Football gossip: Griezmann, Ramos, Mkhitaryan, De Gea

Football gossip

Manchester United are in the running to sign Atletico Madrid's France World Cup winning forward Antoine Griezmann after doubts emerged over the 28-year-old's reported move to Barcelona. (Independent)

United are also set to move for Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos, 33, who could leave the club this summer after 14 years. (Mail)

Arsenal are set to sell midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, 30, this summer despite backing the Armenia captain after he opted against playing in next week's Europa League final in Baku over security fears. Mkhitaryan scored six goals in 25 Premier League games in 2018-19. (Sun)

Chelsea's Spanish defender Marcos Alonso, 28, may consider a move away from Stamford Bridge despite signing a five-year contract last October. (Evening Standard)

Meanwhile, Blues and Belgium forward Eden Hazard, 28, wants his move to Real Madrid to be tied up by 4 June, but the clubs are still some £26m apart in their valuations with Real so far offering £86m and Chelsea looking for closer to £112m. (Mirror)

Manchester United and Spain keeper David de Gea, 28, is no nearer signing a new contract at Old Trafford even though his deal expires next summer. De Gea, who has been at United since 2011, can sign a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs from January 2020. (Sky Sports)

The Red Devils could be on alert as Ajax's 19-year-old defender Matthijs de Ligt, who is a target for a number of clubs, has 'liked' a social media image of the club's 2008 Champions League success. (Mirror)

Everton are favourites to sign Arsenal and England forward Danny Welbeck, 28, on a free transfer this summer. (Evening Standard)

Tottenham are planning to spend £80m on Bournemouth's England striker Callum Wilson, 27, and his Cherries team-mate David Brooks, 21. (Mail)

Arsenal and Manchester United are both keen on Paris St-Germain central midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 24, with the France international out of favour at the Ligue 1 champions. (Star)

The Gunners are also preparing a bid for Bournemouth's Scotland winger Ryan Fraser, 25, with the player valued at £30m. (Mirror)

Liverpool and England defender Nathaniel Clyne, 28, is attracting interest from Italian side Napoli as well as Crystal Palace, West Ham and Bournemouth. The Reds want £15m for Clyne, who spent the second half of the 2018-19 season at Bournemouth. (Sky Sports)

Atletico Madrid and Valencia are both interested in signing Monaco's former Manchester United and Chelsea loan signing striker Radamel Falcao this summer. The 33-year-old Colombian spent two seasons at Atletico between 2011 and 2013. (L'Equipe - in French)

Former Chelsea and Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas, 41, is close to being appointed coach of Marseille. Rudi Garcia said on Wednesday he had decided to leave the Ligue 1 club at the end of the season. (Telegraph)

Manchester United are in talks to bring in Norwich chief Stuart Webber as director of football at Old Trafford. (Sun)

Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff, 21, could be the subject of a £25m bid from Manchester United, as manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer attempts to strengthen his midfield. (Standard)

Former Arsenal and England defender Sol Campbell, 44, has not been paid by League Two Macclesfield for two months. Campbell, who kept the Silkmen in the Football League, says he is staying at the club. (Sun)

Middlesbrough have stunned Derby County by announcing their intention to sue their Championship rivals, days before the Rams face Aston Villa in the play-off final at Wembley. (Telegraph)

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