Football gossip: Lloris, Usmanov, Thiago, Rebic, Martial, Higuain

Football gossip

Real Madrid are considering a £60m move for Tottenham and France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, 31. (Sun)

Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov is looking to sell his 30% stake in Arsenal after accepting majority owner Stan Kroenke will never cede overall control to him. (Financial Times)

Manchester United and Chelsea have both enquired about signing Bayern Munich and Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara, 27, who could be available for £62m. (ESPN)

Manchester United are also considering alternative targets to Chelsea's Brazilian winger Willian, 29, and are looking at Eintracht Frankfurt's Croatia international winger Ante Rebic, 24. (Independent)

Barcelona signed Bordeaux midfielder Malcom, 21, after Chelsea refused the Catalan club's offer of about £44m for Willian. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Tottenham and Chelsea could move for French winger Anthony Martial, 22, who wants to leave Manchester United but remain in the Premier League. (Sun)

Chelsea could miss out on Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain, 30, as Serie A rivals AC Milan are interested in signing the Argentine for £57m. (Evening Standard)

Chelsea are close to signing veteran England goalkeeper Robert Green, 38, as cover in a surprise free transfer. (Sun)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he does not want to sign Juventus' 28-year-old Bosnian midfielder Miralem Pjanic. (RMC Sport)

Fulham have agreed a deal to sign Germany winger Andre Schurrle, 27, from Borussia Dortmund.(West London Sport)

Three Bundesliga sides are interested in Bristol City's 24-year-old English full-back Joe Bryan, who is also a target for Newcastle. (Daily Star)

Liverpool will keep striker Daniel Sturridge, 28, this season and are prepared to lose the Englishman next summer on a free transfer. (Liverpool Echo)

Everton and West Ham are interested in signing Augsburg's Austria international defender Martin Hinteregger, 25, who is valued at £13m. (Sun)

Wolves are to sign Spanish wing-back Jonny Castro, 24, on a season-long loan deal from Atletico Madrid.(Mail)

Sunderland are interested in a potential loan deal for Watford's 21-year-old English forward Jerome Sinclair. (Sunderland Echo)

The transfer season begins

Derby are in talks to sign 28-year-old English striker Martyn Waghorn from fellow Championship side Ipswich for £8m. (Mail)

Werder Bremen have made an enquiry to sign Everton's 25-year-old Dutch midfielder Davy Klaassen. (Sky Sports)

Fenerbahce have made a loan offer for Tottenham's Dutch striker Vincent Janssen, 24, who spent last season on loan at the Turkish club. (Sky Sports)

Celtic are planning contract talks with defender Dedryck Boyata, 27, amid interest in the Belgian from Fulham and Lyon.(Daily Record)

Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson, 70, is in advanced talks to become the manager of the Iraq national team. (Sky Sports)

The Football Association is to receive a £10m bonus from Nike as a result of England's run to the World Cup semi-finals. (Times - subscription only)

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