Football gossip: Kane, Conte, Pochettino, Lewandowski, Koulibaly

Football gossip

England striker Harry Kane, 24, has pledged to stay at Tottenham for at least one more season, but the club face a fight to keep Belgium centre-back Toby Alderweireld, 29, and 27-year-old England left-back Danny Rose, with Manchester United interested. (Sun)

Kane is set to be named England captain for the World Cup ahead of Jordan Henderson and Gary Cahill. (Star)

French giants Paris St-Germain want Chelsea's Antonio Conte as their next manager. (L'Equipe - in French)

The Ligue 1 leaders are also keen on Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino. (Talksport)

Manchester United's hierarchy are fully behind manager Jose Mourinho and will sell players who do not fit the Portuguese's approach. (Independent)

Chelsea and Real Madrid are leading the race to sign Bayern Munich's 29-year-old Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, who is is open to a move away from Germany this summer. (Bleacher Report)

Chelsea have become favourites to sign 26-year-old Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli, with Arsenal and Manchester United also interested. (Star)

Barcelona are concerned a rival club could meet 30-year-old Argentina forward Lionel Messi's £625m release clause. (Mail)

However, the La Liga giants are not interested in re-signing Spain right-back Hector Bellerin, 22, from Arsenal this summer. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Barca will compete with rivals Real Madrid to sign Bayern Munich's Austria full-back David Alaba, 25. (

German champions Bayern have joined Arsenal and Tottenham in the race for Bordeaux's 21-year-old Brazilian winger Malcom. (London Evening Standard)

Arsenal, Leicester and Southampton are considering a move for Basel's Mohamed Elyounoussi. The 23-year-old Norway striker scored against Manchester City in the Champions League on Wednesday. (ESPN)

If Anthony Martial scores against Liverpool on Saturday, Manchester United will have to pay his former club Monaco nearly £9m because of a clause in his contract. (Times - subscription required)

AC Milan have confirmed that Napoli's Spanish goalkeeper Pepe Reina, 35, is a summer target, with speculation still surrounding 19-year-old Italy international Gianluigi Donnarumma's future. (Sky Sport Italia, via

Ajax's Netherlands Under-21 winger Justin Kluivert, 18, is flattered by talk of Lionel Messi wanting him at Barcelona. (FourFourTwo)

The agent of Udinese midfielder Jakub Jankto says the 22-year-old Czech Republic international "will definitely talk" to Arsenal. (RMC Sport, via Football 365)

Premier League clubs are facing more fixture congestion and an uneven Christmas schedule after being told to expect four league games during next season's festive period. (Times)

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Germany coach Joachim Low, 58, is the leading candidate to succeed Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager, if the Frenchman leaves the club this summer. (ESPN)

There is growing resentment in the Arsenal dressing room towards those earning the highest wages at the club. (Times - subscription required)

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is still waiting on the offer of a new contract, even though the Spain international, 27, has just 16 months to run on his current deal. (Yahoo)

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte could keep his job even if they fail to secure a top-four finish - as long as he stops moaning about transfers. (Sun)

Fulham's 17-year-old left-back Ryan Sessegnon favours a move to Tottenham, but the England Under-19 international is attracting interest from several Premier League sides. (Mirror)

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