Saturday’s gossip: Haaland, Mbappe, Sancho, De Gea, Martial, Gray, Neymar

Real Madrid may decide to trigger 23-year-old Norway striker Erling Haaland’s Manchester City release clause when it comes into play next summer, which is believed to be around 200m euros (£174m). (AS – in Spanish)external-link

Once his 25% takeover of Manchester United is complete, Sir Jim Ratcliffe will look to sell French forward Anthony Martial, 27, England winger Jadon Sancho, 23, and Brazil winger Antony, 23. (Mirror)external-link

United could move for France forward Kylian Mbappe, with the 24-year-old’s Paris St-Germain contract set to expire next year. (Football Insider)external-link

Real Madrid remains Mbappe’s most likely destination should he leave PSG, but the Spanish side will face competition from several Premier League clubs including Manchester City, Newcastle United, Chelsea and Liverpool. (TeamTalk)external-link

Ratcliffe wants to know how Manchester United have blown £1.4bn in the transfer market in the past decade – but he believes manager Erik ten Hag still has credit in the bank amid a poor start to the season. (Sun)external-link

Manchester City could move for West Ham’s Brazil midfielder Lucas Paqueta, 26, who manager Pep Guardiola views as a potential successor to Belgium international Kevin de Bruyne, 32. (UOL, via MEN)external-link

Barcelona are leading the race to sign 18-year-old Corinthians midfielder Gabriel Moscardo ahead of Chelsea, whose interest in the Brazilian last summer came to nothing, and Arsenal.(90min)external-link

Spain international and former Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, 33, is open to joining La Liga side Real Betis on a short-term contract. (El Desmarque – in Spanish)external-link

Liverpool are preparing a summer move for Leeds United’s 17-year-old English midfielder Archie Gray, who could cost more than £40m. (Mail)external-link

Despite seeing their centre-back options reduced, Tottenham Hotspur cannot recall Wales defender Joe Rodon, 26, from his season-long loan spell at Leeds United.(The Athletic)external-link

Brazil forward Neymar could be deregistered by Saudi Arabia club Al-Hilal after the 31-year-old was ruled out for the season with injury. (Arriyadiyah, via Goal)external-link

Bayern Munich are set to win the race to sign 17-year-old Australian winger Nestory Irankunda from A-League side Adelaide United.(ESPN)external-link

Newcastle United are monitoring Lille’s 23-year-old Portuguese centre-back Tiago Djalo – but could face competition from several European clubs including Inter Milan, Juventus and Barcelona. (90min)external-link

West Ham are interested in signing Bayer Leverkusen’s 22-year-old Nigeria striker Victor Boniface, while the Hammers are also considering manager David Moyes’ position. (TeamTalk)external-link

Alternatively, Moyes is expected to see out his West Ham contract – which runs until next summer – despite recent results, unless the club identifies a better-suited candidate. (90min)external-link

Fulham are prepared to heavily back manager Marco Silva in the January transfer window after the Portuguese coach signed a new contract at the club. (Football Insider)external-link

Chelsea signed English forward Cole Palmer, 21, from Manchester City this summer after missing out on Belgium winger Jeremy Doku, 21, who joined City, and Crystal Palace’s French winger Michael Olise. (Evening Standard)external-link

Blues manager Mauricio Pochettino will not have influence in Chelsea’s transfer activity in January. (Sun)external-link

Former Chelsea and Everton manager Frank Lampard has emerged as the leading candidate to take over at League One club Oxford United. (Portsmouth news)external-link

Football’s lawmakers have begun talks over major changes to how video assistant referees operate – and semi-automated offside could be introduced to the Premier League next season. (Telegraph – subscription required)external-link

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