Football transfer rumours: Man Utd plot Alaba move; Arsenal & Man City's £100m battle

  • The latest side to express an interest in Fulham midfielder Joao Palhinha
  • Real Madrid's alternative to Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland
  • Plus updates on Goncalo Inacio, Douglas Luiz, Ivan Toney & more
Alaba & Luiz are in the headlines
Alaba & Luiz are in the headlines / Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno | Visionhaus/Getty Images

90min rounds up the latest transfer news, rumours and gossip circulating around the world...

Manchester United are preparing a clear-out of their squad next summer with a view to signing centre-back David Alaba from Real Madrid. (Fichajes)

In the short term, however, Alaba's ACL injury has forced Real Madrid to change their January transfer plans and the Spanish side will now look to sign a new defender. (SPORT)

Manchester City have joined the £60m race for Fulham midfielder Joao Palhinha, who is also wanted by Liverpool, Chelsea and Bayern Munich. (Fichajes)

Perhaps aiding Liverpool's pursuit of Palhinha could be the Reds' willingness to send Fabio Carvalho back to Fulham on loan. The midfielder is expected to be recalled from RB Leipzig in January. (TEAMtalk)

Arsenal are ready to trigger the £52m release clause of Sporting CP defender Goncalo Inacio in the January transfer window in an attempt to beat Liverpool to his signature. (Fichajes)

Chelsea are also chasing their own Sporting CP stars, with the Blues expected to scout centre-back Ousmane Diomande and striker Viktor Gyokeres in Monday's clash with Porto. (O Jogo)

If they fail to sign either Kylian Mbappe or Erling Haaland in 2024, Real Madrid will pursue a move for Napoli striker Victor Osimhen. President Florentino Perez is considering a €130m (£112m) bid for the Nigeria international. (SPORT)

Victor Osimhen
Osimhen could head to Real Madrid / MB Media/GettyImages

Arsenal and Manchester City are ready to battle for Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz and neither have been put off by his £100m price tag. (Football Insider)

A new left-back is also on Man City's radar and Pep Guardiola is ready to challenge Real Madrid for the signature of Girona's Miguel Gutierrez. (BILD)

Crystal Palace have voiced an interest in signing Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah when the winter transfer window opens. (FootballTransfers)

To bolster his attack, Mikel Arteta is ready to urge Arsenal to bid for Bournemouth striker Dominic Solanke if they miss out on his top target, Ivan Toney of Brentford. (Star)

Tottenham Hotspur are stepping up their chase of Benfica defender Morata ahead of a possible January bid. (O Jogo)

Barcelona are keen on signing RB Leipzig striker Lois Openda as they prepare for a future without Robert Lewandowski. (Fichajes)