Football gossip: Bale, Pogba, Sancho, Lallana, Coman, Messi

Football gossip

Manchester United are closing in on signing Real Madrid and Wales forward Gareth Bale, 30, in the January transfer window - and will allow France midfielder Paul Pogba, 26, to move in the opposite direction as part of the deal. (Sun on Sunday)

Paris St-Germain are likely to be the biggest obstacle to Manchester United's bid to sign Borussia Dortmund's £120m-rated England winger Jadon Sancho, 19. (Sunday Express)

PSG are also interested in Liverpool and England midfielder Adam Lallana, 31. (Sunday Mirror)

Manchester United are monitoring West Bromwich Albion's 23-year-old Brazilian winger Matheus Pereira, who is on loan at The Hawthorns club from Sporting Lisbon.(Mirror)

Manchester City are considering a move for Bayern Munich's France winger Kingsley Coman, 23, if Leroy Sané joins the German champions as expected in the summer. (Sky Sports)

Arsenal are preparing a bid for Turkey defender Merih Demiral, who could be sold by Juventus if the right offer is received for the 21-year-old. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Barcelona are discussing a new contract with Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 32. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Former LA Galaxy and Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 38, is demanding almost £900,000 a month to return to Serie A, where he has played for Juventus, Inter Milan and AC Milan. Milan, Bologna and Napoli are among the clubs interested in signing the ex-Sweden international. (Mail on Sunday)

Everton will target Eintracht Frankfurt's Portuguese forward Goncalo Paciencia, 25, in January after manager Marco Silva asked the club to bring in a striker. (Goal)

Roma will have to pay Manchester United £18m if they want to keep England defender Chris Smalling, 29, on a permanent basis. (Tuttosport, via Metro)

Tottenham Hotspur will offer 17-year-old Republic of Ireland striker Troy Parrott a significant pay rise in an improved three-year deal. (Football Insider)

Bruno Fernandes, the 25-year-old Portugal midfielder heavily linked with Manchester United and Real Madrid, says he "feels the love" at Sporting Lisbon. (Goal)

Inter Milan and Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 26, claims Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wanted him to stay at Old Trafford prior to his £73m move to the Italian club. (Mail on Sunday)

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