Transfer rumours: Cavani, Rudiger, Phillips, Koeman, Pellegrini, Nketiah, Diaby


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Real Madrid could renew their interest in Manchester United and Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, 34, when the transfer window reopens in January. (El Nacional – in Spanish)external-link

Arsenal may have only signed a new goalkeeper this summer but they are already lining up other options between the sticks as German goalkeeper Bernd Leno, 29, is being linked with a January exit. (Metro)external-link

England midfielder Kalvin Phillips is close to signing a new contract at Leeds as the 25-year-old’s agent says there is a “real willingness” from both sides to make it happen. (John Percy via Telegraph) external-link

German striker Timo Werner, 25, will reassess his Chelsea future if he cannot force his way back into Thomas Tuchel’s team – and could return to Germany at the end of the season. (Telegraph – subscription required)external-link

Barcelona will not sack Dutch manager Ronald Koeman before the side’s away trip to La Liga champions Atletico Madrid on Saturday. (Sport) external-link

But Liverpool’s German boss Jurgen Klopp has been shortlisted as a possible replacement for Koeman. (El Nacional via Mirror)external-link

Other options include former Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo and River Plate manager Marcelo Gallardo, who are both reportedly open to taking over at the Nou Camp. (Express) external-link

West Ham might have a second chance to sign full-back Luca Pellegrini, 22, as the Italy international struggles for opportunities at Juventus. (Calciomercato – in Italian)external-link

Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah, 22, is looking to leave the Gunners, with Leeds, Aston Villa and Brentford all monitoring the England Under-21 international’s situation. (Ekrem Konur via Twitter) external-link

Liverpool boss Klopp wants to sign Bayern Leverkusen and France winger Moussa Diaby, 22. (Calciomercato – in Italian)external-link

Steve Bruce has told friends he is feeling “lower than ever before” and has considered quitting as Newcastle manager for the first time. (Football Insider)external-link

Paris St-Germain wanted Liverpool and England midfielder Jordan Henderson, 31, before they managed to sign Argentine Lionel Messi, 34, on a free transfer from Barcelona this summer. (Here We Go podcast via GMS) external-link

Barcelona are tracking Swedish teenager Williot Swedberg, 17. The midfielder has also attracted interest from Liverpool and AC Milan. (Fichajes – in Spanish)external-link

Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke’s comments, in rubbishing reports that Norway striker Erling Haaland, 21, has a ‘transfer pact’ with the club, have upset his agent Mino Raiola. (AS)external-link

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