Friday's gossip: Reece James, Lloyd Kelly, Victor Osimhen, Ivan Toney, Dele Alli

Reece James
Reece James

Real Madrid want Chelsea captain Reece James but the Blues will demand a big fee for the 23-year-old England right-back. (Teamtalk)

AC Milan are interested in signing 25-year-old English defender Lloyd Kelly from Bournemouth, although Tottenham want him too. (Tuttosport - subscription needed, in Italian)

Juventus, Borussia Dortmund, Fulham and West Ham United are among the other teams interested in Kelly, whose deal expires next summer. (90min)

Arsenal could make a £13m move for Royal Antwerp midfielder Arthur Vermeeren in January, but Barcelona are also keen on the 18-year-old Belgium international. (Sport - in Spanish)

Manchester United are exploring alternatives to manager Erik ten Hag, who is considered to be "on thin ice", with Sporting Lisbon manager Ruben Amorim and ex-Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane possible replacements. (Times - subscription needed)

It would cost Manchester United more than £15m in compensation if they were to sack Ten Hag this season. (Football Insider)

A number of Manchester United players have not agreed with the strict way Ten Hag has treated the England duo of winger Jadon Sancho, 23, and 30-year-old defender Harry Maguire, although there are also those in the squad who believe in the Dutchman's authoritarian approach. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Manchester United want to recruit another striker to support Denmark's Rasmus Hojlund as concerns grow over the development over the 20-year-old. (Mail)

Brentford's Ivan Toney is one option being looked at by Ten Hag, as well as Napoli and Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen, 24, and Iran and Porto forward Mehdi Taremi, 31. (Express)

England striker Toney has confirmed to Brentford that he would like to leave once the January transfer window opens, with Arsenal and Chelsea reportedly interested in signing the 27-year-old. (90min)

Everton are in talks with Tottenham over changing the transfer agreement for English midfielder Dele Alli, 27. They will owe Spurs £10m if Alli plays seven more games. (Mirror)

Manchester United could bid for Porto and Portugal goalkeeper Diogo Costa, 24, with Cameroon's Andre Onana likely to go to the Africa Cup of Nations. (Todo Fichajes - in Spanish)

Tottenham are prepared to sell Argentina midfielder Giovani Lo Celso in January and would accept an offer of £15-20m for the 27-year-old. (Football Insider)

Uruguayan Gus Poyet, 55, admits there is a "possibility" he will be contacted over the Republic of Ireland job with his future as Greece boss unclear. (Livescore)

England forward Eberechi Eze, 25, will treble his salary with a new Crystal Palace contract which will contain a substantial release clause. (Teamtalk)

Aston Villa and Spain defender Pau Torres, 26, says he was close to joining Real Madrid from former club Villarreal in the summer of 2021. (Sky Sports)

Barcelona are interested in signing Bayern Munich and Germany midfielder Joshua Kimmich with the 28-year-old unlikely to sign a new contract with the German club. (Fichajes - in Spanish)