Football gossip: Werner, Calvert-Lewin, Fernandes, Upamecano, Drinkwater, Nketiah

Chelsea are investigating the details of a rumoured release clause in RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner’s contract. The 23-year-old has scored 23 goals in 24 games for his club this season. (Telegraph)

England striker Tammy Abraham’s new contract talks with Chelsea have stalled because the 22-year-old wants to be on the same wage – £180,000 a week – as winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, 19. (Goal)

Everton and England Under-21 striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, 22, is a summer transfer target for Manchester United. (Sun)

Manchester United are also considering a January move for Benfica and Portugal midfielder Gedson Fernandes, 20. (Sky Sports)

Arsenal could move for RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano, 21, after new Gunners boss Mikel Arteta prioritised strengthening his defence. (Mirror)

But Arteta faces a struggle to convince Gabon forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 30, to stay at the club after the end of the season. (Telegraph)

Argentina defender Marcos Rojo, 29, is preparing to leave Manchester United in the January transfer window. (Manchester Evening News)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is resigned to losing England midfielder Adam Lallana, 31, at the end of the season. (Telegraph)

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The Reds are in talks with Sevilla about 26-year-old defender Diego Carlos, who has a £65m release clause and is viewed as a long-term partner for Virgil van Dijk. (Eldesmarque via Mirror)

France midfielder Paul Pogba, 26, has accepted that Manchester United will not be selling him in January. (Sky Sports, via Metro)

Thierry Henry will be a contender to become Barcelona manager if current boss Ernesto Valverde leaves the club in 2020. (Sport – in Spanish)

Everton are leading the race to sign Colombia winger James Rodriguez, 28, from Real Madrid. (El Desmarque – in…


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