Transfer rumours: Emery, Conte, Fonseca, Xavi, Pogba, Asensio, Ibrahimovic

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Newcastle United will announce their new manager next week. Villarreal's former Arsenal boss Unai Emery is the most prominent candidate. (Mirror). external-link

Emery claims he doesn't know anything about speculation linking him to the Newcastle managerial position. (Metro) External-link

Antonio Conte will sign a 20m deal as Tottenham manager. Spurs players are ready for Conte to start training on Tuesday. (Telegraph – subscription required) externally-link

Conte asked Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy to approve a transfer budget of approximately 237m for six Serie A-based footballers he identified. (Calciomercato - in Italian) external-link

Tottenham will pay Nuno Espirito Santato a severance deal worth 14m. However, a clause in the contract of the Portuguese coach would have allowed Spurs the right to fire him at any time if they failed to finish in top six in the Premier League. (Sun). external-link

Aston Villa has made informal contact to Paulo Fonseca, former Roma boss, as they look into potential replacements for Dean Smith. (Mail) external link

Officials from Barcelona have been informed by Al Sadd that they will need to travel to Qatar in order to reach a deal with Xavi for the club he used to play for. (AS - In Spanish) external-link

Barcelona has already received a list from Xavi of four potential signings, which includes Paul Pogba (Manchester United's France midfielder), who will be out of contract at the close of this season. (El Nacional - in Spanish) external-link

Paris St-Germain is the favorite to sign Pogba's contract when it expires next summer. (Fichajes in Spanish) external-link

After playing a long career, Lionel Messi would love to see Barcelona's return. PSG forward wants the role of sporting director.

Arsenal and Liverpool are two of five clubs that have offered to sign Marco Asensio, 25-year-old, from Real Madrid in January. (El Nacional - in Spanish) external-link

AC Milan is set to extend Zlatan Ibrahimovic's contract with the club on the same terms that his current one. (Calciomercato - in Italian) external-link

Arsenal may be considering making a move to sign Andrea Belotti (27), a striker for Torino and Italy. (Calciomercato - in Italian) external-link

Arsenal will offer to sign Luka Jovic (23-year-old striker from Serbia) on loan from Real Madrid. (Express) External-link

In January, Chelsea will decide whether to end the season-long drought at Norwich City by Billy Gilmour, Scotland's midfielder. The 20-year old has struggled to get first-team football at Carrow Road. (Goal) External-link

Juventus could be forced to sell Aaron Ramsey (30, Wales) or Weston McKennie (23, USA) to finance moves for Dusan Vlahovic (21) and Axel Witsel (32) from Borussia Dortmund (32). (Tuttosport - in Italian) external-link

Paris St-Germain may revoke the two-year contract for Sergio Ramos from Spain. He joined the club in July on a free transfer by Real Madrid, but has not yet played for the French club due to a calf injury. (Le Parisien, via AS) external-link

PSG will make an offer for Joao Palhinha (26), from Sporting Lisbon, to sign Portugal's defensive midfielder. (O Jogo, in Portuguese) external-link

Vinicius Jr, Brazil forward, said he would like to renew his contract at Real Madrid. The 21-year old added that he was still on the same deal he signed when he was 16. (TNT Brazil, via Marca) external-link