Friday's gossip column: Haaland, Ighalo, Pogba, Pedro, Gabriel

Football gossip

Real Madrid are interested in signing teenage sensation Erling Braut Haaland, 19, from Borussia Dortmund in the summer. The Norwegian striker only joined the Bundesliga side in the summer and has a £50m release clause. (Standard)external-link

EFL clubs have been told football will not return on 30 April with new date to be announced next week amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis. (Mail)external-link

Manchester United loanee Odion Ighalo, 30, has been offered a two-year contract extension worth more than £400,000 per week by parent club Shanghai Shenhua. (Sky Sports)external-link

Manchester United are looking to extend the contract of midfielder Paul Pogba, 27, but this would "anger" the France World Cup winner. (AS - in Spanish)external-link

Spanish midfielder Pedro, 32, says he will leave Chelsea at the end of the season when his contract with the Blues expires. (Independent via Cadena Ser)external-link

Everton are one of four clubs to have made an offer for Lille's Brazilian defender Gabriel, 23, who would cost around £30m. (Sky Sports)external-link

Barcelona want to sign Tottenham's most expensive player Tanguy Ndombele, 23, who joined the north London side for £55m from Lyon last summer. (Mundo Deportivo via Star)external-link

Tottenham have opened preliminary talks with teenage English midfielder Oliver Skipp, 19, over a new long-term deal. (Football Insider)external-link

Chelsea, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich have all been watching Espanyol's Spain youth international midfielder Nico Melamed, 18, who has a £7.3m release clause. (Gianluca Di Marzio - in Italian)external-link

West Ham, Sporting Lisbon and Anderlecht are among the clubs monitoring Liverpool's German goalkeeper Loris Karius, 26, who is on loan at Besiktas and available for £4.5m at the end of the season. (Voetbal24 - in Dutch)external-link

Arsenal are keen on signing Valencia's Spanish midfielder Carlos Soler, 23, with the La Liga side needing to sell players to balance their books. (Sky Sports)external-link

West Brom want to make 24-year-old Croatia midfielder Filip Kronvinovic's loan a permanent deal if they win promotion to the Premier League. (Mail)external-link

Guardian back page on Friday, 27 March
Guardian back page on Friday, 27 March

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