Football gossip: Usmanov, Hernandez, Jorginho, Martial, Hoolahan

Football gossip

Former Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov is considering a move for Charlton Athletic after cashing in his Gunners shares, worth £600m (Mirror)external-link

Atletico Madrid want to increase France defender Lucas Hernandez's release clause to 150m euros (£135m) to fend off any interest from Manchester United (TalkSport)external-link

Italy midfielder Jorginho's agent has confirmed that the 26-year-old agreed to join Manchester City in the summer but ultimately signed for Chelsea because City failed to negotiate a deal with Napoli. (Metro)external-link

Real Madrid's 22-year-old Spain midfielder Dani Ceballos says he would have left the club if Zinedine Zidane had stayed as manager. (Marca)external-link

Juventus want to sign Manchester United and France forward Anthony Martial, 22, on a free transfer. (Calciomercato)external-link

Scottish defender Russell Martin, 32, has joined his former Norwich team-mate Wes Hoolahan, 36, on trial at West Brom. (Sky Sports)external-link

Liverpool and England midfielder Jordan Henderson, 28, says he watched a replay of this summer's World Cup semi-final defeat by Croatia because he wanted to learn as much as he could from it. (Evening Standard)external-link

Tottenham's 27-year-old England full-back Kieran Trippier says he has watched his goal from that game "about 100 times". (Sun)external-link

Meanwhile, 22-year-old midfielder Dele Alli - Trippier's club and international team-mate - believes England can win Euro 2020 because the players "feel like there are no limits".(Mirror)external-link

Manchester City have beaten Tottenham and Chelsea to the signing of 16-year-old Irish goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu for £420,000 from Shamrock Rovers. (Telegraph)external-link

Real Madrid's 25-year-old midfielder Isco refused to answer a question at a Spain news conference, telling the reporter: "You will write what you want anyway, so why should I answer? We don't need people who are constantly criticising us." (El Pais - in Spanish)external-link

Spain manager Luis Enrique is getting tough with his players in an effort to get them back into shape after their early exit from the World Cup - including banning late-night cards and video games. (Star)external-link

Wolfsburg have terminated Kaylen Hinds' contract after the 20-year-old English ex-Arsenal forward disappeared earlier this summer, claiming to have had problems with his passport. (ESPN)external-link

Tottenham will offer season-ticket holders and members the right to buy three extra tickets for their home match with Liverpool amid fears some fans are boycotting matches at Wembley. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Spurs have been granted special dispensation by the EFL to play their Carabao Cup third-round tie against Watford later this month at League Two side Milton Keynes Dons' Stadium MK. (Independent)external-link

Everton and England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, 24, says he will not take risks like his 25-year-old Liverpool counterpart and Brazil international Alisson.(Mail)external-link

Former Southampton and Italy striker Dani Osvaldo, 32, says he gave up football to become a singer in a band because he "likes to be free". (Sun)external-link

Burnley coach Michael Duff is set to be named as the new manager of Cheltenham Town. (Gloucestershire Live)external-link

A stray dog has become the unofficial assistant manager of a Paraguayan club Sporting Club 2 de Mayo. (Cronica - in Spanish)external-link

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