Football gossip: Quintero, Martial, Golovin, Fekir, Brandt, Willian

Football gossip

Wolves are trying to sign Porto midfielder Juan Quintero - who has impressed for Colombia at the World Cup in Russia - but face competition from Real Madrid and Tottenham for the 25-year-old. (Mirror)

Bayern Munich are the latest club to join the race to sign Manchester United's 22-year-old France forward Anthony Martial. (Star)

Liverpool have not been involved in any further talks with Lyon over a move for 24-year-old playmaker Nabil Fekir since the transfer of the France international to the Reds collapsed. (Times - subscription required)

The Reds could try to sign Germany and Bayer Leverkusen winger Julian Brandt, 22, after the break down in the deal for Fekir. (Star)

Manchester United are monitoring 32-year-old Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic, who is still involved in the World Cup with Croatia. (Express)

Barcelona could sell 29-year-old midfielder Paulinho to raise funds for the signing of fellow Brazil international and Chelsea attacking midfielder Willian, 29. (Mundo Deportivo, via Express)

Chelsea could appoint Maurizio Sarri as their new manager on Monday and his first signing will be 22-year-old Russia midfielder Aleksandr Golovin who will cost £27m from CSKA Moscow. (Sun)

Southampton will beat West Ham in the race to sign Barcelona defender Marlon Santos, 22, after agreeing a £10m fee with the Spanish club for the Brazilian. (Mirror)

The futures of Southampton's Argentine forward Guido Carrillo, 27, and Morocco midfielder Sofiane Boufal, 24, are in doubt after they were left out of the club's pre-season tour of China. (Sun)

West Ham and Fulham are locked in a £25m battle for Nice's French striker Alassane Plea, 25. (Sun)

Newcastle are also interested in former Lyon striker Plea, who scored 21 goals last season. (Shields Gazette)

Newcastle are considering a bid for Crystal Palace's English winger Andros Townsend, 26, but only if they sell Scotland winger Matt Ritchie, 28, to Stoke City. (Telegraph)

Juventus have turned down Lazio's proposal of £89m and Uruguay midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur, 21, for Serbia midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, 23. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Matej Vydra is edging towards a £11m move to Leeds after the 26-year-old Czech striker was excluded from Derby's training camp in Tenerife. (Telegraph)

Stuttgart will not sell France defender Benjamin Pavard, 22, for "50 million euros" and want to keep the player for another year, according to the German club's sporting director. (Stuttgarter Nachrichten - in German)

Spain Football Federation president Luis Rubiales says he does not regret sacking coach Julen Lopetegui on the eve of the World Cup, despite the country's last-16 exit to hosts Russia. (Mail)


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