Football gossip: Guardiola, Bertrand, Seri, Martial, Drinkwater, Mawson

Football gossip

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will sign a one-year contract extension before the end of the season. (Mirror)

Guardiola is targeting three players in the summer transfer window, with Manchester City's spending set to top £600m in two years. (Telegraph)

City are hoping to make Sao Paulo's 20-year-old defender Militao one of their summer signings, with the Brazilian valued at £20m. (Mail)

Brazil playmaker Willian says is happy to remain at Chelsea, despite interest from Manchester United in the 29-year-old. (Mirror)

Tottenham, Manchester United, Everton and Newcastle are interested in signing Southampton's 28-year-old England left-back Ryan Bertrand. (Sun)

Chelsea and Manchester City are interested in signing Nice's 26-year-old Ivory Coast midfielder Jean-Michael Seri, who has a 40m euro (£34.8m) release clause in his contract. (L'Equipe - in French)

Manchester United's 22-year-old forward Anthony Martial will seek assurances over his future at the club. He has been offered a new five-year contract but is refusing to sign until he is guaranteed more playing time. (Times - subscription required)

Former England midfielder Leon Osman believes Martial and fellow Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford, 20, should both leave Old Trafford for regular starts. (BBC Radio 5 live)

But Manchester United are determined to keep hold of England forward Rashford, who progressed through the club's academy. (ESPN)

Manchester United have sent scouts to watch Swansea's 23-year-old English defender Alfie Mawson. (Sun)

Chelsea's 28-year-old English midfielder Danny Drinkwater will consider his future at the club at the end of the season. (Guardian)

Paris St-Germain loanee Jese Rodriguez's time at Stoke appears to be over after the 25-year-old Spaniard did not go to training on Wednesday. (Telegraph)

Newcastle are keen to sign 22-year-old Brazilian Kenedy, who is loan from Chelsea, on a permanent basis but may face competition from Tottenham, Bayern Munich and Paris St-Germain for the winger. (Northern Echo)

Tottenham and West Ham want Barcelona's 24-year-old Portugal midfielder Andre Gomes. (Mirror)

Former Paris St-Germain boss Laurent Blanc is a target for Chelsea, Everton and Lyon if they decide to change manager for next season. (Le10 Sport - in French)

Very few MLS clubs are interested in signing Atletico Madrid's 34-year-old Spanish striker Fernando Torres at the end of the season. (Sports Illustrated)

Roma president James Pallotta has apologised and agreed to pay a fine after jumping into a fountain in the Italian capital when celebrating the team's Champions League quarter-final win over Barcelona. (Goal)

Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez says he is not a fan of signing players off the back of a good international tournament, so does not expect this summer's World Cup to impact his transfer plans. (Newcastle Chronicle)

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