Today’s rumours from the world of football . . .
Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard, 22, is poised to earn a £50,000 bonus following his England call-up, in line with a clause in his contract. (Daily Star).
Premier League strugglers Chelsea are considering ending Radamel Falcao’s loan deal from Monaco and allowing Valencia to swoop for the 29-year-old. (The Guardian).
Remi Garde is set to make Steve Round his No.2 at Aston Villa. New Villa Park boss Garde expects to have him by his side for Saturday’s trip to Everton. Highly-rated Round, 45, was David Moyes’ right-hand man for six years at Everton and Manchester United (The Sun).
Aston Villa want to sign 26-year-old QPR striker Charlie Austin in January. (The Daily Telegraph).
Juan Mata concedes it would be ‘difficult’ for Cristiano Ronaldo to return to Manchester United next year. (Manchester Evening News).
Real Madrid want to re-sign Spain international Alvaro Morata next summer, according to football agent Ernesto Bronzetti.
Madrid sold Morata to Juventus for 22m Euros in 2014 but they inserted a buyback clause into the deal. (Sky Sports).
Italy striker Mario Balotelli, 25, on loan at AC Milan from Liverpool, might miss Euro 2016 following reports he will have groin surgery. (The Times).