Real Madrid set price for Gareth Bale; Arsenal in for Palace's Wilfried Zaha
With the January window on the horizon, there's plenty brewing in the transfer market. All the latest deals and potential deals can be found here.
Real Madrid set Bale fee
Real Madrid have slapped an £85 million price tag on Gareth Bale as Manchester United continue to monitor the winger's situation in Spain, reports the Daily Mirror.
Bale has struggled with injuries throughout his time in Madrid, and the Bernabeu board are apparently ready to cash in before his value begins to decline.
Now 28, the Welshman is still a huge asset to Zinedine Zidane's side when fit, but sadly calf and thigh problems have sidelined him for much of the season.
That hasn't put off United, however, who are joined in expressing an interest by Bale's former side Tottenham along with Chelsea.
It's likely a deal will be thrashed out next summer, when it might be possible to negotiate a lower fee depending on how much Bale is involved between now and the end of the campaign.
Zaha to replace Sanchez?
Arsenal haven't had to look very far to find a replacement for Alexis Sanchez, according to The Sun.
The Gunners are preparing to raid London rivals Crystal Palace for Wilfried Zaha, who has maintained last year's fine form despite the Eagles' problems this term.
Zaha, who was capped twice by England in friendly matches before switching his allegiance to Ivory Coast, has scored twice so far this season -- including the winner against Chelsea -- to follow his tally of seven goals and nine assists in 2016-17.
The 25-year-old's performances have alerted Arsene Wenger, who is now plotting a £35m move for the former Manchester United winger.
With Alexis tipped to join Manchester City either in January or when his contract expires next summer, Zaha could be the man to fill the Chilean's boots at the Emirates.
Juventus to charm Can
Juventus are stepping up their efforts to sign Liverpool contract rebel Emre Can by instructing his Germany teammate Sami Khedira to entice the midfielder over the international break.
The Italian champions are desperate for Can to join them when his deal expires in June, and the Daily Mirror claims that his friendship with Khedira could play a crucial role in transfer talks.
The 23-year-old is reluctant to commit his future to Liverpool unless the club include a release clause in their contract offer, with the Reds thus far refusing to agree to Can's demands.
- According to the Daily Mirror, Marouane Fellaini will leave Manchester United in January after an £8m deal was agreed with Besiktas. Jose Mourinho has apparently been told he must sell players before being given funds to strengthen his squad and Fellaini, whose contract expires next year, will be the first to be shown the door.
- Matthijs de Ligt leads Barcelona's list of defensive targets after Javier Mascherano hinted that this could be his final season at the Nou Camp, according to Mundo Deportivo. De Ligt is still only 18 but impressed in his breakthrough year at Ajax last season and has already been capped twice by the Netherlands.
- David Moyes is planning to swoop for Liverpool striker Danny Ings when the transfer window opens in January, reports The Sun. The former Burnley forward has seen his Anfield career blighted by injuries and is thought to be available on loan.
- Kevin Mirallas is another name on Moyes' shortlist, claims the Daily Mirror. The new West Ham boss signed the winger for Everton five years ago and is keen on bringing him to the London Stadium in January.
Matthew Stanger covers European football for ESPN and is the editor of The Set Pieces. Twitter: @MatthewStanger