Football gossip: Morata, Alba, Rebic, Golovin, Sarri, Grealish

Football gossip

Borussia Dortmund are keen to sign Chelsea and Spain striker Alvaro Morata, but the Bundesliga club could be put off by the 25-year-old's £45m fee. (Bild, via Talksport)

Spain full-back Jordi Alba, 29, says he wants to stay at Barcelona, amid interest from Tottenham. (Goal)

Spurs hope to sign Croatia winger Ante Rebic, 24, with Eintracht Frankfurt willing to sell for £26.3m. (Bild, via Express)

Juventus are favourites to sign CSKA Moscow's Russia midfielder Aleksandr Golovin, 22, with Arsenal, Chelsea and Barcelona also interested. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri is busy assembling his Chelsea coaching squad, even though manager Antonio Conte's future at Stamford Bridge is yet to be resolved. (Mail)

Lucas Torreira is set to leave Sampdoria for a fee of around £26m, with Arsenal keen on the 22-year-old Uruguay midfielder. (Sportitalia, via Mail)

Liverpool have moved closer to signing Lazio and Albania goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha, 23. (Mirror)

Manchester United are considering a move for Lyon's French midfielder Tanguy Ndombele. The 21-year-old only joined the Ligue 1 side from Amiens earlier this summer. (Le10 Sport, via Manchester Evening News)

Aston Villa are yet to receive any bids for midfielder Jack Grealish, despite the 22-year-old Englishman being linked with Tottenham and Liverpool. (Birmingham Mail)

Everton could offer Middlesbrough 25-year-old Bosnian midfielder Mo Besic as part of a deal for former England Under-21 defender Ben Gibson, 25. (Northern Echo)

Everton forward Wayne Rooney, 32, has been encouraged to join Major League Soccer side DC United by former England team-mate Steven Gerrard. (Liverpool Echo)

Sevilla and Argentina midfielder Ever Banega, 29, wants assurances from Arsenal boss Unai Emery before agreeing to join the club. (La Colina de Nervion, via Mirror)

Freiburg's Turkey defender Caglar Soyuncu, 22, wants to join Arsenal. (Gunes, via Goal)

Arsenal will be in a three-way fight for Porto defender Miguel Layun - if the 29-year-old Mexican does not sign for Sevilla, where he spent much of last season on loan. AC Milan and Marseille are also interested. (AS - in Spanish)

Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele, 30, says he "loves an adventure" and has spoken to Belgium team-mates playing in China and Major League Soccer. (Goal)

Fenerbahce have opened talks with Chelsea over a move for 25-year-old Dutch midfielder Marco van Ginkel. (Talksport)

Crystal Palace and Bournemouth are both considering bids for West Ham's Irish defender Declan Rice. The 19-year-old is yet to agree a new contract with the Hammers. (Sun)

Newcastle goalkeeper Matz Sels' proposed move to Anderlecht has been cancelled after the clubs failed to agree a fee for the 26-year-old Belgian. (Voetbalkrant, via BT Sport)

Sevilla have become the latest La Liga side to express an interest in Newcastle's Spanish midfielder Mikel Merino, 21. (Chronicle)

Stoke have made a £5m bid for Sunderland's 23-year-old Northern Ireland defender Paddy McNair. (Mail)

Southampton's Serbian midfielder Dusan Tadic, 29, is close to a move to Dutch side Ajax but talks are still ongoing. (Daily Echo)

Leeds United have expressed an interest in Derby County's 26-year-old Czech striker Matej Vydra. (Derby Telegraph)

However, Leeds will not be bringing Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden to Elland Road on loan. City boss Pep Guardiola has decided the 18-year-old Englishman's development is best served with the Premier League champions. (Manchester Evening News)

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