Here are some of the major transfer stories across Europe making headlines.

  • Former United boss Sir Alex Ferguson, who is a director on the club’s football board, will have no role in their search for a new manager, says ESPN.
  • Manchester United are ready to abandon their search for an interim manager if they can get Mauricio Pochettino from Paris Saint-Germain now, according to Guardian.
  • Newcastle United hope to convince Laurent Busser to leave his role as head of recruitment at Bayern Munich to take on a position at St James Park, claims Foot Mercato.
  • AC Milan are the latest teams to enter the frame to sign Alexander Lacazette from Arsenal, says Calciomercato.
  • Three Premier League teams are chasing Olympiacos star Aguibou Camara, according to The Sun.
  • Newcastle have not been turned off from race to sign Dusan Vlahovic from Fiorentina despite the £80 million asking price the Serie A side have set.
  • FC Bayern Munich are planning to offer Niklas Sule fresh contract terms at Allianz Arena, according to TZ.
  • Romanian starlet Ianic Stoica is the subject of interest from Arsenal, according to The Sun.
  • The Sun claims that Leeds midfielder Kalvin Philips could be identified as the ‘perfect’ addition for Antonio Conte at Tottenham.
  • Divock Origi has been linked with Newcastle United and West Ham United, but the Northern Echo reports that Liverpool will not let him leave Anfield.
  • Aston Villa are, according to Football Insider, ready to part with Bertrand Traore in January.
  • Axel Witsell is one of those registering on Newcastle United’s recruitment radar, claims Sport1.
  • Liverpool are according to Football Insider, exploring the possibility of beating Wolves to the signing of Hwang Hee-chan.
  • Inter are eager to bring in Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.
  • Dennis te Kloese has been appointment by Feyernoord as the team’s new general manager, according to AD.
  • Ex-Barcelona coach Earnesto Valverde has been contacted by Manchester United with an eye taking over for the rest of the season, reports the Guardian.
  • According to ESPN, Barcelona are lining up Chelsea duo Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner as a potential alternatives to Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling.
  • Barcelona could be ready to terminate Samuel Umtiti’s contract, according to SPORT.
  • Julian Nagelsmann has his sights set on bringing Barcelona youngster Gavi, according to El Nacional.
  • Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe is targeting Atletico Madrid and England right-back Kieran Trippier as his first January signing, Daily Mail reports.
  • Jesse Lingard is one of few Manchester United fringe players who still want to leave Old Trafford in the wake of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s departure as manager, claims Daily Mail.
  • According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka would be open to returning to Borussia Monchengladbach.

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