Monday gossip: Gakpo, Leao, Haaland, Kudus, Cunha, Felipe, Jesus

Manchester United are set to rush for Cody Gakpo in January as PSV Eindhoven are ready to capitalize on the Dutch striker, 23, following his impressive form at the World Cup. (Sun)external link

However, United are set to pay £50million for Gakpo – double what PSV wanted this summer – and could therefore turn their attention to AC MilanPortuguese striker Rafael Leao, 23. (Mirror)external link

Leao was to join real Madrid in the summer, but he is now lined up as a target for 2024 by the Spanish giants with Manchester CityNorwegian striker Erling Haaland, 22, and Palmeiras’ Brazilian striker Endrick, 16. (Sports – in Spanish)external link

Barcelona like Mohammed Kudus but the Ghanaian midfielder, 22, is open to a move to the Premier League, with Ajax likely to ask for around £40million. (Sun)external link

Everton and Leeds we’re joining AstonVilla and wolves in the battle to sign Atlético MadridBrazilian striker Matheus Cunha, 23. (Relevo – in Spanish)external link

wolves are also in talks with Atletico about signing Brazilian centre-back Felipe, 33, in a possible ‘package’ with Cunha for January. (Fabrizio Romano)external link

Arsenal Manager Mikel Arteta will have £50million to spend in January but is not planning to sign a replacement for Gabriel Jesus after the 25-year-old Brazil striker was ruled out of the rest of the World Cup through injury Knee. (The Football Insider)external link

Jesus has returned to London and will discover the extent of his wound after a consultation with Arsenal doctors on Monday, with some reports suggesting he will be out for three months. (Sun)external link

Tottenham we’re joining AstonVilla, Fulham and InterMilan in monitoring the situation of Ivorian midfielder Franck Kessie, 25, at Barcelona. (Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish)external link

Atlético Madrid hope Joao Felix can increase his value during the World Cup before looking to sell the Portuguese striker, 23, in January. (Marca – in Spanish)external link

watford are close to completing the signing of Canadian midfielder Ismael Kone, 20, from FC Montreal on a four-and-a-half-year contract. (Watford Observer)external link

Spanish right-back Hector Bellerin, 27, is set to join Rome on loan from Barcelona. (Calciomercato)external link

Meanwhile, Barcelona want a long-term replacement for Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets, 34, and are interested in from Leicester Youri Tielemans, out of contract at the end of the season, but suspected of being the 25-year-old Belgian midfielder, has already announced that he will join another club. (Marca – in Spanish)external link

Saudi-Qatari consortium preparing £3.2bn bid to take over liverpool. (sports news)external link

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