Sunday's gossip column: Valverde, Simeone, Coutinho

Football gossip

Manchester United would have to pay £450m to Real Madrid if they are to sign their 21-year-old Uruguayan midfielder Federico Valverde. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone - football's highest paid manager - will have to take at least a 30% pay cut in his £3.3m monthly wage. (Sunday Times - subscription required)external-link

Everton have made a £30m bid for 22-year-old Brazilian Lille forward Gabriel Magalhae. (Football Insider)external-link

Liverpool are prepared to sell Swiss winger Xherdan Shaqiri, with Sevilla interested in the 28-year-old. (Talksport)external-link

Liverpool are the favourites to sign striker Timo Werner from RB Leipzig - and the German, 24, would have his preference of shirt number. (Sunday Express)external-link

Chelsea have enquired about Real Madrid's 21-year-old Morocco international Achraf Hakimi, who has impressed on loan at Borussia Dortmund but does not have a clause in the deal about a permanent move to the German club. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

Chelsea are looking to rival Manchester United for Birmingham's 16-year-old English midfield prodigy Jude Bellingham. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

Championship side Leeds United are interested in Metz striker Habib Diallo. The Senegalese forward, 24, has also attracted interest from Crystal Palace and Chelsea. (LeFoot - in French)external-link

Barcelona forward Philippe Coutinho's agent has denied the player holds a grudge against Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy after a proposed transfer fell through. Brazil's Coutinho, 27, is currently on loan at Bayern Munich. (Sunday Star)external-link

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti says he and Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp thought it was "criminal" that Liverpool's Champions League tie with Atletico Madrid was played during the coronavirus outbreak. (Corriere dello Sport via Evening Standard)external-link

Roma are keen on signing Atletico Madrid's former Chelsea striker Diego Costa. The 31-year-old has nearly signed for the club twice before. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)external-link

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