Transfer rumours: Bale, Alcantara, Origi, Messi, Sancho, Torreira, Suarez, Koulibaly

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Liverpool will wait until the final week of the transfer window to make an official move for Bayern Munich’s Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara, 29. (Talksport)external-link

Manchester United are ready to offer Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale, 31, a short-term deal, with an initial season-long loan, after losing patience with efforts to sign Borussia Dortmund’s England winger Jadon Sancho, 20. (Sun)external-link

But Wales forward Bale is not keen on a loan move. (Mail)external-link

Manchester United fear increased competition for England winger Sancho next summer if they cannot prise him away from Borussia Dortmund in this transfer window. (ESPN)external-link

Barcelona’s Argentina playmaker Lionel Messi, 33, will be asked by club president Josep Maria Bartomeu to take a salary cut. (Deportes Cuatro – in Spanish)external-link

Manchester City have offered £82m plus £4.5m in add-ons for Atletico Madrid’s Uruguay defender Jose Gimenez, 25. (AS – in Spanish)external-link

Turkish side Fenerbahce are in talks with Liverpool over signing Belgium striker Divock Origi, with Aston Villa, Newcastle, Brighton and Fulham also interested in the 25-year-old. (Mirror)external-link

Arsenal could allow Lucas Torreira, 24, to leave on loan before the end of the transfer window, with Fiorentina and Torino both interested in signing the Uruguay midfielder. (Guardian)external-link

If Manchester City or Paris St-Germain do not complete a deal for Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly by the weekend, Napoli are expected to take the 29-year-old off the market. (Football Italia)external-link

Udinese and Argentina midfielder Rodrigo de Paul, 26, has said that a move to Leeds United is close – before deleting the update from Twitter. (Star)external-link

Manchester United are in talks with Real Madrid for 23-year-old Spain international Sergio Reguilon. (Marca)external-link

Sevilla, where Reguilon spent last season on loan, have signed Sporting’s Argentina left-back Marcos Acuna, 28. (Evening Standard)external-link

West Ham are considering another bid for England international defender James Tarkowski, 27, after Burnley rejected the latest offer, which amounted to £30m after add-ons. (Evening Standard)external-link

Tottenham are offering Napoli’s Poland international striker Arkadiusz Milik a £90,000-a-week contract and £5m signing-on fee. (Football Insider)external-link

Spurs are also lining up a bid for Eintracht Frankfurt and Dutch striker Bas Dost, 31, following Jose Mourinho’s complaints about the laziness of his squad. (Mail)external-link

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Barcelona forward Luis Suarez risks spending the season on the sidelines as he remains in a stand-off over his contract. The 33-year-old Uruguay international has been told to look for a new club but still has one year left on his deal. (ESPN)external-link

Chelsea’s English midfielder Conor Gallagher, 20, will join West Bromwich Albion on loan for the season and is set to sign a new deal at Stamford Bridge before the move is completed. (Football.London)external-link

Arsenal’s Argentine goalkeeper Emi Martinez, 28, is finalising a £20m move to Aston Villa after opting to leave the Gunners in search of guaranteed first-team football. (Evening Standard)external-link

Aston Villa are also close to signing 25-year-old Burkina Faso striker Bertrand Traore from Lyon. (Telegraph, subscription required)external-link

Tottenham are interested in signing Norway striker Alexander Sorloth, 24, according to Trabzonspor president Ahmet Agoglu. Sorloth is currently on loan with the Turkish club from Crystal Palace. (Independent)external-link

Werder Bremen officials have confirmed an approach has been made by Aston Villa for their Kosovo midfielder Milot Rashica, 24. (Deichstube, via Birmingham Mail)external-link

Aston Villa have offered English striker Keinan Davis, 22, a new three-year contract. (Football Insider)external-link

USA goalkeeper Zack Steffen, 25, is set to make his Manchester City debut in the Carabao Cup third round next week. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

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