GARETH Bale is set to snub a big money move to China, while Atletico are ready to smash their transfer record to replace Antoine Griezmann.
That and more in another edition of Rumour Mill!
BALE TO REJECT CHINA MOVE
Real Madrid have reportedly accepted a massive offer for Gareth Bale from China, but the Welshman is set to snub the move.
Diario Gol report that the Spanish giants have received an offer of €130m (AU$237m) for the attacker, whose form at the Bernabeu has led many to believe he could be a part of a big exodus at the club.
Real have been heavily linked with a move for PSG superstar Neymar, and Bale’s departure could help to fund any potential move.
However, while Los Blancos may accept the offer, it appears the player may have other ideas, with the report adding that he’s set to snub the move in hope of a switch to a major European side.
Bale’s injury blighted career in the Spanish capital could soon be at an end – however as things stand it appears the Welshman won’t be the latest star to join the Chinese revolution.
ATLETICO TO DOUBLE TRANSFER RECORD FOR DYBALA
Atletico Madrid may have to double their transfer record to sign Paulo Dybala, as they target the Argentinian as a potential replacement for Barcelona-linked star Antoine Griezmann.
Diego Simeone reportedly had dinner with Dybala this week, with the Juve attacker in Madrid after being left out of Argentina’s squad for their upcoming international friendlies.
The Daily Mail reports the pair spoke at length, with the manager keen on the 24-year-old replacing the potentially departing Griezmann.
If a deal were to manifest, it would almost certainly break Atletico’s transfer record with Juventus thought to be holding out for offers of €120m(AU$191M) and over.
The club’s current record stands at the €65m (AU$104m) they spent on Diego Costa last summer.
Atletico are reportedly resigned to losing Griezmann, but if they could pull off a deal for Dybala it would ease their anguish at losing him to rivals Barca.
UTD AND REAL BOOSTED IN ALDERWEIRELD CHASE
Mauricio Pochettino will not stand in the way of Toby Alderweireld if the defender wishes to leave Spurs, according to the Daily Mail.
The Belgian international has refused to sign a new contract, with Manchester United and Real Madrid both thought to be interested in a move for the centre-back.
The report suggests that the player will be allowed to leave if chairman Daniel Levy receives an acceptable offer, with Pochettino thought to be keen to get rid of players not fully committed to the club.
UTD, CITY IN FOR BOATENG
Manchester United and Manchester City are set to fight it out for the signature of Bayern Munich centre-back Jerome Boateng, according to The Sun.
City boss Pep Guardiola is a big fan on the 29-year-old, having worked with him at Bayern, and now the manager is keen to bring the defender back to the club he left seven years ago.
United are also interested in signing the World Cup winner, with Jose Mourinho looking to strengthen his back line in the summer.
According to the report, sources close to the player expect him to move this summer.