Wednesday's gossip column: Haaland, Xhaka, Mbappe, McNeil

Football gossip

Red Bull Salzburg have put an £86m asking price on 19-year-old Norway forward Erling Braut Haaland. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid are both interested in signing Haaland. (Marca - in Spanish)

Italian champions Juventus sent scouts to watch Haaland against Napoli in the Champions League on Tuesday. (Calciomercato)

Arsenal could look to sell Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka in January after the 27-year-old was stripped of the captaincy. (Mirror)

Leicester City are interested in Club Bruges and Nigeria striker Emmanuel Dennis, who could cost £20m. (Mirror)

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane says it is Paris St-Germain and France striker Kylian Mbappe's dream to play for the Bernabeu club. (AS - in Spanish)

Manchester United are monitoring the progress of Burnley's England Under-21 winger Dwight McNeil, 19 - having released him from their youth set-up five years ago. (Sun)

Aston Villa will turn down any offer made by United for Scottish midfielder John McGinn, 25. (Birmingham Mail)

Former Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri would be perfect for Manchester United, says Italian World Cup-winning boss Marcello Lippi. (Mail)

Alternatively, Allegri would be the right choice for Bayern Munich, says former striker Luca Toni. (Sport1, via Goal)

Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he would be interested in the vacant Bayern job. (Bein Sports)

Stoke City have made a move for Scotland manager Steve Clarke, who only took charge of his national team in May. (Sun)

Chelsea and England midfielder Mason Mount, 20, has played down comments from former team-mate Mitchell van Bergen that he could join Real Madrid or Barcelona. (Express)

Manchester United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward wanted to sign Paris St-Germain and Italy midfielder Marco Verratti, 27, and Real Madrid's 26-year-old France defender Raphael Varane before he stepped away from the club's recruitment strategy. (Manchester Evening News)

Wolves and Bournemouth are interested in signing Huddersfield Town's former England Under-19 striker Karlan Grant, 22, in January. (Sun)

Real Madrid have held talks with Napoli's Spanish midfielder Fabian Ruiz, 23, over a potential move to the Bernabeu next season. (ESPN)

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino says he is happy with Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen's commitment, despite the 27-year-old being linked with a move away from the club. (Football London)

Arsenal should "break the bank" to bring Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers to the club, says former Gunners player Paul Merson. (Sky Sports)

Argentina striker Mauro Icardi, 26, is doing "everything" to make his loan move at Paris St-Germain from Inter Milan permanent. (RMC - in French)

Barcelona will watch Bayer Leverkusen's Germany midfielder Kai Havertz, 20, in Wednesday's Champions League game against Atletico Madrid. (ESPN)

Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos, reportedly a target for Aston Villa, says he has had no contact with any club but the Colombian, 23, added: "Many teams would be offering a good amount of money for me." (Antena 2, via Birmingham Mail)

Sam Allardyce says he missed out on signing Leicester City's 32-year-old former England striker Jamie Vardy from Fleetwood Town for £1m when he was West Ham United manager. (Talksport)

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