Football gossip: Kante, Mandzukic, Giroud, Bale, Mourinho

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Real Madrid are well prepared to provide 28-year-old Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez and # 86m to sign the France midfielder NGolo Kante of Chelsea. (El Desmarque – in Spanish)
Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic and juventus, 33, is wanted by Manchester United but has been warned he will have to lower his wage demands. (ESPN)
However, Manchester United are somewhat concerned about the problems of signing any new players. (Metro)
Juventus sporting manager Fabio Paratici has dismissed speculation 34, forward Cristiano Ronaldo, can retire and says he is happy in the Serie A club. (Star)
The Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic of barcelona is contemplating a transfer to Juventus or even Manchester United, together with the 31-year-old having dropped down the pecking order. (Marca)
Arsenal manager Unai Emery isnt currently looking to improve his squad in the January transfer window. (The Athletic – subscription required)
Tottenham have upped his pursuit of Jose Mourinho amid uncertainty over the standing of Manchester United target Mauricio Pochettino. (Express)
33, France and chelsea striker Olivier Giroud, is prepared to depart the club in January if he doesnt play more. Canadian Major League Soccer side Vancouver Whitecaps along with inter Milan are one of the teams interested. (Sun)
Jordan Henderson states England players wanted to thrash Bulgaria
Croatia midfielder Luka Modric has pleaded with his Real Madrid team-mate Gareth Bale, 30, to remain at the club after the Wales forward almost left the club. (Independent)
27, brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho, could nevertheless return to Liverpool – should next 24, Bayern Munich decide to not sign up permanently. Hes presently on loan in the champions out of Barcelona. (AS)
Englands first captain, paul Ince, claims that he would have directed his team-mates away the pitch had been playing amid racist abuse against enthusiasts at the Bulgaria v England match on Monday. (Times – subscription required)
Crystal Palace are considering Inter Milan forward Gabriel Barbosa now. (PassionInter, through TeamTalk)
Manchester United are considering letting 19, English midfielder Angel Gomes, 19, Dutch winger Tahith Chong, and also 18, English midfielder James Garner, depart on loan in January. (Mail)
Arsenals failure to qualify for the Champions League at the end of this 2016-17 campaign price them the chance to signal France forward Antoine Griezmann, that was subsequently using Atletico Madrid. The 28-year-old joined Barcelona. (Star)
Inter Milan wish to improve the 96m launch clause 22, of striker Lautaro Martinez, in an attempt to ward off interest. (Tuttosport, via Mail)
Aston Villa will cover an 250,000 to Bournemouth as a result defender Tyrone Mings creating his England debut. The clause has been agreed between both clubs when the 26-year-old was signed by Villa from the south coast club in July. (Telegraph)
Paris St-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel says that he advised Brazil forwards Neymar hed have toface the facts and deal with the consequences of a fan backlash following the 27-year-old explained he wanted to leave the French champions in the summer. (Guardian)

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