Football gossip: Sandro, Bailey, Puel, Fellaini, Torres, Tevez, Benitez

Football gossip

Manchester United have prioritised signing Juventus' Brazilian left-back Alex Sandro, 27, to replace Luke Shaw, 22, next season. (Manchester Evening News)

Paris St-Germain have set their sights on Tottenham's Danish playmaker Christian Eriksen and are ready to make a £100m bid for the 26-year-old. (Express)

Manchester City are weighing up a summer move for Bayer Leverkusen's Jamaican forward Leon Bailey, 20. (Goal)

Claude Puel is set to lose his job as Leicester manager unless he can finish the season strongly. (Talksport)

Major League Soccer side DC United are interested in Atletico Madrid's Spanish striker Fernando Torres, 34, or Boca Juniors' Argentina forward Carlos Tevez, 34. (Goal)

Jose Mourinho is ready to play Anthony Martial more as a central striker next season if the 22-year-old Frenchman stays at Manchester United. (Mail)

Belgium midfielder Marouane Fellaini, 30, believes Manchester United made a mistake in not offering him a contract extension sooner, leaving the midfielder in a "strong position". (Sport Voetbal Magazine. via Sky Sports)

Fellaini has warned United that he is open to a move to China if they fail to offer him a suitable new contract. (Sun)

United are set to start new contract talks with striker Marcus Rashford, 20, in a bid to secure his long-term future at Old Trafford. (Star)

West Brom are to approach Brentford boss Dean Smith and Leicester assistant Michael Appleton as they step up search for new manager. (Mail)

Rafael Benitez wants written guarantees from Newcastle about his future transfer budget and powers as they try to tie him to a new contract. (Mirror)

Spanish forward Gerard Deulofeu, 24, does not expect a return to parent club Barcelona in the summer and says Watford want him to continue playing for them next season. (Cadena SER - in Spanish)

Chelsea want £10m for Dutch midfielder Marco van Ginkel, 25, who has played just 11 minutes of Premier League football. (Football.London)

N'Golo Kante wants to stay at Stamford Bridge even if they miss out on Champions League qualification. The 27-year-old French midfielder is a target for Paris St-Germain. (Mail)

Former Blues midfielder Frank Lampard, 39, says he has had no desire to kick a football following his retirement in 2016. (Guardian)

Southampton's Gabon midfielder Mario Lemina, 24, says he is not thinking about his own future and is solely focused on helping the team avoid relegation from the Premier League this season. (Reuters)

Burnley are lining up a £6m move for Bristol City's English left-back Joe Bryan, 24. (Mirror)

Brighton boss Chris Hughton says he is unaware of Queens Park Rangers' interest in German centre-back Uwe Hunemeier, 32, who is out of contract at the end of the season. (Brighton and Hove Independent)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has revealed he wanted to play for Newcastle in 1999 - but was turned down by then-manager Sir Bobby Robson. (Mirror)

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