Sunday's gossip: Phillips, Brandt, Santos, Ayew, Lopetegui, Luiz

Kalvin Phillips
Kalvin Phillips

Manchester City and England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, 27, is leaning towards a January loan move to Newcastle over Juventus. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Borussia Dortmund and Germany attacking midfielder Julian Brandt, 27, is wanted by Arsenal and Newcastle. (Mirror)

Chelsea are planning talks with Nottingham Forest to resolve the future of 19-year-old Brazilian midfielder Andrey Santos, who is on loan with Steve Cooper's side but has only featured once in the Premier League this season. (Mirror)

Ghana forward Andre Ayew, 33, has joined Le Havre after leaving Nottingham Forest at the end of last season. (Fabrizio Romano)

Saudi Pro League side Al-Ittihad are in advanced talks with 57-year-old Spaniard and former Wolves and Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui. (Ben Jacobs)

Arsenal have made Aston Villa's 25-year-old Brazil midfielder Douglas Luiz a primary target in January. (Mirror)

The Gunners wanted to offload Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey, 30, but his thigh injury means he may remain with the club beyond the winter transfer window. (Football Insider)

Girona are keen to re-sign 32-year-old Spanish midfielder Oriol Romeu from Barcelona. (90min)

Former Chelsea and Everton boss Frank Lampard is in the running for the managerial vacancy at League One side Oxford United. (Sun)

Manchester United are interested in AZ Alkmaar's 18-year-old Dutch forward Jayden Addai. (Football Transfers)