Monday’s gossip: Ronaldo, Mbappe, Kane, Isak, Loftus-Cheek, Bonucci, James, Mount

Newcastle United boss Eddie Howe has ruled out signing Manchester United and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo because of the 37-year-old’s age. (90min)

Magpies striker Alexander Isak, 23, is set to be out until after the World Cup following a setback in his recovery from a thigh injury. (Mail)

Manchester City would face no financial barriers in signing France forward Kylian Mbappe, 23, who wants to leave Paris St-Germain despite signing a new contract in the summer. (Marca – in Spanish)

Real Madrid are not planning to make another move for Mbappe after he chose to stay at PSG rather than move to the Bernabeu in the summer. (Marca – in Spanish)

England manager Gareth Southgate could collect a £4m bonus if he guides the Three Lions to World Cup glory in Qatar. (Sun)

Tottenham want to start talks over a new deal with striker Harry Kane but the 29-year-old is holding off from doing so, with the future of Spurs manager Antonio Conte – whose contract expires at the end of the season – one of the factors he is waiting on. (Football Insider)

AC Milan could move for Chelsea and England midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 26, in January. (Calciomercato – in Italian)

Juventus and Italy centre-back Leonardo Bonucci, 35, has been linked with a move to Tottenham after asking to be sold in the January transfer window. (Football Italia)

Chelsea were always planning to offer England right-back Reece James, 22, and midfielder Mason Mount, 23 new long-term deals with the club, even before it was sold to a consortium led by American investor Todd Boehly in May. (CBS Sports)

Liverpool and Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk, 31, says 30-year-old Senegal forward Sadio Mane’s departure to Bayern Munich is not to blame for their poor start to the Premier League season. (Sky Sports, via Mail)

Dutch defender Pascal Struijk, 23, says he wants to sign a new deal with Leeds United. (Voetbalzone – in Dutch)

Former Liverpool transfer chief Michael Edwards, who has been linked with Chelsea, wants time to consider his options. (Sun)

Bosnia and Herzegovina midfielder Miralem Pjanic claims Barcelona manager Xavi wanted him to stay at the club and that it was the 32-year-old’s own decision to leave the Nou Camp for Emirati side Sharjah in the summer transfer window. (beIN, via 90min)