Wednesday’s gossip: Phillips, McTominay, Ramsdale, Sancho, Onana, Palhinha, Musiala, Williams

Wednesday’s gossip: Phillips, McTominay, Ramsdale, Sancho, Onana, Palhinha, Musiala, Williams

Newcastle United could reignite their interest in Manchester City and England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, 27, if they decide to bring in a short-term signing to cover the expected absence of Italy international Sandro Tonali. (The I)external-link

Other midfielders on Newcastle’s radar to replace Tonali, who is facing a ban for breaking betting rules, include Manchester United and Scotland’s Scott McTominay, 26, Everton and Belgium’s Amadou Onana, 22, and Fulham and Portugal’s Joao Palhinha, 28. (Athletic)external-link

Newcastle’s Tonali, 23, is facing a 10-month ban, which would cause him to miss the rest of the season and Euro 2024 – should Italy qualify – after investigations into alleged betting offences. (Sky Italy)external-link

Chelsea are ready to test Arsenal’s resolve over England goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, 25, who has lost his place to Spain international David Raya, 28, in Mikel Arteta’s side this season. (Mail)external-link

Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham are interested in Athletic Bilbao’s Spanish winger Nico Williams. Aston Villa tried to sign the 21-year-old and remain keen. (90min)external-link

Bayern Munich’s Germany winger Jamal Musiala, 20, would consider a move to Manchester City or Real Madrid if he feels his goals of winning the Champions League and the Ballon d’Or are no longer realistic at Bayern. (Sky Sports Deutschland – in German)external-link

Manchester United have abandoned proposed big-money deals in January for Sporting Lisbon and Portugal centre-back Goncalo Inacio, 22, and Nice’s France defender Jean-Clair Todibo, 23. (Football Insider)external-link

Jadon Sancho, 23, may be allowed to leave Manchester United on a “long-term loan” in January with the England winger’s former club Borussia Dortmund leading the chase. (90min)external-link

However, Sancho is unlikely to return to Dortmund in January and instead it is Italian side Juventus who could offer an escape route. (Sky Sports Deutschland)external-link

Fulham want to sign Stuttgart’s Guinea forward Serhou Guirassy, 27, who has scored 14 times in the Bundesliga this season, including two hat-tricks. Guirassy has a release clause of just over £15m. (Standard)external-link

Juventus are planning a loan deal for Tottenham midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in January, with the option of signing the 28-year-old Denmark midfielder permanently next summer. (Calciomercato – in Italian)external-link

Manchester United assistant boss Mitchell van der Gaag is expected to stay at the club despite the managerial vacancy at his former club Ajax. (Athletic – subscription required)external-link

Fulham boss Marco Silva received assurances that he will be able to spend significantly in the transfer market before signing his new contract. (Times – subscription required)external-link

Aston Villa are tracking Sporting Lisbon’s Mozambique winger Geny Catamo, 22. (Birmingham Live)external-link

Aston Villa and West Ham have been told by Real Madrid they must pay about 20m euros (£17.8m) if they want to sign Spain-born Moroccan attacking midfielder Brahim Diaz, 24. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

Sunderland are keen to tie English winger Jack Clarke, 22, down to a new contract and ward off any further interest from Burnley, who had several bids for the former Leeds United player rejected in the summer. (Sunderland Echo)external-link

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