Football gossip: Rakitic, Modric, Henry, Loftus-Cheek, Hazard, Lookman

Football gossip

Paris St-Germain are interested in Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic but Barcelona are not interested in offers for the 30-year-old, whose buyout clause is 125m euros (£112.2m). (Marca)

Real Madrid's Croatia midfielder Luka Modric, 32, has described claims he contacted Inter Milan about a summer transfer as "the greatest nonsense in history". (Mirror)

Tottenham Hotspur are likely to move their match against Manchester City in October to a day later (Monday, 29) in to avoid a fixture clash with an American football game. (Daily Mail)

Midfielder Eden Hazard, 27, will be offered a five-year £300,000-a-week contract to keep the Belgium playmaker at Chelsea, following interest from Real Madrid. (The Sun)

Chelsea and England midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 22, could move to Spain on loan after being left out of Maurizio Sarri's squad to face Arsenal at the weekend. (Mirror)

However, Chelsea want Loftus-Cheek to stay and fight for his place despite the player being upset at being dropped from the squad. (Telegraph)

Everton manager Marco Silva is expected to resist an improved offer of over £22m from RB Leipzig for forward Ademola Lookman, 20, where he spent last season on loan. (The Times)

Meanwhile, Middlesbrough are closing in on a double deal for Everton's DR Congo winger Yannick Bolasie, 29, and Bosnia midfielder Muhamed Besic, 25. (Star)

Manchester City's Ukraine midfielder Oleksandr Zinchenko, 21, is set to join Spanish side Real Betis on a season-long loan. (Sun)

Former Arsenal and France forward Thierry Henry, 41, is interested in taking charge of French side Bordeaux, says ex-Gunners boss Arsene Wenger. (Corse Matin - in French)

Watford's former France defender Younes Kaboul, 32, has been linked with Nantes, after Hornets head coach Javi Gracia appeared to cast doubt on his future at Vicarage Road. (Watford Observer)

There is a 50% chance Bayern Munich's Germany defender Jerome Boateng, who was linked with a move to Manchester United, could join Paris St-Germain in the next few days. (Sky Sports)

Manchester United's Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 29, deleted social media posts promoting his clothing range as fans criticised the timing after the club's Premier League defeat by Brighton. (Mail)

Stoke are preparing to make a £6.5m bid for Brentford midfielder Ryan Woods with Championship rivals Swansea also keen to sign the 24-year-old. (Telegraph)

The Potters also want to sign Derby County's former England midfielder Tom Huddlestone, 31, on loan until the end of the season. (Mail)

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