Tottenham get to work on a deal to see Gareth Bale return to north London, while Man City reach a mammoth defender deal – all in the latest Euro Paper Talk.
SPURS, MADRID WORK ON BALE RETURN?
Tottenham are working with Real Madrid on a proposal that would see Gareth Bale make a sensational return to Spurs before his contract in Spain runs out, according to a report.
Bale’s relationship with Madrid has steadily declined in recent seasons. Indeed, the situation worsened when manager Zinedine Zidane left the Welshman out of his Champions League squad.
Zidane insisted that Bale refused to be part of the squad, with more recent reports claiming the winger is willing to sit it out for the remaining two years of his deal without game time.
However, according to Todofichajes, Spurs and Madrid could yet offer Bale an escape route from his troubles.
The two clubs are reportedly working on a two-year loan that would likely see both clubs pay part of his wages. Indeed, a permanent deal for any club looks unlikely given his astronomical salary.
However, the loan proposal is “affordable” for Spurs, who are operating on a reduced budget this summer.
What’s more, Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has personally spoken to Bale to express his desire to sign the 31-year-old.
Despite his troubles on and off the field since signing in 2013, Bale has scored 105 goals in 251 games for Madrid.
AND THE REST FROM EURO PAPER TALK
Manchester City are close to reaching an agreement for the £58million signing of Kalidou Koulibaly (Todofichajes)
Napoli defender Koulibaly dreams of a big-money move to the Premier League (La Repubblica)
Real Madrid could offer Arsenal a swap deal to bring Alexandre Lacazette to the Spanish capital (Don Balon)
Chelsea are frontrunners to sign Real Madrid left-back Sergio Reguilon after his loan with Sevilla (AS)
However, Madrid want to insert a buy-back clause into any deal agreed, with Arsenal also keen (AS)
Besiktas have presented Mario Balotelli a chance in Turkey for his next adventure (Todofichajes)
Wolves’ current valuation of Mexican striker Raul Jimenez sits between £36million and £40million (Todofichajes)
Wolves see Benfica marksman Carlos Vinicius as the perfect replacement for Jimenez (Mais Transferencias)
Werder Bremen’s chase for Manchester United youngster Tahith Chong is in danger of falling through (SportBILD)
Meanwhile, talks between Werder and RB Leipzig for the sale of striker Milot Rashica have stalled (Weser Kurier)
Fulham are keen on re-signing Ryan Babel ahead of their return to the Premier League (Takvim)
Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak says the time will come for talks over his future (AS)
Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann is confident his side can win the Champions League (Sport)
Jean-Clair Todibo was the Barca player who tested positive for coronavirus (Football Espana)