Football gossip: Sanchez, Alderweireld, Southgate, Martial, Skriniar

Football gossip

Manchester United are concerned that Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 29, is struggling to settle at the club and fear a repeat of the circumstances around Paris St-Germain and Argentina winger Angel di Maria's brief spell at Old Trafford. (Mail)external-link

England coach Gareth Southgate has banned his players from eating Starbucks food - and having syrup in their cappuccinos - at the team hotel's cafe. (ESPN) external-link

West Ham United are in a fresh legal dispute with London Stadium's landlords over who should pay for a series of costs including providing draught beer, Sky TV and hospitality staff. (The Times - subscription required)external-link

Tottenham are resigned to losing Belgian defender Toby Alderweireld, 29, this summer but will demand 50m euros (£44m). (HLN - in Dutch)external-link

Liverpool are yet to make a move for Roma goalkeeper Alisson, 25, but the Brazilian is not close to signing a new deal at the Italian club. (Sun)external-link

Chelsea's French midfielder N'Golo Kante, 26, has played down speculation about him joining Paris St-Germain by saying he is "at home" at Stamford Bridge. (Express)external-link

Jack Wilshere will give Arsenal every chance to offer him the deal which will keep him at the club - the outcome which is the 26-year-old midfielder's preferred option. (Sun)external-link

The agent of Manchester United forward Anthony Martial, 22, has given no assurances over the France international's future at the club. (Il Bianconero, via Independent)external-link

Manchester United target Milan Skriniar, 23, says he is happy at Inter Milan. The Slovakian also interests Barcelona. (Star)external-link

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo says self-confidence is the key to his success. The 33-year-old Portugal international has scored 21 times in 13 appearances since the start of 2018. (Sky Sports)external-link

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure did not turn up for the first day of training with his Ivory Coast team-mates on Tuesday. (

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has given his non-international players a week off and has taken his coaching staff to Tenerife. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Leicester are watching Basle winger Mohamed Elyounoussi, 23, as a potential replacement for Riyad Mahrez. (Leicester Mercury)external-link

Aston Villa forward Jack Grealish is eyeing promotion to the Premier League and still hopes for an England call-up. (Telegraph - subscription required)external-link

Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic could be in trouble with the Football Association over his involvement with a new betting company. (Mirror)external-link

Liverpool will not sell forward Mohamed Salah, 25, this summer and the Egyptian does not have a release clause in this contract. (ESPN)external-link

Vodafone Egypt will give all of its phone customers 11 minutes of free call time every time Salah scores. (Mirror)external-link

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Barcelona, Paris St-Germain and Real Madrid are all interested in signing Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah, 25, for £200m. The Egypt international has scored 28 Premier League goals so far this season. (Sun)external-link

Liverpool will resist any attempts by clubs to sign Salah as the Anfield club target winning the Premier League next season. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Manchester United defender Luke Shaw, 22, feels manager Jose Mourinho is freezing him out, and the England international could take his complaint to executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward. (Mirror)external-link

Shaw will not be forced out of Manchester United this summer and could see out the final year of his contract before leaving on a free transfer during summer 2019. (Guardian)external-link

Chelsea are leading the chase for Shaw, who is a boyhood Blues fan, if he decides to leave Manchester United this summer. (Mail)external-link

Senior figures at United are becoming increasingly worried by manager Mourinho's treatment of Shaw and the impact it is having on the left-back's transfer value. (Telegraph)external-link

Tottenham are set to go back to Crystal Palace with a £40m bid for winger Wilfried Zaha, 25, but the Eagles believe he is worth more. (Mail)external-link

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