Friday’s news and transfer rumour gossip.
Manchester City have been told they will have to pay a British-record transfer fee of £60m to sign midfielder Ross Barkley, 22, from Everton – (Manchester Evening News)
Real Madrid are considering selling forward Gareth Bale, 25, to Chelsea in a £90m deal at the end of the season – (Daily Express)
Manchester United want on-loan striker Radamel Falcao, 28, to prove his fitness before committing to a £43m transfer – (Daily Mirror)
Germany boss Joachim Low has urged forward Lukas Podolski, 29, to leave Arsenal in order to save his international career – (Daily Star)
Arsenal could turn to Sevilla midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak, 24, in a £24m deal – (Daily Express)