Football gossip: Roberts, Mahrez, Pochettino, Fellaini, Dalot, Mane, Zidane

Football gossip

Leicester have revived their bid to sign Manchester City's English forward Patrick Roberts, 21, as part of the £60m deal that will take Algeria winger Riyad Mahrez, 27, to the Premier League champions. (Telegraph)

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino rejected the chance to become Real Madrid's next manager because he did not want to be seen as a mercenary. (Mail)

Arsenal are considering a move for Marouane Fellaini, the 30-year-old Belgium midfielder who will be out of contract at Manchester United at the end of this month. (Mirror)

The Gunners will hold talks on Wednesday with former Everton player Fellaini, who has an offer to move to AC Milan and a one-year contract to remain at United. (Times - subscription required)

Portuguese right-back Diogo Dalot, 19, will have a medical at Manchester United this week before joining the club from Porto. (Sky Sports)

Liverpool and Senegal striker Sadio Mane, 26, agreed a deal to join Real Madrid before Zinedine Zidane resigned as coach of the European champions. (France Football - in French)

Chelsea's hopes of retaining Eden Hazard have been strengthened by Zidane's decision to leave Real. The Frenchman had told the Spanish giants to move for the 27-year-old Belgium playmaker this summer. (London Evening Standard)

Zidane resigned over Real's plans for the summer transfer window. The club wanted to pursue Manchester United and Spain goalkeeper David de Gea, 27, but Zidane did not. He was also frustrated his interest in Hazard was not supported. (Sun)

Sokratis Papastathopoulos is set to be confirmed as an Arsenal player in a £16m move from Borussia Dortmund - after the 29-year-old Greece defender turned down a switch to Manchester United, according to his father. (Radio 24/7 via Mirror)

Tottenham are not in talks with Manchester United over the sale of defender Toby Alderweireld, despite persistent rumours linking the 29-year-old Belgium international with a move to Old Trafford. (Football.London)

West Ham have had a bid of 38m euros for Lazio's Brazilian midfielder Felipe Anderson, 25, rejected. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via Express)

Southampton are ready to activate Xherdan Shaqiri's £12m release clause to sign the Stoke City winger. The Switzerland international, 26, signed a five-year contract when he joined the Potters from Inter Milan in August 2015. (Mirror)

Crystal Palace are willing to sell Christian Benteke this summer, leaving the 27-year-old striker with an uncertain future with club and country after he was left out of Belgium's World Cup squad. (London Evening Standard)

Leicester are set to bid for Trabzonspor's 18-year-old Turkish forward Abdulkadir Omur. (Leicester Mercury)

Newcastle want to sell Senegal international Henri Saivet, 27, this summer after he spent the second half of last season on loan at Sivasspor in Turkey - but most of the interest in the midfielder has been about another loan deal. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Tottenham youngster Reo Griffiths is set to stay at the club. The 17-year-old scored more than 30 goals for the club's under-18s last season and had been tipped for a move to the Bundesliga. (London Evening Standard)

West Brom boss Darren Moore wants to keep James Morrison, who is out of contract at the end of this month, provided the 32-year-old Scotland midfielder can prove his fitness. (Express and Star)

Brighton will make an improved offer of around £5m for Sunderland's Northern Ireland midfielder Paddy McNair, 23. (Northern Echo)

Wolves target Felix Beijmo, a 20-year-old Swedish full-back, is set to leave Stockholm side Djurgardens, and has attracted interest from the Premier League and the Bundesliga. (Birmingham Mail)

Steve Bruce's future at Aston Villa is in doubt as the manager has still not been told by the club that they want him to continue following their Championship play-off final defeat by Fulham. (Telegraph)

Tomasz Kuszczak has been told he can leave Birmingham. The Blues rejected offers from Derby and Newcastle for the 36-year-old Polish goalkeeper during the January transfer window. (Przeglad Sportowy via Birmingham Mail)

Blackburn Rovers are considering a move for Oxford United midfielder Joe Rothwell, 23. (Lancashire Telegraph)

A giant poster of Manchester City forward Leroy Sane was unceremoniously ripped down following the 22-year-old's exclusion from Germany's World Cup squad. (Mail)

Liverpool owner John W Henry says top Premier League clubs should have a bigger share of overseas TV money. (Times - subscription required)

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