Transfer Talk: Ivan Toney linked with Manchester United amid uncertainty over Cristiano Ronaldo's future

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The summer transfer window is closed for the major leagues in Europe. However, with an eye on January, there's plenty of gossip swirling about who's moving where. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumours, comings, goings and, of course, done deals!

TOP STORY: Man United look to Toney

Manchester United are one of the clubs keeping close tabs on Brentford striker Ivan Toney, according to Calciomercato.

The Bees are reported to have been in talks with the 26-year-old, who has attracted interest from other clubs in the Premier League. He has contributed to eight goals in nine games so far this season, while being named in Gareth Southgate's England squad for the Nations League clashes against Germany and Italy in September.

As uncertainty looms over the future of Cristiano Ronaldo, it looks as though the Old Trafford hierarchy have identified Toney as a potential option in January, though Newcastle United, West Ham United and Leeds United have also been watching his situation.

Toney's contract with Brentford run until the summer of 2025, and the club are hopeful of convincing him to stay at the club with a new £100,000-a-week deal that reflects his performances.

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21.48 BST: Kylian Mbappe has been the name on just about everybody's lips, but L'Equipe are reporting that Real Madrid believe a January move for the Paris Saint-Germain forward will be impossible to complete. With that said, it is believed that Los Blancos are enjoying the embarrassment the current situation has caused in Paris.

21.30 BST: Paris Saint-Germain are one of the European giants looking to sign 17-year-old Desire Doue from Stade Rennais, reports Foot Mercato. Meanwhile, Les Rouge et Noir are doing all they can to extend the attacking midfielder's contract past its current expiration of 2024, which could include renewing the contract of his brother, Guela Doue, whose deal is set to end this summer.

21.10 BST: Barcelona will look to sign Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans on a free transfer if Frenkie de Jong leaves, reports Diario Sport, with the Belgian refusing to think about his future until after the World Cup while his Foxes contract expires in 2023. The Blaugrana are likely to be active in the free agent marker, as it has been stated that they are also looking at Athletic Bilbao's Inigo Martinez, Manchester United's Diogo Dalot, as well as Chelsea duo Jorginho and N'Golo Kante.

19.55 BST: Julen Lopetegui has turned down the chance to become Wolverhampton Wanderers manager, reports Sky Sports, with the Premier League outfit looking for a replacement after sacking Bruno Lage. Wolves will now have to move on to other possibilities with U18 coach Steve Davis and U21 coach James Collins currently in charge on an interim basis.

19.12 BST: Eintracht Frankfurt sporting director Markus Krosche has told Sky Sports Deutschland that Makoto Hasebe has the offer of a contract extension if he wants it, with the 38-year-old's current deal ending in the summer of 2023.

"That's up to Makoto," Krosche said when asked about the possibility of an extension. "We discussed that he should decide whether he wants to continue playing or not. That's entirely up to him. If Makoto says he wants to continue playing for another year, then he keeps playing."

18.25 BST: Roma will look to strengthen their midfield in the January transfer window and are aiming to sign Sassuolo's Davide Frattesi, reports Calciomercato, with Jose Mourinho and his team having looked at the Italy international in the summer amid competition from West Ham United. If they are unable to sign Frattesi, Roma are expected to focus on either one of Olympique Lyonnais' Houssem Aouar or Torino's Sasa Lukic.

17.28 BST: Atalanta are planning a move to sign Vitoria Guimaraes midfielder Ibrahima Bamba during the January transfer window, reports Calciomercato. The 20-year-old has been scouted by the club, as well as the Italy national team, and has a contract that runs until 2026 with a €30m release clause.

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15.50 BST: Chelsea could offload both midfielder Denis Zakaria and forward Hakim Ziyech in January, according to 90min.

Ziyech, 29, signed from Ajax for €44m in 2020 but has fallen down the pecking order, while Zakaria arrived on loan from Juventus in January and has struggled to make any impression at all.

15.16 BST: Sport reports that Barcelona are still hoping that midfielder Frenkie de Jong will agree to a reduction in his salary.

Barca had reached a preliminary agreement with Manchester United to transfer De Jong this summer in a deal worth a total of €85m, but the player didn't want to leave Camp Nou.

De Jong reduced his wages in October of 2020, under then president Josep Maria Bartomeu, deferring part of his salary while extending his contract until June 2026.

That made the Netherlands international one of the highest earners at Barca, but the relationship between the player and the club grew fraught when the club looked for a way out of the contract, sending the player's camp a letter in July warning there were irregularities in the renewal signed under the previous board.

14.40 BST: Donny van de Beek's World Cup hopes look over, but what about his Man United career? Rob Dawson explains.

Rather than the next step up in a career that until that point had gone from strength to strength, his move to Old Trafford triggered a decline so sharp that when head coach Louis van Gaal names his Netherlands squad for the 2022 World Cup, there won't be any questions about why Van de Beek isn't included.

The midfielder was told by Van Gaal he needed to "start playing games" after he was initially dropped from the national squad more than a year ago. Now that he is injured, as well as out of favour, there is little prospect of that happening before the tournament starts in Qatar next month.

It has reached the point where Van de Beek has been written off by most United fans as another bad signing. There was hope in the summer that the appointment of his former manager at Ajax, Erik ten Hag, might kick-start his career in Manchester. But Van de Beek has found opportunities just as hard to come by under the new United boss as he did under predecessors Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick. So far this season he has played 19 minutes of football, and speaking last week, Ten Hag said the 25-year-old would first have to impress in training before being considered for a place in the team.

13.45 BST: Bild says that Chelsea are expected to sign RB Leipzig pair Christopher Nkunku and Josko Gvardiol next summer.

Nkunku, 24, has attracted interest from several top clubs, including Manchester United, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. But the France forward has already undergone medical tests ahead of a proposed move to Stamford Bridge, sources told ESPN, though no agreement has been reached despite a reported €60m release clause in his contract.

Croatia international defender Gvardiol, 20, could follow Nkunku to Chelsea -- with an agreement expected to be reached before the World Cup. Some reports have suggested that he has a release clause of around €50m, while Man City have also been following him.

12.34 BST: Liverpool want to sign Real Betis midfielder Guido Rodriguez in January, according to La Razon.

Liverpool are keen to strengthen their midfield after a host of injuries in the centre this season. Rodriguez, 28, is under contract with Betis until June 2024, has made 10 appearances in all competitions and has attracted the attention of several clubs.

Betis are reportedly prepared to negotiate with Liverpool but the offer has to be in the range of €25m as Rodriguez's former club CF America would get a percentage of any transfer fee.

12.02 BST: Kylian Mbappe has been criticised by Thierry Henry amid growing rumours that the France forward wants to leave Paris Saint-Germain over his positioning as a lone forward and failed promises by the board.

Sources told ESPN on Tuesday that the 23-year-old Mbappe, who extended his contract with PSG until 2025 after looking close to joining Real Madrid during the close season, wants to leave the French champions in January. PSG have denied Mbappe asked to leave.

"Nobody likes to be exposed to what you're not good at, you just don't like it," Henry said on CBS Sports on Tuesday.

Mbappe is being used a lone forward with Lionel Messi and Neymar on either side, while he has more freedom with France, where he lately played around Olivier Giroud.

"But there is something that is bigger than anything else and that is the club," former Arsenal forward Henry said. "But did they make him feel like the club was the most important thing or did they make him feel like he was more important than the club?"

11.30 BST: Kylian Mbappe's future at PSG is the talk of the footballing world.

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10.10 BST: AC Milan are looking to sign Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, according to Calciomercato.

Loftus-Cheek, 26, has seemingly broken through at Stamford Bridge this season with a number of fine performances.

The England international also has a contract with the Blues until 2024, so the club would expect a decent transfer fee to let him go.

09.26 BST: Tottenham are interested in signing Sporting CP midfielder Manuel Ugarte, says Record.

Ugarte, 21, has impressed since moving to the club in August 2021 from Famalicao for around €6.5m.

The Uruguay international's services are reportedly valued at around €80m now, which could dissuade Spurs as they look to add some more squad depth.

08.53 BST: Paris Saint-Germain defender Sergio Ramos has brushed aside reports that teammate Kylian Mbappe wants to leave the club in the January transfer window.

According to Marca, Mbappe's rapport with PSG and his teammates has deteriorated since the summer and the player reportedly thinks he made a mistake to remain in Paris and not join Real Madrid.

"The only one I can tell you is that I am a very good friend of Kylian, and as far as I know he is very happy every day here in Paris so..." Ramos told COPE. "He signed a new contract, and I don't believe those rumours are true. Hence, we continue to be focused on our thing and we are not paying attention to the news that surround us."

Mbappe, 23, signed a new three-year deal with PSG in May to become the highest-paid player in the world.

08.00 BST: The Daily Telegraph reports that Nottingham Forest have sacked recruitment chiefs George Syrianos and Andy Scott after the club spent £150m in the summer but find themselves in the Premier League relegation zone.

Forest signed an incredible 22 players as they rebuilt their squad for life back in the Premier League, but so far the results haven't followed.

Manager Steve Cooper was handed a new contract last week, with the blame being placed upon those whose job it was to strengthen the squad. Syrianos was the head of recruitment and Scott the head scout.

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- After ESPN revealed on Tuesday that Kylian Mbappe wants to leave Paris Saint-Germain after promises were not kept by the club, Fabrizio Romano reports that the Ligue 1 club have no plans to part ways with him in January. The 23-year-old scored from the spot as PSG drew 1-1 in the Champions League with Benfica.

- Barcelona are eyeing a double swoop for Jorginho and N'Golo Kante, reveals the Evening Standard. Both Chelsea midfielders will be out of contract at the end of the season, and the Blaugrana look to be continuing their recent trend of acquiring players on free transfers. Kante, 31, has made two Premier League appearances this season due to injury, while Jorginho scored in the Blues' 2-0 win over AC Milan on Tuesday night.

- Enzo Fernandez is on the radar of Barcelona, according to Sport. The 21-year-old has adapted his position this season and impressed from holding midfield, and it is reported the LaLiga side think he could be a potential successor to Sergio Busquets. The Argentina international joined Benfica from River Plate in the summer for €15m.

- Contract talks have begun with Alex Iwobi as Everton look to secure him to a new deal, reports Calciomercato. The 26-year-old has been key for Frank Lampard, who has helped him transition into a midfield role where he has contributed to four goals in nine Premier League starts this season. His contract expires in the summer of 2024.

- Chelsea are interested in Saint-Etienne goalkeeper Noah Raveyre, reveals Le10 Sport. The Blues are considering a move for the 17-year-old France youth international who made his debut for the Ligue 2 club in August, after enjoying success when scouting Edouard Mendy. Raveyre signed professional terms in the summer after coming through the club's youth academy.