Transfer rumours: Aurier, Ranieri, Gonzalez, Werner, Toure, Sanchez

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Serge Aurier, an Ivorian defender, will join Spanish side Villarreal as a free agent. Aurier is 28 years old and has been with Tottenham Hotspur since leaving. (L'Equipe – in French) external link

After Xisco Munoz's departure Sunday, Claudio Ranieri agreed to be Watford's head coach. The 69-year old Italian is expected to sign Monday. (Sky Sports) external-link

Manchester United executive vice chairman Ed Woodward said that the Old Trafford club were committed to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's management. His side has won one of their four previous games. (Mirror). external-link

Manchester City is watching Barcelona's 19 year-old Spanish midfielder Nico Gonzalez, currently on the fringes in the first team. (Fichajes in Spanish) external link

Manchester City is also keeping an eye on Sergi Roberto, a full-back from Barcelona, whose contract with the Nou Camp expires next summer. (Calciomercato - in Italian) external-link

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Borussia Monchengladbach'steenage German defender Luca Netz claims he rejected a "nonsense" transfer to Manchester City three years ago, and the 18-year-old says he would turn them down again. (Sun). External-link

Alexis Sanchez, a former forward for Arsenal and Manchester United, is now facing uncertain future at Inter Milan. The 32-year old Chilean posted (and then deleted) a social media comment critiquing his insufficient playing time. (Mirror). external-link

Atletico Madrid is the latest club to join the race to sign Timo Werner (25), a German forward from Chelsea. (Transfer Market Web). external-link

Yaya Toure (38), a former Manchester City midfielder, has offered his services as a coach or player to his old club Barcelona. However, it is not clear if the Ivorian will accept. (Sun). External-link

Mike Ashley, the owner of Newcastle United, knows that the only way to replace Steve Bruce as head coach is to pay almost all of Steve Bruce’s contract. He signed it in July 2019. (Chronicle Live). external-link

Joshua Zirkzee (20), a forward for Bayern Munich, says he declined Everton's offer to sign in 2017. (Het Nieuwsblad via Liverpool Echo) external-link

Joe Barone, Fiorentina director, said that the club is making "enormous attempts" to extend Serbian striker Dusan Velhovic's contract. Vlahovic's current contract with Serie A runs until June 2023. (DAZN via Football Italia external-link