Gossip column: Butland, De Gea, Conte, Fred, Bailey, Fonseca, Keane

Football gossip

England and Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland, 24, is a £40m target for Liverpool and Arsenal. (Sun on Sunday)external-link

Chelsea want manager Antonio Conte to leave the club in the summer by mutual consent, rather than have to sack him now. (Sunday Telegraph)external-link

The Italian has urged Chelsea to stick with him and not react in "a stupid way". (Observer)external-link

Everton are targeting Shakhtar Donetsk boss Paulo Fonseca to take over from current manager Sam Allardyce in the summer. (Mail on Sunday)external-link

Meanwhile, Everton are ready to sell £30m England defender Michael Keane, 25, after just one season. (Sunday People)external-link

Manchester City have agreed a £50m deal to sign 24-year-old Brazil midfielder Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk in the summer. (Sunday Mirror) external-link

Belgium midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, 26, who is under contract at Manchester City until 2023, will end his career playing in Major League Soccer, according to his agent. (Sun on Sunday)external-link

Liverpool have turned their attention to Bayer Leverkusen's 20-year-old Jamaican winger Leon Bailey. (Sunday People)external-link

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has told Real Madrid that Spain goalkeeper David de Gea, 27, is not leaving the club. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

Brazil striker Roberto Firmino, 26, says he sees his long-term future at Liverpool. (Esporte - in Brazilian)external-link

Tottenham are confident Mauricio Pochettino will remain as their manager, despite interest in the Argentine from Real Madrid. (Sunday People)external-link

Wigan defender Donervon Daniels, a 24-year-old centre-back from Montserrat, is being tracked by Cardiff, Sunderland and Norwich. (Sun on Sunday)external-link

Algeria striker Islam Slimani, 29, hopes to make his move from Leicester to Newcastle permanent. (Leicester Mercury)external-link

Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 29, says Manchester United are the biggest club in England, and he has joined them in order to "win everything". (Sky Sports)external-link

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Germany boss Joachim Low has dismissed speculation he could take over at Bayern Munich next season after the World Cup. (Sky Sports Germany - in German)external-link

Former England boss Steve McClaren is fronting a group of investors who are trying to buy a football club - with Leeds United one of his possibilities. (Sun on Sunday)external-link

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez is ready to quit at the end of the season, rather than go through another transfer window under owner Mike Ashley. (Mail on Sunday)external-link

New West Ham signing Patrice Evra was one of the first players to console boss David Moyes after the Scot was sacked by Manchester United. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

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