Monday’s gossip: James, Davies, Kelly, Boteli, Gray, Williams, Ndidi

Manchester City are interested in Chelsea and England defender Reece James, 23, as a long-term replacement for 33-year-old compatriot Kyle Walker. (Independent, via Manchester Evening News)external-link

Liverpool and Tottenham will have to pay up to £30m for Bournemouth’s English defender Lloyd Kelly, 25, in the January transfer window. (Football Insider)external-link

Inter Milan are interested in Borussia Monchengladbach’s Swiss forward Winsley Boteli, 17, who is also a target for Everton. (Inter Milan Live via Liverpool Echo)external-link

Liverpool have sent scouts to Leeds on multiple occasions to follow 17-year-old English midfielder Archie Gray. (Caught Offside)external-link

Spanish winger Nico Williams does not want to leave Athletic Bilbao and will renew his contract with the Spanish club, which would make it tough for Aston Villa to sign the 21-year-old in January. (Birmingham Live)external-link

Barcelona are interested in signing 26-year-old Nigerian midfielder Wilfred Ndidi when his contract with Leicester City expires at the end of the season. (Sky Sports)external-link

Getafe want to extend 22-year-old former England forward Mason Greenwood’s loan stay from Manchester United. (Sun)external-link

Sir Jim Ratcliffe, who owns French side Nice and prospective new owner of Manchester United, is interested in bringing 17-year-old Swedish midfielder Roony Bardghji to his Ligue 1 club after he came off the bench to score the winner for FC Copenhagen against United. Chelsea, Newcastle and Crystal Palace are also admirers. (Sun)external-link

Ratcliffe, 71, is closing in on a £1.3bn deal for a 25% stake in Manchester United. (Mail)external-link

Former Spain, Chelsea and Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 36, is set to be appointed as new Como head coach in his first senior managerial role. (Fabrizio Romano)external-link

Chelsea are looking to sign a forward in January despite Senegal forward Nicolas Jackson, 22, scoring four goals in his last two Premier League games. (Football Insider)external-link

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says he would “never” block one of his players moving to a rival, which could pave the way for 27-year-old England midfielder Kalvin Phillips to join Liverpool or Newcastle. (Talksport)external-link

Arsenal could offer English attacking midfielder Emile Smith Rowe, 23, in a cash-plus-player deal with Aston Villa for their 25-year-old Brazilian midfielder Douglas Luiz. (

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