Monday transfer gossip: Balde, Diaby, Moreno, Maeda, Depay, Garnacho, Džeko

Alejandro Balde from Barcelona

Arsenal they are interested in a 19-year-old Barcelona defender Alejandro Balde, who has yet to sign a contract extension. (Sports – in Spanish)external link

Aston Villa are close to a breakthrough in negotiations to sign the 29-year-old Spanish defender Alex Moreno from Real Betis. (Football Insider)external link

Southampton are considering a move for Celtic’s 25-year-old Japanese striker Daizen Maeda. (Sky Sports)external link

Racing club they refused Southampton’s offer for 20-year-old Argentine midfielder Carlos Alcaraz. (The Athletic – subscription)external link

Southampton they rejected an offer of £15 million Lorient for 23-year-old Nigerian striker Terem Moffi. (post)external link

Manchester United have dismissed speculation linking English defender Harry Maguire with Aston Villa and don’t expect him to leave the club in the January transfer window. (Manchester Evening News)external link

Qatar Sports Investments, owners Paris St-Germainthey want to make a minority investment in another team and they have been conducting exploratory talks with them Tottenham President Daniel Levy. (CBS Sports)external link

Manchester City expect to complete the £6.5m signing of 19-year-old Argentine midfielder Maxim Perrone from 20-year-old Velez Sarsfield this week. (post)external link

Roma director Tiago Pinto is convinced that English defender Chris Smalling (30) will sign a new contract. (Football Italia)external link

Manchester United, Newcastle, Arsenal and Chelsea they remain interested in 28-year-old Dutch forward Memphis Depay, who could be on his way from Barcelona in January. (Sports – in Spanish)external link

Atletico Madrid want to re-sign a former academy graduate and Manchester United striker Alejandro Garnacho, but United are unlikely to let the 18-year-old Argentine leave. (Fichajes – in Spanish)external link

Manchester United are considering a move for the 36-year-old Inter Milan and Bosnia striker Edin Džeko, who spent four years in Manchester City. (post)external link

Says manager Ruben Amorim Sporting Lisbon do not be afraid of interest from Tottenham in 23-year-old Spanish defender Pedro Porro and 23-year-old English former Spurs midfielder Marcus Edwards. (Standard)external link

Tottenham follow Brentford Spanish goalkeeper David Raya (27) is looking for a long-term successor to 36-year-old Frenchman Hugo Lloris during the summer. (Telegraph – subscription)external link

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