MORNING FOOTBALL NEWS
Antonio Rudiger is happy with Chelsea and manager Thomas Tuchel despite garnering interest from a host of top European clubs, according to reports.
The German defender is out of contract in June and it’s believed talks are still ongoing over an extension.
Kalvin Phillips is ‘close’ to signing a new Leeds contract to fend off transfer interest from Manchester United.
Phillips’ agent told The Telegraph: “Kalvin’s desire is to stay at Leeds and there is a real willingness from all sides to make it happen.”
Donny van de Beek will reportedly try to force a January transfer away from Old Trafford following his Villarreal rejection.
Real Madrid are believed to be plotting a move for Red Devils striker Edinson Cavani following their shock Champions League defeat to Sheriff Tiraspol.
Liverpool are looking to rejuvenate their forward line and have identified Bayer Leverkusen winger Moussa Diaby as a leading target.
Former England striker Daniel Sturridge has joined Australian side Perth Glory after 19 months without a club.
And Roberto Martinez has refused to rule out replacing under-fire Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman.
When asked about a possible move to the Nou Camp, Martinez said: “In football, you never know what tomorrow will bring.”
Other candidates linked with the role include Tuchel, Jurgen Klopp, Xavi, Andrea Pirlo and River Plate’s Marcelo Gallardo.