Transfer news and football gossip: Gareth Bale to stay at Real Madrid, Man United make Jadon Sancho No.1 target, Arsenal scout Italian wonderkid


Transfer news and football gossip: Gareth Bale to stay at Real Madrid, Man United make Jadon Sancho No.1 target, Arsenal scout Italian wonderkid

talkSPORT.com rounds up all the latest gossip from Wednesday’s newspapers and online…

Gareth Bale has no plans to leave Real Madrid in the summer transfer window. The Wales star has been linked with a return to Tottenham and also with a move to Manchester United. (Marca)

Manchester United have therefore made England winger Jadon Sancho their number one target and are prepared to pay Borussia Dortmund over £100m for the 19-year-old. (The Independent)

Real manager Zinedine Zidane has dismissed claims Raphael Varane could leave to join Man United, saying: “I don’t want a Madrid without Varane.” (Marca)

Meanwhile, Zidane has hinted he will sell former Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois this summer. (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea winger Pedro is a target for Italian rivals Inter Milan and AC Milan. (Daily Express)

Jadon Sancho has taken the Bundesliga by storm with Borussia Dortmund

Arsenal sent a scout to watch Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella in action against Juventus. The 22-year-old is a long-term target for the Gunners. (Daily Star)

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson is planning to have both Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Wilfried Zaha in his squad next season – but admits every player has their price. (Evening Standard)

Chelsea are considering rewarding 19-year-old defender Reece James for his impressive loan spell at Wigan by making him part of their senior squad next season. (London Evening Standard)

Real Madrid and Juventus have moved ahead of Manchester United and Manchester City in the race to sign in-demand Benfica midfielder Joao Felix. (The Sun)

Nicolo Barella has been targeted by Arsenal

Man United are the latest team to show an interest in Belgian midfielder Youri Tielemans, would is currently on loan at Leicester from Monaco. (HLN)

Aberdeen will receive 20% of the transfer fee if Scotland winger Ryan Fraser leaves Bournemouth – the 25-year-old has been linked with Arsenal and Tottenham. (Daily Record)

Rangers have suffered a transfer blow, with reports Watford goalkeeper Dan Bachmann – currently on loan at Kilmarnock – will snub a move to Ibrox as the 24-year-old Austrian would prefer to play in the Premier League. (Daily Star)

Jose Mourinho has revealed his desire to win the league title in a fifth county, as well as a third Champions League trophy, and has opened the door for a job in the Bundesliga. (Daily Mail)