Real Madrid interested in Varane - Thursday's gossip

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Real Madrid could be interested in re-signing Manchester United's former France defender Raphael Varane, 30, after Austria defender David Alaba, 31, suffered a serious injury. (Cadena Cope - in Spanish)external-link

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag wants to keep Varane, who joined the Red Devils from Real in 2021, and Brazil midfielder Casemiro, 31, in the January transfer window. (ESPN)external-link

Arsenal are leading Chelsea in the race to sign 27-year-old England striker Ivan Toney from Brentford. (Independent)external-link

Manchester United are interested in Real Sociedad's Japan winger Takefusa Kubo, 22, as a potential replacement for Brazil winger Antony, 23. Kubo has scored six and provided a further three assists in La Liga this season. (Sun)external-link

German sides Bayer Leverkusen, RB Leipzig and Stuttgart are exploring a deal to sign Manchester United and England winger Jadon Sancho, 23. (90 Min)external-link

Juventus could hold a slight advantage over Newcastle United in their attempts to sign Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips as the 28-year-old wants to know about the playing time he would get before deciding which club to join, with potentially more opportunity in Italy. (Telegraph - subscription required)external-link

Brentford, Brighton and Nottingham Forest are interested in Hoffenheim's 21-year-old Germany Under-21 forward Maximilian Beier. Liverpool and Bayer Leverkusen are also watching developments. (Christian Falk on X)external-link

Chelsea are not interested in signing Arsenal's England keeper Aaron Ramsdale, 25, in January. Ramsdale has been linked with a move away after making just five Premier League starts this season. (Fabrizio Romano on X)external-link

Ramsdale will not be allowed to leave Arsenal in January, despite his lack of playing time. (Football Insider)external-link

Everton have placed a record £100m price tag on England Under-21 defender Jarrad Branthwaite, 21, amid interest from Manchester United and Tottenham. (i newspaper)external-link

Fluminense's Brazil midfielder Andre, 22, has reiterated his desire to play in the Premier League amid interest from Fulham. (Standard)external-link

Tottenham have a long standing interest in English defender Tosin Adarabioyo and could make a move for him in January, but Fulham hope the 26-year-old extends his contract with them beyond next summer. (Standard)external-link

Tottenham have opened talks to sign 23-year-old Nice defender Jean-Clair Todibo in January, with Manchester United also linked with the France international. (Talksport) external-link

Steve Cooper, who was sacked by Nottingham Forest on Tuesday, is a contender to succeed Roy Hodgson when the 76-year-old leaves Crystal Palace. (Standard)external-link

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