Football gossip: Jorginho, Grant, Monreal, Plea, Skriniar, Foster

Football gossip

Jorginho's agent claims Napoli's Italy midfielder, 26, is close to finally completing his long-awaited £43m move to Manchester City. (Mirror)

Manchester United are ready to sign 35-year-old Stoke goalkeeper Lee Grant. The former England Under-21 player will be used as reserve to David de Gea and Sergio Romero. (Telegraph)

Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal could be set for a move away from the Emirates with Real Sociedad interested in the Spanish left-back, 32. (Football.London)

Tottenham want to bring Nice striker Alassane Plea to north London. Spurs have reportedly tabled a £23m bid for the 25-year-old Frenchman. (RMC, via Sun)

Manchester United have made a bid of £57m for Inter Milan and Slovakia centre-back Milan Skriniar, 23. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via Manchester Evening News)

West Brom have turned down a £1m bid from Watford for 35-year-old English goalkeeper Ben Foster. (Mail)

Crystal Palace have offered manager Roy Hodgson a new contract that would keep him at the club until 2020. (Sky Sports)

Everton are keeping an eye on Croatia's World Cup forward Ante Rebic. The 24-year-old plays for Eintracht Frankfurt. (Mirror)

Southampton are closing in on the signing of Basel and Norway forward Mohamed Elyounoussi, 23. (NBC)

The Saints are also interested in signing Manchester City's English goalkeeper Angus Gunn, 22, in a deal that could reach £15m. (Mail)

Borussia Monchengladbach and Denmark centre-back Jannik Vestergaard, 25, could also be on his way to Southampton. (ESPN, via Sun)

Wolves have turned down a £12m bid from Fulham for Portuguese winger Ivan Cavaleiro, 24. (Express & Star)

Manchester City will not be activating the buy-back clause in the contract of Huddersfield's Australia midfielder Aaron Mooy, 27. (Manchester Evening News)

Cardiff City have moved to beat West Brom to the £9m signing of Bristol City's English forward Bobby Reid, 25. He will be joined at the Premier League newcomers by QPR's English goalkeeper Alex Smithies, 28, as he looks to complete his £3.5m move. (Mail)

Argentina and West Ham midfielder Manuel Lanzini, 25, says he expects to recover from his knee injury by the start of 2019. (Fox Sports)

Leeds want to take Birmingham City goalkeeper David Stockdale, 32, on loan with a view to a permanent transfer. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Liverpool have signed England youth international striker Bobby Duncan, 17, from Manchester City. Duncan is the cousin of former Reds midfielder Steven Gerrard. (Liverpool Echo)

Sheffield United's Wales midfielder David Brooks, 20, is set for a move to Bournemouth. (Sky Sports)


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