Football gossip: Bale, Varane, Courtois, Sancho, Pedro, Barella

Football gossip

Real Madrid and Wales forward Gareth Bale has told his entourage he has no plans to leave the Bernabeu in the next transfer window. The 29-year-old has been linked with a return to Tottenham, and also with Manchester United. (Marca, via Inside Futbol)external-link

Real boss Zinedine Zidane has not ruled out the prospect of Bale leaving, saying his future at the club will be decided at the end of the season. (Mirror)external-link

Zidane dismissed suggestions of France defender Raphael Varane, 25, leaving Real. He said of the Manchester United target: "I don't want a Madrid without Varane." (Marca)external-link

Real will demand any suitors for Varane pay the centre-back's 500m euros (£429m) release clause in full. (

Meanwhile, Zidane has hinted he will sell former Chelsea and Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 26, this summer. (Mirror)external-link

Manchester United have made Borussia Dortmund's England winger Jadon Sancho their number one target for their summer rebuild and are prepared to pay more than £100m for the 19-year-old. (Independent)external-link

Inter Milan and AC Milan are both chasing Chelsea's Spanish winger Pedro, 31. (Express)external-link

Arsenal sent a scout to watch Cagliari and Italy midfielder Nicolo Barella, 22, in action against Juventus. (Star)external-link

Real Madrid and Juventus have moved ahead of Manchester United and Manchester City as they compete for the signing of Benfica's Portugal Under-21 midfielder Joao Felix, 19. (Sun)external-link

Sam Allardyce says he has not been contacted about West Brom's vacant head coach role, despite being named favourite to succeed Darren Moore - but the 64-year-old former England manager would be open to an approach. (Express and Star)external-link

Manchester United are the latest team to show an interest in Leicester's Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans, 21, who is on loan from Monaco. (HLN, via Leicester Mercury)external-link

Cardiff have asked Nantes for a meeting to try to resolve their feud over the tragic transfer of Emiliano Sala. (Telegraph)external-link

Everton director of football Marcel Brands says the Toffees must return to a period of managerial stability with Marco Silva given the "time" to bring success to Goodison. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has set his sights on domestic glory in a fifth country, and left the door open to an approach from the Bundesliga. (Mail)external-link

Mourinho has hinted his problems with France midfielder Paul Pogba may have stemmed from a row over the 26-year-old wanting to travel in his own Rolls Royce rather than the team bus. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson is planning to have England Under-21 defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 21, and Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha, 26, in his squad next season - but admits every player has their price. (Evening Standard)external-link

Leicester have been linked with a summer move for Cardiff's Spanish midfielder Victor Camarasa, 24, who is on loan from Real Betis. (Leicester Mercury)external-link

Chelsea are considering rewarding England Under-20 defender Reece James, 19, for his impressive loan spell at Wigan by making him part of their senior squad next season. (London Evening Standard)external-link

Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff, 21, has been named as an ambassador for the club's charity following an impressive breakthrough season. (Newcastle Chronicle)external-link

Aberdeen will receive 20% of the transfer fee if Scotland winger Ryan Fraser leaves Bournemouth. The 25-year-old has been linked with Arsenal and Tottenham. (Daily Record)external-link

Leicester City's 30-year-old Algeria forward Islam Slimani, who is on loan in Turkey with Fenerbahce, has been linked with a move to Greek side Olympiakos. (SDNA, via Leicester Mercury)external-link

Kilmarnock goalkeeper Dan Bachmann, on loan from Watford, will snub a move to Rangers with the 24-year-old Austrian preferring to play in the Premier League. (Star)external-link

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