Thursday’s gossip column


Football gossip

Tottenham Hotspurmanager Jose Mourinho wants to bringReal Madridand Wales forward Gareth Bale, 31, back to the Premier League club.(Cuatro – in Spanish)external-link

Agreement on personal terms is holding up 20-year-old England winger Jadon Sancho’s move fromBorussia DortmundtoManchester United.(ESPN)external-link

Arsenalare “closer than ever” to agreeing a deal with Lille’s Brazilian defender Gabriel, 22, with the Gunners confident of announcing the £27m move this week.(L’Equipe – in French)external-link

Chelseawill sign Germany midfielder Kai Havertz, 21, on a five-year deal this week if they andBayer Leverkusencan reduce the £18m difference in their valuations of the player.(Telegraph – subscription required)external-link

Manchester Unitedmay offer Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero, 33, toAston Villaas part of a deal for England midfielder Jack Grealish, 24.(Mail)external-link

Leeds Unitedhave made a third bid – believed to be about £25m – forBrighton’sEnglish defender Ben White, 22.(Sky Sports)external-link

Wolvesare willing to listen to big offers for Spanish winger Adama Traore, despite the 24-year-old having three years left on his contract at Molineux.(Mail)external-link

ChelseaandAtletico Madridare interested inJuventusand Italy’s 26-year-old winger Federico Bernardeschi.(Calciomercato – in Italian)external-link

Manchester Unitedand Brazil midfielder Andreas Pereira, 24, is a target forBenficaandValencia.(ESPN)external-link

Unitedare once again interested inJuventusand Brazil left-back Alex Sandro, 29.(Calciomercato – in Italian)external-link

Liverpoolare prepared to sell Serbia midfielder Marko Grujic, 24, and Wales winger Harry Wilson, 23, this summer.(Mirror)external-link

Wilson, who spent last season on loan atBournemouth, is a target forAston VillaandLeeds.(Sun)external-link

Tottenhamwant to takeLiverpool’s21-year-old England Under-21 striker Rhian Brewster on loan.(Football Insider)external-link

Southamptonare leading the chase forWatford’s29-year-old England forward Danny Welbeck, who has a £5.5m release clause following the Hornets’ relegation.(Sun)external-link

Fulhamhave joined the race to signBournemouth’s28-year-old England striker Callum Wilson.(Telegraph – subscription required)external-link

Leedsare preparing a £10m bid forRangers’English winger Ryan Kent, 23.(Sun)external-link

Leicester CityandAston Villaare rivalling Italian sideAtalantafor 27-year-oldMarseilleand France winger Florian Thauvin, who had an unsuccessful spell at Newcastle United between 2015 and 2017.(Tutto Mercato – in Italian)external-link

Newcastle’sEnglish midfielder Matty Longstaff, 20, has been persuaded to sign a new contract. The 20-year-old looked set to leave this summer, with Italian clubUdineseleading the chase.(Times – subscription required)external-link

FulhamandWolvescould compete withEvertonfor the signature ofWatford’sFrench midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure, 27.(Evening Standard)external-link

West Hamwant to sell English striker Jordan Hugill, 28, this summer. Hugill spent last season on loan atQPR.(Evening Standard)external-link

Bournemouthare preparing a bid forWiganand Scotland goalkeeper David Marshall, 35.(Football Insider)external-link

Former England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson is set to become the manager of Jamaica.(Mirror)external-link

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