Manchester City could pursue Vinicius Jr instead of Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe is said to stay at PSG.
Borussia Dortmund’s goalscorer Haaland and French World Cup winner Mbappe are arguably football’s two hottest properties.
But it is reported that City are ready to consider Real’s Vinicius as United and Bernabeu target Haaland could be too difficult to sign next summer.
Meanwhile, Mbappe is coming up with the idea of signing a new short-term contract with PSG – ruling out the possibility of a free transfer to Real at the end of the season.
Fiorentina midfielder Dusan Vlahovic remains Arsenal’s favorite, despite fears his £58million price tag could terrify fans.
And Juventus are said to want Gunners midfielder Thomas Partey in exchange for Arthur Melo.
Spurs and West Ham are said to have joined Arsenal in tracking Eintracht Frankfurt player Filip Kostic.
On the pitch, Manchester United caretaker manager Ralf Rangnick and two-goal hero Bruno Fernandes were fuming after Aston Villa equalized 2-2.
Pep Guardiola’s Man City took a 13-point lead after Kevin de Bruyne’s miraculous win over second-placed Chelsea.
And Everton were on the verge of sacking manager Rafa Benitez as a disastrous 2-1 defeat sent Norwich to the bottom.
Finally, Liverpool will overhaul Chelsea if they beat Brentford in today’s 2pm clash, before West Ham host Leeds at 4pm.
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