MONDAY’S FOOTBALL GOSSIP ROUND-UP: Manchester United lining up audacious bid for Gareth Bale
Manchester United have been linked with an audacious move for Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale. The Reds are said to be prepared to fork out £40 million plus David De Gea for the Welshman (Manchester Evening News).
Liverpool are favourites to sign teenage sensation Teddy Bishop from Ipswich Town. (Daily Mirror)
Meanwhile, Anfield target Karim Benzema could be on his way out of Real Madrid. (Liverpool Echo)
Elsewhere on Merseyside, Everton are still trying to persuade winger Kevin Mirallas to put pen to paper on a new contract. (Guardian)
Mirallas could be heading to Spurs, with the North London club prepared to offer Aaron Lennon to the Toffees in return. (London Evening Standard)
West Brom have made a bid for Wigan winger Callum McManaman. (Daily Telegraph)
Lloyd Dyer: Watford - Birmingham (Loan)