Man City want to start Haaland contract talks - Saturday's gossip

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Manchester City and Norway striker Erling Haaland

Manchester City are aware Norway striker Erling Haaland has ambitions to play for Real Madrid but want to start talks about extending his contract, with the 23-year-old's current deal running until June 2027. (ESPN)external-link

Football Gossip Daily: Can Man City hang on to Haaland?

Barcelona are contemplating a move to bring Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 36, back to his boyhood team on loan in January if Inter Miami fail to reach the MLS play-offs. (Sport, via Mail)external-link

Chelsea are waiting to see if Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen signs a new contract with Napoli, with the 24-year-old and his representative yet to make a decision whether to stay at the Italian club. (90 Min)external-link

Brentford are considering making a move for Southampton midfielder Carlos Alcaraz in January, with the Bees having been beaten to the Argentine's signing when he joined the south coast club in January - although the 20-year-old signed a new contract at Saints on Friday. (Standard)external-link

League One side Burton Albion have released a cryptic post teasing a possible return to football for 38-year-old former Liverpool, Tottenham and England striker Peter Crouch. (Mail)external-link

German World Cup winner Jerome Boateng, 35, is without a club after failing to earn a contract with his former side Bayern Munich. (Sun)external-link

Former Tottenham, Crystal Palace and England winger Andros Townsend, 32, is on trial at Luton Town and is close to winning a contract with the Premier League newcomers. (Express)external-link

Former Swansea and Leeds United manager Garry Monk is a shock name linked to replace Andrea Pirlo at Sampdoria. (SampNews24, via Sun)external-link

Brighton are planning to open talks with English striker Danny Welbeck, 32, about a new contract with the south coast club. (Football Insider)external-link

Crystal Palace defender Tyrick Mitchell, 24, is seriously considering switching his international allegiance from England to Jamaica. (Mail)external-link

Bradford City have targeted Steve Thompson and Neil Redfearn in their search for a new manager to replace Mark Hughes. (Star)external-link

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