Friday’s gossip column


Football gossip

Liverpoolhave enquired about Ismaila Sarr and discussed his situation withWatford, who want £36m for the 22-year-old Senegal striker.(Mail)external-link

Sarr has been identified byManchester Unitedas an alternative option if their move forBorussia Dortmundand England winger Jadon Sancho fails.(Independent)external-link

Manchester Unitedare considering moves forInter Milan’sCroatia winger Ivan Perisic, 31,Bayern Munich’sFrance winger Kingsley Coman, 24, and 30-year-old Brazil winger Douglas Costa fromJuventus.(ESPN)external-link

Manchester Unitedare also targeting Germany midfielder Sami Khedira, 33, when his contract expires atJuventus.(Sun)external-link

A deal has been agreed for 28-year-oldRennesand Senegal goalkeeper Edouard Mendy to joinChelsea,says his agent.(Stades via Star)external-link

Gossip: Could Odsonne Edouard join Jack Grealish at Aston Villa?

Chelseaare set to bid forWest Ham’sEngland midfielder Declan Rice, 21, as the final act of their summer spending.(Simon Phillips via Express)external-link

AManchester Unitedbid forPorto’s27-year-old Brazilian defender Alex Telles is imminent, according to his agent.(Star)external-link

Brentfordhave rejected a bid of about £10m fromArsenalfor 25-year-old Spanish goalkeeper David Raya.(Telegraph)external-link

Southamptonhave toldTottenhamthat striker Danny Ings, 28, is not for sale at any price.(Mail)external-link

Leicester Cityare closing in on the loan signing of 23-year-old Turkey striker Cengiz Under fromRoma,whileBurnley’sEngland defender James Tarkowski, 27, is still a target for Foxes manager Brendan Rodgers.(Sky Sports)external-link

West Hamhave changed the structure of their latest bid for Tarkowski but the offer has still been declined by Burnley.(Sky Sports)external-link

West Bromare trying to signAston Villa’s27-year-old Tanzania striker Mbwana Samatta before he completes a move to Fenerbahce.(Sun)external-link

English formerLiverpooldefender and free agent Nathaniel Clyne, 29, is training withCrystal Palaceand could earn a contract.(Standard)external-link

Edin Dzeko is set to joinJuventusfromRomaon a two-year deal. The 34-year-old Bosnia and Herzegovina striker’s move will mean Luis Suarez’s hopes of a move fromBarcelonato the Serie A champions will likely end.(Goal)external-link

Arsenalhave agreed personal terms withLyon’s22-year-old French midfielder Houssem Aouar.(Star)external-link

Tottenhamand England midfielder Dele Alli, 24, has emerged as a target forParis St-GermainandInter Milan.(Mail)external-link

Serbia striker Luka Jovic, 22, is keen to leaveReal Madrid.(Marca)external-link

Genoahave reached an agreement withChelseato sign 28-year-old right-back Davide Zappacosta on loan.(DiMarzio – Twitter)external-link

Juventushave confirmed Gonzalo Higuain’s departure. The 32-year-old Argentina striker is expected to sign for MLS clubInter Miami.(Goal)external-link

Gareth Bale's move to Tottenham features on several back pages
Gareth Bale’s move to Tottenham features on several back pages

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