Sunday’s gossip column

Football gossip

Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara, 29, has dismissed reports linking him with a move away from the club this summer, despite the Spaniard attracting interest from Liverpool and Manchester United. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool are on fresh alert to sign Barcelona’s French World Cup winner Antoine Griezmann, 29, after Lionel Messi’s decision to stay at the Nou Camp. (Mail)external-link

Liverpool have told Barcelona it will cost them £15m if they want to sign Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 29. (Mirror)external-link

Wales manager Ryan Giggs believes 19-year-old defender Ethan Ampadu has a big decision to make over his Chelsea career because of a lack of game time at club level. (Sky Sports)external-link

Newcastle have made a bid of £20m for Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson and want to finalise a deal for the 28-year-old Englishman before next weekend’s Premier League season-opener against West Ham. (Sunderland Echo)external-link

Manchester United’s French midfielder Paul Pogba, 27, wants to return to Juventus, which why he has not yet signed a new deal at Old Trafford – even though his contract runs out in 2021. (Tuttosport)external-link

United goalkeeper David de Gea has posted a picture with fellow Spaniard Sergio Reguilon on his Instagram page, leading to speculation that the 23-year-old Real Madrid defender could be on his way to Old Trafford. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Talks between Chelsea and Rennes over a move for the French side’s Senegalese goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, 29, have reached a critical stage. (Sun)external-link

Tottenham are preparing a £13m bid for Watford‘s English midfielder Will Hughes, 25. (Mirror) external-link

Sheffield United are favourites to sign Bayern Munich forward Leon Dajaku, 19, on loan with Swansea and Torino also interested in the Germany youth international. (Goal)external-link

Chelsea are set to hand Michy Batshuayi, 26, a new deal before offering him out on loan, with Crystal Palace, West Brom and Newcastle keen on the Belgium international. (Sun)external-link

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