Football transfer rumours: Bayern’s Serge Gnabry set for Arsenal return?

There’s been plenty of idle gossip about Bayern Munich players this summer and Serge Gnabry is the latest to have Premier League clubs a-tusslin’. Arsenal are the freshest club to be linked with the winger, who began his career at the Emirates. Manchester City and United are also interested, and Bayern could demand as much as £50m for a player about to enter the final year of his contract.

Another Bayern player who could be England-bound is Omar Richards. The English left-back, who moved to the Allianz Arena from Reading a year ago, is on the radar of Nottingham Forest, who’ve been busy as they prepare for their first Premier League campaign this century. Steve Cooper’s side are also confident of sealing a deal for Liverpool’s Neco Williams by the weekend for a fee of about £16m plus add-ons.

One player who shone for Forest last season, the Middlesbrough loanee Djed Spence, is in Tottenham’s sights. The Telegraph reports Spurs are closing in on a £15m swoop for the England Under-21s right-back.

Forest’s fellow promotees Fulham are close to a deal for the Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno as they seek to shore up their rearguard and prevent the coming season replicating all their other recent ones in the top flight. Leno is keen for more regular first-team action in the run-up to the World Cup while Mikel Arteta is keen to get the £100,000-a-week German keeper off Arsenal’s books as he continues to rebuild.

Liverpool may have got a lot of their summer business done early and decisively but that hasn’t stopped tongues wagging about all manner of targets. The Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot is the latest to be linked with an Anfield move, with Naby Keïta a potential makeweight in the deal. We shall see.

Plucky, cash-strapped underdogs Barcelona could make a move for Ajax’s Argentinian international defender Nicolás Tagliafico, especially if they are unable to sign Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso or César Azpilicueta, for whom the Blues will name a high price. For their part, Chelsea are reported to be tempted by the thought of adding Nathan Aké to Raheem Sterling in their Manchester City shopping basket.

And down in the Championship, Norwich and West Brom are jostling each other for the Brazilian playmaker Gabriel Sara, with the Canaries favourites to land him. Norwich are in talks with Sara’s club, São Paulo, over a temporary move with an option to buy the 23-year-old, which would be triggered if when they secure a return to the Premier League next year.