enzo Fernandez, 21. (Marca – in Spanish)
that of Manchester City Norwegian striker Erling Haaland, 22, is no longer on that of Real Madrid list of future targets with Brazilian striker Endrick, 16, having since agreed to join them Palmeiras in 2024. (Sports – in Spanish)
Barcelona have yet to hold any negotiations with Lionel Messi over the 35-year-old Argentine striker’s return to the club despite his contract with Paris Saint Germain ends in summer. (Cadena Ser – in Spanish)
Tension mounts between Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, and his agent Jorge Mendes as uncertainty over the Portuguese striker’s future persists following his departure from Manchester United. (AS – in Spanish)
Al-Nasr Coach Rudi Garcia is said to be happy to work with Ronaldo after the Saudi club’s reported interest in signing him, and the Spaniard says he is ‘very close’ to taking over from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United Last year. (AS – in Spanish)
Ronaldo will not retire from international football after from Portugal Exit from the World Cup, even if Fernando Santos remains coach. (Correio da Manha – in Portuguese)
Rome coach Jose Mourinho is at the top of from Portugal list of candidates to succeed Santos as national team coach. (Gazzetta dello Sport – in Italian)
Tottenham are interested in signing Wilfried Zaha, 30, on a free transfer when the Ivorian striker’s contract expires in crystal palace in summer. (The Football Insider)
Manchester United are yet to follow chelsea registering any interest with AC Milan in their Portuguese striker Rafael Leao, 23. (Manchester Evening News)
Central defender Luizao has arrived in England for a medical with West Ham but he’s not the only 20-year-old Brazilian the Hammers hope to sign Sao Paulo as they have also started talks over a deal for defensive midfielder Pablo Maia. (90mins)
Fulham have expressed interest in signing Dutch right-back Rick Karsdorp, 27, on loan from Rome with obligation to purchase under certain conditions. (Nicolo Schira)
Barcelona see Boca Juniors’ Argentina midfielder Alan Varela, 21, as a potential replacement for longtime captain Sergio Busquets, 34. (Sports – in Spanish)
Bayern Munich had talks with Dinamo Zagreb about Croatian World Cup goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic, 27, but decided to look elsewhere for a replacement for Manuel Neuer, who has been ruled out for the rest of the season. (Sky Sport Germany)
Rangers have agreed a new four-year contract with Leon King after the Scottish centre-back, 18, received several offers from Premier League clubs, including Leeds United. (The Football Insider)
Leeds United are closing in on signing England midfielder George Hall, 18, from City of Birmingham in January. (Team Testimonial)
How to watch the FIFA World Cup on the BBC
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Wednesday, December 14
Semi-final: France v Morocco (19:00 GMT) – BBC One