Gossip column: Fred, Courtois, Maguire, Herrera, Hazard, Zidane, Luis Enrique

Football gossip

Manchester City have agreed a deal in principle to sign Shakhtar Donetsk's 24-year-old Brazil midfielder Fred for £44.5m this summer. (Goal)external-link

Manchester City and Manchester United are both interested in signing Leicester and England defender Harry Maguire, 24. (Mirror)external-link

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera, 28, is a target for AC Milan, who would be prepared to spend £32m to sign the Spaniard. (Tuttosport via Express)external-link

Chelsea could turn for former Hull and Watford manager Marco Silva in a caretaker capacity if they part company with boss Antonio Conte before the season is over. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Belgian 27-year-old forward Eden Hazard said "in football you never know" before stressing he was "happy" at Chelsea when asked about links to Real Madrid. (Marca)external-link

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata, 25, has not ruled out a move back to former club Real Madrid. When asked about a return to the Spanish club, he said he was "happy" with the Blues but "Madrid is always Madrid". (Mail)external-link

Real Madrid believe it will be easier to sign Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois, 25, in the summer rather than his Manchester United counterpart David de Gea, 27. (Independent)external-link

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has described as "lies" reports that the club are planning to sell 25-year-old Spain midfielder Isco. (El Pais - in Spanish)external-link

Borussia Monchengladbach sporting director Max Eberl has confirmed the German club would like to sign West Ham's 19-year-old English defender Reece Oxford on a permanent deal. (Evening Standard)external-link

Arsenal and Chelsea both want to appoint ex-Barcelona boss Luis Enrique as their next manager. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)external-link

Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette, 26, could find his career at the club is over following the arrival of fellow forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 28, according to ex-Gunners midfielder Emmanuel Petit. (Sun)external-link

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Everton forward Wayne Rooney says he would one day like to manage the Premier League club. (Telegraph)external-link

Former England manager Roy Hodgson, who is now boss at Crystal Palace, has backed Wayne Rooney to do "a very good job" as a manager "because he is a top-class football guy". (Times - subscription required) external-link

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson says it is "too late" for Everton manager Sam Allardyce to apologise for mocking comments he made about his way of speaking. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Stoke City boss Paul Lambert wants the club to offer 26-year-old attacking midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri, who has 16 months left on his current deal, a new contract. (Express)

Swansea's owners say their record in the transfer market is "mixed" and that this summer's window was "poor". (Guardian)external-link

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen, 30, rejected a move to Arsenal when he left Ajax in 2012 and the 30-year-old believes he made the right choice in joining Spurs instead. (Mirror)external-link

The fact that the Premier League did not reveal the television rights bidding result on Friday suggests the process has gone into a second round of bidding. (Telegraph)external-link

The Football League's highlights show will be moving from Channel Five to Quest from next season. (Mail)external-link

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford, 20 had assets worth more than £2m in April 2017 compared to a £100 a year earlier. (Sun)external-link

Best of Friday's gossip

Borussia Dortmund attacking midfielder Christian Pulisic, 19, has refused to rule out a potential move to Manchester United, the club he supported as a child. (Mail)external-link

Leicester's 26-year-old Algeria winger Riyad Mahrez wants his club to guarantee he will be allowed to leave this summer before returning to training. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Arsenal's French striker Alexandre Lacazette is under big pressure at the Emirates and could face a summer exit according to former Gunners player Emmanuel Petit. (Sun)external-link

Mahrez's advisers claim the Foxes had already agreed to let him leave if a big club offered £50m but still rejected a Manchester City bid in January. (Mirror)external-link

France and Monaco forward Thomas Lemar, 22, is not on Liverpool's list of targets for the summer transfer window. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

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