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GARETH BALE is close to securing a sensational return to Tottenham – and the Real Madrid star has landed back in the UK.
Also set to make the switch to North London is full-back Sergio Reguilon, while we've the very latest transfer gossip ahead of a packed Premier League weekend.
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Follow all the latest transfer gossip and news below…
SIGN ON THE JOTA'D LINE?
Wolves are set to sell Liverpool Diogo Jota, with Ki-Jana Hoever going the other way (see below).
According to reports, the Reds are set to snap up the Portuguese as back-up for Jurgen Klopp's squad.
Left-winger Jota would be a smart recruit for Klopp, as back-up for Sadio Mane, but he can also play down the middle.
Nuno Espirito Santo was tight-lipped when revealing the 23-year-old will be out of the squad for Wolves' Monday Night Football game against Manchester City.
DON'T TRANSFER THE VIRUS
Tottenham fans had to be advised to social distance properly after going wild outside the training ground for the arrival of Gareth Bale.
The Welshman arrived around lunchtime in Enfield, but police were not far away to advise the excited fans to stay socially distanced.
Wolves are set to sign Liverpool defender Ki-Jana Hoever in a £10million transfer.
Matt Doherty's exit for Spurs has left a void in Nuno's wing-back plans.
And according to the Mail, the Dutch youngster, 18, would be the latest teen star to join the Molineux revolution.
Hoever linked up with Jurgen Klopp's squad from Ajax in 2018 but was set to head out on loan this season anyway.
IN WITH THE NOU
Mikel Arteta claims Arsenal is the same size club as Barcelona or Inter Milan – after convincing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to stay.
He insisted: “The size of our club is as big as those names.
“I am really pleased to have convinced Auba to stay at our club.
“With the passion and determination he showed to stay at the club, I am pleased to see the reaction of everyone at Colney and also our fans.
“It is a joy to work with him. I think we have a really transparent relationship.We were really clear with each other what we were trying to do.
“He is a big part of my plans in terms of the ways he trains, behaves and also performs. I want him to do that again consistently.
“It took a lot of work and a big effort from the club.”
Ralph Hasenhuttl has told interested club – including Spurs – Danny Ings is not going anywhere.
The Southampton boss said: “I don’t know how often I spoke last season about Danny Ings and how important he is for our club.
“The only thing I want to say for these rumours is there is absolutely zero interest from Danny to go anywhere.
“He is 100 per cent happy to be here. For us it is 100 per cent not discussable that we leave (let go) one of the best players in Europe.
“Any rumours about that are absolutely nonsense and hopefully this is the last time we speak about this.
“He’s the most important striker in our team, one of our own, if you want.
“He loves what we do here. He loves to play for us and the team loves to play with him.”
NOTHING TO ADD
Pep Guardiola has played down Manchester City’s links to Lionel Messi after the Barcelona star opted to stay at the Nou Camp this season.
City were heavily linked with Lionel Messi recently but a move for the six-time world player of the year did not materialise as the Argentinian opted to stay with Barcelona.
Guardiola was not willing to discuss how seriously City entertained the idea of signing Messi.
The former Barcelona boss said: “I think I don't have to explain anything. Leo explained quite well his feelings and I don't have have anything to add.
“He is a football player for Barcelona, the club I love.”
Inter Miami have announced the signing of Gonzalo Higuain.
'TARA AND HELLO
Thiago Alcantara has arrived at Liverpool's training ground to sign for the Reds.
The Spaniard's move was sparked after the Anfield club and Bayern Munich agreed a transfer fee.
ARTETA ON BALE
Mikel Arteta has had his say on rivals Spurs signing the Real Madrid forward.
The Arsenal boss said: “The Premier League in history always has the best players in the world and Gareth is one of the most significant names a few years ago who went to Spain.
“I think it is really positive to bring really important players back to the League and it will be a challenge. We know at his best what he can deliver.
“The competition from every club is making this League tougher.”
Gareth Bale has rolled in to Tottenham's training ground.
The Welshman grinned at fans who were all keen to get a photo of their former player before he pulled up at the Enfield base.
Callum Chambers could still be set for an Arsenal exit, despite Mikel Arteta claiming he is staying.
Fulham and Leeds are interested in the English centre-back, but may hit a brick wall.
The Gunners are not currently interested in letting him go, according to reports.
Manchester United outcast Chris Smalling is wanted by Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan.
The 30-year-old England defender is not part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans for this season.
He is being forced to train away from the main Red Devils squad, as talks over a transfer continue.
And Inter have now joined rivals Roma in chasing the centre-back, who wants a return to Italy.
The Nerazzurri are prepared to pick-up his £120,000-a-week wages for the entirety of his 12-month loan deal.
And SunSport understands there will also be an obligation to buy Smalling at the end of the move.
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SPURS FIRE SALE
Jose Mourinho is prepared to offload a number of his players to make room for Tottenham's new arrivals.
Spurs are closing in on an incredible season-long loan move for Real Madrid outcast Gareth Bale.
Mourinho is close to wrapping up a move for fellow Madrid star Sergio Reguilon.
Here are the players who could be set for an exit after the arrival of the pair from Spain.
WATFORD ON GARNER
Here is what the Hornets had to say about United's young midfielder James Garner, who has joined them on loan for the season.
The 19-year-old is set to get more first-team experience at Vicarage Road after moving from United's reserves.
Watford said: “Highly-rated Manchester United youngster James Garner will spend the 2020/21 campaign with Watford after agreeing a season-long loan.
“The sought-after 19-year-old midfielder started three times in the Europa League last season and has made seven first-team appearances since his Premier League debut in February 2019.
“In addition, Garner was named Manchester United’s Under-23 Player of the Year last term, scoring eight goals in 10 “Premier League 2 games and captaining the team for much of the season.”
Mikel Arteta reportedly took details about Houssem Aouar after a Champions League match with Manchester City.
The Spaniard’s interest in the Lyon playmaker stretches back to 2018 as Arsenal close in on a move for the 22-year-old.
Arteta is desperate to bring the player to north London and has reportedly made him the club’s number one target.
And part of that decision may have been motivated by the quality Aouar showed in front of Arteta, when the Gunners boss was at Manchester City.
Lyon memorably took four points from the Premier League side back in the 2018/19 Champions League group stages.
BALE LEAVES LUTON
The Welshman sped away from Luton Airport in a chauffeur-driven Audi.
Here are the snaps of him leaving.
BALE TOUCHES DOWN
Here are the first pictures of Gareth Bale landing back on English soil ahead of his return to Spurs.
OUT ON LOAN
Brighton have announced their highly-rated youngster Jan Paul van Hecke is going out on loan.
The 20-year-old Dutchman will be joining SC Heerenveen on loan.
BACK DOWN TO EARTH
Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon have now officially landed.
Tottenham fans' dreams are getting closer to reality now.
Recently-relegated Watford have announced the signing of Manchester United's James Garner on a season-long loan.
The transfer window doesn't shut until October 5th, but it is worth reflecting on some of the undeniable talent who have arrived on these shores this summer.
Despite the chaos caused by Covid-19 – or maybe because of it – the wealthy Premier League clubs are hoovering up plenty of quality.
'LOOKS QUITE PROMISING'
Jurgen Klopp has been speaking ahead of Liverpool's trip to Stamford Bridge on Sunday and says the prospect of the Thiago deal “looks quite promising”.
He encouraged Reds fans to keep their eyes locked on “LFC channels” today, not that they needed much encouragement.
ALL EYES ON LUTON
Gareth Bale's plane looks set to land at Luton airport very soon…
FULHAM DEFENDER SEARCH
Fulham are believed to be in the market for a defender, reports say, and are targetting Watford's Craig Dawson.
The newly-promoted club are keen to nab the centre-back on a loan deal.
They are also believed to be open to a permanent switch for Tottenham's Juan Foyth, according to the Athletic's Peter Rutzler
BLAST TO THE PAST
When Bale made his Spurs debut against Man United in August 2007, the world was a very different place.
Gordon Brown had just become Prime Minister, TikTok had yet to be invented and Derby County were beginning life in an ill-fated Premier League campaign where they would gain only 11 points.
More importantly, Tottenham looked a lot different as well:
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