Premier League rumours: Manchester United prepare £40m bid for their next manager | West Ham United target Man Utd right-back | Columbus Crew goalkeeper set to complete £6m Manchester City

As the January transfer speculation hots up, here is all the latest gossip from around the Premier League on Friday, December 7, 2018.

Friday, 7th December 2018, 7:02 am
Updated Friday, 7th December 2018, 8:05 am
Mauricio Pochettino

Manchester United are prepared to splash out up to £40m to make Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino their next manager. (The Sun)

Zack Steffen will complete a £6m transfer from Columbus Crew to Manchester City in January - but United States national goalkeeper will then be sent out on loan to Spanish side Girona. (Goal)

Fulham want to sign Manchester United full-back Matteo Darmian, but he would rather move back to Italy. (Tuttomercato)

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Mauricio Pochettino

Manchester United's Antonio Valencia is being lined up as a summer signing for West Ham United. (The Sun)

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez wants to sign Miguel Almiron and may get the Atlanta United forward on a loan until the end of the season with the Magpies then paying £15m to sign him permanently. (Daily Mirror)

Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez wants to leave the La Liga champions if he does not get regular first-team football. Chelsea and AC Milan are among the clubs interested in the 24-year-old. (Calciomercato via Star)

Midfielder Frenkie de Jong, a rumoured transfer target for Manchester City, has refused to rule out a move away from Ajax this summer. (Manchester Evening News)

Newcastle United are monitoring former Sunderland forward Fabio Borini and may bid for him in January if the player is willing to leave AC Milan. (Tuttomercato)

Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish said "it didn't bother me at all" when a proposed summer move to Spurs fell through. (Sky Sports)

Juventus full-back Alex Sandro, linked with a January move to Manchester United, is close to agreeing a new deal to stay with the Serie A champions. (Goal)