Top five transfer rumours - Bale wants to leave, Welsh clubs battle for defender, Man United keen on Italian

Gareth Bale is running the direction of La Liga. Photo: PA

Another day, another Gareth Bale twist and potential turn.

Real Madrid-related transfer sagas are rarely dull and generally pretty long; Bale has now supposedly told Spurs that he wants to leave for the Spanish giants after the North London club rejected an £81million bid for the Welshman (Sun)

Now there are two Welsh club's in the Premier League they feel it would only be right to start a transfer battle, with both outfits chasing Espanyol defender Hector Moreno (Mail)

Italian Paolo Di Canio is considering bringing in another compatriot to Sunderland in the form of Brescia left-back Fabio Daprela, who has previously played in England for West Ham (Times)

In worrying times for English football, four separate clubs are all interested in Manchester City wage earner Scott Sinclair - Southampton and West Brom are both keen (Sun), but Everton are in the driving seat, despite Stoke's desire to sign him (Metro)

David Moyes' failure to bring in a midfielder has seen him turn his attention to unsettled PSG man Marco Verratti, but the Italian is also being chased by Rafa Benitez's Napoli (talkSPORT)