Gossip column: De Gea, Courtois, Koeman, Morelos, Nainggolan

Football gossip

Former Everton and Southampton manager Ronald Koeman will be named the new coach of the Netherlands next Friday. The 54-year-old Dutchman has been out of work since he was sacked by Everton in October. (De Telegraaf - in Dutch)

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho will only sell Spain goalkeeper David De Gea, 27, to Real Madrid if Wales forward Gareth Bale, 28, travels in the opposite direction. (Daily Express via Diario Gol)

De Gea is one of four goalkeepers under consideration at Real Madrid. Chelsea's 25-year-old Belgian Thibaut Courtois, Atletico Madrid and Slovenia stopper Jan Oblak, 25, and AC Milan's 18-year-old Italy international Gianluigi Donnarumma are seen as potential alternatives to David De Gea. (Goal.com)

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone does not want to become the manager of Chelsea because he wants to see out the the remaining two and a half years of his contract, although he would consider an approach from Manchester United. (Times - subscription required)

Wigan manager Paul Cook has joked he hid former Manchester United striker Nick Powell's phone on transfer deadline day in order to keep him at the club. The 23-year-old Englishman was the subject of two bids from Brighton. (Wigan Today)

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes keeping Mesut Ozil on a £350,000-per-week deal was the cheapest option for the club. (Telegraph)

Wenger also says he made a mistake in not selling Alexis Sanchez for £60m to Manchester City last summer and suggested that the 29-year-old Chile international is on a contract worth more than £600,000-a-week at Manchester United. (Mirror)

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher says players consider "ambition, geography and finances" when thinking about moving to a club and Newcastle do not tick any of those boxes. (Telegraph)

West Ham fans are planning are a protest march against the club's owners before the game against Burnley next month. (Sun)

Former Rangers striker Steven Thompson says his old club should have sold Colombian striker Alfredo Morelos, 21, following reports they turned down an £8m bid from Chinese club Beijing Renhe. (BBC Sportscene)

Roma and Belgium midfielder Radja Nainggolan, 29, says he could spend his entire career at the club. He has been linked with Chelsea in the past. (Sky Sports Italia via Football Italia)

Crystal Palace intend to keep their pre-match cheerleaders despite Formula 1 and the Professional Darts Corporation deciding to end their relationship with 'grid girls' and 'walk-on girls'. (Daily Mail)

West Brom have asked supporters to arrive early ahead of their game against Southampton on Saturday because they plan to pay tribute to Cyrille Regis from 14:00 GMT. (West Brom official website)

Argentina legend Diego Maradona has been denied entry to the USA after he insulted president Donald Trump. (Daily Mail)

Former Swansea manager Paul Clement says the sale of Gylfi Sigurdsson to Everton last summer "was a mistake" and meant "potential targets" were not signed. (Times - subscription required)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has laughed off suggestions the club's record £75m signing Virgil van Dijk, 26, is overweight. (Express)

West Ham striker Javier Hernandez, 29, says he asked to leave the club in January because he wanted more first-team football. (Mirror)

West Ham midfielder Michail Antonio, 27, says manager David Moyes was right to drop him for being late to a team meeting but says he went to a hotel where ex-manager Slevn Bilic used to hold his talks rather than the club's stadium. (Sun)

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Best of Friday's gossip

West Ham missed out on Algeria striker Islam Slimani, 29, because Leicester refused to deal with Karren Brady after the Hammers vice-chair made comments in a newspaper about the Foxes' sacking of former manager Claudio Ranieri. Slimani has gone on loan to Newcastle. (Guardian)

Manchester United will prioritise signing a midfielder this summer to help get the best out of France international Paul Pogba, 24. (Mail)

Arsenal will revisit a deal for Brazilian forward Malcom, 20, from Bordeaux in the summer, and could target Atletico Madrid and Slovenia keeper Jan Oblak, 25, as a replacement for 35-year-old Czech Petr Cech. (Evening Standard)

Leicester and Algeria winger Riyad Mahrez, 26, is facing a £200,000 fine as he continues to be absent from training after his proposed move to Manchester City fell through. (Mirror)

Manchester United want Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino to take over once Jose Mourinho leaves Old Trafford. (Manchester Evening News)

Celtic rejected a late enquiry from Crystal Palace on deadline day about the availability of French striker Moussa Dembele, 21. (Scottish Sun)

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