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Monday’s transfer gossip: Rice, Lampard, Conte, Trossard, Zaniolo, Ziyech, Gil, Navas

Declan Rice

West Ham midfielder Declan Rice is leaning towards joining Arsenal in the summer, with Chelsea and Manchester United also expected to compete for the 24-year-old England international’s signature. (Guardian)external-link

Tottenham coach Antonio Conte’s contract expires this summer and, while he has been offered a new deal, the 53-year-old has asked Spurs to put it on standby because he does not want to think about his future at the moment. (Sky Sports)external-link

Belgium forward Leandro Trossard’s agent says Tottenham were in talks to sign the 28-year-old before he joined north London rivals Arsenal, who were more decisive in securing the move. (Mirror)external-link

Spanish winger Bryan Gil, 21, is believed to be one of three players that Tottenham are offering Roma as part of a potential swap deal for Italy midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo, 23. (Football Insider)external-link

Roma manager Jose Mourinho thinks Zaniolo may not leave because the offers for the player “are unworthy of him or the club”. (Football Italia)external-link

Roma have made initial contact with Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech’s agent and could make a move for the 29-year-old Morocco winger if they sell Zaniolo. (Sky Sports Italia, in Italian)external-link

Everton also want to bring in Ziyech to help their fight against relegation and would prefer to sign him on loan with a view to making the move permanent if they stay up. (Mail)external-link

Manchester United have joined Paris St-Germain in the chase for 17-year-old Brazilian Vitor Roque, who has £52.5m release clause in his Athletico Paranaense contract. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via Express)external-link

Nottingham Forest are looking at bringing in PSG keeper Keylor Navas with England’s Dean Henderson, 25, facing a spell out injured, although Bournemouth and Leicester City are also interested in the 36-year-old Costa Rican. (Mundo Deportivo, in Spanish)external-link

Leicester City are showing a strong interest in Brazilian winger Tete, who is on loan at Lyon from Shakhtar Donetsk. Everton and Nottingham Forest also have the 22-year-old on their lists of targets. (Mail)external-link

Barcelona are happy with Spain defender Marcos Alonso’s performances and plan to hold talks about extending the 32-year-old’s deal once the January transfer window closes. (Sport)external-link

Inter Milan are interested in signing England centre-back Chris Smalling on a free transfer. The 33-year-old’s contract at Roma runs out in the summer but has the option of being extended by a year. (Gazzetta dello Sport, in Italian)external-link

Dutch defender Stefan de Vrij’s agent says Inter Milan have contacted him about extending the 30-year-old’s contract, which runs out in the summer. (Rai Sport, via Football Italia)external-link

Burnley are in the final stages of talks as they look to bring in 22-year-old South Africa striker Lyle Foster from Belgian club Westerlo. (Athletic – subscription required)external-link

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