Football gossip: Grealish, Zaha, De Gea, Alderweireld, Higuain

Football gossip

Tottenham are to test Aston Villa by making a bid for 22-year-old English midfielder Jack Grealish, who is valued at £40m. (Telegraph)external-link

Spurs will end their pursuit of Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, 25, after being quoted £70m to sign the Ivory Coast international. (Mail)external-link

Manchester United will allow 27-year-old Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea to join Real Madrid this summer, but only if they sign Slovenia international Jan Oblak from Atletico Madrid. (Diario Gol - Spanish)external-link

Gonzalo Higuain's claim that the Premier League "fascinates me a lot" has increased Chelsea's interest in the 30-year-old Juventus and Argentina striker. (Mail)external-link

Manchester United and two unnamed Chinese Super League clubs have all made £35m bids for Benfica's Brazilian midfielder Anderson Talisca, 24. (O Jogo - in Portuguese)external-link

West Ham are in talks to sign Brazilian midfielder Felipe Anderson, 25, who is valued at £44m by Lazio. (Sky Sports)external-link

Meanwhile, the Hammers are in discussions to sign former Manchester City midfielder and Ivory Coast international Yaya Toure, 35, on a free transfer. (Mail)external-link

Arsenal will look to further bolster their defence this summer by signing RB Leipzig's versatile German defender Lukas Klostermann, 22. (Bild - German)external-link

Negotiations between Manchester United and Tottenham over Toby Alderweireld, 29, are deadlocked as the north London club want a fee in excess of £55m for the Belgium defender. (Evening Standard)external-link

Crystal Palace will look to Marseille's Japanese defender Hiroki Sakai, 28, to solve their problems at right-back after missing out on Fulham's 25-year-old Englishman Ryan Fredericks. (Standard)external-link

Liverpool are interested in signing Bayer Leverkusen's goalkeeper Bernd Leno, 26, but would have to pay £22m for the German. (Bild - in German)external-link

Roma goalkeeper Alisson, 25, has asked Liverpool forward and Brazil team-mate Roberto Firmino about a possible move to Anfield this summer. (Talksport)external-link

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is unlikely to sign a left-back this summer, instead opting to spend his transfer budget on a back-up for 25-year-old Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku. (Independent)external-link

West Ham have placed a £60m valuation on forward Marko Arnautovic, 29, with Manchester United interested in the Austria international. (Mirror)external-link

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez wants a reunion with former Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel. The 33-year-old Slovakian is free to leave Turkish side Fenerbahce.(Aspor - in Turkish)external-link

Former Real Madrid and Spain defender Fernando Hierro has been added to the list of candidates for the club's vacant managerial role after the shock resignation of Zinedine Zidane. (AS)external-link

La Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid are battling to sign Santos winger Rodrygo Goes, 17. The Brazilian has a £44m release clause in his contract. (Marca)external-link

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