Gossip Columned – Episode 44

Have you heard today’s gossip? A 10 minute blast of who is going where over the course of the summer and on the menu today is:

Manchester United and Crystal Palace have held talks over a deal for Aaron Wan-Bissaka, which could see the 21-year-old English defender move to Old Trafford for an initial £42.5m. (Mail)

Tottenham and Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 27, is eyeing a switch to Manchester United or Juventus after a move to Real Madrid fell through. (Mirror)

Manchester United’s transfer plans are being hampered because they cannot find a buyer for Chile international forward Alexis Sanchez, 30. (Express)

Leeds are among several clubs trying to sign legendary Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon after the 41-year-old left Paris St-Germain. (Corriere della Sera, via Mail)

Germany winger Leroy Sane, 23, will snub a move to Bayern Munich in favour of staying at Manchester City. (Sun)

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez is set to leave when his contract runs out next weekend, barring a dramatic change in relations with the club’s owner. (Mail)

Derby are preparing to offer manager Frank Lampard a £10m contract to stop him taking over at Chelsea. (Star)

Paris St-Germain are leading the race to sign Barcelona and Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 27. (Calciomercato)

Real Madrid want to make Paris St-Germain and France forward Kylian Mbappe, 20, their big signing next summer. (AS)

Paris St-Germain are considering a swap deal with Barcelona that would see Brazil forward Philippe Coutinho, 27, head to France with his national team-mate Neymar, also 27, moving the other way. (Times)

Manchester United are interested in signing Argentina striker Mauro Icardi, 26, as part of a swap deal that would see Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku, 26, join Inter Milan. (Express)

Barcelona have pulled out of the race to sign Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt, leaving Juventus well-placed to sign the 19-year-old Dutch international. (Marca)

Lyon’s French striker Moussa Dembele, 22, has ruled out a move this summer despite links with several clubs, including Manchester United. (Goal)

Manchester City are “hours away” from announcing the signing of Eibar’s Spanish goalkeeper Asier Riesgo, 35. (Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish)

Burnley have told goalkeeper Joe Hart he can leave, and the 32-year-old former England number one is open to a move to Lille. (Mail)

Southampton have offered Birmingham £14m for English striker Che Adams but are prepared to walk away from the deal if the Championship side want more for the 22-year-old. (Southern Daily Echo)

Leeds United’s English midfielder Jack Clarke is on the verge of signing for Tottenham. The 18-year-old will be immediately loaned back to the Championship side. (Express)

Liverpool, Tottenham and Everton are interested in signing Mainz and Ivory Coast midfielder Jean-Philippe Gbamin, 23. (Fussballtransfers – in German)

Watford, Stoke, Celtic, Fenerbache and Olympiakos are all interested in Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic and the 32-year-old Bosnian is keen to play first-team football. (Star)

Real Madrid are monitoring Newcastle United and Paraguay forward Miguel Almiron, 25. (TycSports, in Spanish)

England under-21 goalkeeper Dean Henderson, 22, wants to triple his wage to £75,000 a week at Manchester United. (Sun)

Wolves want Lyon’s French midfielder Lucas Tousart, 22. (Calciomercato – in Italian)

West Ham still want Celta Vigo and Uruguay striker Maxi Gomez, 22, but are unlikely to pursue Bournemouth’s English forward Callum Wilson, 27. (Evening Standard)

Aston Villa’s hopes of signing Leeds United’s Kalvin Phillips have been dashed after they were quoted £30m for the 23-year-old English midfielder. (Sun)

Juventus are hopeful of beating Liverpool and Tottenham in the race to sign West Brom’s English midfielder Rekeem Harper, 19. (Mirror)

Arsenal will have to pay £13.5m for Paris St-Germain’s French forward Christopher Nkunku, 21, with RB Leipzig also interested. (L’Equipe – in French)

Nottingham Forest are on the verge of signing free agent Alan Hutton, 34, after the former Scotland right-back left Aston Villa. (Sun)

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