Football gossip: Neymar, Guardiola, Pochettino, Marcelo, Felix, Monchi

Football gossip

Real Madrid are planning a remarkable 300m euros (£259m) bid to take Paris St Germain's former Barcelona playmaker Neymar, 27, to the Bernabeu. (Sport)external-link

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has agreed to replace Massimiliano Allegri at Juventus, according to the journalist who broke the news that Cristiano Ronaldo would move to Turin. (Radio CRC - via Mirror)external-link

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says he would like to return to coach in Spain in the future and regards the interest in him from Real Madrid as a positive result of his work at Spurs. (ESPN)external-link

Real Madrid left-back Marcelo has agreed terms for a four-year deal to join Ronaldo at Juventus. (La Stampa, via Calciomercato)external-link

Arsenal have moved a step closer to appointing Monchi as their new technical director after Roma announced the Spaniard had left the club. The 50-year-old worked with Gunners boss Unai Emery at Sevilla. (Telegraph)external-link

Liverpool and Crystal Palace were among the clubs who wanted the Premier League to investigate allegations of breaches in financial fair play by Manchester City.(Mail) external-link

Manchester United are watching Benfica and Portugal defender Ruben Dias, 21, as they look to reinforce their defence this summer. (Sun)external-link

Wolves sent scouts to watch Benfica's 19-year-old midfielder Joao Felix in the Europa League this week. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

Leeds United are monitoring QPR's former Arsenal midfielder Luke Freeman, 26. (Talksport)external-link

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has suggested he could settle on a partnership of Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku in the Manchester United attack. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

West Ham midfielder Felipe Anderson, 25, says he wants to stay at the London Stadium and become a club hero like former Italian striker Paolo Di Canio. (London Evening Standard)external-link

Watford winger Gerard Deulofeu, 24, says he is determined to join "a top team" at some stage. (Goal)external-link

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson, the oldest manager in Premier League history at the age of 71, insists he has no thoughts of retirement. (Sky Sports)external-link

Hodgson believes Crystal Palace right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka will commit his international future to England rather than DR Congo. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez admits he is not happy with the way Elias Sorensen's loan deal with Blackpool is progressing, with the 19-year-old Danish forward restricted to only 32 minutes of match action since his loan switch in January. (Newcastle Chronicle)external-link

Benitez insists he is happy at Newcastle as he prepares to mark three years in charge at St James' Park. (Newcastle Chronicle)external-link

Dave Downes and Dean Hughes, who both worked under Steve Bruce during his time at Aston Villa, have joined his recruitment department at Sheffield Wednesday. (Sheffield Star)external-link

Brighton defender Ezequiel Schelotto, 29, on loan at Chievo, has had surgery to reconstruct the anterior cruciate ligament of his right knee after suffering an injury playing at Torino in Serie A last Sunday. (Argus)external-link

Bayern Munich are in position to finalise a deal for Lille's Nicolas Pepe. Barcelona and Paris St-Germain are also interested in the Ivory Coast winger, 23. (Le10 Sport)external-link

Barcelona have been linked with a move for Sochaux midfielder Lucien Agoume, 17. (Mundo Deportivo)external-link

Tottenham and South Korea forward Son Heung-min, 26, agrees with his father that he should not marry until he retires as a player. (Guardian)external-link

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