Top five transfer rumours - United review Bale situation, Liverpool and Arsenal battle for striker, Chelsea eye defender

Gareth Bale has set Madrid alight, but needs more time. Photo: PA

Manchester United could make up for missing out on Gareth Bale this summer, by making a move for the Welshman next year, if he fails to settle at Real Madrid (Metro)

Premier League sides Arsenal and Liverpool could go head-to-head for Greek striker Kostas Mitroglou, who has impressed at Olympiakos this season (Daily Star)

David Moyes' transfer business might be ramped up by a move for teenager Michael Goncalves, a defender plying his trade with Swiss outfit Basle (Daily Star)

A new man could be in charge at Crystal Palace this week, and unsurprisingly it's Tony Pulis, but the ex-Stoke boss might turn the opportunity down (MIrror)

Left-back Luke Shaw has many admirers, but if he is to leave Southampton, the only club he would consider signing for is Chelsea (Daily Express)