Wednesday's gossip: Toney, Dier, Tagliafico, Greenwood, Cucurella, Gallagher, Felix, Iwobi

Ivan Toney
Ivan Toney

Chelsea could launch a bid for Brentford's £80m-rated England striker Ivan Toney, 27, before the transfer window shuts on 1 September. (Independent)

Tottenham have offered Bayern Munich the chance to sign 29-year-old England defender Eric Dier. (Sky Sports Germany - in German)

Brentford have pulled out of the race to sign Wales forward Brennan Johnson, 22, leaving Tottenham as the frontrunners to strike a deal with Nottingham Forest. (Mirror)

Spurs have also been in contact with Barcelona over the availability of Spain forward Ansu Fati, 20, but face competition from Chelsea. (Fabrizio Romano)

Manchester United have approached Lyon over a loan move for 30-year-old Argentina left-back Nicolas Tagliafico. (Le Parisien - in French)

Besiktas are set to offer Manchester United's 21-year-old English forward Mason Greenwood a return to football after it was announced he would leave Old Trafford. (i Sport)

Manchester United have also submitted a proposal to sign Spain left-back Marc Cucurella, 25, on loan from Chelsea. (Athletic - subscription required)

Chelsea have received an inquiry from Bayern Munich for 23-year-old England midfielder Conor Gallagher, while England Under-21 defender Trevoh Chalobah, 24, is also open to a move to the Bundesliga champions. (Talksport)

Chelsea are considering a move to bring Atletico Madrid's Portugal forward Joao Felix back to the club following the 23-year-old's loan spell at Stamford Bridge last season. (90 min)

Aston Villa are in talks with Barcelona over a deal for 28-year-old France defender Clement Lenglet. (Fabrizio Romano)

Fulham are in advanced talks with Everton to sign Nigeria midfielder Alex Iwobi, 27. (Talksport)

Fulham have also agreed a deal with Sevilla for Argentina forward Lucas Ocampos, 29. (Telegraph - subscription required)

It is looking increasingly likely West Ham will offer free agent and former England midfielder Jesse Lingard, 30, a short-term contract. (Standard)

Nottingham Forest have agreed a loan deal with Arsenal for their 23-year-old Portuguese left-back Nuno Tavares. (Fabrizio Romano)

But Arsenal have rejected Chelsea's approach for England forward Emile Smith Rowe, 23. (Mail)

Wolves are exploring a move for Club Libertad's 18-year-old Paraguayan forward Enso Gonzalez. (Football Insider)

West Ham are in talks with Paris St-Germain over the signing of 21-year-old French striker Hugo Ekitike. (Sky Sports)

Crystal Palace have also submitted a loan offer for Ekitike. (L'Equipe - in French)

Luton are keen on a loan deal for Arsenal's 27-year-old English defender Rob Holding. (Standard)

Liverpool's English defender Nat Phillips could leave before the end of the transfer window, with Middlesbrough among the clubs interested in loaning the 26-year-old. (Athletic - subscription required)