Football gossip: Giroud, Rabiot, Bolasie, Malcom, Gueye

Football gossip

Chelsea and France striker Olivier Giroud, 32, says he could return to play in his homeland after the Blues finally signed Argentina international Gonzalo Higuain on loan from Juventus. (Goal)

Paris St-Germain's France midfielder Adrien Rabiot has rejected Tottenham because the 23-year-old wants to join Liverpool instead. (Sun)

Everton and DR Congo winger Yannick Bolasie has told the club he wants a loan move to another Premier League side after cutting short his stay at Aston Villa. Newcastle, Burnley and Cardiff are looking at the 29-year-old. (Mirror)

Arsenal are still hopeful of a deal for Barcelona's Brazilian winger Malcom, 21, before the transfer window closes. (Sun)

Paris St-Germain have made a bid of £21.5m to sign Everton's Senegal midfielder Idrissa Gueye - but the Toffees say the 29-year-old is not for sale. (Sky Sports)

Southampton have made an £8m bid for Birmingham forward Che Adams, with the 22-year-old Englishman being watched by 12 Premier League clubs. (Mirror)

Manchester City have held further talks over a £5.5m deal for Hajduk Split's 18-year-old Croatian midfielder Ante Palaversa. (Mail)

Leicester and Portugal midfielder Adrien Silva, 29, wants to leave the club before the transfer deadline after not starting in the Premier League since the opening day of the season. (Guardian)

The Foxes have entered talks with Monaco over Belgian midfielder Youri Tielemans, 21. (Leicester Mercury)

AC Milan remain keen on signing Watford's Spanish winger Gerard Deulofeu, 24. (Di Marzio)

New Stoke manager Nathan Jones wants to freshen up his squad by listening to offers for experienced trio Bojan, Darren Fletcher and Peter Crouch - who are all among the club's highest earners. (Mail)

West Ham defender Reece Oxford, 20, is wanted by Martin O'Neill at Nottingham Forest - with the Championship side set for an £8m bid for the Englishman. (Mirror)

Oxford has already spent time on loan in the Bundesliga and Eintracht Frankfurt are also keen to sign him this month. (Sky)

Liverpool have opened talks to sign 18-year-old Italian midfielder Sandro Tonali from Brescia. (La Gazzetta dello Sport via Express)

Paris St-Germain head coach Thomas Tuchel has urged the Ligue 1 champions to hurry up and sign new players before the transfer window closes. The French champions are interested in Napoli's Brazilian midfielder Allan, 29. (Goal)

Wales forward Ben Woodburn, 19, the youngest goalscorer in Liverpool's history, could join Hull on loan after returning from Sheffield United. (Mail)

Leeds are hopeful of signing Swansea winger Daniel James but will have to increase their bid of £3m for the 21-year-old Welshman. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Three Championship sides are interested in signing Sheffield United's English striker Leon Clarke, 33, before the deadline. (Sheffield Star)

Sunderland are set to re-sign Middlesbrough midfielder Grant Leadbitter - 10 years after the 33-year-old Englishman left the club for Ipswich. (Sunderland Echo)

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