Gossip column: Rashford, Conte, Pjanic, Benteke, Butland

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Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford, 18, is set to be offered a new £15,000-a-week contract after scoring four goals in his first two senior games. (Sun)

Chelsea are close to confirming Italy boss Antonio Conte as their new manager, with the 46-year-old set to sign a three-year deal worth £18m. (Daily Express)

Italian Conte has recommended Bosnia midfielder Miralem Pjanic, 25, and Belgium midfielder Radja Nainggolan, 27 - both Roma players - to the Stamford Bridge club as potential signings. (Times - subscription required)

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Malaga are keen to re-sign Manchester City's 35-year-old Argentina defender Martin Demichelis. (Bleacher Report)

Arsenal will let England left-back Kieran Gibbs, 26, leave this summer with 18-year-old Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell among the main targets to come in. (Telegraph)

The Gunners have £135m in the bank, according to financial results revealed last week, but will only give manager Arsene Wenger £70m to strengthen his squad this summer. (Daily Mail)

Wenger should be sacked if Leicester or Tottenham win the Premier League this season, according to former Gunners midfielder Paul Merson. (Sky Sports)

Former pundit and Liverpool defender Alan Hansen says John Stones, 21, would suit Barcelona if Everton decide to cash in on the England defender. (Daily Mirror)

Sunderland will decide this week whether to sign former Arsenal defender Emmanuel Eboue, 32, who impressed while on trial. (Sunderland Echo)

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been given the go-ahead by the club's owners to bring in a number of significant new faces this summer. (Daily Mail)

The Reds' Belgium striker Christian Benteke, 25 and 27-year-old keeper Simon Mignolet, also a Belgium international, could be on their way out of Anfield while Bayern Munich's Germany midfielder Mario Gotze, 23, and Udinese's Poland midfielder Piotr Zielinski, 21, may arrive. (Daily Express)

Barcelona and Spain defender Gerard Pique says he will never join Manchester City out of loyalty to former club Manchester United. But the 29-year-old may move to Colombia because of his pop star partner Shakira. (AS)

Manchester United's injury list increased to 17 first-team players as Scotland defender Donald Love, 21, limped off as the club's Under-21 side beat Middlesbrough on Monday. (Manchester Evening News)

Stoke have opened talks with 22-year-old England goalkeeper Jack Butland over a new five-year contract worth £50,000 a week amid interest from Manchester United. (Daily Mirror)

Everton are targeting a move for Villareal winger Alfonso Pedraza, 19, who has just broken into the Spanish club's first team. (Independent)

Manchester City's England forward Raheem Sterling was confronted by an angry Liverpool fan following Sunday's League Cup final win against the 21-year-old's former club. (Manchester Evening News)

West Brom should have let striker Saido Berahino, 22, leave when Tottenham offered £24m for him, says former Spurs midfielder Jermaine Jenas. (BBC Radio 5 live)

Best of social media

Gerard Pique had a light-hearted dig at Spain team-mate Iker Casillas on Twitter. Pique asked his followers to predict who would reach the Champions League final, and Casillas responded to say the pair would watch it together enjoying crisps and soft drinks. Pique replied: "If you end up paying it will be a bigger achievement than winning the Champions League."

Manchester City midfielder David Silva gave musician Noel Gallagher the shirt he wore for Sunday's Capital One Cup final. Gallagher posted on Instagram: "I thought it was virtually impossible to love the guy anymore and then he goes and gives me his shirt. What a hero!"

And finally

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford was back at school on Monday - wearing a club tracksuit and coat - just hours after scoring twice against Arsenal. (Sun)

Crystal Palace midfielder Joe Ledley has Wales' finest beard, according to a St David's Day poll. (Wales Online)