Chelsea and Italy midfielder Jorginho, 30, is seeking a rise in salary to £150,000-a-week before signing a new deal with the club. (Evening Standard)


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AC Milan are pushing to speed up negotiations over a new deal with 23-year-old Portuguese forward Rafael Leao amid interest from Manchester United. (Express)

Inter Milan and Slovakia centre-back Milan Skriniar, 27, and AC Milan’s Leao could both sign new contracts with their Italian clubs despite interest from Chelsea. (Evening Standard)

Chelsea are interested in signing Lille’s Canadian striker Jonathan David, 22, in January. (Jeunes Footeux, via football.london)

Besiktas have dismissed a rumour circulating online that they are being forced to play Everton loanee Dele Alli, 26, after the English midfielder returned from a thigh injury. (Liverpool Echo)

A small group of Barcelona fans have gone to court over the transfer of Argentina forward Lionel Messi to Paris St-Germain in 2021. Lawyers appeared before a senior judge at the European court of justice to argue that the 35-year-old’s move broke European laws on state aid. (Guardian)

Manchester United failed Paul Pogba as much as the club’s £89m record signing failed the club before his free transfer to Juventus in June, according to the 29-year-old France midfielder’s agent Rafaela Pimenta. (Irish Independent)

Chelsea are looking to cut short the loan deal for Juventus’ Switzerland midfielder Denis Zakaria, 25, in January. Ajax’s Edson Alvarez, 24, of Mexico, PSV Eindhoven’s Ibrahim Sangare, 24, of Ivory Coast, and Southampton’s Romeo Lavia, 18, of Belgium, are on their list of possible replacements. (Express)

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Former Arsenal defender William Gallas says current Gunners and Brazil forward Gabriel Martinelli, 21, is not yet good enough for a move to Real Madrid. (TalkSPORT)

Meanwhile, Gunners technical director Edu is wanted by two other European clubs but the former Arsenal midfielder is “100% focused” on his role at the north London club. (Fabrizio Romano)

Juventus are interested in Atletico Madrid’s 28-year-old Argentine midfielder Rodrigo De Paul. (Calciomercato – in Italian)