Transfer rumours: Rice, Rudiger, Mbappe, Asensio, Saka, Coutinho, James, De Ligt

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Manchester United is looking for alternatives to Declan Rice, a 22-year-old England player. West Ham's valuation of 80-90m has West Ham as the reason. (ESPN) External-link

Antonio Rudiger could make 400,000 per week if he leaves Chelsea. Bayern Munich and Juventus are prepared to offer the 28 year-old Germany international a substantial pay increase on his current offer of 130,000 per week from the Blues. External-link

Borussia Dortmund is considering Manchester United forward Anthony Martial (25), as a replacement for Norway striker Erling Brut Haaland, 21, External-link (90min).

Manchester City will be looking to defeat Real Madrid in the signing of Kylian Mbappe, a 22-year-old France forward, to Paris St-Germain next summer. (Transfer Window via Mail, external-link

Barcelona has made contact with Roberto Martinez, Belgium's boss to replace Ronald Koeman as Nou Camp manager. However, formal negotiations with the Spaniard have not begun. (Goal) External-link

Xavi Hernandez, a former Barcelona player, could also replace Koeman who is under pressure at the club. (Marca - in Spanish) external-link

Real Madrid's 25 year-old Spanish midfielder Marco Asensio was rejected by Arsenal in a 34m offer. (Cadena Ser via Mirror) external link

Atletico Madrid is considering making a move to sign Arsenal's forward Bukayo Saka, who is 20 years old. (La Razon, via Star) external-link

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In any possible deal for Reece James, the 21-year-old English right back for Chelsea, Chelsea could request four Real Madrid players. (Express) External-link

Chelsea will end their pursuit of Sevilla's French defender Jules Kounde (22) and PSG's Brazilian centreback Marquinhos (27) and instead focus on Matthijs De Ligt (22) and Juventus (12.2). (Star) External-link

Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce claims he hasn't had any discussions about selling Allan Saint-Maximin, a 24-year-old French forward. He wants to keep his top players at the club. (Chronicle). External-link

Juventus are still in negotiations with Argentina's forward Paolo Dybala (27), over a new contract. They have also made an improved offer. (Calciomercato - in Italian) external-link

Barcelona will try to sell Philippe Coutinho (Brazil playmaker), in January's transfer window. (Marca - in Spanish) external-link

AC Milan has been in talks with Real Madrid about signing Spain's midfielder Isco and may complete the deal during January's transfer window. (Todofichajes, in Spanish) external link

Jorginho, a 29-year-old Italy midfielder, says he was close to signing for Chelsea in July 2018. (BT Sport via Mail) external link

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