Football gossip: Coutinho, Mourinho, Solskjaer, Felix, De Ligt

Football gossip

Barcelona's 26-year-old Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho - who moved to the Nou Camp from Liverpool in January 2018 - has spoken to Manchester United players about a potential £100m switch to Old Trafford. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

Liverpool will offer Netherlands centre-back Virgil van Dijk, 27, a new contract worth £200,000 a week to fend off interest from Barcelona and Real Madrid. (Sunday Express)external-link

Manchester United will give Molde a £6m goodwill gesture when they appoint interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who left the Norwegian club to take over at Old Trafford, on a permanent basis. (Sun on Sunday)external-link

Real Madrid could bring in former Chelsea and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho to replace Santiago Solari as soon as Monday, according to the Spanish club's former chairman Ramon Calderon. (i Newspaper)external-link

Manchester United will have to compete with Serie A giants Juventus and several other top European clubs to sign Benfica's Portugal Under-21 forward Joao Felix, 19. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Ajax centre-back Matthijs de Ligt, 19, is open to the possibility of a move to Liverpool - and linking up with Netherlands team-mate Virgil van Dijk. (, via Liverpool Echo)external-link

Newcastle's Swiss defender Fabian Schar, 27, is a target for Tottenham and Arsenal. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

The Gunners are ready to compete with Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid for Ajax for Argentine defender Nicolas Tagliafico, 26. (Sun on Sunday)external-link

Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 30, will resist any attempts by Manchester United to sell him during the summer. (Sunday Express)external-link

Barcelona plan to offer a new contract to Argentina forward Lionel Messi. The 31-year-old's present deal ends in 2021 but the Spanish champions want to extend it until 2022 or 2023. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)external-link

Bayern Munich are hoping to finalise a deal for Lille and Ivory Coast forward Nicolas Pepe, the 23-year-old who has been a target for Arsenal. (Le10Sport, via Talksport)external-link

The owner of Lille has revealed that he has already rejected offers of over £40m from English clubs for Pepe, who has also been linked with Wolves, Tottenham and Manchester United. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

Manchester United are monitoring AC Milan's Italian right-back Davide Calabria, 22, as they look to replace 33-year-old Ecuador international Antonio Valencia. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

Chelsea defender David Luiz, 31, says the team still believe in manager Maurizio Sarri's philosophy as the Brazil centre-back targets finishing in the top four of the Premier League finish and winning the Europa League. (Telegraph)external-link

Blues winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, 18, is being considered for a call-up to the England Under-21 squad. (Mail on Sunday)external-link

Manchester United and Manchester City are continuing to monitor Sochaux's 17-year-old French midfielder Lucien Agoume, who has been dubbed "the new Paul Pogba". (Talksport)external-link

The architects behind plans to extend Derby's Pride Park stadium have said they are still in talks with the city council about the project. (Derby Telegraph)external-link

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