Transfer Rumors: Martial, Henderson, Kante, Lewandowski, Oyarzabal, Asensio

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Martial free to leave Man Utd in January- Wednesday’s top gossip

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France striker Anthony Martial will be free to leave Manchester United in the January transfer window. The 25-year-old is open to staying in the Premier League but could explore opportunities on the continent, with Barcelona a possible destination. 

Manchester United and England goalkeeper Dean Henderson, 24, wants a loan move away in the January transfer window. 

Chelsea are preparing new contract offers for England midfielder Mason Mount, 22, France midfielder N’Golo Kante, 30, and 29-year-old Italy midfielder Jorginho. 

Chelsea were ready to offer 100m euros (£86m) for Paris St-Germain and Brazil defender Marquinhos, 27, in the summer.

Poland striker Robert Lewandowski says he does not “have to prove myself in another league” after he collected the European Golden Shoe for scoring 41 Bundesliga goals for Bayern Munich in the 2020-21 season. 

Manchester City are monitoring Real Sociedad and Spain forward Mikel Oyarzabal, 24. 

Arsenal will make Germany goalkeeper Bernd Leno, 29, available for transfer following the summer arrival of 23-year-old English keeper Aaron Ramsdale. 

Barcelona are preparing to part ways with head coach Ronald Koeman, with Belgium boss Roberto Martinez the “preferred option” to replace the Dutchman. 

However, Barcelona president Joan Laporta has not given up on trying to lure Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola back to the Nou Camp. Guardiola, 50, led Barca to three Spanish league titles and two Champions Leagues during his four-year spell in charge between 2008 and 2012.

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers remains on Barcelona’s radar as the Spanish club consider their options. 

Former Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta, 37, believes his ex-Barcelona team-mate Xavi, who is manager of Qatari club Al Sadd, is ready to take charge at the Nou Camp.

Spain winger Marco Asensio, 25, could leave Real Madrid if he is not given more first-team opportunities under Carlo Ancelotti this season. 

Real Madrid boss Ancelotti says it is normal that those not playing are not happy but insists that squad members such as Asensio are training well and will get minutes on the pitch. 

Portugal midfielder Joao Palhinha, 26, is set for a pay rise at Sporting Lisbon having been linked with a move to EvertonTottenham and Wolves over the summer.

Huddersfield Town’s English midfielder Lewis O’Brien, 22, has agreed the terms of a new contract with the club despite four bids from Premier League side Leeds United

Ajax and Cameroon goalkeeper Andre Onana, 25, is attracting interest from Inter Milan and Napoli

Serbia striker Dusan Vlahovic, 21, who was linked with a move to Tottenham in the summer, says he chose to stay at Fiorentina as he believes he can continue to grow at the Serie A side.