Football gossip: Lewandowski, Varane, Pochettino, Firmino, Courtois, Son, Silva

Football gossip

Real Madrid have agreed a deal in principle to sign Bayern Munich and Poland striker Robert Lewandowski. The 29-year-old's agent had also held talks with Chelsea and Manchester United. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Real Madrid's 24-year-old defender Raphael Varane says Manchester United want him. The Frenchman was signed for the Spanish club by Jose Mourinho during his time as manager. (Cadena Ser, via Sun)

Former Bayern Munich and Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann says the German giants have been in contact with Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino over their soon-to-be-vacant managerial position. (Sky, via Mirror)

Everton are willing to pay Arsenal's 26-year-old England midfielder Jack Wilshere, whose contract with the Gunners expires at the end of the season, an £8m signing-on fee to join the club this summer. (Times - subscription required)

Chelsea's 25-year-old Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has committed his immediate future to the Premier League club. (Evening Standard)

Borussia Dortmund are interested in West Ham's 18-year-old Portuguese winger Domingos Quina. (Sun)

Spurs will open contract talks with South Korean forward Son Heung-min. The 25-year-old's deal expires in 2020. (Sky Sports)

Leicester City's assistant manager Michael Appleton is thought to be high on West Brom's list of contenders to replace boss Alan Pardew. (Telegraph)

Wolves will challenge Arsenal for AC Milan striker Andre Silva's signature if they are promoted to the Premier League. Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo has previously worked with the 22-year-old Portugal international at Dragoes. (Mirror)

Roma goalkeeper Alisson has been linked with a move to Liverpool but the 25-year-old appears to favour a switch to Real Madrid. (Express)

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says defender Gary Cahill, 32, and striker Alvaro Morata, 25, need to "work hard" if they want to get back into the first team and improve their chances of going to the World Cup with England and Spain respectively. (Express)

Conte does not believe there will be a string of exits from Chelsea if the club do not qualify for next season's Champions League. (Telegraph)

West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady has apologised to Hammers fans for the chaotic scenes at London Stadium last weekend. She described the fan protests and multiple pitch invasions as "one of the most painful days in the history of the club". (Sun)

A 73-year-old Tottenham fan says he was left in tears after the club ranked him in only the third level of priority to choose his seat in the new stadium, despite being a season ticket holder for 63 years. (Mail)

Chris Coleman says he will remain in charge of Sunderland if the club are relegated to League One - as long as the owners want him to. (Sunderland Echo)

Gillingham striker Conor Wilkinson's loan spell at Portsmouth in 2016 was ended because he refused to sing in an initiation ceremony. (Kent Online)

Rennes have finally found the two missing French Cup trophies they won in 1965 and 1971. The latter turned out to have been "so well preserved that nobody at the club knew where it was". (Rennes club website - in French)

Marseille have had their Twitter account suspended for the second time this month over a copyright dispute. (RMC - in French)

Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino, 26, brought out a birthday cake for someone celebrating their 40th birthday after being asked by staff while out for a meal in the same restaurant. (Mail)

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