Football gossip: Sanchez, Dembele, Sousa, Almiron

Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 29, is determined to leave Manchester United after being snubbed by manager Jose Mourinho. (Mirror)

Southampton have held talks with Paulo Sousa, the former QPR and Leicester manager, about replacing Mark Hughes. (Times – subscription required)

Juventus and Inter Milan are being linked withTottenham and Belgium midfielder Mousa Dembele, 31, whose contract will expire at the end of the season. (Calciomercato)

Newcastle have stepped up their efforts to signAtlanta United and Paraguay midfielder Miguel Almiron, 24. (Mail)

Bayern Munich are planning a January move forChelsea’s England Under-17 World Cup winner Callum Hudson-Odoi, 18. (Sun)

Chelsea boss Mauricio Sarri says France World Cup winner N’Golo Kante, 27, is not technically good enough to play in the defensive midfield position that Jorginho occupies. (Times – subscription required)

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, 28, is in no rush to sign a new contract with the club, who are set to trigger a one-year extension to his deal, which expires at the end of this season. (Telegraph)

Spain international De Gea wants Manchester United to offer him a five-year contract worth about £350,000 a week, to match Sanchez.(Mail)

Inter Milan’s 29-year-old Croatia winger Ivan Perisic, who has been linked with Manchester United, says it is his “dream” to play in the Premier League. (Star) 

Leicester City and Wales midfielder Andy King, 30, will demand a move in January.(Telegraph)

Huddersfield want to sign Liverpool’s English striker Dominic Solanke, 21, on loan in January.(Sky Sports)

Everton boss Marco Silva wants to signWatford’s Abdoulaye Doucoure, the 25-year-old French midfielder he worked with at Vicarage Road. (Mirror).

Chelsea are concerned that 2,700 PAOK Salonika supporters may be travelling to London without tickets for their Europa League match at Stamford Bridge on Thursday.(London Evening Standard)

Liverpool’s Switzerland midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri, 27, says he is happy at the club but has not ruled out a return to Italy, where he played briefly for Inter Milan. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via Star)

Leicester’s Spanish midfielder Vicente Iborra, 30, has been linked with rejoining Sevilla in January, but a return to the club is “complicated”, says their director of football, Joaquin Caparros. (Leicester Mercury)

Everton’s English defender Brendan Galloway, 22, is hoping to return to fitness next month following a hamstring injury – in order to seal a January loan move. (Liverpool Echo)

Former Newcastle defender David Edgar, 31, who most recently played for Ottawa in his native Canada, is reportedly close to joining the Magpies’ north-east rivals Sunderland.(Chronicle)

Burnley goalkeeper Joe Hart, 31, says he has not given up hope of a return to the England squad. (Goalkeepers’ Union podcast)

Leeds are considering a January move forNewcastle’s English goalkeeper Freddie Woodman, 21, to provide competition for Northern Ireland stopper Bailey Peacock-Farrell, 22. (Sun)

Former Spain striker David Villa, 36, will leave MLS side New York City FC when he contract expires at the end of December. (Guardian).

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