Football gossip: Sancho, Ruiz, Mbappe, James, Rakitic

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Manchester United are prepared to meet Borussia Dortmund's demands as they attempt to sign England forward Jadon Sancho from the Bundesliga club, who want at least £100m for the 19-year-old. (Mirror)external-link

Manchester City are set to make an approach for Napoli's Spanish midfielder Fabian Ruiz, 23. (CalcioMercato)external-link

Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce is planning a loan bid for Chelsea's 19-year-old England Under-20 defender Reece James. (Sun)external-link

Real Madrid hope to take advantage of the deteriorating relationship between Paris St-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe and manager Thomas Tuchel in order to sign the 20-year-old France international. (AS)external-link

Former Tottenham Hotspur and Netherlands midfielder Rafael van der Vaart has called for the Premier League club to sign Morocco playmaker Hakim Ziyech, 26, from Dutch side Ajax.(NOS)external-link

Bayern Munich bosses have played down the chances of 30-year-old German forward Thomas Muller, who has been linked with Manchester United, leaving the club in January. (Mirror)external-link

Barcelona's Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic, 31, is "open to offers" regarding a January move, with United and Juventus monitoring the player. (Marca)external-link

Southampton want Erik Stoffelshaus, who has worked at Bundesliga side Schalke and Russian club Lokomotiv Moscow, to become their new sporting director, with Manchester United also interested in the 48-year-old German. (Sun)external-link

A photographer plans to send Brescia the bill for his broken camera after Italian former Liverpool and Manchester City forward Mario Balotelli, 29, kicked it in frustration at being substituted. (Sun)external-link

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