Saturday’s gossip column

Football gossip

Manchester United are considering ending their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund and England forward Jadon Sancho, 20. (Star)external-link

Barcelona will make a loan offer to Arsenal for Spain defender Hector Bellerin, 25. (Marca – in Spanish)external-link

Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, 28, will have a medical in London this weekend after Chelsea agreed a deal for the Senegal international. (Star)external-link

Chelsea and France striker Olivier Giroud, 33, was “surprised” by rumours linking him to Juventus. (Telefoot, via Mail)external-link

Chelsea are considering loaning out England winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, 19. (90min)external-link

Manager David Moyes says West Ham will not meet Burnley’s asking price for England international defender James Tarkowski, 27. (Football London, via Lancs Live)external-link

Tottenham are unlikely to sign Napoli and Poland striker Arkadiusz Milik, 26, during the current transfer window. (Sky Sports)external-link

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson says he is surprised there are no clubs “knocking on the door” with official approaches for Ivory Coast winger Wilfried Zaha, 27. (Standard)external-link

West Brom are in advanced talks to sign Watford and England striker Troy Deeney, 32. (Football Insider)external-link

Brighton have joined the race to sign Arsenal’s Argentine goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez. Aston Villa are also keen on the 28-year-old. (Guardian)external-link

Swiss defender Gaetano Berardi, 32, hopes to sign a new contract with Leeds United this month. Berardi’s previous deal expired at the end of last season and he is currently on the sidelines with an ACL injury. (RSI – in Italian)external-link

Aston Villa are preparing an 18m euro (£16.6m) bid for Werder Bremen and Kosovo attacker Milot Rashica, 24. (Bild – in German)external-link

Tottenham have been told Red Bull Salzburg and Zambia forward Patson Daka, 21, wants to stay in Austria. (Standard)external-link

Arsenal have opened talks with Brentford over a potential deal for Spanish goalkeeper David Raya, 24. (90min)external-link

Bournemouth will allow Norway striker Joshua King, 28, to leave the club. (Telegraph)external-link

Manchester United have agreed a £750,000 fee with Manchester City for 17-year-old English forward Charlie McNeill. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

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