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

Back pages

The Sun back page on Saturday
The Sun back page on Saturday

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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