Bale makes decision about Man Utd move, Tottenham interested in Bayer Leverkusen star and more news


After Borussia Dortmund manager Lucien Favre told journalists that he expects Jadon Sancho to stay put for another season, the Red Devils have been linked with the Real Madrid star.

Gareth Bale would be willing to move to Manchester United if the Old Trafford outfit make a concrete offer for the Welshman, reports Sky Sports.

The out-of-favor Real Madrid star, who made only 20 appearances for Los Blancos last season, has made it clear he would leave Santiago Bernabeu if Zinedine Zidane’s side allows him to. He was on the verge of leaving Madrid last season before the Spanish giants pulled the plug on his transfer to China.

La Liga champions have since changed their stance on Bale and wants to get rid of the Welshman to lower their wage bill. Madrid are paying their squad £312m in salaries even after the departure of previous high-earner James Rodriguez to Everton earlier this summer.

The aforementioned report also claims that Real would have no qualms even if Bale decides to leave the club temporarily, although the 31-year-old is adamant he’d only join a club that could offer him regular first-team football as he doesn’t want to end up as a back-up option.

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The 31-year-old had fallen down the pecking order at Real Madrid (Image Copyright: imago images / Cordon Press/Miguelez Sports)

Top News 2: Tottenham interested in Bayer Leverkusen’s Leon Bailey

Tottenham interested in Bayer Leverkusen star Leon Bailey
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After suffering an opening day defeat at the hands of Everton, Jose Mourinho’s side are expected to make waves in the transfer market.

Tottenham Hotspur are interested in securing the services of £ 40m-rated Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey, as per Sky Sports.

The report goes on to add that the highly-rated Bundesliga star is also open to following the footsteps of his former teammate Kai Havertz by securing a move to the Premier League.

Jose Mourinho’s side aren’t the only Premier League outfit interested in Baily though as Everton have also been linked with the 23-year-old Jamaica international who scored 7 goals in 33 Bundesliga appearances last season.

Spurs have spent more than €60m on three new signings this summer and are actively looking for a striker that could serve as a back-up of Harry Kane in their squad.

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Top News 3: Manchester City considering making move for Jose Gimenez

Manchester City considering making move for Jose Gimenez
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Although reports in Spain claim that the Citizens have an £87m bid rejected for the Uruguayan, Daily Mail claims that Pep Guardiola’s side are yet to make an offer for the 25-year-old.

Manchester City are targeting Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez and might end up making an offer for the 25-year-old this summer.

Pep Guardiola’s side are in the market for a new centre-back despite bringing in Nathan Ake from Bournemouth in a £41m deal last month. They were earlier linked with Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly but have now apparently turned their attentions to Gimenez.

The Uruguay international, who is four years younger than Koulibaly, won’t come cheaper than his Napoli counterpart though as his form over the past few seasons strengthens Atleti’s hand as they demand a king’s ransom for the centre-back.

City have already spent more than €65m on bringing the likes of Ake and Ferran Torres to the Etihad and reportedly expect couple of new faces to join the club before the summer transfer window closes next month.

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