Saturday’s gossip: Raphinha, Toney, Neves, Partey, Chalobah, Sarr

Saturday's gossip: Raphinha, Toney, Neves, Partey, Chalobah, Sarr

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Tottenham have dropped their interest in Brentford and England forward Ivan Toney, 27, to pursue a January move for Barcelona and Brazil winger Raphinha, 26. (Football Transfers)external-link

Toney feels he has a “debt to repay” to Brentford and is torn about leaving the club in January despite interest from Arsenal and Chelsea. (Sun)external-link

Juventus have held talks with Arsenal and Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey, 30, over a potential move. (Foot Mercato – in French)external-link

Newcastle United are open to signing Al-Hilal and Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves, 26, on a permanent deal in January if they are blocked from getting him on loan. (90min)external-link

Roma boss Jose Mourinho is keen to raid one of his former clubs and bring Chelsea’s English defender Trevoh Chalobah, 24, and French centre-back Malang Sarr, 24, to Serie A. (Calciomercato, via Metro)external-link

Arsenal, Tottenham and Newcastle are interested in £26m-rated Genoa and Romania defender Radu Dragusin, 21. (Tuttomercato – in Italian)external-link

Spain forward Ansu Fati, 21, wants to return to Barcelona despite his impressive form while on loan at Brighton. (Sport – in Spanish)external-link

Real Madrid are hoping to extend manager Carlo Ancelotti’s contract at the club, with the 64-year-old Italian’s current deal set to expire at the end of the season. (Relevo – in Spanish)external-link

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has heaped praise on sporting director Dougie Freedman, but said there have been no talks with Manchester United over a potential departure. (Mail)external-link

Atalanta’s head of senior recruitment Lee Congerton is one of the names being considered by Sir Jim Ratcliffe for a sporting director role at Manchester United. (Mirror)external-link

Fulham are plotting a January move for 18-year-old Club Bruges and Norway forward Antonio Nusa. (Football Insider)external-link

Chelsea could recall Brazilian midfielder Andrey Santos, 19, from Nottingham Forest in January due to a lack of game time since his loan move to the City Ground. (Standard)external-link

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