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Transfer news LIVE: Bale’s Real Madrid pay-off, Spurs Milik bid, Leeds in for Draxler, Barcelona close in on Depay

GARETH BALE is being pursued by former club Tottenham, according to reports.

As well as that potential mega deal, we’ve got the very latest on Leeds’ interest in Julian Draxler as Marcelo Bielsa’s side look to bring in the PSG midfielder.

Get all the latest transfer news, updates and gossip here…

CIAO CIPRIAN!

Ciprian Tătăruşanu has joined AC Milan from Lyon!

Welcome Ciprian Tătăruşanu ✍🏻🔴⚫ #ReadyToUnleash #SempreMilan pic.twitter.com/TPnksxXGdw

— AC Milan (@acmilan) September 12, 2020

LIVERPOOL EYE DOKU

Liverpool are eying a £23million move for Jeremy Doku, according to reports.

The 18-year-old Belgian forward plays his trade for Anderlecht and he also already has a senior goal under his belt for the national side.

Doku has already made 34 appearances for the Belgian side and it’s no wonder massive clubs are tracking his progress.

Tad depressing when I’ve realised he’s two years younger than me!

THIAGO FUTURE

Thiago Alcantara has reportedly agreed personal terms with Premier League champions Liverpool.

According to BILD, the Spaniard is desperate to seal a move to Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool and personal terms have been agreed.

The report states however that the Reds are still yet to agree a transfer fee, with Bayern holding out for around £27.5million.

The German outlet claims Thiago, who is not expected to report to training until next week, is keen to resolve his future as soon as possible.

DALOT FUTURE

Manchester United right back Diogo Dalot could have his future decided as soon as today, according to reports.

There are a number absentees from the United squad, including first choice right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

Wan-Bissaka missing could give Dalot his chance to finally prove his worth in the red shirt, he comes with a lot of hype and praise.

Dalot will be hoping to feature this afternoon against Aston Villa, it’s time to either sink or swim.

West Ham are rumoured to be interested in the United man.

BAKA-NO-NO

According to reports, Tiemoue Bakayoko has rejected an offer from fellow Premier League outfit Crystal Palace.

The French midfielder is reportedly holding out for and offer from AC Milan, the San Siro is rumoured to be his preferred destination.

Life hasn’t worked out for Bakayoko in London, he dandy feature much for Chelsea and has been loaned out on a number of occasions in order to play first-team football.

His future will be decided soon.

HERE WE GO!

Fabrizio Romano confirms that Arturo Vidal has extended his contract at Barcelona, keeping him at the club till the summer of 2022.

Last details to be completed then Arturo Vidal will join Inter as a free agent. The agreement is gonna be reached with Barcelona. Personal terms ok until June 2022. 🔵🇨🇱 @SkySport @DiMarzio #Inter #transfers

— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 12, 2020

LACASTAY

Alexandre Lacazette is set to stay at Arsenal ahead of the upcoming Premier League season, he spoke to French outlet L’Equipe: “If this is true, no, it does not please me.

“But what matters is the choice of the coach, his confidence. He’s the one who makes the team, not the managers upstairs in the offices, and I know I have his confidence.”

The striker expressed that he is happy to stay, but it is the decision of head coach Arteta.

GUEN-TO-GO

Matteo Guendouzi is proving hard to shift, the Arsenal midfielder has turned down offers from Italian outfit Atalanta as well as Spanish sides Villarreal and Valencia, according to reports.

The player has fallen out of favour, with question marks over his attitude after his embarrassing display against Brighton where he got into a verbal altercation with Maupay.

Lyon have also turned down the chance to sign him.

RED SERG

According to reports, Manchester United have made a breakthrough to sign Real Madrid left back Sergio Regulion.

The Spaniard spent last season on loan at UEFA Europa League winners Sevilla, where he has impressed massively.

Due to Madrid having Ferland Mendy and Marcelo, Zidane doesn’t see Regulion as part of his plans.

Madrid are reportedly set to let the left back leave WITHOUT a buy back clause.

GIANTS ARRIVAL

Chelsea have reportedly had a transfer bid accepted by Rennes for goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.

Frank Lampard has been desperate to bring in a new shot-stopper having grown impatient with Kepa Arrizabalaga, 25, following a number of mistakes.

Senegal international Mendy has been heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge this month.

Now according to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, the Blues moved a step closer to signing of the 28-year-old after improving their latest offer.

The new bid from Chelsea for Edouard Mendy has been accepted by Rennes: here we go! Deal to be completed on next days, the goalkeeper is ready to fly to London and he’ll have medicals soon. Personal terms agreed days ago. Lampard will have his new GK. 🔵 @DiMarzio #CFC #Chelsea https://t.co/iPXVcUm2ij

— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 11, 2020

WILDER CALM

Sheffield boss Chris Wilder has said the club has not received any offers for midfielder John Lundstram.

The 26-year-old appeared to be on his way out the door last month, but with no offers he may run down his contract which expires next summer.

Wilder remains cal about the situation: “There is no issue. I have spoken with John at length in pre-season and I have a fully-committed player who pulls a shirt on and wants to give his best for himself and his team-mates and football club.

“Things change quickly and there’s obviously an offer on the table for John. I think John just wants to get on and play his football and see what happens and I am OK with that.”

NOT IMPRESSED

Chelsea are reportedly considering letting Callum Hudson-Odoi could leave the club on loan.

90min claim the Blues have informed the England winger has been informed that he could be sent out to secure game time after the arrival of Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen.

The report adds that Frank Lampard has been left unimpressed by Hudson Odoi’s attitude and performances in training this summer.

GIROUD SET TO STAY

Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud is set to remain at Chelsea for this season as he enters into the final year of his contract.

According to reports, the forward was in contact with Italian champions Juventus, but he has since admitted he was surprised to see him linked with the move.

Giroud, 33, has been at Chelsea since January 2018 scoring 28 times in 88 appearances for the club.

With the Frenchmen’s contract set to expire in 2021, he would prove to be an asset for any team, a super sub off the bench.

BALE OUT

According to reports, Manchester United could be set to Bail out Gareth Bale from Real Madrid.

The Red Devils have reportedly admitted defeat in the pursuit of Borussia Dortmund and England star Jadon Sancho and they’re looking for alternatives.

Bale is on the list of possible target alternatives, alongside Juventus’ Douglas Costa and Atletico Madrid’s wonderkid Joao Felix.

Costa and Bale’s injury records will no doubt be a cause for concern in the United camp, both players have had their fair share.

Felix would also be very pricey, with the Portuguese youngster joining the Madrid based club for £116million in 2019.

VILLAINS NUMBER ONE

According to reports, Arsenal FA Cup hero Emiliano Martinez is set to join fellow Premier League club Aston Villa.

The 28-year-old will reportedly triple his money, with the deal set to be worth £20million plus add ons.

Villa will reportedly hike his wages up to £75,000-per-week, with Martinez set to go straight into first team action with keeper Tom Heaton returning from a knee injury.

Arsenal fans will be sad to see him go.

ODS-ONNE EDUOARD

According to reports, Arsenal have increased their offer for Celtic forward Odsonne Eduoard.

Arsenal have already had a bid of £15million rejected, but they have since increased the offer to £20million plus £2.5million in add ons.

Eduoard, a product of PSG’s academy, set the Scottish league on fire last season scoring 22 times in the league.

The Frenchmen hasn’t featured much since the start to the 2020-21 Scottish Premiership, with Scottish champions Celtic also signing West Ham forward Albian Ajeti for an undisclosed fee.

LIVERPOOL EYE SARR

According to reports, Liverpool are readying a move for Watford’s Ismalia Sarr.

Watford are reportedly holding out for a whopping £40million for their record signing, but it may be difficult to command such a high fee following their relegation last season.

Watford’s Troy Deeney has also drawn interest from Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham, what a shock move that would be!

FAMILIAR FACE

Former Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic, has reportedly undergone a medical at newly promoted West Brom.

The Serbian made a massive 337 appearances for the Blues, before leaving for Zenit where he is captain.

Chelsea fans will no doubt be welcoming to the defender, and it’ll be a massive defensive boost for West Brom.

OLLIE OLLIE OLLIE

According to reports, Hull City are readying a six figure deal to sign Rochdale’s Ollie Rathbone.

Hull have already had a bid rejected for the 23-year-old midfielder this summer, but they are set to bid again for the former Manchester United player.

Grant McCann has made the midfielder one of his top transfer targets this summer following the club’s relegation to League One last season.

KANTE TO GO

According to reports, Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante is a shock target for Manchester United who are plotting a move.

The midfielders future is unclear with the Blues thought to be open to the idea of shifting him on to make funds available.

Chelsea are reportedly willing to accept an offer of around £55million for the midfielder, the funds would no doubt go on a bid for West Ham’s Declan Rice.

GOOD MORNING FOOTBALL FANS

Barcelona are set for a huge fire sale under new manager Ronald Koeman – with 12 players reportedly up for grabs.

Big names like Luis Suarez and Samuel Umtiti are facing the chop as the Spanish club looks to rebuild following their 8-2 Champions League humiliation and the prolonged Lionel Messi transfer saga.

The Catalan giants are also believed to be on the hunt for new names in their dramatic squad overhaul.

But with Lionel Messi set to stay, the inflated wage bill must first come down to accommodate expensive signings, according to Spanish sports site Mundo Deportivo.

Back at home, Steve Bruce has admitted that Newcastle’s Saudi takeover is ‘dead in the water’.

Owner Mike Ashley fumed over the failed £300million bid on Wednesday, pinning the blame on Premier League chief Richard Masters.

Having feared the chop had it gone through, Newcastle boss Bruce said: “The takeover looks dead in the water.

“It’s as if now it has eventually gone away.

“It was a unique situation which everybody looked at and thought, ‘If this happens, does it lift Newcastle straight away into the realms of a Manchester City, or a Chelsea?’.

“That’s why Mike is probably disappointed, that it could have taken Newcastle to where everybody would love to see them – competing like they did 20 years ago.

“But he is still interested and only wants the best for the club.”

And US Women’s star Alex Morgan has reportedly signed for Tottenham on a short-term loan.

The Athletic reports Orlando Pride forward Morgan has penned a deal to play in the Women’s Super League until the end of the year.

Morgan, 31, becomes the fifth high-profile US star to make the move across the pond.

Sam Mewis and Rose Lavelle joined Manchester City and Christen Press and Tobin Heath joined Manchester United.

WIL HE GO?

Roy Hodgson admits wantaway Wilfried Zaha has had his head turned going into the new season.

Crystal Palace forward Zaha, 27, is being linked with moves to Spurs and Everton.

Boss Hodgson, preparing for today’s Premier League opener against Southampton, said: “There are a lot of things being said and a lot of people putting ideas into his head.

“So it’s not the easiest thing for him to come to terms with.

“The external influences are quite great and he has to battle a few demons there.

“But I must say I’m basing my opinion on what he is doing at the moment.

“His training and the matches he has played for us, there has been no problem at all.

“You’d have to speak to Wilf to find out the exact state of his psyche — but I’m not concerned.”

DAN AND OUT

Jose Mourinho fired a prospective parting shot at Danny Rose — claiming he is not up to playing in a team where his place is under threat.

Tottenham left-back Rose will miss their Prem opener at home to Everton on Sunday as he mulls over a move to Genoa.

Mourinho said yesterday: “If Genoa get Danny Rose, they get a good player.

“If they get a good player in the last year of his contract, they’re in a privileged position to do a good deal.

“If Danny Rose goes there, I wish him all the best.

“It’s one of the things that was very clear from one of the Amazon bits is that Danny is the kind of guy who wants to play all the time.

“Some players are more adapted to belong to a squad with quality where competition is higher. Other players are only happy if they’re in a club where they play all the time.”

NO WALKOVER

Exclusive by Tom Barclay: Kyle Walker-Peters may not be playing for Jose Mourinho — but he still plans on being the kind of b*****d the Special One loves.

Clips from Amazon’s Spurs documentary of Mourinho telling his players they were too nice and needed to be “b*****ds” on the pitch have gone viral.

He told SunSport: “Sometimes you need to be a bit of a b*****d and you need to upset the person who is trying to dominate you.

“It’s something I’ve really developed in my game. In the last seven games of last season I was thinking of ways to be nastier on the pitch.

“Not nasty in terms of going into stupid tackles, but putting my opponent off, or irritating him.

“The way I like to irritate them is I know they don’t like to chase me.

“So in possession, I’m always running, moving.

“If I’m on the ball, I’m dribbling.

“I know wingers hate tracking the full-back. I’m very fit and I can run.

“It doesn’t have to be with a tackle, it can be a b*****d in terms of, ‘I’m going to make you run and have a horrible game’.”

OD DECISION

Chelsea are reportedly considering letting Callum Hudson-Odoi could leave the club on loan.

90min claim the Blues have informed the England winger has been informed that he could be sent out to secure game time after the arrival of Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen.

The report adds that Frank Lampard has been left unimpressed by Hudson Odoi’s attitude and performances in training this summer.

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