Wednesday’s gossip: Henderson, Sancho, Dragusin, Mbappe, Kimmich, Guimaraes, Pavlidis

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Ajax are interested in signing England midfielder Jordan Henderson, 33, from Saudi Pro League side Al-Ettifaq but face competition from Premier League and Bundesliga clubs.(ESPN)

Al-Ettifaq will not be pressured into selling Henderson in January or allowing him to leave on loan. He is set to have talks with manager Steven Gerrard and sporting director Mark Allen. (Talksport)

Manchester United’s England winger Jadon Sancho, 23, will return to Borussia Dortmund on loan, but they cannot afford to make the deal permanent. (Mirror)

Bayern Munich have made a late bid for Genoa’s 21-year-old Romania defender and Tottenham target Radu Dragusin. (Sky Sports)A mystery player

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Paris St-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi wants 25-year-old France striker Kylian Mbappe, whose contract runs out in the summer, to stay. (RMC Sport – in French)

Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic, 35, is unhappy at Rennes and wants to return to the Premier League or could retire. (L’Equipe – in French)

Paris St-Germain are working on a deal to sign 28-year-old Germany midfielder Joshua Kimmich from Bayern Munich in January. (Sky Germany – in German)

Newcastle United will reject any January offers from Paris St-Germain for 26-year-old Brazil midfielder Bruno Guimaraes. (i)

Aston Villa’s 31-year-old Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho, who is on loan at Qatari side Al-Duail, could join Inter Miami.(Sun)

England forward Cole Palmer, 21, wanted to leave Manchester City on loan last summer but was told he could “stay or you get sold” before he joined Chelsea. (Sky Sports) 

Fulham are monitoring 25-year-old AZ Alkmaar and Greece striker Vangelis Pavlidis, who has been watched by Chelsea, AC Milan and Barcelona in recent weeks. (Evening Standard)

Leicester City manager Enzo Maresca wants Inter Milan’s 28-year-old Italy midfielder Stefano Sensi.(Sky Sports Italy – in Italian)

Juventus are planning to meet with English winger Samuel Iling-Junior’s representatives to discuss a new contract for the 20-year-old, whose current deal runs out in 2025. (Tuttosport – in Italian) 

Barcelona have paused talks over the future of 24-year-old Portugal forward Joao Felix, who is on loan from Atletico Madrid.(Sport – in Spanish)

Tottenham want Middlesbrough’s 21-year-old English midfielder Hayden Hackney, who has also attracted interested from Manchester City, Manchester United and Liverpool. (Evening Standard)

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