Monday’s news and transfer rumour gossip.
Manchester United could sign winger Gareth Bale, 25, from Real Madrid for £90m, with the Spanish giants to use the money to sign Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard, 23 – (Daily Star)
New York Red Bulls sporting director and former Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier is ready to offer Steven Gerrard a lucrative deal if the 34-year-old turns down a new contract at Anfield – (Daily Mirror)
Manchester City are the latest club to join the race to sign £47m-rated Borussia Dortmund and Germany defender Mats Hummels, 25 – (Daily Express)
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has urged Reds manager Brendan Rodgers to offer at least £20m for Swansea striker Wilfried Bony, 26, in January – (Daily Express)
Arsenal are preparing to move for German defender Benedikt Howedes, 26, as Arsene Wenger looks to strengthen his under-manned defence in January – (Metro)