Saturday's gossip column: Haaland, Bale, Giroud, Eriksen, Suarez, Shaqiri

Football gossip

Manchester United, Arsenal and several of Europe's top clubs could be dealt a blow in the summer because RB Leipzig will have the chance to sign 19-year-old Red Bull Salzburg striker Erling Braut Haaland for only £25.7m. (Sport Bild, via Sun)external-link

Manchester United remain Gareth Bale's best option of a Premier League return with the 30-year-old Wales international's future at Real Madrid uncertain. (Talksport)external-link

Crystal Palace want to sign Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud, 33, but the France international's wage demands could prevent a deal being agreed. (Express)external-link

Midfielder Christian Eriksen, 27, could still be set for the exit at Tottenham, despite the arrival of Jose Mourinho in north London. (Mail)external-link

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho could bring in Leicester City and Portugal full-back Ricardo Pereira, 26, to replace Kieran Trippier who left for Atletico Madrid in the summer. (Express)external-link

Owner Roman Abramovich has ruled out any possibility of selling Chelsea, with friends insisting his love affair with the club has been reignited by Frank Lampard's revolution. (Telegraph)external-link

Chelsea are interested in Russia's CSKA Moscow striker Fedor Chalov, 21, and will buy him in January if the club's transfer ban is lifted. (Mirror)external-link

Former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, 32, has admitted that a potential move to Major League Soccer in the United States is a "nice possibility". (ESPN)external-link

Bayern Munich are prepared to open talks with Mauricio Pochettino, 47, after he was sacked by Tottenham Hotspur this week. (Metro)external-link

Frank Lampard insists that he will never follow Jose Mourinho's example and manage Chelsea's London rivals Tottenham Hotspur. (Times)external-link

Toby Alderweireld, 30, could consider making a U-turn over his Tottenham future after the arrival of Jose Mourinho as manager. (Telegraph)external-link

Xherdan Shaqiri has been told he has a future at Liverpool - and the playmaker, 28, can expect to play a key role over the coming weeks. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has been urged by club legend Robert Pires to sign more English players. (Athletic via Mirror)external-link

French striker Karim Benzema, 31, is considering a two-year contract extension offer from Real Madrid. (ESPN)external-link

Real's Belgian forward Eden Hazard, 28, has revealed Paris St-Germain made previous attempts to sign him, however he would only return to France to play for former club Lille. (L'Equipe - in French)external-link

Borussia Dortmund want to sign Juventus' 25-year-old German midfielder Emre Can. (Bild - in German)external-link

Manchester United can expect a payment of more than £850,000 from Juventus by the end of the season due to a condition as part of 34-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo's move to the Italian giants last summer. (Mirror)external-link

Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley could face a disciplinary from manager Frank Lampard after the England 25-year-old was filmed dancing topless in a club in Dubai during the international break. (Mail)external-link

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer laughed off rumours of Nemanja Matic joining Tottenham Hotspur after the Manchester United midfielder, 31, responded on social media to a post that tipped him for a reunion with Jose Mourinho. (Metro)external-link

Football has joined four other sports in demanding bookmakers make a 'fair return' when they exploit fixture lists and data for commercial purposes. (Mail)external-link

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