Gossip column: Bale, Griezmann, Silva, Van Aanholt, Aguero, Willian

Football gossip

Manchester United are lining up a £136m double move for Real Madrid's Wales forward Gareth Bale, 28, and Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann. (Sun on Sunday)

But Real Madrid may pursue 26-year-old France forward Griezmann if Bale is sold. (Don Balon - in Spanish)

And Bale's former club Tottenham could use a clause in the Welshman's contract that gives them the chance to match any offers Real receive from the Premier League. (Sunday Express)

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone hinted after his side's goalless draw with Real Madrid that Griezmann could leave. (Mail on Sunday)

Crystal Palace and Netherlands left-back Patrick van Aanholt, 27, is a surprise target for Manchester City as manager Pep Guardiola seeks cover for the injured France international Benjamin Mendy, 23, in January. (Sun on Sunday)

Everton want to bring in Watford boss Marco Silva because they believe the Portuguese will help attract players of the calibre of Paris St-Germain's 30-year-old Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani to Goodison Park. (Sunday Times - subscription required)

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is set to stay at the club until at least 2020. Portuguese Mourinho has another 18 months to run on his contract - plus the option of a further year. (Star)

Big-spending PSG are thought to want Mourinho, but the French giants would have to pay £30m in compensation to prize him away from Old Trafford. (Sunday Mirror)

Chelsea's 29-year-old Brazil midfielder Willian could be set for a transfer to Manchester United - if the Blues complete their move for Paris St-Germain's Brazil winger Lucas Moura, 25. (Calciomercato)

Real Madrid are planning a £53m move for Manchester City's 29-year-old Argentina forward Sergio Aguero, but it could depend on whether Arsenal and Chile striker Alexis Sanchez, 28, joins Pep Guardiola's side from the Gunners. (Don Balon - in Spanish)

Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool are monitoring Shakhtar Donetsk's Brazil winger Bernard, 25, who is out of contract this summer. (UOL Sport - in Portuguese)

Manchester United will make a January offer of £40m for England full-back Danny Rose, 27, who was left out of the Tottenham squad for the north London derby defeat - and offer 22-year-old former Southampton defender Luke Shaw as part of the deal. (Sunday Mirror)

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo, 32, may not be interested in a move from Real Madrid to play in the United States because long-term rival and Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 30, is also not keen on a move from Barcelona to Major League Soccer. (Don Balon - in Spanish)

Manchester United have renewed their interest in West Ham midfielder Domingos Quina, with scouts watching the 17-year-old score for Portugal Under-19s against Spain this week. (ESPN)


Former Arsenal and France striker Thierry Henry is a surprise candidate to replace Chris Coleman as Wales boss. (Sunday Mirror)

New West Ham manager David Moyes does not think his role with the Hammers is his last chance after his struggles at Manchester United, Real Sociedad and Sunderland. (Observer)

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling jokes he could become a prolific goalscorer after he netted for the first time this season in Saturday's 4-1 victory over Newcastle at Old Trafford...

Chris Smalling
Smalling is eight goals behind Golden Boot leader Mo Salah of Liverpool

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino claims he would not swap Arsenal's three recent FA Cup triumphs for his achievements so far at Tottenham. (Sunday Times - subscription required)

Former Liverpool forward Harry Kewell, now manager at League Two Crawley, was held back by security and his own players after he confronted fans who were shouting abuse at him following the 4-0 defeat at Wycombe.(Sun on Sunday)

A 'Wenger Out' banner was spotted at a political rally against the Mugabe regime in Zimbabwe. (Sunday Mirror)

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez admits his team find it difficult to compete with the higher spenders in the Premier League. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Bournemouth's Callum Wilson, fit again after overcoming two long-term cruciate knee ligament injuries, savours his hat-trick for the Cherries against Huddersfield...

Callum Wilson
Wilson was lethal in front of goal against Huddersfield

Brighton boss Chris Hughton is unconvinced about the merits of a winter break - but wants the number of matches over the festive period cut from three to two. (Argus)

Burnley manager Sean Dyche, who has been linked with a move to Everton, wants all connected with the Clarets to enjoy victories such as Saturday's 2-0 win over Swansea and insists the main target for the club remains securing 40 league points. (Lancashire Telegraph)

Mark Hughes has assured Stoke fans that 23-year-old France defender Kurt Zouma, on loan from Chelsea for the season, will not be leaving the club in January. (Stoke Sentinel)

Everton caretaker boss David Unsworth has backed majority owner Farhad Moshiri and chairman Bill Kenwright to make the "right decision" when it comes to appointing the club's new manager. (Liverpool Echo)

Best of Saturday's gossip

Manchester United will try to sign Real Madrid's 28-year-old forward Gareth Bale next summer. (Daily Mirror)

United believe they can help Wales international Bale overcome his fitness issues and are not put off by the series of injuries he has recently suffered. (Guardian)

Chelsea will have scouts at Inter Milan's match against Atalanta on Sunday to watch centre-back Milan Skriniar, 22, and 30-year-old midfielder Antonio Candreva. (FC Internews)

Juventus midfielder Stefano Sturaro is not close to moving to Newcastle United despite reports suggesting otherwise, the 24-year-old's agent says. (Evening Chronicle)

Napoli have entered the race to sign Espanyol's 20-year-old defender Aaron Martin, who is a target for Manchester City and Manchester United. (Sport - in Spanish)

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