Thursday’s news and transfer rumour gossip.
Chelsea are ready to raid Real Madrid for Manchester United target Gareth Bale, 25, next summer – (Daily Express)
Chelsea and Manchester United have been told they will need to pay £19m for out-of-favour Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane, 21, who is looking for a move in January – (Daily Express)
Manchester United are set to test Atletico Madrid’s resolve in January by bidding £20m for defender Miranda, 30 – (Daily Star)
Ron Vlaar, 29, has given Manchester United and Arsenal fresh hope of signing him after his agent confirmed the defender is likely to leave Aston Villa – (Daily Mirror)
Inter Milan have opened discussions about taking Arsenal striker Joel Campbell, 22, on loan with a £7m option to make it permanent –(Daily Mirror)