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Gossip Columned – Episode 11

Have you heard today’s gossip?

10 minutes of your time as we discuss what is making the back pages this morning, the topics that are up for discussion:

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will not let manager Mauricio Pochettino join Manchester United, even if the Old Trafford club offer £50m for the Argentine. (Sun)

Chelsea are trying to negotiate a buy-back clause in the potential sale of Callum Hudson-Odoi, 18, to Bayern Munich, but the German club do not want to agree to it. (Times – subscription required)

Bayern Munich winger and former Chelsea player Arjen Robben, 34, has urged Hudson-Odoi to move to the German champions. (Mirror)

Barcelona are willing to listen to offers for midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 26, with Manchester United interested in signing the former Liverpool man in the summer. (Calciomercato, via Star)

Chelsea have agreed deals in principle for Cagliari and Italy midfielder Nicolo Barella, 21, and Zenit St Petersburg and Argentina midfielder Leandro Paredes, 24. (Telegraph)

AC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso has said talks are ongoing with 31-year-old striker Gonzalo Higuain’s representatives amid speculation over a move to Chelsea. (Express)

Signing Higuain on loan until the end of the season is Chelsea’s priority for the current transfer window. (Sun)

The father of Paris St-Germain and Brazil forward Neymar has dismissed rumours the 26-year-old wants to return to former club Barcelona. (Express)

Bournemouth striker Dominic Solanke, 21, says Jadon Sancho, 18, moving to Borussia Dortmund from Manchester City has inspired other young players they can leave big clubs for more playing time. (Times – subscription required)

Former Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic is at the top of Nottingham Forest’s shortlist to replace Aitor Karanka as manager, with Martin O’Neill and Carlos Carvalhal also on their shortlist. (Nottingham Post)

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez says he has stayed at the club, despite offers to leave, as he seeks more backing from owner Mike Ashley. (Mail)

Liverpool and Fulham both want to sign Red Bull Salzburg and Israel striker Moanes Dabour, 26. (Estadio Deportivo – in Spanish)

Everton boss Marco Silva will not complain if his side do not add to their squad in the January window, although he would like “two or three” new signings. (Liverpool Echo)

West Ham are exploring a possible move for Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, 26. (Mail)

Hammers forward Marko Arnautovic, 29, will be “ending his career” from a competitive perspective if he heads to China, says ex-West Ham midfielder Gary O’Neil. (Express)

Leeds are set to sign Real Madrid goalkeeper Kiko Casilla. The 32-year-old is due to fly to England next week. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny, 33, has rejected a transfer approach from Monaco. (Le10 Sport, via Mirror)

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