Wales boss Chris Coleman calm over fresh Gareth Bale injury

Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale

PSG have no intention of selling their star signing any time soon, but that won't stop the Real president testing the waters by offering Gareth Bale and Toni Kroos as part of a players-plus-cash deal worth up to €400m to bring the Brazilian to the Santiago Bernabéu.

Bale had been expected to make a comeback following the international break, after being ruled out during his side's win in Germany with a calf issue. One Manchester United player Mourinho is considerably more keen to keep hold of is Ander Herrera and the Portuguese has ordered the United hierarchy to trigger a 12-month extension in the midfielder's contract to prevent him leaving on a free transfer at the end of the season.

Manchester United would lead the bidding war for the 28-year-old if he decides to leave Spain.

"He has been diagnosed with a tear in the hamstring".

"We expect all our players if they are fit to play for their club - then they are fit to play for us".

He did not link up with Chris Coleman's Wales squad for upcoming friendlies against France and Panama, and will now be hoping for no more setbacks in the run-up to the 2018 World Cup.

Paper Round's view: Given Bale has put his body through the extreme stresses of professional football, and done so with an emphasis on his power and speed as much as with his technique, 28 is a relatively old age in football terms.

Manchester City have entered the race for Liverpool midfielder Emre Can.

Paris Saint-Germain have told Unai Emery that his job will be under threat if he is not able to take the French side to at least the semi-final of the Champions League.

The three-time Champions League winner has only played in 159 out of 248 competitive matches and 105 of 161 league games since joining Madrid.

"Some players change their schedule as they get older", said Coleman.

Real boss Zinedine Zidane has hinted he may be willing to listen to offers from Premier League clubs in January for his Welsh superstar who has suffered a series of niggling injuries. For Pochettino, at some point he will hit the ceiling of Spurs' budget and start to look elsewhere.

"But most of all I want him to be somewhere that he has a smile on his face". A fee of £35m for Zaha has been mentioned.

However, after suffering yet another set back, this time a thigh problem, the Wales international is likely to miss the rest of the year.