Wednesday’s gossip: Haaland, Mbappe, Phillips, Toney, Kimmich, Sancho, Conte

Manchester City's Erling Haaland

Manchester City are keen to give their Norway forward Erling Haaland, 23, a new contract which will remove a reported £173m release clause and reduce fears that Real Madrid or Barcelona could lure him away. Haaland has 44 goals in 43 Premier League appearances. (Gazzetta dello Sport)external-link

A member of Real Madrid’s board says he hopes France striker Kylian Mbappe will choose to join the Spanish club when the 24-year-old’s contract with Paris St-Germain runs out next summer. (AS, via Remontada Blanca – in Spanish)external-link

Manchester United have added Sporting Lisbon and Portugal defender Goncalo Inacio, 22, to their list of targets as they look to strengthen their defence next summer. (Mirror) external-link

Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips is expected to leave the club in January, with Newcastle United and Everton among those interested in the 27-year-old England international. (The i – subscription required)external-link

Arsenal have been working on a deal to sign England striker Ivan Toney from Brentford and conversations have taken place between the two clubs, while Chelsea are also interested in the 27-year-old. (Teamtalk)external-link

Jamaica could offer Manchester United’s 22-year-old forward Mason Greenwood, who is on loan at Spanish side Getafe, a return to international football – three years after he made a senior appearance for England. (Mirror)external-link

Arsenal are leading the race for 19-year-old Borussia Dortmund and England Under-21 winger Jamie Bynoe-Gittens. (Bild – in German)external-link

Manchester City are interested in Germany midfielder Joshua Kimmich and Bayern Munich may be forced to sell the 28-year-old if he does not extend his contract beyond 2025. (90 Min)external-link

Manchester United and England winger Jadon Sancho, 23, is open to a move in January with Juventus and Borussia Dortmund – his former club – both interested. (The i – subscription required)external-link

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Inter Milan have ruled out a January move for Chelsea’s Albania forward Armando Broja, 22. (Fabrizio Romano)external-link

Former Chelsea and Tottenham manager Antonio Conte is open to taking over as Napoli manager if the Serie A champions dismiss Rudi Garcia. (Calciomercato – in Italian)external-link

West Ham are planning to hold talks about a new contract with 28-year-old France defender Kurt Zouma, whose deal runs out in 2025. (Teamtalk)external-link

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