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Transfer rumours: Upamecano, Johannesson, Fati, Lamptey, Mbappe, Sancho, Romero

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Manchester United will move for French RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano, 22, next summer. (Times)

Liverpool are the latest club to scout Iceland Under-21s midfielder Isak Bergmann Johannesson, 17, who plays for IFK Norrkoping in Sweden. (Expressen – in Swedish)

Johannesson has also been watched by Manchester United and Juventus. (Aftonbladet – in Swedish)

Everton and England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, 26, has hired bodyguards to protect him and his wife, as they were reportedly subjected to death threats after he injured Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk in the recent Merseyside derby. (Mail)

Juventus tried to sign Barcelona‘s Spain forward Ansu Fati, 17, in the summer. (Calciomercato – in Italian)

Brighton are to offer England Under-21s full-back Tariq Lamptey, 20, a new contract amid interest from Bayern Munich. (Sun)

Borussia Dortmund manager Lucien Favre believes speculation around winger Jadon Sancho’s proposed move to Manchester United may have caused the 20-year-old England international’s drop in form. (Mirror)

Argentine forward Lautaro Martinez, 23, says he “does not know” what will happen in the future but is currently happy at Inter Milan. (AS – in Spanish)

Manchester City’s Algeria winger Riyad Mahrez, 29, is open to one day returning to France and joining boyhood club Marseille. (Canal Plus, via Sun)

Barcelona will attempted to sign PSV Eindhoven and the Netherlands striker Donyell Malen, 21, if they fail to complete a deal for Memphis Depay. (Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish)

Manchester United‘s 33-year-old Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero has been offered the chance to re-join Racing Club de Avellaneda, but he will need to take a major pay cut. (Star)

Championship side Birmingham City are among the clubs interested in signing former Brazil forward and free agent Alexandre Pato, 31. (Calciomercato – in Italian)

Arsenal’s technical director Edu overruled manager Mikel Arteta in signing Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey, 27, ahead of Lyon’s 22-year-old France international Houssem Aouar. (L’Equipe, via Express)

Arsenal face competition from French champions PSG and Italian champions Juventus to sign Aouar. (Tuttosport, via Sun)

Aston Villa tried to sign Strasbourg’s French defender Mohamed Simakan, 20, during the summer transfer window and could try again in January. AC Milan, Lyon and Borussia Dortmund were also interested. (Calciomercato – in Italian)

Leeds are planning to release Irish defender Conor Shaughnessy, 24, after he failed to secure a move away during the transfer window. (Football Insider)

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