Gareth Bale transfer news LIVE: Welshman FLYING in to London to secure Spurs return NOW, fellow Real star Reguilon too – The Sun

THE new season is finally here – but there's still plenty of time left for Premier League clubs to wheel and deal in the transfer window.

And one team making the running is Tottenham, with Gareth Bale closing in on returning to the club in a blockbuster loan move TODAY.

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Follow all the latest transfer gossip and news below…

  • BALE'S IN THE AIR!

    Tottenham fans are excitedly tracking Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon's flight from Madrid to London as the pair jet in to seal their transfers later today.

    The Lilywhites have agreed deals to bring the Real Madrid pair to N17 this summer, with fans whipped into a frenzy of excitement.

    And one in particular appears to have found the private flight online as they count down the moments until the pair are unveiled as Spurs players.

    The eagle-eyed fan tweeted: “Just checking that everyone else is tracking his flight as well? It’s normal behaviour right? hescominghome coys bale“.

  • SPURS IN FOR RUBY

    Tottenham are in the market for Benfica defender Ruben Dias, according to the Evening Standard.

    The 23-year-old is represented by Gestifute, who also cover Mourinho.

    Spurs reportedly tried to sign Dias in January but decided not to, and have since been hit by their failure to qualify for the Champions League, as well as coronavirus.

  • SOLSKJAER ON TRANSFERS

    After rumours of Jadon Sancho's transfer moving closer, the Manchester United boss revealed he understands why supporters want the best players.

    He said: “Fans will always want the best possible Man United team to watch.

    “That’s the passion we want, with the history we’ve had, we can look back 10 years 20 years and look back at the great players we’ve had

    “Since Sir Alex left we’ve been averaging fifth position, last season we got third, we had Bruno come in and Harry coming in as captain and showing leadership on the pitch and off the pitch.

    “We can go into the season with confidence and we’re always looking to go into the season with a boost.

    “And we’re working on it.”

  • HOLD ON JADON

    Manchester United are set to launch a last-minute bid for Jadon Sancho – and are confident Borussia Dortmund will be forced to accept a cut-price fee.

    The Red Devils missed out on the England ace after failing to negotiate a transfer fee before Borussia Dortmund's August 10 deadline.

    United hoped to convince the German giants to sell for a deal closer to £60m up front, with the remainder of their £108million valuation paid in instalments.

    But Dortmund held firm and ruled out the sale of Sancho, as United looked elsewhere – despite having agreed personal terms with the 20-year-old.

    As well as taking a look at Watford ace Ismaila Sarr, the Red Devils had hoped to sign Gareth Bale.

    However, Tottenham appear to have won the race for the Real Madrid outcast on a season-long loan deal.

  • HENTOURAGE

    Arsenal legend Thierry Henry is to be the focus of a new Entourage-style show about his glamorous life in football.

    The ex-Gunner is working with the creator of the original hit Hollywood series Doug Ellin to make a similar show about the world of football.

    Doug said the show will be inspired by Henry's life – just like Entourage was based on the life of actor Mark Wahlberg.

    The HBO show was based on Mark's experiences as a young actor in Hollywood and the wild parties and excesses of the LA scene.

    Ellin revealed: “It's a show set in the world of football. We’re actively trying to get that going right now.

    “Thierry Henry was in the Entourage movie so I’ve known him a long time. And Darren Dein, who is his long-time manager, is a good friend of mine.”

  • SIGHT FOR SARR EYES?

    Manchester United have started making enquiries over Ismaila Sarr as they look for alternatives to Jadon Sancho.

    The Senegalese, 22, is valued at around £30million and after being stumped by the asking price from Borussia Dortmund, the Red Devils are considering walking away for a deal for the England international.

    Sarr had six goals and six assists for Watford last season after signing from Rennes in August last year.

    According to the Independent, Sancho remains United's No1 target, but Ed Woodward and Matt Judge are being pragmatic over the £108m fee Dortmund are demanding, given the Red Devils are one of the biggest losers from no fans inside their stadium.

  • DON'T SWEAT IT

    Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has arrived at Spurs' training ground where he had his temperature checked.

    The Spurs supremo is on the verge of signing Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon from Real Madrid.

    The pair are due to fly in to Tottenham's training ground today.

  • SARR'S THE STAR

    Liverpool are reportedly eyeing a £36million bid for Watford ace Ismaila Sarr to boost their star-studded attack.

    The Mail claims Jurgen Klopp sees the Senegal forward, 22, as ideal back-up for Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.

    Sarr scored six goals in 30 appearances for Watford last season.

    But despite their relegation to the Championship, he is still very much seen as a Premier League player with bags of potential.

    Liverpool are said to have now made an enquiry for Sarr, who only joined Watford a year ago from Rennes for £30m.

    However, the champions will have to fork out at least £36m for his signature.

  • TOP DZEK

    Edin Dzeko has agreed terms with Juventus ahead of a £15million switch from Roma.

    The Serie A side are set to sign the 34-year-old instead of Luis Suarez – even though the Barcelona star sat his Italian language exam today.

    According to Goal, Dzeko will join Juventus on a two-year deal worth £7m-per-year.

    He was put up for sale by Roma as the club wanted to get his salary off the books.

    Dzeko – who joined Roma permanently in 2016 – scored 19 goals last season.

    Juventus have picked the ex-Manchester City star to replace Higuain instead of Suarez.

  • CARABAO ABOUT THAT

    Liverpool and Arsenal could meet in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup following Thursday night’s draw.

    There’s also a London derby on the cards with Chelsea potentially heading to rivals Tottenham.

    Manchester United face a trip to either Preston or Brighton and holders Man City could take on one of Millwall or Burnley.

  • LAMPS CASH BOOST

    Chelsea are on the verge of shipping unwanted duo Tiemoue Bakayoko and Davide Zappacosta to Serie A, according to reports.

    Neither have appeared in a competitive game for the Blues during Frank Lampard's tenure, having both been shipped out on loan last season.

    And the Chelsea boss' stance hasn't changed, with club chiefs having been busy trying to arrange permanent transfers for the pair.

    According to Fabrizio Romano Zappacosta, 28, will again only depart on loan, however, with Genoa borrowing him until June 2021.

    The 28-year-old has agreed on personal terms and will undergo his medical today.

    Genoa will pay a chunk of his £70,000-a-week wages, and could also add fellow Premier League full-back Danny Rose from Tottenham in the coming days.

  • TRANSFER ROUND-UP

    Tottenham fans believe Gareth Bale's return from Real Madrid is in the (golf) bag.

    A leaked image on social media appeared to show the 31-year-old booked in for a round of golf today… with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy and chief scout Steve Hitchin.

    Supporters on social media suggested the Wales superstar, 31, will swing back into town in the way he has spent much of the past year – playing his second-best sport.

    Bale said his goodbyes to his Real team-mates on Thursday, having reportedly agreed terms with Spurs and passed a medical.

    Meanwhile, Liverpool are pondering Watford's £36million-rated winger Ismaila Sarr as back-up for their famed front three.

    Reds' boss Jurgen Klopp is a big admirer of the Senegal star, 22, as he looks for options to Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.

    And Erling Haaland claims Manchester United target Jadon Sancho will remain an “important” team-mate at Borussia Dortmund this season

    Elsewhere, Roma's ex-Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko is thought to have accepted a £15million move to Juventus that leaves Luis Suarez in limbo.

    Barcelona discard Suarez, 33had been rated certain to join Juve after Ronald Koeman was named Nou Camp chief last month.

    Gonzalo Higuain is set for David Beckham's Inter Miami amid reports Juventus will cancel the Argentina striker's contract at a cost of £17million.

    The 32-year-old, who underwhelmed on loan at Chelsea, is behind compatriot Paulo Dybala and of course Cristiano Ronaldo in the Juve pecking order up front.

  • SPURS SWING IT FOR BALE

    A leaked image appears to show Gareth Bale is booked in for a round of golf with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy on Friday.

    Real Madrid star Bale is expected in London to complete his season's loan move.

    And fans went wild after seeing an image that further suggests the deal is in the bag.

    The photo seems to show Bale, 31, will play at Hadley Wood Golf Club with Levy and chief scout Steve Hitchin.

    Typical comments on social media included: “He's going to be announced while playing golf isn't he.”

  • HIGH-RISE HEARTACHE

    Here are what Arsenal's sales that left for PENNIES could be worth now.

    It doesn't make great reading for the Gunners.

  • KOP CAN ADD SARR QUALITY

    Liverpool are pondering Watford's £36million-rated winger Ismaila Sarr as back-up for their famed front three.

    Numerous reports suggest Watford might even push for more than £40m for the Senegal star, 22.

    It is thought Premier League champions Liverpool have yet to launch a bid.

    But boss Jurgen Klopp wants options to Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.

  • EDIN TO JUVE

    Roma's ex-Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko has reportedly agreed terms with Juventus over a £15million deal that leaves Luis Suarez in limbo.

    Bosnia star Dzeko, 34, seems certain to join the Serie A champions, having joined Roma in 2016 after winning the Premier League twice in four years at the Etihad.

    And that puts a question mark over Suarez's mooted move to Juve.

    Barcelona are thought to have made it clear they no longer want the Uruguay and ex-Liverpool frontman, 33.

  • THE SKY-HIGH BLUES

    Here's how Chelsea's summer spending eclipses Europe's other giants.

    And the£200million spree is£26m more than the next two clubs COMBINED – Barcelona and Inter Milan.

    But there's still time for that table to change, of course….

  • NO DON DEAL SO 'FRUSTRATING'

    Rio Ferdinand contrasted United's failure to sign Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho with Chelsea's near £200million spree. 

    He said: “Sancho was talked about months ago. Still not done, it’s so frustrating.

    “I'm not saying deals are easy to be done but Chelsea are showing deals can be done if you put the money down and it’s all done in the right way.” 

  • CHELSEA PUT UTD TO SHAME

    Rio Ferdinand believes Chelsea have put his old club Manchester United to shame in the transfer market.

    And he claims United's failure to sign prime target Jadon Sancho sums up their summer woes.

    The former England centre-back told the Five YouTube channel: “Frank (Lampard) has made signing players like it’s the norm, like it’s easy – water off a duck’s back. 

    “The difference in the way Chelsea have done their business compared to say my team Man United – there is no noise there’s nothing going on, all you’re seeing is bang – deal. Little bit of talk, bang – deal.

    “That is what’s frustrating for me and all the Man United fans.”

  • HIGUAIN SET FOR BECKS' MIAMI

    Gonzalo Higuain is set for David Beckham's Inter Miami amid reports Juventus will cancel the Argentina striker's contract at a cost of £17million.

    The 32-year-old, who underwhelmed on loan at Chelsea, is behind compatriot Paulo Dybala and of course Cristiano Ronaldo in the Juve pecking order up front.

  • SANE CAN REACH LEW HEIGHTS

    Robert Lewandowski has vowed to help Leroy Sane unlock his true potential at Bayern Munich.

    Manchester City reluctantly sold their 24-year-old winger to the Germans for £55million in July after he turned down a new contract.

    Lewandowski, who scored a mind-blowing 55 goals in all competitions last season and was a shoe-in for the Ballon d’Or before it was axed, said: “I want to push Sane hard in every single training to make him realise what he doesn’t know he has.

    “I want him to work harder to show something special because he’s an amazing guy and I think with him we can pay another tactical system very well.

    “That’s why I see his massive potential and in my experience you have to push these players to make them play better and better.

    “I know he has a huge talent and if you work hard and train at 100 per cent then you will become a better player.”

  • SANCHO STILL 'IMPORTANT' FOR DORTMUND

    Erling Haaland claims Jadon Sancho will be an “important” player for Borussia Dortmund this season despite being wanted by Manchester United.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been trying desperately to land Sancho after only making one signing in Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek.

    But United missed Borussia Dortmund’s deadline of August 10.

    And it’s believed the two parties can’t agree a transfer fee despite United apparently striking personal terms with Sancho himself.

    Reports yesterday claimed Soskjaer spoke with Sancho, assuring him that a move to Old Trafford is “close” despite the impasse in negotiations with Dortmund.

  • KAI: I'LL LEARN FROM LAMPS

    New Chelsea attacking midfielder Kai Havertz believes boss Frank Lampard is his perfect playing role model.

    Ex-Bayer Leverkusen star Havertz said of the former free-scoring Blues and England midfielder: “I watched many games of him as a kid.

    “He also liked the way I play as a midfielder – to go in the box, to score goals and make assists.

    “I think that helps a lot to have a manager who played such a long time in the Premier League and national team.

    “He can give me tips and I think he will help me a lot to become a better football player, a better midfield player, so I am very excited that he is my manager now.”

  • TURKISH BAKER

    Chelsea's Lewis Baker has agreed to join Turkish side Trabzonspor on loan with an option to buy.

    Goal reports the 25-year-old is in Istanbul and will fly to Trabzon ahead of a medical after both sides agreed a season-long deal.

    Trabzonspor's boss is former Chelsea player and coach Eddie Newton who knows Baker from his time in charge of The Blues' loan deals.

    Baker is set for his EIGHTH temporary move away from Stamford Bridge, having only made one competitive senior appearance for the club.

    The midfielder spent last season on loan at Fortuna Dusseldorf but his time in Germany was cut short in January after a falling out with the club's boss.

  • SPURS FANS BLAST TV COVERAGE

    Tottenham supporters slated Premier Sports' live TV coverage as well as a narrow 2-1 win at Plovdiv.

    The channel was labelled “a disgrace” and “scandalous” on social media, with claims of “robbing” fans by failing to deliver the pictures.

    One said: “Not sure what was more disgraceful – that performance or Premier Sports broadcasting.”

    Premier tweeted apologies at half time and later on.

    The company said: “Apologies for the lack of pictures on the Spurs game this evening.

    “All international takers, including Spurs TV, of the feed directly from Bulgaria are affected and is not an isolated issue with Premier Sports.

    “We are still working with the supplier to resolve.”

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