Thursday’s gossip: Ronaldo, Guimaraes, Dumfries, Bellingham, Hojbjerg, Skriniar

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Napoli have been linked with Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, but the director Cristiano Giuntoli has ruled out signing the Portugal international. (DAZN via Talksport)external-link

Liverpool are the latest side to be linked with Brazil midfielder Bruno Guimaraes but face competition from Chelsea and Real Madrid, unless Newcastle United can convince the 24-year-old to sign a new contract. (TNT Sports – in Portuguese)external-link

Chelsea are looking at Inter Milan and Netherlands defender Denzel Dumfries, 26, as they try to add more depth to their right-back position, which has been weakened by an injury to 22-year-old England international Reece James. (90 Min)external-link

Real Madrid, Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool want to sign Borussia Dortmund’s 19-year-old England midfielder Jude Bellingham. (Sport – in Spanish)external-link

Tottenham are preparing to offer Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 27, an improved contract. (Times – subscription)external-link

Inter Milan president Steven Zhang says Slovakia defender Milan Skriniar – believed to be a target for Paris St-Germain – is not for sale and is “confident” the 27-year-old will stay. (Sky Sport Italia via Football Italia)external-link

Arsenal are planning a January transfer spree and are hoping to bring in Brazilian midfielder Danilo, 21, from Palmeiras for £26m, along with 21-year-old Shakhtar Donetsk and Ukraine winger Mykhaylo Mudryk, and 21-year-old Villarreal and Spain winger Yeremy Pino. (Sun)external-link

Tottenham could let Spain winger Bryan Gil, 21, and English defender Japhet Tanganga, 23, leave in January, while also loaning out 22-year-old English right-back Djed Spence. (Times – subscription) external-link

Juventus are aiming to secure 19-year-old English winger Samuel Iling-Junior on a new deal. (Calciomercato – in Italian)external-link

Arsenal have held preliminary talks over a new contract with technical director Edu, who has been linked with similar roles in Europe. (Evening Standard) external-link

Everton are interested in 27-year-old Portugal forward Daniel Podence, whose deal with Wolves runs until 2024. (Football Insider)external-link

Nottingham Forest are planning to spend between £50m and £100m in the January transfer window. (Football Insider)external-link

Barcelona hope to sign a replacement for 34-year-old Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets in January. (ESPN)external-link

Manchester City have signed highly rated 17-year-old midfielder Emilio Lawrence from Everton. (Fabrizio Romano)external-link

Manchester United are keeping close tabs on Leeds’ 23-year-old United States midfielder Tyler Adams. (Football Insider)external-link

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