Football gossip: Icardi, Neymar, Dybala, De Gea, Felix, Saiss

Football gossip

Chelsea are keen on signing Inter Milan's Argentina striker Mauro Icardi, after Real Madrid cooled their interest. The 25-year-old was recently stripped of the captaincy at the Italian club. (Sun on Sunday)

Real will target Paris St-Germain's 27-year-old Brazil forward Neymar this summer, which could rule out a move for Chelsea and Belgium playmaker Eden Hazard, 28.(Sunday Times - subscription required)

Manchester United want Juventus' 25-year-old Argentina forward Paulo Dybala and will offer the Serie A leaders Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 25, as part of the deal. (Sunday Mirror)

United are also prepared to offer goalkeeper David de Gea, 28, a long-term contract worth £90m - the largest basic pay package in English football history - and are confident the Spain international will sign. (Sunday Times - subscription required)

And United are competing with PSG to sign Portugal Under-21 attacking midfielder Joao Felix, with Benfica wanting £105m for the 19-year-old. (Daily Star Sunday)

Arsenal and Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina, 30, is pushing for a move to South America because he has seen his chances at Napoli - where he is on loan for the season - limited since the return of Italy Under-21 international Alex Meret. (Goal)

The Gunners are in contention to buy Ajax and Netherlands centre-back Mattijs de Ligt - but manager Unai Emery would have to trim the wage bill at Emirates Stadium before meeting the Dutch club's £70m valuation of the 19-year-old. (Sun on Sunday)

Manchester City are targeting Atletico Madrid's Spanish midfielder Saul Niguez, 24, as a replacement for 33-year-old Brazil international Fernandinho. (Sunday Mirror)

Meanwhile, Wolves midfielder Romain Saiss, 28, is wanted by Atletico, with the La Liga club keen to bring the Morocco international to Spain in the summer. (Lions de l'Atlas - in French)

Roma want to either increase or remove the release clause from the contract of Greece defender Kostas Manolas, a target for Arsenal and Manchester United, to get an extra £12.5m for the 27-year-old. (Corriere dello Sport, via Sunday Mirror)

Manchester United are planning a record £90m bid for Napoli's Senegalese centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly, 27. (Sun on Sunday)

Paris St-Germain's France midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 23, believes he will join Barcelona in the summer. (Le Parisien - in French)

Arsenal are lining up a bid for 19-year-old Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz if fellow Germany international Mesut Ozil, 30, decides to leave the Gunners. (TalkSport)

Manchester United are interested in Lyon's 22-year-old Tanguy Ndombele, with the France midfielder also wanted by Juventus.(Metro)

Barcelona's Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic, 30, will delay contract renewal talks with the Spanish champions until the summer. (Marca)

Cardiff City are consulting other Premier League clubs to see whether there are grounds for them to avoid paying the full £15m fee to Nantes for 28-year-old Argentine striker Emiliano Sala, who died in a plane crash last month. (Mail on Sunday)

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