Premier League transfer news: Gareth Bale, Nabil Fekir, Aaron Ramsey

Tottenham plan ‘audacious’ bid to bring Gareth Bale back from Real Madrid

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Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale scored twice in the Champions League final against Liverpool
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Premier League transfer news and rumours

Bale set for Spurs return?

Just three days after the BBC reported that Gareth Bale would not return to his former club Tottenham Hotspur, the Independent says the north London outfit may in fact launch an “audacious” bid for the Real Madrid star.

Bale’s future at the European champions looks in doubt after saying he needs to be playing “week in, week out” following his match-winning performance in the Champions League final against Liverpool.

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According to the Independent Bale will discuss his future with Real this week and Spurs are “monitoring developments”. Reports claim that if the Wales star was to return to Tottenham he would need to take a pay cut.

But ESPN says Bale’s Spurs return won’t depend on wages and he is “open to a return and willing to make compromises on financial demands”.

Marko Arnautovic: West Ham to Manchester United

United boss Jose Mourinho is keen on signing West Ham striker Marko Arnautovic, the Manchester Evening News reports. Mourinho, who managed Arnautovic at Inter Milan, was spotted watching the Austrian in action against Russia last night. Despite United’s interest, the London Evening Standard says West Ham don’t want to sell the £50m-rated forward.

Nabil Fekir: Lyon to Liverpool

Mootaz Chehade, a journalist at Spanish outlet Vavel, has said on Twitter that Nabil Fekir’s transfer to Liverpool is a “done deal” and an announcement will be made in the next few days. Jurgen Klopp is looking to sign the Lyon star before the World Cup starts and Le Parisien reports that the Reds have offered €60m (£52.6m) for the forward.

Emery plans talks with Ramsey and Wilshere

New Arsenal boss Unai Emery will sit down with midfielders Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere to discuss their futures. The Gunners have offered Welsh international Ramsey a new five-year deal but if he does not sign he will be sold as his current contract expires in 12 months’ time. Wilshere, who is out of contract next month, has also been offered new terms. (The Daily Telegraph)

Jorginho: Napoli to Manchester City

Jorginho’s long-awaited transfer to Premier League champions Manchester City could be completed early next week. The Italy midfielder will line up for his national side against Holland in a friendly match on Monday. (The Sun)

Joe Hart: Manchester City to Sporting Lisbon

City and England outcast Joe Hart could be “thrown a career lifeline” by Sporting Lisbon. Hart spent last season on loan at West Ham but does not figure in the long-term plans of City boss Pep Guardiola. (Daily Star)

Palace to offer Zaha new deal

Crystal Palace are set to offer Wilfried Zaha a new contract to fend off interest from Tottenham and Chelsea. The Ivory Coast international scored nine goals in 29 games this season for Roy Hodgson’s side. (The Guardian)

Aleksandar Mitrovic: Newcastle United to Fulham

Captain Tom Cairney has urged Fulham to sign Aleksandar Mitrovic after the on-loan Newcastle striker helped the west London club secure promotion to the Premier League. Fulham may have to pay £20m to sign Mitrovic on a permanent deal. (London Evening Standard)

Stoke want £30m for keeper Butland

Relegated Stoke City will demand a fee of £30m for Jack Butland. The goalkeeper, who is part of England’s World Cup squad, signed for Stoke from Birmingham in 2013 and a 20% sell-on clause was included as part of the deal. (The Sun)

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