Real Madrid losing trust in Gareth Bale and could sell to Man United for right price

David Cooper 11/10/2017
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Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale

The transfer window may not open again until January 1 2018 but that hasn’t put an end to plenty of speculation throughout Europe.

Here, we take a look at the big stories dominating the headlines.

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GARETH BALE

Real Madrid will sell Gareth Bale but only if they can recoup a significant portion of the €100million they paid for the 28-year-old, according to El Confidencial.

Injury problems have plagued his career in Spain and there is a feeling Zinedine Zidane can no longer trust the Wales international.

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Man United are perpetually linked with a move for Bale but Madrid president Florentino Perez has always blocked his exit given his world-record move to the Bernabeu was his brainchild.

However, he’s an expensive asset to own when not fit and Perez could finally be convinced to sell up if the right price arrives.

HIRVING LOZANO

Arsenal are exploring the possibility of signing PSV winger Hirving Lozano.

According to the Daily Mail, the Gunners sent chief scout Steve Rowley to watch him in action and despite only joining Eindhoven in the summer could be available for £20million.

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Always be wary of signing from the Eredivisie but the Mexico international has been on fire for both club and country so far this season so it’s no surprise to see the big clubs circling.

Man City are also said to be keeping tabs so Arsenal could well face competition if they intend on progressing from the scouting process.

Eindhoven's Hirving Lozano celebrates scoring earlier this season

Eindhoven’s Hirving Lozano celebrates scoring earlier this season

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Saudi citizen makes incredible gesture to one-legged Egypt fan who went viral after Congo win

Alex Rea 10/10/2017
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Egypt players celebrate after victory over the Congo

A generous Saudi national has stunningly offered the one-legged Egypt fan who went viral for his wild celebration following his country’s World Cup qualification the opportunity to see them in Russia.

As well as the pledge to pay for travel, tickets, accommodation and food, Monther Al Sheikh Mubarak also promised to pay all the costs for Mahmoud Abdo’s implementation of a prosthetic leg.

Abdo became an overnight sensation across the globe after he flung himself into the air and danced with delight after Mohamed Salah’s 95th minute penalty in the 2-1 win over Congo sealed progression to their first World Cup since 1990.

Egyptian fan Ahmed Hammad sparked the generous offer after he tweeted (translated from Arabic): “By Allah this man deserves a prosthetic and a trip to Moscow to support the team.”

Monther Al Sheikh Mubarak replied: “And also plane tickets, residence cost and food if he wishes. “Let him choose any centre in Egypt and I’ll cover the cost [for the prosthetic]”.

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Man City target Napoli defender while Brighton look at January move for Newcastle striker

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Manchester City are interested in bringing Napoli player FAOUZI GHOULAM to the Etihad Stadium in the new year, The Sun claims.

Pep Guardiola is reportedly willing to look into a £3million deal for the 26-year-old, who will be out of contract next summer.

The reports come after full-back Benjamin Mendy suffered a nasty knee injury, ruling him out of the squad in the long term.

HENRY ONYEKURU could be back at Everton by January after a loan spell at Anderlecht, a report in the Liverpool Echo says.

The 20-year-old did not have much time to pull on a blue shirt before he was sent on loan to the Belgian club due to work permit issues. Everton are reportedly hoping a “special talent” clause will overcome the permit problems in time to see the 20-year-old in the starting XI next year.

Henry Onyekuru is consoled by Craig Gordan in the Champions League

Henry Onyekuru is consoled by Craig Gordan in the Champions League

Turkish striker CENK TOSUN appears to be in high demand from the Premier League, according to the Croydon Advertiser.

Crystal Palace sent scouts to watch the 26-year-old, who is said to come with a €25million price tag. Tottenham and Newcastle are also believed to be interested in the striker, who has so far scored four goals for Besiktas this season.

Brighton are eyeing Serbian striker ALEKSANDAR MITROVIC for a January move, the Daily Mirror reports. Scouts were reportedly in the stands to watch the Newcastle player play for his country against Austria last week.

The 23-year-old has not seen much game time for the Magpies since he was handed a three-match ban after being found guilty of violent conduct during a game against West Ham.

Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic

Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic

ARDA TURAN is on Arsenal’s radar, according to a report in the Daily Mirror.

With the midfielder looking for more time on the pitch, the Gunners are hopeful of bringing Turan the Emirates in January, reports suggests. Galatasaray are also rumoured to want the 30-year-old in their side.

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DANNY ROSE could be swapping Tottenham for Manchester United, talkSPORT reports. After missing out in the last transfer window, United are said to be willing to try again for the 27-year-old come January.

The left-back has recently been on the sidelines due to injury but is set to return for Spurs later this month.

Jose Mouinho’s trip to Austria has been solved, according to the Daily Mirror. The Manchester United boss was said to be there to watch MIJAT GACINOVIC in the Austria v Serbia World Cup qualifier.

The 22-year-old has impressed at Eintracht Frankfurt and equally on an international level after scoring two goals in three appearances for Serbia.

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