Football gossip: Isco, Martial, Alderweireld, Batshuayi, Morata

Football gossip

Manchester City are willing to offer Real Madrid £70m for 26-year-old Spain midfielder Isco. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi says he will not decide until after the World Cup whether to return to the Stamford Bridge club. The 24-year-old Belgium international spent the second half of last season on loan at Borussia Dortmund.(Evening Standard)

Tottenham will ask Manchester United for 22-year-old France forward Anthony Martial if Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld, 29, moves in the opposite direction. (Sun)

Chelsea could offer 25-year-old Spain striker Alvaro Morata to Inter Milan in exchange for Argentina forward Mauro Icardi, 25. (Il Messaggero, via Mail)

Arsenal and Chelsea face competition for Nice and Ivory Coast midfielder Jean-Michael Seri, 26, from Napoli and Borussia Dortmund. (Sun)

Marco Asensio's agent says Real Madrid have turned down two offers from Premier League clubs worth up to £130m for the 22-year-old Spanish forward, who has been linked with Manchester United and Chelsea. (Independent)

West Ham are favourites to sign Barcelona defender Marlon. The 22-year-old Brazilian - who is on a two-year loan deal at Ligue 1 side Nice - is also a target for Leicester. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Manchester City want to sign 26-year-old Italy midfielder Jorginho from Napoli,Leicester's Algeria winger Riyad Mahrez, 27, and Bayer Leverkusen's 20-year-old Jamaican forward Leon Bailey. (Manchester Evening News)

Arsenal face competition from RB Leipzig to sign Chelsea's Brazilian winger Kenedy, 22. (Goal)

Manchester United had hoped to sign Juventus' Brazilian left-back Alex Sandro, but the 27-year-old is set for talks next week to extend his stay in Italy. (Mirror)

United boss Jose Mourinho is lining up a £30m move for Valencia right-back Joao Cancelo. The 23-year-old Portugal international spent last season on loan at Inter Milan. (Mirror)

Chelsea face competition from Russian side Zenit St Petersburg for manager Maurizio Sarri. The former Napoli boss is being considered as a potential replacement for fellow Italian Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge. (Guardian)

Marseille are interested in Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini. The 30-year-old Belgian is out of contract at Old Trafford this summer. (L'Equipe - in French)

Rangers are stepping up their pursuit of Brighton's English defender Connor Goldson, 25. (The Argus)

Arsenal have held talks with the agent of RB Leipzig's Swedish winger Emil Forsberg, but the Bundesliga side want to offer the 26-year-old a new contract. (SportExpressen - in Swedish)

Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter, 28, has hinted he could leave the Cherries in order to fight his way into the Republic of Ireland team. (Sky Sports)

Stoke centre-half Kevin Wimmer is close to a move to German side Hannover. The 25-year-old Austrian is in talks over a loan deal. (Mirror)

Brighton have made a bid for Reading's English defender Liam Moore, 25. (Sky Sports)

Leicester and Newcastle are competing to sign Torino's 30-year-old Italian defender Lorenzo de Silvestri. (TalkSport)

Graham Potter, the English boss of Swedish side Ostersunds FK, could be appointed Swansea manager as early as next week. (Wales Online)

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