Manchester United reignites interest in Jack Grealish

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The coronavirus pandemic made the summer transfer market like never before, but there were still a lot of deals made, and you can check out the main ones here. The window may be closed in Europe's top leagues, but here are the best rumors from around the world.

TOP STORY: Manchester United still want Grealish?

Manchester United may still be interested in signing Aston Villa Jack Grealish , the Manchester Evening News reports.

When the Red Devils signed Donny van de Beek and Grealish signed a new deal with Villa earlier this year, the belief was that all parties involved were parties to the potential deal.

However, United would still keep an eye on the impressive England international and see him as a potential bona fide member of the starting XI by next summer, as opposed to just being a player in the squad.

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09:58 GMT: Dani Carvajal has confirmed he is in talks with Real Madrid about extending his contract, but admitted that the club's financial situation has made negotiations difficult.

The Spain international full-back, absent for five weeks with a knee injury, has reached a deal that expires in 2022.

“We're talking to the club,” Carvajal told Marca. “With everything that's going on, it's complicated. It's not the most important thing, I think we have to help the club. It is not a good time financially, they cannot open the stadium and it is difficult for a club which receives so much of its income this way. Renewal needs to be put aside for now and we'll be focusing on the game and trying to keep the club healthy.

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic has also resulted in delays in talks with club captain Sergio Ramos, whose contract expires at the end of this season.

09:15 GMT: Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard has parted ways with agent Mino Raiola, sources have told ESPN's Rob Dawson.

Lingard has been working since the start of the year with Raiola, who also represents his United team-mate Paul Pogba, but will now be managed entirely by family members and other close associates. The decision was mutual and Raiola remains on good terms with Lingard and his team.

Lingard has not played for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side since the 3-0 Carabao Cup win over Brighton in September. He has missed the last seven games with a hip injury, but there is hope he could return to full form soon.

The 27-year-old, who was the subject of interest for both Tottenham and Porto during the summer transfer window, has entered the final year of the four-year contract he signed in April 2017. United has an option to extend the deal for another 12 months until summer 2022, but sources told ESPN it has yet to be triggered.

08:36 GMT: The eyes of Europe's biggest clubs are fixed on RB Leipzig and its abundance of talented players, Sport Bild reports.

Dani Olmo , Dayot Upamecano , Christopher Nkunku , Angelino , Konrad Laimer , Ibrahima Konate , Lukas Klostermann , Marcel Sabitzer , Amadou Haidara , Nordi Mukiele and coach Julian Nagelsmann have all been listed by the German outlet as possible departures next summer. .

Clubs mentioned as possible destinations include Real Madrid, Barcelona, Tottenham Hotspur, AC Milan, Hertha Berlin, Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea, Atletico, AS Roma and Manchester United.

After finishing third in the Bundesliga and reaching the Champions League semi-finals last season, Leipzig are second in the German top flight this quarter after Saturday's 3-0 win over Freiburg ( stream the replay on ESPN + at United States ), two points behind defending champions Bayern Munich.

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08:00 GMT: Paris Saint-Germain have opened talks with Neymar about extending his contract, sources told ESPN's Julien Laurens.

The Brazil international is happy to stay in his current conditions – he earns 32 million euros gross per year – and to sign for another five years, but has asked PSG sporting director Leonardo for assurances on the club's plans on the ground. Sources told ESPN that PSG and Neymar are optimistic a deal can be reached.

Leonardo confirmed on Tuesday that discussions had just started with Neymar, but also with Kylian Mbappe, Angel Di Maria, Juan Bernat and Julian Draxler. However, sources told ESPN that negotiations with Neymar are more advanced than Leonardo suggests.

The 28-year-old, without a contract in June 2022, has made it clear to Leonardo that he wants to promise his future at the club. However, Mbappe's future remains uncertain. Real Madrid and Liverpool are longtime admirers of the France international striker and could try to buy him this summer if he doesn't sign a new deal in Paris.

PAPER TALK (by Harry Kettle): Arsenal in pole position to sign Szoboszlai

La Gazzetta dello Sport report that Arsenal are currently in talks on a deal to sign Dominik Szoboszlai .

Young RB Salzburg has an incredibly affordable £ 23million release clause, and the report in question says the Gunners are in talks with his agent as the 20-year-old moves closer and closer to a move away from the Austrian giants.

A handful of other clubs, including AC Milan and Napoli, are also in the mix, but as of this writing it looks like Mikel Arteta's club is leading the way.

Leicester opens talks with Evans

Athletic report Leicester City have opened talks with Jonny Evans on a new deal with the club.

The veteran defender has been at King Power Stadium since 2018 and, at the age of 32, it's clear he still has something to offer the Foxes, with both sides on the same page on what they are waiting for negotiations.

Evans' current contract with the club is set to end next summer, but he is still considered one of their most important players.


– Former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has admitted he doesn't think he can join Tottenham Hotspur, Sky Sports reports. The former England international spoke to the Super 6 podcast and admitted that although he is a free agent he doesn't think he could bring himself to join Spurs due to his close ties to the Gunners.

– Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher has confirmed he will be open to a loan transfer during the January transfer window, reports Liverpool Echo. Kelleher was scheduled to leave this summer, but Alisson's injury changed those plans, and now Kelleher has made it known he's open to all possibilities in the New Year.


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