Football gossip: De Ligt, Conte, Martial, Emery, Morata, Welbeck, Ramsey

Football gossip

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is considering a move for 18-year-old Ajax and Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt. (Guardian)

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is considering taking a break from football if he is sacked by the club. (Telegraph)

Meanwhile, Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri could end up at Chelsea, with the Italian Serie A side in talks with former Blues manager Carlo Ancelotti. (The Sun)

New Rangers manager Steven Gerrard wants to sign 18-year-old Liverpool and Wales striker Ben Woodburn on loan. (Daily Express)

Manchester United are willing to listen to offers for France forward Anthony Martial, 22, but are not keen to sell him to a rival team in England. (Mail)

AC Milan are interested in signing Chelsea's Spain striker Alvaro Morata, 25. (Sky Italia - in Italian)

Unai Emery will have little say on transfers when he is appointed as Arsenal's next manager. (Mirror)

Emery intends to make midfielder Aaron Ramsey, 27, central to his plans with the Gunners despite the Wales player being linked with a move away. (Sky Sports)

Assistant coach Mikel Arteta is set for a new deal at Manchester City after missing out on the Arsenal job. (Telegraph)

Barcelona remain confident that Atletico Madrid's France forward Antoine Griezmann 27, will sign for them in the summer having given his word. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Arsenal are plotting a move for Nice and Ivory Coast midfielder Jean Michael Seri, 26. (Mail)

Arsenal, Chelsea and Everton are all interested in 17-year-old Hamburg defender Josha Vagnoman. (ESPN)

Former European champions AC Milan could face exclusion from next season's Europa League as a result of breaching Financial Fair Play rules. (La Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez is confident defender Jamaal Lascelles, 24, will remain at St James' Park despite interest from some of the top six clubs. (Newcastle Chronicle)

West Brom midfielder James McClean, 29, suggests he is keen for a summer move, following the club's relegation. (Irish Mirror)

Arsenal and England striker Danny Welbeck, 27, is being tracked by Turkish side Besiktas. (Fotospor via TalkSport)

Swansea have held talks with Ostersunds FK manager Graham Potter over their vacant managerial post. (Mail)

New York City manager and former Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira has denied reports he is set to join Nice as manager. (Goal)

Brighton are closing on Paris St-Germain's Malian defender Moussa Sissako, 17. (RMC- via Mirror)

Defender Darragh Lenihan, 24, says he would be keen to discuss a new contract at Blackburn Rovers as he enters the final 12 months of his current deal. (Lancashire Telegraph)

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