Transfer rumours: Ighalo, Bale, Lamptey, Neymar, Brooks, Huntelaar


 

Nigeria forward Odion Ighalo, 31, is keen on a move to Major League Soccer in the United States. His loan spell at Manchester United from Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua expires at the end of this month. (ESPN)

Tottenham Hotspur are unlikely to extend 31-year-old Wales forward Gareth Bale's loan deal from Real Madrid for the 2021-22 season. (Times - subscription required)

Brighton defender Tariq Lamptey, 21, is close to agreeing a new long-term contract with the Premier League club. German champions Bayern Munich are among the sides linked with the England Under-21 right-back. (Talksport)

RB Leipzig are not considering selling 22-year-old France centre-back Dayot Upamecano, even though he can leave in the summer for £37.4m. Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United and Bayern Munich are among the teams interested. (Guardian)

Brazil forward Neymar, 28, is in talks to extend his contract at Paris St-Germain. (Sky Sports)

PSG have made Tottenham's England midfielder Dele Alli, 24, their top target this month and are hopeful of a loan deal. (Guardian)

However, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is ready to block any deal for Alli so as not to leave the squad short during the second half of the season. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Manchester City's Spain defender Eric Garcia, 20, is set to sign a five-year contract with Barcelona. (Sport - in Spanish)

West Ham United want a striker and have targeted Reims' Boulaye Dia, with the 24-year-old Senegal international available for £15m. (Eurosport)

Aston Villa are interested in signing Bournemouth and Wales midfielder David Brooks, 23, in the January transfer window. (Talksport)

Tottenham and Chelsea are interested in signing 24-year-old South Korea centre-back Kim Min-jae, who plays for Chinese side Beijing Guoan. (Mirror)

Everton director of football Marcel Brands does not expect the club to make any signings this month and will instead focus on selling players to reduce the size of the squad. (Liverpool Echo)

Arsenal are monitoring Shakhtar Donetsk and Israel winger Manor Solomon, 21, with a view to making the Ukrainian club an offer in the summer. (Guardian)

Aston Villa are prepared to let Republic of Ireland midfielder Conor Hourihane, 29, go out on loan this month. (Football Insider)

Joan Laporta, Victor Font and Toni Freixa are the only candidates left in the running for the vacant Barcelona president's position. The election will take place on Sunday, 24 January. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Aston Villa face a battle to keep academy midfielder Aaron Ramsey, with Celtic and Ajax ready to make a move for the 17-year-old England youth international when his contract expires at the end of the season. (Mail)

Meanwhile, Villa's French right-back Frederic Guilbert, 26, has rejected a move to Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir. (Football Insider)

Dutch striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, 37, could be set to return to struggling Schalke. The forward left the German club for Ajax in 2017 after a seven-year stint. (Bild Sport - in German)

Huddersfield Town's English goalkeeper Ben Hamer, 33, is set to join Swansea City on a free transfer. (Yorkshire Live)

Former Leicester City full-back Danny Simpson, 34, still believes he can play at Premier League level. The English defender has been without a club since the summer. (Sky Sports)

Luton Town are set to sign versatile player Kai Naismith, 28, on a free transfer. The Scot left the Latics by mutual consent last week. (Football Insider)

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