Gossip column: Hazard, Conte, Rodriguez, Toure, Wenger, Costa

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Real Madrid could offer Chelsea a swap deal to sign Blues winger Eden Hazard, 25, in exchange for Colombia attacking midfielder James Rodriguez, 24. (Sun)external-link

Yaya Toure, who is 33 in May, wants to stay in the Premier League even if he is sold by Manchester City at the end of the season. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Manchester United are monitoring 18-year-old Rennes striker Ousmane Dembele but face competition from Europe's top clubs to land the £27m-rated forward, who has scored nine goals this season. (Daily Mail)external-link

Antonio Conte could be cleared to take over at Chelsea, with his exit as Italy manager after Euro 2016 to be discussed at a board meeting this week. (Daily Mail)external-link

Former Chile boss Jorge Sampaoli says he was Chelsea's first choice to take over as permanent manager next season. (Radio Vorterix via London Evening Standard)external-link

Manager Arsene Wenger has still got the full backing of the Arsenal board - and will get to decide when the time is right for him to leave. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Wenger's current contract runs until the end of next season but he has been shaken by growing unrest from Gunners fans and could consider leaving the club earlier than he wanted.(Daily Mail)external-link

Diego Costa is considering his future at Chelsea following his first dismissal in English football in the FA Cup defeat at Everton last weekend.(Daily Star)external-link

Manchester City manager-elect Pep Guardiola is thought to have asked friends to find out if Jose Mourinho will be taking charge at Manchester United next season. (Sun)external-link

Wayne Rooney has allayed fears over his recovery from a knee injury and says he will be fully fit to lead England at Euro 2016. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

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Tuesday's daily Telegraph sports supplement

Tottenham striker Harry Kane, 22, is determined to beat Leicester rival Jamie Vardy, 29, to the Golden Boot with both forwards on 19 league goals for the season.(Daily Telegraph)external-link

Former Wales midfielder Robbie Savage says Arsenal should move for Southampton boss Ronald Koeman if Arsene Wenger departs.(BBC Radio 5 live)

Ex-Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira believes the club's fans have gone "too far" in their criticism of beleaguered boss Wenger. (Talksport)external-link

Gunners defender Per Mertesacker, 31, says the side lack a "killer instinct" but insists the club's season is not over following their recent struggles. (Daily Express)external-link

Radamel Falcao has described his unsuccessful spell at Manchester United under Louis van Gaal as "complicated". (El Tiempo via Daily Express)external-link

Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic says 5ft 7in Texan midfielder Emerson Hyndman, 19, is being protected from the club's relegation battle for his own good. (GetWestLondon)external-link

Out-of-favour Leeds winger Jordan Botaka has been offered hope of another chance before the end of the season after convincing manager Steve Evans that United "have a player here". (Yorkshire Post)external-link

Swansea assistant manager Alan Curtis believes Modou Barrow, 23, will have the stamina to play a central role in the club's survival push. (South Wales Evening Post)external-link

Martin Atkinson will referee Sunday's Tyne-Wear derby at St James' Park, his third time in charge of a Newcastle-Sunderland fixture, having previously officiated two 1-1 draws at the Stadium of Light. (Newcastle Chronicle)external-link

Best of social media

Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard proudly displays his body art and writes: "Who needs the locks when you've got your tattoos."

Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard
Howard values his tattoos more than his hairline

Former Leicester favourite Gary Lineker revels in the victory over Newcastle and writesexternal-link of Shinji Okazaki's acrobatic winner: "Get In! Sensational overhead kick from Okazaki."

The Match of the Day host and former England captain later wroteexternal-link in the closing stages of the tense 1-0 victory for the Foxes: "Never, ever got nervous playing, taking penalties, anything, but watching this...."

Tottenham forward Harry Kane relaxes in his swimming pool on a well-earned day off having scored twice to give Spurs a 2-0 victory at Aston Villa on Sunday to enhance their title challenge.

Harry Kane's swimming pool
Harry Kane's dog enjoys spending time with his master

Kane's Tottenham team-mate Kyle Walker, who had a spell at Aston Villa, thanks their fans following Sunday's 2-0 victory for Spurs at Villa Park and writes:external-link "Another solid win yesterday, H keeps banging in the goals! Thanks to the Villa fans for the nice welcome back."

And finally

Arsenal may have gone out of the FA Cup and seen their title challenge falter but majority shareholder Stan Kroenke has been nominated for a sports executive of the year award in America. (London Evening Standard)external-link

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