Football gossip: Hart, Wenger, Godin, Rose, Grealish, Neymar

Football gossip

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart, 31, has emerged as a contender to join Manchester United as back-up to David de Gea, 27, with manager Jose Mourinho seemingly resigned to losing current reserve keeper Sergio Romero, 31. (Sun)

Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, 68, is considering a return to Japan to resume his managerial career. (Mail on Sunday)

Juventus have contacted Atletico Madrid about the possibility of signing Uruguay defender Diego Godin, 32. (Calciomercato)

Meanwhile, Juve's Swiss right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner, 34, is set to join Arsenal on a free transfer as new manager Unai Emery's first major signing. (London Evening Standard)

Manager Steve Bruce has urged midfielder Jack Grealish, 22, to stay at Aston Villa for another season after Saturday's Championship play-off final defeat. (Express and Star)

Paris St-Germain forward Neymar, 26, has reiterated his desire to one day play under Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola. (ESPN Brasil, in Portuguese)

Everton are hoping to take advantage of cooling interest from Manchester United and Manchester City to sign Tottenham left-back Danny Rose, 27. (Sun)

Meanwhile, Rose is one of three full-backs targeted by Manchester United along with Juventus' Alex Sandro, 27, and Napoli's Albania international Elseid Hysaj, 24. The moves could mean United sell fellow full-back Matteo Darmian, 28, to Juventus. (Gazzetto dello Sport, in Italian)

However, Paris St-Germain are in competition with Manchester United for the signing of Sandro, although United have reportedly opened talks with the Brazil defender's agent. (Manchester Evening News)

Ostersunds chairman Daniel Kindberg and manager Graham Potter have admitted they have received an approach from managerless SwanseaCity, although no deal for Potter has been agreed yet. (Wales Online)

Meanwhile, Swansea striker Jordan Ayew, 28, is attracting interest from Celtic, according to a close friend of the forward. (Daily Record)

Manchester City are closing in on the £75m transfer of winger Riyad Mahrez, 27, from Leicester City. (Mail on Sunday)

West Ham are reportedly leading the race to sign Barcelona defender Marlon Santos, 22, who is currently on loan with French club Nice. (Mundo Deportivo, in Spanish)

Aleksandar Mitrovic's future will be decided after the World Cup, with Newcastle keen to offload the 23-year-old striker to fund their summer spending and Fulham wanting to make his loan move permanent after helping them win promotion to the Premier League. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Manchester City and England defender Kyle Walker, 27, believes the international team has moved on from the disappointment of Euro 2016. (Guardian)

Borussia Dortmund have held further discussions with Chelsea over the proposed permanent signing of Michy Batshuayi. The 24-year-old striker spent the second half of the season on loan at the German club. (Mail on Sunday)

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