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Tuesday's Premier League transfer talk news roundup: Gareth Bale, Edinson Cavani, Erling Braut Haaland

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for the Premier League on Tuesday, December 29.

Sports Mole rounds up all of the latest transfer news in the Premier League on Tuesday, December 29.

Tuesday morning's Premier League transfer talk news roundup:


Real Madrid 'fear Gareth Bale will be sent back from Tottenham Hotspur loan'

Gareth Bale in action for Spurs on December 3, 2020© Reuters

Real Madrid are reportedly concerned that Gareth Bale's loan deal at Tottenham Hotspur may be cut short, which could potentially thwart their summer transfer plans.

Since joining the North London club in September, Bale has featured in only 11 out of a possible 23 matches in all competitions this campaign and has failed to stake a first-team place in Jose Mourinho's side.

The Daily Mail reports that Real Madrid had hoped that the 31-year-old could revive his career at Spurs and that his loan deal would turn into a permanent sale, trimming his current £650,000-a-week earnings off their wage bill.

Head coach Zinedine Zidane, who did not make a single signing last summer, is looking to splash the cash once the 2020-21 season is over, with Los Blancos reportedly interested in forwards Erling Braut Haaland and Kylian Mbappe.

Real Madrid would struggle to finance a big-money transfer if the Welsh winger were to return to the club before the end of this season or if Tottenham decide against making the deal permanent next summer.

Bale, whose contract at Real Madrid expires in June 2022, is currently nursing a calf problem that saw him withdrawn at half time in Tottenham's League Cup quarter-final victory at Stoke City, with the winger opening the scoring before being substituted.



Manchester United to extend Edinson Cavani contract?

Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani celebrates scoring against Southampton in the Premier League on November 29, 2020© Reuters

Manchester United are reportedly keen to extend Edinson Cavani's contract following the striker's impressive start to life at Old Trafford.

The former Paris Saint-Germain man has made an instant impact with the Red Devils since his summer arrival, boasting three goals and two assists in eight Premier League appearances so far.

Cavani only penned a one-year deal with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side when he signed for the club, but the Man United manager can envisage the 33-year-old playing at the top level for "a few more years" after his quick adaptation to the English game.

According to the Daily Star, United are preparing a 12-month extension for Cavani, with the Red Devils hoping to fend off any clubs with aspirations of landing the Uruguay international on a free next summer.

The report claims that Ed Woodward has already held talks with Cavani regarding a new deal, and the veteran wants to remain at Old Trafford for at least another year.

Cavani provided the assist for Bruno Fernandes's goal in Man United's 2-2 draw with Leicester City on Boxing Day, and the South American will be eyeing a start when Wolverhampton Wanderers make the trip to Old Trafford on Tuesday.


More transfer news from Premier League:

Chelsea want Borussia Dortmund's Erling Braut Haaland in January?
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard reportedly wants the Blues to move for Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Braut Haaland in the January transfer window. Read more.

Arsenal to move for Sevilla's Joan Jordan?
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta reportedly identifies Sevilla midfielder Joan Jordan as a potential signing ahead of the January transfer window. Read more.

Arsenal scouting Barcelona's Riqui Puig?
Arsenal are reportedly contemplating a January move for Barcelona outcast Riqui Puig in order to solve their creativity problems. Read more.

Jose Mourinho 'keeping tabs on Sergio Ramos ahead of possible Spurs swoop'
Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly monitoring developments surrounding Real Madrid centre-back Sergio Ramos, who is set to become a free agent in July. Read more.

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi confirms desire to play in "another league"
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi admits that he is keen to play in another league before the end of his playing career. Read more.

Diego Costa 'asks to leave Atletico Madrid in January'
Former Chelsea striker Diego Costa reportedly asks to leave Atletico Madrid in January transfer window, with his contract due to expire in the summer. Read more.

Jamie Carragher: "It is paramount Liverpool sign someone in January"
Jamie Carragher is adamant that his former club Liverpool must sign a centre-back in the January transfer window, following the injury Joel Matip suffered on Sunday. Read more.

Inter Milan line up January move for Liverpool's Divock Origi?
Inter Milan are considering a January move for Liverpool forward Divock Origi, according to a report. Read more.

Atletico Madrid 'open talks with Chelsea over Marcos Alonso deal'
Atletico Madrid are reportedly in talks with Chelsea over a potential January loan deal for Marcos Alonso. Read more.

Christian Eriksen 'open to Tottenham Hotspur return'
Inter Milan midfielder Christian Eriksen is reportedly open to rejoining Tottenham Hotspur during the January transfer window. Read more.

Georginio Wijnaldum 'wants more time to decide Liverpool future'
Midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum reportedly informs Liverpool officials that he is yet to decide whether he wishes to pen a new contract at Anfield. Read more.

Manchester United 'hold talks over Kieran Trippier move'
Manchester United reportedly hold discussions regarding the potential transfer of Atletico Madrid defender Kieran Trippier. Read more.

West Ham United, Aston Villa make offers for Inter Milan's Matias Vecino?
West Ham United and Aston Villa reportedly make offers for Inter Milan midfielder Matias Vecino, who is currently sidelined with a serious knee injury. Read more.

Arsenal considering move for Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa?
Arsenal are reportedly contemplating whether to make an approach for Diego Costa, who is keen to leave Atletico Madrid in January. Read more.

Real Madrid midfielder Isco 'chooses Sevilla over Arsenal, Everton'
Real Madrid midfielder Isco is reportedly expected to sign for Sevilla at the end of the season, rather than entertain a switch to Arsenal or Everton in January. Read more.

Liverpool 'still not planning January signings despite injury crisis'
Liverpool reportedly remain against making any new signings during the January transfer window, despite players recently being added to the injury list. Read more.

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ATHLETICS
· There are no Brits in the women's 100m hurdles final, but Puerto Rico's Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, fresh from breaking the Olympic record in the semis, will hope to pip world record holder Kendra Harrison to gold (3.50am)
· The women's 5000m final also has no Team GB representation, but two-time world champion Hellen Obiri of Kenya will be looking to add an Olympic gold to her list of honours (1.40pm)

SAILING
· The women's skiff 49er FX (6.33am) and men's skiff 49er (7.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races

FOOTBALL
· A place in the women's gold medal match is up for grabs, starting with an all-North American semi-final between United States and Canada (9am)
· Australia, who edged past Team GB's in a seven-goal quarter-final thriller, take on Sweden in the second semi-final (12pm)

CYCLING
· The track cycling schedule gets underway, with Team GB holding a particular interest in the team pursuit qualifying. Laura Kenny is part of the women's team (7.54am), while the men's team includes Ed Clancy (9.02am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· The Gadirova twins Jessica and Jennifer will both take part in the women's floor final as they look to add to their team bronze (9.57am)

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· Newly-crowned European champion Emily Campbell flies the flag for Great Britain in the women's +87kg, but faces stiff competition for medals from China's Li Wenwen and New Zealand's Laurel Hubbard (11.50am)

HOCKEY
· The women's hockey quarter-finals begin, with Team GB last up against Spain (1pm)

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