Football transfer rumours: Bayern consider Varane; Barcelona learn Diaz sale stance

  • Chelsea continue pursuit of suspended Brentford striker Ivan Toney
  • Real Madrid consider surprise move for Germany international to solve striking woes
  • Plus news on Joao Neves, Joao Felix, Takehiro Tomiyasu and more

Varane and Diaz are in Tuesday's headlines
Varane and Diaz are in Tuesday's headlines / George Wood/Getty Images, Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images
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90min rounds up the latest transfer news, rumours and gossip circulating around the world...


Bayern Munich have held internal discussions about a move for Raphael Varane, who has fallen out of favour at Manchester United in recent weeks. Though the defender is on the market for January, Bayern are unlikely to be able to afford United's asking price. (Sky Sport Germany)

Arsenal's Takehiro Tomiyasu is also of interest to Bayern Munich, but again it is unlikely that they will agree terms over a transfer before the summer and will keep monitoring him instead. (Sky Sport Germany)

However, Arsenal plan to open contract talks with Tomiyasu in the near future following his fine start to the season. (TeamTALK)

Chelsea are still weighing up whether to make a big-money move for Brentford striker Ivan Toney in January, with Nicolas Jackson in line to spend the month at AFCON with Senegal. (football.london)

Manchester United have sent scouts to watch Joao Neves on several occasions already this season, but Benfica are not open to a sale in January. The midfielder has a release clause worth £105m in his current contract. (Fabrizio Romano)

The Red Devils will also step up their efforts to sign France international Jean-Clair Todibo from Sir Jim Ratcliffe-owned Nice. (Todo Fichajes)

Real Madrid are considering RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner as a temporary solution to their striker problems. (SPORT)


SV Darmstadt 98 v RB Leipzig - Bundesliga
Werner to the Bernabeu? / Ralf Ibing - firo sportphoto/GettyImages

Liverpool do not intend to listen to any offers for Luis Diaz. Barcelona are eyeing the Colombian and would be willing to offer Raphinha as a makeweight in the deal. (Football Insider)

Atletico Madrid would be willing to sanction the permanent sale of Joao Felix to Barcelona for a fee in the region of £60m to £70m. (MARCA)

Barcelona would also like to keep Joao Cancelo once his initial loan from Manchester City expires. (Football Espana)

Brighton did not insert a release clause into the new contract handed to star striker Evan Ferguson, who has been linked with a move to Manchester United. (The Athletic)

Tottenham have touted Roma midfielder Bryan Cristante as a summer target and have intimated they are willing to meet his £26m asking price. (TuttoMercatoWeb)

Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips would like to stay in the Premier League if he ends up leaving the Premier League champions. Liverpool, Newcastle, West Ham and Juventus have all shown interest. (Calciomercato)


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