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Football gossip

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane wants to sign Liverpool's Senegalese forward Sadio Mane, 26, in the summer. (France Football)external-link

Chelsea have rejected an initial offer from La Liga side Real Madrid for Belgium playmaker Eden Hazard, 28. (Daily Record)external-link

Billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe, who is expected to complete a takeover of cycling outfit Team Sky, is still interested in buying Chelsea but has baulked at the £2.5bn asking price. (Times - subscription required) external-link

Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane, 25, is considering his future at the Spanish club, despite the return of fellow Frenchman Zinedine Zidane as manager. (L'Equipe, via Mirror)external-link

Juventus are ready to rival Real Madrid in order to sign Tottenham and Denmark playmaker Christian Eriksen, 27. (Calciomercato, via Mail)external-link

Manchester United could sign Roma and Greece defender Kostas Manolas, 27, for a bargain fee this summer. Manolas has a release clause in his contract of £30.8m. (Calciomercato, via Manchester Evening News)external-link

David Beckham dreams of signing Barcelona's Lionel Messi, 31, or Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 34, for his Major League soccer side Inter Miami. (Fox Sports)external-link

Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez has received a written offer to extend his contract at the club beyond this season. (Chronicle)external-link

Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez, 30, could move to Juventus in the summer, if the Chilean is prepared to drop his current £500,000 a week wages. (Calciomercato, via Express)external-link

United are considering allowing Brazilian midfielder Andreas Pereira, 23, to leave on loan for the whole of next season to gain experience. (Sun)external-link

Arsenal are targeting a summer bid for Portugal international Gelson Martins. The 23-year-old forward is currently on loan at Ligue 1 strugglers Monaco from Atletico Madrid.(A Bola, via Talksport)external-link

The Gunners will send Spanish midfielder Denis Suarez, 25, back to Barcelona this summer when his loan move ends after he failed to impress manager Unai Emery. (Sun)external-link

Arsenal are considering an internal appointment for their technical director role, with former defender Steve Morrow, who is club's head of youth scouting, emerging as an option. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Arsenal are the closest to signing Ituano's 17-year-old Brazilian striker Gabriel Martinelli, who is a target for 25 clubs. (Globo Esporte, via Express)external-link

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford, 21, says a top four Premier League finish under former manager Jose Mourinho looked a lost cause. (Telegraph)external-link

The German Football Federation has visited England's St George's Park to gain ideas of how to build their own new training centre and have also been asking about coaching and player development. (Mirror)external-link

Liverpool and Newcastle are both interested in signing 18-year-old Middlesbrough left-winger Bilal Brahimi, although Ligue 1 side Rennes also want the Frenchman. (Teamtalk)external-link

Bournemouth want to sign 20-year-old English Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount, who is currently on loan at Derby, on a season-long loan deal for 2019-20. (Sun)external-link

West Brom are willing to wait in appointing a new manager following the initial success of caretaker boss James Shan in replacing Darren Moore. (Mail)external-link

Aston Villa want to sign French defender Yoann Barbet, 25, although he is in talks with his current club Brentford over a new contract. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

Championship side Ipswich Town are interested in signing Tranmere's 28-year-old striker James Norwood, who has scored 27 goals in all competitions this season. (East Anglian Daily Times)external-link

Former Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic believes the club should focus on signing a midfielder this summer. (Express)external-link

Ex-Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino believes Newcastle's Salomon Rondon, who is on loan from West Brom, has been the best signing in the Premier League this season. (Talksport)external-link

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