Football gossip: Mbappe, Lewandowski, Maguire, Tierney, Alcantra, Rodgers, Fred

Football gossip

Manchester City will move for Paris St-Germain's 18-year-old forward Kylian Mbappe if the Ligue 1 club are found to have broken Financial Fair Play rules. The France international joined PSG on a season-long loan from Monaco in August. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

City also want to sign Bayern Munich and Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara, 27, who played under Pep Guardiola at Barcelona. (Mail on Sunday)external-link

And City look favourites to sign Matthijs de Ligt, 18, after Ajax placed a £50m valuation on the Dutch defender. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers is on a four-man shortlist to be Antonio Conte's replacement at Chelsea, where he managed the youth and reserve teams. (Sunday Express)external-link

Chelsea are interested in Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski, 29. Real Madrid are also considering signing the Pole. (Daily Star Sunday)external-link

Manchester United are considering a summer move for Leicester City's 25-year-old England defender Harry Maguire. (Sunday People)external-link

United could challenge Manchester City for Shakhtar Donetsk's Brazilian midfielder Fred, 25. (Sunday Express)external-link

United boss Jose Mourinho is also interested in Celtic's 20-year-old Scotland defender Kieran Tierney. (ESPN)external-link

Liverpool are set to sign England Under-17 striker Bobby Duncan, who is the cousin of former captain Steven Gerrard and involved in the Manchester City academy set-up. (Sun on Sunday)external-link

Gerrard, who runs Liverpool's Under-18 team, has emerged as a candidate to replace Mick McCarthy at Ipswich. (Sun on Sunday)external-link

Everton will link up with agent Mino Raiola to improve their recruitment in the summer. The change of personnel will also see the departure of manager Sam Allardyce and director of football Steve Walsh. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

Allardyce says his time at the club has already been a success, after Saturday's 1-1 draw at Swansea saw then move to ninth in the Premier League. (Sky Sports)external-link

West Ham want to sign Nice striker Alassane Plea, but the 25-year-old Frenchman will cost the club £25m. (Sun on Sunday)external-link

Juventus are close to agreeing a deal to sign 28-year-old Italian defender Matteo Darmian from Manchester United. (Tuttosport, via Sun on Sunday)external-link

Bordeaux winger Malcom has said Paris St-Germain is his dream club. The 21-year-old Brazilian was previously linked with a move to Tottenham. (Le10Sport - in French)external-link

Liverpool are to give 19-year-old English defender Trent Alexander-Arnold an improved contract. (Sunday People)external-link

Atletico Madrid general manager Clemente Villaverde says no-one has enquired about forward Antoine Griezmann. The 27-year-old Frenchman has been linked with Barcelona and Chelsea. (FourFourTwo)external-link

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he has always wanted Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny to stay with the club, adding the 25-year-old is starting to show his best form. (Independent)external-link

Stoke boss Paul Lambert is convinced his 19th-placed side can avoid relegation if they emulate the work ethic of his roofer father, Billy. (Times)external-link

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