Thursday's transfer gossip and football rumours
By Sporting Life
07:24 · THU December 02, 2021
Thursday's transfer gossip and rumours in the world of football according to the national newspapers.
- Ralf Rangnick started his reign as Manchester United interim manager on Wednesday by assessing the facilities of Old Trafford but has not yet spoken to his stand-in Michael Carrick.
- Aston Villa are making plans to strengthen in the January transfer window but Liverpool defender Joe Gomez is not thought to be on their radar at this stage.
- Prospective buyers of Derby County believe that unless HMRC agrees to quarter the £29m it is owed - a deal that would risk setting a dangerous legal precedent - then the club is in serious danger of being liquidated.
- Zlatan Ibrahimovic has opened up on his furious on-field bust-up with Romelu Lukaku in a San Siro derby back in January and admitted taunting over his mother's alleged 'voodoo rituals'.
- Tottenham are eyeing five young talents from across Europe to bolster Antonio Conte's squad including Inter Milan's Nicolo Barella and Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic.
- Cristiano Ronaldo's bodyguards are under investigation for working illegally in Portugal, it was reported.