Football gossip

are preparing to make a move for Bournemouth’s 27-year-old England forward Callum Wilson, who has scored three goals in his past two games. (Sun)

, Barcelona and want to sign ’s Spain midfielder Fabian Ruiz, 23. (Mail)

enquired about signing ’s 19-year-old England winger Jadon Sancho in the summer. (Viasport Football – via Manchester Evening News)

Former and France defender Patrice Evra, 38, says the current crop of players at need to “bleed for the club” before they are accepted by the fans. (Sky Sports)

’s 27-year-old Spain international Isco, who is attracting interest from Manchester City and , is wanted by Juventus, who are preparing a £66m bid for the former Malaga forward. (Sun)

Tottenham and France keeper Hugo Lloris, 32, says he is unlikely to finish his career at the club – and is interested in playing in Major League Soccer before he retires. (France Football – in French)

Manchester City manager is missing out on his top player targets because he is refusing to pay above-the-odds prices. (Guardian)

and Wales winger Daniel James, 21, says he almost quit football altogether when he was 12. (Inside United, via Mirror)

The dispute over 28-year-old France World Cup winning forward Antoine Griezmann’s £107m transfer from to Barcelona could lead to the Calatan club playing a game behind closed doors. (

Barcelona’s 16-year-old Guinea-Bissau-born winger Ansu Fati is close to agreeing a new five-year contract after scoring two goals in three appearances. (AS – in Spanish)

Brazil midfielder , 27, says – where he is on loan from Barcelona – are ‘more of a family’ than Barca and his former club . (Liverpool Echo)

Former and England striker Wayne Rooney, 33 – now with DC United – says MLS players should be paid more. (ESPN)

Norwich City’s sporting director Stuart Webber has agreed a new three-year contract. (Telegraph)

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