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Friday's papers: Gareth Bale, Jesse Lingard, Tariq Lamptey

Gareth Bale might leave Spurs after just one season, according to today's rumour mill.

The papers say

Tottenham's headline-grabbing move to welcome back Gareth Bale from Real Madrid looks set to last just one season. The 31-year-old's much vaunted return to the club has been underwhelming, with Bale having played just 161 minutes in the Premier League midway through the 12-month loan deal, partly due to injuries. The Times says a second season with Spurs is "not being considered at the moment", and the next few months will prove crucial to his future.

Jesse Lingard's management have had talks with Ligue 1 side Nice over a loan move, and an official approach is expected next week, according to Sky Sports. United are said to be still undecided about whether to let the 27-year-old attacking midfielder leave. The England international has not started a Premier League match for more than a year, but was in the XI for United's FA Cup win over Watford last Saturday.

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Brighton and Hove Albion's Tariq Lamptey is set to stay at the club (Gareth Fuller/PA)

Brighton defender Tariq Lamptey is set to ignore interest from the likes of Bayern Munich and sign a new deal with the Seagulls. Talksport says the 21-year-old Chelsea academy product has caught the attention of Bayern and Atletico Madrid during a strong first season on the south coast, but he is ready to commit to a new deal at Brighton with an increased salary.

Tottenham and Chelsea are set to battle for the signature of South Korea centre-back Kim Min-jae, the Daily Mirror reports. The 24-year-old is 6'3″ and has been nicknamed The Monster during his current stay with Chinese club Beijing Guoan. Spurs were first reportedly interested in Son Heung-min's international team-mate as a replacement for Jan Vertonghen when he left the club, but are now said to be redoubling their efforts in the face of interest from Chelsea.

AFC Bournemouth v Huddersfield Town – Sky Bet Championship – Vitality Stadium
AFC Bournemouth's David Brooks could be off to Aston Villa (Kieran Cleeves/PA)

Aston Villa want Bournemouth and Wales midfielder David Brooks, according to Talksport. The 23-year-old has been a key member of the Cherries' side as they push for a return to the Premier League, but it is claimed Villa might be able to convince the club to part with him in the January window.

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Players to watch

Neymar: The Brazilian is set to extend his contract at Paris St Germain, Sky Sports reports.

Manchester United v RB Leipzig – UEFA Champions League – Group H – Old Trafford
RB Leipzig's Dayot Upamecano: going nowhere (Nick Potts/PA)

Dayot Upamecano: Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United and Bayern Munich are set to see their interest in the 22-year-old France centre-back go unrewarded, with RB Leipzig saying they are not going to let him go.

Manor Solomon: Arsenal are monitoring the Shakhtar Donetsk and Israel winger, the Guardian says.

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Tuesday's key events

· Team GB duo Jack Laugher - silver medallist in Rio - and James Heatly take part in the men's 3m springboard semi-final (2am), and will hope to qualify for the final later in the day (7am)

· Two Britons are involved in the women's long jump final, but Abigail Irozuru and Jazmin Sawyers have their work cut out to get a spot on the podium (2.50am)
· Norwegian Karsten Warholm, who broke the world record just last month, goes for gold in the men's 400m hurdles final. USA's Rai Benjamin is expected to be his main challenger (4.20am)
· Great Britain have three representatives in the final of the women's 800m, with Jemma Reekie having perhaps the best chance of a medal (1.25pm)
· A mouth-watering women's 200m final sees Elaine Thompson-Herah go for the prestigious sprint double after claiming the 100m crown. Compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Namibia's Christine Mboma and USA's Gabrielle Thomas are expected to be her main competitors (1.50pm)

· The rescheduled women's skiff 49er FX (4.33am) and men's skiff 49er (5.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races
· Defending champion Giles Scott bids for a second successive gold in the Finn class medal race (6.33am)
· There is another medal chance for Team GB in the mixed Nacra 17 medal race (7.33am)

· Team GB's Joe Fraser takes part in the parallel bars final, kicking off the final day of artistic gymnastics (9am)
· USA superstar Simone Biles, who has been forced to pull out of all of her finals so far, is on the starting list for the beam final as she bids for a fifth Olympic gold (9.50am)

· The men's semi-finals take place, with Mexico taking on Brazil first up (9am)
· The winner of that first semi-final will face either hosts Japan or Spain (2pm)

· Laura Kenny will look to win a third straight Olympic team pursuit gold medal. Team GB take on United States in their heat (7.44am), with the gold medal race later that day (9.26am)
· Laura's husband and fellow Olympic legend Jason Kenny will also look to continue his huge success in the men's team sprint - an event he has won gold in at every Games since 2008. Team GB will first need to get through the men's qualifying (7.58am), with the gold medal race ending the session (9.44am)

· Pat McCormack will be looking to achieve his dream of Olympic gold when he faces Cuba's Roniel Iglesias (11.05am)

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