Wednesday's gossip column: Mbappe, Ronaldo, Haaland, Napoli, Xhaka, Pellegrini, Matic

Football gossip

Real Madrid are considering a world record offer of £340m for Paris St Germain's 20-year-old striker Kylian Mbappe. (Le Parisien via Calciomercato)external-link

Cristiano Ronaldo will not be fined by Juventus for his reaction to being substituted for the second game running but the Portuguese forward, 34, will be expected to apologise to his team-mates. (Gazzetta dello Sport, in Italian)external-link

Manchester City are ready to challenge for the signature of Rennes' starlet Eduardo Camavinga, 17, after the Angola-born midfielder's impressive start to the Ligue 1 season. (90min)external-link

Barcelona are interested in Salzburg's 19-year-old striker Erling Braut Haaland as a replacement for 32-year-old Luis Suarez, but are reluctant to meet the Austrian club's £85m valuation. (ESPN)external-link

Manager Frank Lampard has been keeping a tight-grip on the Chelsea dressing room by setting a fine of £2,500 if his players are late to training. (Mirror)external-link

Lyon and Netherlands forward Memphis Depay, 25, says he "does not want to talk about rumours" after being linked with a £50m move to Tottenham. (Football.London)external-link

Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis has received a 560m euros offer for the Serie A club from Qatar amid fan protests and player strikes. (Mail)external-link

Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka, 27, has been house-hunting in Italy before a proposed move to AC Milan in January after being stripped of the Arsenal captaincy. (RSI via Star)external-link

Tottenham have earmarked Roma's Italian midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini, 23, as a potential replacement for Christian Eriksen. (Football Italia)external-link

Nemanja Matic wants to leave Manchester United, possibly as early as January, with Italy the most likely destination for the Serb midfielder, 31. (Telegraph)external-link

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino could be sacked if Spurs lose to West Ham after the international break. (Telegraph)external-link

Fiorentina have made an approach for ex-Inter Milan boss Luciano Spalletti with patience running low with Vincenzo Montella. (Football Italia)external-link

Arsenal have handed a week-long trial to Colorado Rapids midfielder Cole Bassett and the 18-year-old American could join the Gunners in January. (Sun)external-link

Wolves have agreed a deal to bring 17-year-old Dutch defender Nigel Lonwijk from PSV Eindhoven in January for £170,000. (ED via Birmingham Live) external-link

Lyon want Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, 31, to finish his career where it began - with the French club. (Mundo Deportivo, in Spanish)external-link

Former England and Lazio midfielder Paul Gascoigne is wanted on Italy's version of Strictly Come Dancing. (Sun)external-link

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