Football gossip: Griezmann, Hazard, Ibrahimovic, Dybala, Rabiot, Manolas

Football gossip

Manchester United are favourites to sign Atletico Madrid's French World Cup-winning forward Antoine Griezmann, 27, in the summer. (Sport, via Manchester Evening News)external-link

Chelsea's Belgian forward Eden Hazard, 28, says he will not be distracted by the mounting speculation he will join Real Madrid in the summer. (Metro)external-link

Real Madrid and Belgium keeper Thibaut Courtois, 26, has turned down a possible move to Manchester United as part of a deal involving Spain's David de Gea, 28, going the other way. (Sun)external-link

Paris St-Germain are interested in signing Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos, with the French champions willing to pay 80m euros (£68.5m) for the 29-year-old Germany international. (OK Diario, via Sport)external-link

Los Angeles Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 37, has revealed why he rejected Manchester City years before joining rivals Manchester United in 2016. (Mirror)external-link

Liverpool could be ready to agree a deal to sign Argentine Paulo Dybala, 25, from Juventus in a matter of weeks. (Tutto Mercato, via Team Talk)external-link

Manchester United still have a chance of signing 23-year-old Paris St-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot after his mother, who is also his agent, denied a story that suggested the France international had agreed to join Barcelona. (L'Equipe, via Metro)external-link

Manchester United or Arsenal could land Roma's Greek centre-back Kostas Manolas for a cut-price figure this summer. The 27-year-old's release clause will fall if his side do not qualify for the Champions League. (Calciomercato, via Mirror)external-link

Manchester United and Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 30, has been linked with a move away from the club but says he is determined to succeed and help them win trophies. (Inside United, via Mail)external-link

Goalkeeper Loris Karius, 25, has asked Liverpool to cancel his two-year loan deal with Besiktas. (Turkiye Gazetesi, via Liverpool Echo)external-link

Wolves are interested in signing Portugal Under-19 forward Francisco Trincao, 19, from Braga. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

Olivier Giroud's salary demands could make the 32-year-old Chelsea and France striker too expensive for Marseille or Lyon. (Le10 Sport - in French)external-link

West Ham and Newcastle United are keeping an eye on Mainz attacking midfielder Erkan Eyibil. The 17-year-old from Turkey has been dubbed 'the new Mesut Ozil'. (Turkish Football)external-link

Paris St-Germain's Brazilian defender Dani Alves, 35, has agreed a contract extension with the French champions. (ESPN)external-link

Manchester City's 18-year-old goalkeeper Curtis Anderson, who was in the England squad that won the Under-17 World Cup in 2017, has joined Charlotte Independence in America. (Mail)external-link

New Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers says he expects Croatian defender Filip Benkovic to feature for his side next season. The Foxes loaned the 21-year-old out to Celtic in the summer and Rodgers worked with him before moving from the Scottish champions to the King Power Stadium. (Leicester Mercury)external-link

England striker Harry Kane, 25, insists the squad's players will not let club rivalries cause splits in the camp when they are on international duty. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Derby County owner Mel Morris is considering selling the club for token price of £1 in a deal which would see him aiming to have his debts repaid through the sale process. (Times - subscription required)external-link

The Daily Star's back page on Wednesday
The Daily Star's back page on Wednesday features England captain Harry Kane

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