Football gossip: Willian, Mignolet, Tierney, Griezmann, Candreva, Mitrovic

Football gossip

Chelsea have turned down a £50m offer from Barcelona for 29-year-old Brazil midfielder Willian. (Mail)

Manchester United are also expected to make a bid for Willian as Old Trafford boss Jose Mourinho tries to sign a player he managed at Chelsea. (Express)

Tottenham will not sell any of their first-team players until after they return from holiday following the World Cup. (ESPN)

Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, 30, will hold talks with Liverpool at the end of Belgium's World Cup campaign as he seeks to find out whether he will have first-team opportunities next season. (Guardian)

Everton are preparing to bid £25m for Celtic's Scottish left-back Kieran Tierney, 21. (Telegraph)

Everton have made a new offer for 29-year-old Besiktas' Croatian defender Domagoj Vida and are prepared to let 25-year-old Dutch midfielder Davy Klaassen move in the opposite direction. (AMK Spor via Sport Witness)

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez wants to sign Chelsea's Brazilian winger Kenedy, 22, and Red Bull Salzburg's 25-year-old Kosovan playmaker Valon Berisha, with the pair likely to cost £35m. (Telegraph)

Serbia midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, 23, has been linked with a move to Manchester United but says he is "happy" if he stays with Lazio and will take time to rest and "then we'll see", after his country were knocked out of the World Cup. (Express)

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce has been told the club cannot even afford free transfers while they are in financial crisis. (Mirror)

Atletico Madrid and France forward Antoine Griezmann, 27, says he wants to end his career playing in Major League Soccer in the US by the time he is in his early 30s. (Le Figaro - in French)

Former England boss Sam Allardyce says England midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 22, should leave Chelsea as soon as he can if he is not guaranteed a place in the team. (Star)

Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah, 20, has no desire to join Valencia despite the Spanish club showing interest in the Dutchman. (Sport Witness)

Former QPR left-back Jack Robinson, 24, who is a free agent after turning down the offer of a new contract, is a target for Nottingham Forest. (Nottingham Post)

Brighton have made a third bid for Reading's 25-year-old English defender Liam Moore, believed to involve an increased up-front payment of £8m. (Sky Sports)

West Ham are in talks with Inter Milan over signing 31-year-old Italian winger Antonio Candreva. (TuttoMercatoWeb via Express)

Fulham will press to complete the permanent signing of Serbia striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, 23, from Newcastle United. (Times)

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has played down the prospect of signing 25-year-old Liverpool forward Danny Ings. (Star)

Stoke are keen on Everton's Wales defender Ashley Williams, 33. (Guardian via HITC)

Bolton are in talks with English midfielder Jack Rodwell, 27, after his contract at Sunderland was cancelled. (Sun)

Highly rated 16-year-old England youth forward Ben Knight is set to leave Ipswich and join Manchester City in a £1m deal next week. (East Anglia Daily Times)

Manchester City's Phil Foden shared an image of his latest fishing catch on Instagram on Friday
Manchester City's Phil Foden shared an image of his latest fishing catch on Instagram on Friday

Crystal Palace face competition from London rivals Fulham to sign 23-year-old Turkey midfielder Ozan Tufan. (Football London)

Former Tottenham winger Jermain Defoe says he would "love" to see Real Madrid and former Spurs forward Gareth Bale return to the Premier League. Defoe believes Wales international Bale, 28, has possibly "had enough" of life at Real and wants to come back to England. (Sky Sports)

Poland goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski says Colombia, who England will play in the last 16 of the 2018 world Cup, were "the team to avoid at this stage of the tournament" having been on the end of a 3-0 defeat by them in the group stages. (Times - subscription required)

Fifa may consider broadcasting the conversations between the referee and VAR officials to the crowd and television audiences at future tournaments. (Mail)

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