Football gossip: Zidane, Man Utd takeover, Dybala, Martial, Lingard

Football gossip

Former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane will only agree to take charge at Chelsea - and replace Maurizio Sarri - if he is given £200m to spend and the club hand Belgium playmaker Eden Hazard, 28, a new contract. (Sun)

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman hopes to complete a £3.8bn takeover of Manchester United before the start of the next season. (Sun)

Frenchman Anthony Martial, 23, and England international Jesse Lingard, 26, could return for Manchester United's Premier League match against Liverpool next Sunday - despite both forwards being ruled out for "two to three weeks" by interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. (Mirror)

Liverpool are prepared to miss out on signing Juventus forward Paulo Dybala because the Serie A club plan to use the 25-year-old Argentina international as part of a deal to take the Reds' 26-year-old Egypt forward Mohamed Salah to Italy. (Star)

Manchester United are willing to pay Tottenham a £34m compensation fee for manager Mauricio Pochettino if they appoint him as their boss in the summer. (Standard)

Liverpool's 20-year-old England defender Trent Alexander-Arnold has been warned not to get "big-headed" in order to fulfil his potential by former Brazil right-back and two-time World Cup winner Cafu. (Mail)

West Ham are planning a bid for Manchester United's 33-year-old Ecuador full-back Antonio Valencia if Argentine defender Pablo Zabaleta, 34, chooses to retire at the end of the season. (Mail)

Chelsea's Denmark defender Andreas Christensen, 22, has denied he wants to leave Stamford Bridge because of his limited playing time under manager Maurizio Sarri. (Bold - in Danish)

Brazil forward Neymar, 27, is not looking to leave Paris St-Germain, according to his father - who added that "football can change at any moment", though. (Le Parisien - in French)

Manchester United and Arsenal are interested in Birmingham City's English striker Che Adams, 22. (Mirror)

Arsenal are preparing a move for Burnley's 26-year-old England goalkeeper Nick Pope, who has been unable to regain his starting place at Turf Moor after injury. (Sun)

Also, the Gunners' Germany midfielder Mezut Ozil, 30, has left London to stay in Turkey for a few days after being left out of the Europa League squad in midweek. (Mirror)

Former Manchester United, Chelsea and Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho could be open to managing a club in France's Ligue 1. (Bein Sports)

United have renewed their interest in 21-year-old Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves - but will only make a move if Wolves drop their £100m asking price. (Express)

Wales manager Ryan Giggs believes young coaches after not given enough chances in the UK game. (Guardian)

Real Madrid and Wales forward Gareth Bale, 29, is not popular among his team-mates at the Bernabeu, and is known as 'The Golfer', according to the La Liga side's Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. (Mail)

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