Tuesday's gossip: Bale, Niasse, Sane, Deeney, Carroll, Isco
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Manchester United are ready to make a summer offer of more than £75m for Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale, 26, after the Spanish club sacked manager Rafael Benitez on Monday. (Daily Mirror)(The Times - subscription required)(Daily Mail)
Arsenal are considering making a bid for Watford striker Troy Deeney, 27. (Daily Star)
West Ham are willing to sell striker Andy Carroll for £18m, with Sunderland and Newcastle interested in the 26 year old. (Daily Mirror)
Lokomotiv Moscow striker Oumar Niasse, 25, is set for a move to the Premier League this month, with Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham among the clubs interested in signing the £15m-rated Senegal international. (Guardian)
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Chelsea, Manchester City and Juventus want to sign Spain midfielder Isco, 23, from Real Madrid in the January transfer window. (Daily Express)
Manchester City have been told Schalke midfielder Leroy Sane, 19, would cost them at least £40m. (Sun)
Leicester City will offer 28-year-old England striker Jamie Vardy a new contract in January that will more than double his wages. (Daily Mail)
Bournemouth want to sign Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford after the 22-year-old ended a loan spell with Crystal Palace early. (Daily Star)
Marouane Fellaini, 28, will not leave Manchester United in the January transfer window, says manager Louis van Gaal, who has turned down a loan bid from AC Milan for the midfielder. (Independent)
Stoke boss Mark Hughes has ruled out the prospect of Bojan Krkic leaving Stoke in January, saying there is no buyout clause in the 25-year-old forward's contract. (Daily Mail)
Crystal Palace are to make a bid for £10m-rated Swansea midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, 23. (Daily Telegraph)
Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho's representatives are said to be getting "frustrated" with the lack of movement regarding the Manchester United job. (ESPN)
Aston Villa want to sign Arsenal right-back Mathieu Debuchy, 30, to lead their fight against relegation but West Brom are also interested in the Frenchman. (Sun)
Barcelona registered 77 new players, including 28-year-old midfielder Arda Turan and defender Aleix Vidal, 26, after their 14-month transfer embargo ended on Monday.(Metro)
Former Brazil forward Ronaldinho, 35, has received offers from English clubs, according to his brother and agent. (Times- subscription required)
Manchester City's Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho, 30, admits he gets angry with manager Manuel Pellegrini when he gets substituted.(Manchester Evening News)
Arsenal have recalled Germany Under-21 midfielder Serge Gnabry from his loan spell at West Bromwich and will instead loan the 20-year-old to a Championship club.(Telegraph)
Liverpool are in talks to sign 16-year-old Poland youth international goalkeeper Kamil Grabara who currently plays for Ruch Chorzow. However, if a deal goes through he would join the club's Academy side.(Liverpool Echo)
Best of 5 live
Spanish football journalist Graham Hunter claims Real Madrid approached Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola, 44, before sacking Rafael Benitez. (Listen here)
Sunday Times journalist Jonathan Northcroft says he was asked not to write about Gareth Bale's world record £85m fee when he interviewed the Real Madrid midfielder earlier this season. (Listen here)
Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon thinks former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho will return to the club if Zinedine Zidane fails. (Listen here)
Best of social media
Manchester City fan and musician Noel Gallagher posed with a giant version of the new City badge made out of sand.
David de Gea's new Facebook profile picture caused some concern among Manchester United fans, as it shows an illustration of the Spain goalkeeper in a green kit without the Red Devils' badge.
Ex-West Ham defender Rio Ferdinand revealed on Twitter that he has been asked to play at Upton Park one last time - for Mark Noble's testimonial at Upton Park. "Such a special place, special fans," he wrote.
Leicester's new signing Demarai Gray tweeted his thanks to fans following his £3.7m move from Birmingham City.
Finally, almost 50 years on, television technology has proved that Geoff Hurst's second goal in England's 4-2 victory over West Germany in the 1966 World Cup final did cross the line. (Sky Sports)