Thursday's gossip: Eze, Wirtz, Sancho, Mbappe, Edwards, Crespo

Crystal Palace's Eberechi Eze
Crystal Palace's Eberechi Eze

England forward Eberechi Eze, 25, is close to a new £100,000-per-week contract at Crystal Palace after agreeing a deal in principle. (Mail)

Bayer Leverkusen insist 20-year-old German midfielder Florian Wirtz will not leave the Bundesliga club in January, with managing director Simon Rolfes denying Liverpool have already made a £85m bid. (Kicker - in German)

English forward Jadon Sancho, 23, is expected to leave Manchester United in January. (Fabrizio Romano)

Newcastle boss Eddie Howe is keen to boost his midfield options in the January transfer window, with Manchester City and England's Kalvin Phillips, 27, and Al-Hilal's Portugal international Ruben Neves, 26, fitting the bill. (The i)

Chelsea and Liverpool have shown an interest in signing Real Betis's 18-year-old Spanish forward Assane Diao in January, (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta will look to sell four players in January to raise the funds needed to sign Brentford and England striker Ivan Toney, 27. (Athletic, via Express)

Manchester United will be limited to low-cost or loan deals in the January transfer window amid ongoing uncertainty over their ownership. (Mail)

Real Madrid do not plan to sign France forward Kylian Mbappe, 24, even if he decides not to extend his contract with Paris St-Germain and leave for free next summer. (Cadena SER - in Spanish)

Tottenham are interested in re-signing English forward Marcus Edwards, who came through their academy and now plays for Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon. But Chelsea are also interested in the 24-year-old. (Correio de Manha - in Portuguese)

Former Chelsea and Argentina forward Hernan Crespo is set to become the new head coach of UAE Pro League side Al Ain. (Mail)

Bayern Munich will rival Arsenal in their pursuit of 24-year-old Spanish midfielder Martin Zubimendi from Real Sociedad. (Bild, via Mirror)

Barcelona are sticking behind their Spanish manager Xavi despite the club's dip in recent form. (ESPN)

Manchester United's 31-year-old Brazil midfielder Casemiro is a January target for the Saudi Pro League. (90min)