Football transfer rumours: Man Utd exploring Inacio move; Real Madrid to step up James pursuit

  • Thiago's Liverpool future explained ahead of contract expiry
  • Why Ivan Toney could stay at Brentford
  • Plus news on Raphael Varane, Luis Suarez and more

Inacio and James headline Saturday's gossip
Inacio and James headline Saturday's gossip / Gualter Fatia/Getty Images, Marc Atkins/Getty Images

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

Manchester United are 'exploring the conditions' needed to sign Portugal defender Goncalo Inacio from Sporting CP, with Liverpool and Newcastle also interested. (Fabrizio Romano)

Another centre-back target for Manchester United is Giorgio Scalvini, but Atalanta will demand a fee north of £40m for the 19-year-old Italy international. Juventus and Inter are also keen on the youngster. (Tutto Atalanta)

One defender who may leave Manchester United in January is Raphael Varane, who is wanted by several Saudi Pro League sides, including Cristiano Ronaldo's Al Nassr. (TEAMtalk)

Thiago Alcantara is expected to leave Liverpool at the end of the season when his contract expires. The Spain midfielder was heavily linked with an exit from Anfield over the summer. (Football Insider)

Thiago Alcantara
Is Thiago's time at Liverpool coming to an end? / Stu Forster/GettyImages

Chelsea could look to re-sign Tammy Abraham from Roma as their search for a new striker rumbles on. (Fichajes)

Brentford head coach Thomas Frank has admitted he would like Ivan Toney to stay at the club 'forever' amid links to Arsenal and Chelsea. (The Athletic)

Real Madrid have earmarked Chelsea captain Reece James as the ideal successor to veteran right-back Dani Carvajal, and though they are making regular checks on the England international, it will be hard to pry him away from his boyhood club. (TEAMtalk)

Manchester City have a long-standing interest in highly-rated midfielder Kobbie Mainoo, but Manchester United are not worried about losing him to their crosstown rivals. (Manchester Evening News)

Tottenham would like to add a midfielder to their ranks in the January window if they sell Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and have shortlisted Real Sociedad star Brais Mendez. (SPORT)

Luis Suarez is in line to join former Barcelona teammates Lionel Messi, Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba in the USA after Inter Miami agreed terms of a transfer with Gremio. (ESPN)