Transfer news LIVE: Chelsea eye Perisic swoop, Frenkie de Jong bid LATEST, Rafa Benitez SACKED by Everton

Overnight round-up

Manchester City could pursue Vinicius Jr over Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe is tipped to stay at PSG.

Borussia Dortmund goal machine Haaland and pacy French World Cup winner Mbappe are arguably football’s two hottest properties.

But it’s claimed City are ready to look at Real’s Vinicius because United and Bernabeu target Haaland could be too tough to recruit next summer.

Meanwhile, Mbappe is coming round to the idea of signing a new short-term deal with PSG – ruling out a free transfer exit to Real at the end of the season.

Fiorentina frontman Dusan Vlahovic is still interesting Arsenal, despite fears his £58million asking price could scare off admirers.

And Juventus reportedly want Gunners’ midfielder Thomas Partey in exchange for Arthur Melo.

Spurs and West Ham are said to have joined Arsenal in monitoring Eintracht Frankfurt wideman Filip Kostic.

On the pitch, Manchester United interim boss Ralf Rangnick and two-goal hero Bruno Fernandes were fuming after Aston Villa earned a 2-2 comeback draw.

Pep Guardiola’s City went 13 points clear at the top after Kevin de Bruyne’s wonder winner against second-placed Chelsea.

And Everton are on the brink of sacking boss Rafa Benitez as a dismal 2-1 loss lifted Norwich off the bottom.

Finally, Liverpool will overhaul Chelsea if they beat Brentford in today’s 2pm clash, before West Ham host Leeds at 4pm.


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