Saturday’s news and transfer rumour roundup.
Manchester United are planning on bidding for Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale, 25, after their prospects of re-signing Cristiano Ronaldo, 29, became increasingly unlikely – (Daily Star)
QPR manager Harry Redknapp has warned forward Adel Taarabt, 25, he won’t be sold in January unless someone meets the club’s asking price – (Daily Mirror)
Sunderland have rejected Scunthorpe’s loan bid for 20-year-old striker Duncan Watmore – (Sunderland Echo)
Former Southampton forward Matt Le Tissier says ex-boss Mauricio Pochettino has taken a massive gamble with his reputation by joining Tottenham – (Daily Express)
West Ham’s former Liverpool winger Stewart Downing says Reds boss Brendan Rodgers was “the one manager I had problems with” – (Daily Mail)