Football gossip: Sancho, Hazard, Mourinho, Karius, Courtois

Football gossip

Manchester United will make a summer move for Borussia Dortmund's 18-year-old English winger Jadon Sancho. The Premier League club were also contacted by Barcelona over the possibility of signing Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 26. (Independent)external-link

Meanwhile, interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set to give his defenders a chance to prove themselves by holding off on splashing out £80m on a centre-back this summer. (Sun)external-link

Chelsea are concerned there is nothing they can do to stop Belgian forward Eden Hazard leaving the club for Real Madrid. The Blues are expected to ask for at least £100m to sell the 28-year-old. (ESPN)external-link

Real Madrid are targeting Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen, and Spurs may be forced to sell the 27-year-old Denmark international unless he extends his present deal beyond summer 2020. (Mirror) external-link

Team-mate Emerson admitted Chelsea's players are "afraid" of losing Hazard in the summer, but believes the Belgian will stay. "I personally cannot see him leaving, but you never know in football," the defender added. (Sky Sports)external-link

West Ham will make another approach for Celta Vigo forward Maxi Gomez. The Premier League side had an approach for the Uruguayan, 22, turned down in January. (Mirror)external-link

Newcastle United scouts have been watching Roma midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo, 19, as the club plans for next season. (Chronicle)external-link

West Brom's search for a new manager could see them turn to Preston's Alex Neil if talks with former Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic break down. (Mail)external-link

Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius will remain on loan with Besiktas despite the coach of the Turkish club saying "something is wrong" with the 25-year-old. (ESPN)external-link

Karius could take legal action against Besiktas over unpaid wages after going without a salary for four months. (Goal)external-link

Crystal Palace and Brighton are among the clubs interested in signing Newcastle United's 31-year-old French midfielder Mo Diame. (Star)external-link

Spanish defender Sergio Ramos and French Karim Benzema vetoed Jose Mourinho's possible return to Real Madrid as manager. Zinedine Zidane was reappointed on Monday just 10 month after leaving. (Sport)external-link

Bayern Munich will hold talks with Polish striker Robert Lewandowski over a contract extension. The 30-year-old had been linked with Real Madrid. (Goal)external-link

Arsenal have joined the race to sign Ajax left-back Nicolas Tagliafico. Unai Emery's side join the likes of Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Manchester United and Liverpool in the battle for the 26-year-old's signature. (Footy Cosmos)external-link

The impact of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United will persuade young players to join the Old Trafford club, rather than rivals Manchester City, according to former Red Devils defender Rio Ferdinand. (Telegraph)external-link

Newcastle United and Southampton are interested in MK Dons forward Recoe Martin, 18. (Mirror)external-link

West Ham midfielder Declan Rice is expected to secure a debut England call-up for the Euro 2020 qualifiers against Czech Republic and Montenegro. (Guardian)external-link

West Ham striker Andy Carroll, whose contract expires in the summer, could have played his last game for the club after suffering an ankle injury which could mean the 30-year-old misses the rest of the season. (Times - subscription required) external-link

The father of Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has accused the press in Spain and the 26-year-old's native country Belgium of bullying his son. (Independent)external-link

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