Football gossip: Neymar, Lewandowski, Willian, Mahrez, Lampard, Buffon

Football gossip

Paris St-Germain forward Neymar, 26, has made it clear he wants to leave for Real Madrid this summer, a year after the Brazilian joined the French champions. (Goal)external-link

Chelsea have made Bayern Munich and Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, 29, their top summer transfer target. (Telegraph)external-link

Manchester United are interested in Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Willian, 29, this summer. (Sky Sports)external-link

But United are ready to pull out of a £53m move for Shakhtar Donetsk and Brazil midfielder Fred, 25. (Metro)external-link

Manchester United's France international forward Anthony Martial, 22, is a target for Premier League rivals Tottenham. (London Evening Standard)external-link

United midfielder Marouane Fellaini is wanted by Italian giants AC Milan. The Belgian international, 30, is available on a free transfer after refusing a new deal at Old Trafford. (Sun)external-link

Barcelona are planning a summer move for Spurs' 17-year-old English forward Reo Griffiths. (Star)external-link

Manchester City are poised to sign Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez, 27, after missing out on the Algeria international in the January transfer window. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

However, Mahrez's move to the north-west will not be completed quickly because it has hit a snag over agents' fees. (Leicester Mercury)external-link

Tottenham are one step closer to signing Ajax centre-back Matthijs De Ligt. The Eredivisie runners-up are on the brink of bringing in a replacement for the 18-year-old Dutch international, allowing De Ligt to move to London. (Football.London)external-link

Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri looks increasingly likely to leave for Chelsea after the Italian club's president Aurelio de Laurentiis met Carlo Ancelotti for talks with a view to him taking over from Sarri. (Evening Standard)external-link

Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic has emerged as a surprise candidate for the Chelsea manager's job. (Express)external-link

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is targeting one of two English centre-backs this summer, Newcastle's Jamaal Lascelles, 24, or Burnley's James Tarkowski, 25. (Independent)external-link

But Lascelles says he has no intention of leaving Newcastle, saying it is the "happiest" he's been. (Northern Echo)external-link

Brighton are closing on a deal for Nigeria international defender Leon Balogun, 29, from German club Mainz. (ESPN)external-link

Southampton's Japanese defender Maya Yoshida, 29, will stay with the south-coast club despite serious interest from Saudi Arabian champions Al Hilal. (Daily Echo)external-link

Championship side Ipswich have interviewed former England and Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard about their vacant manager's job. (Mirror)external-link

Jose Mourinho has chosen to promote Kieran McKenna from Manchester United's academy staff as the third of a trio of replacements for outgoing assistant manager Rui Faria. (Daily Record)external-link

Goalkeeper and Juventus and Italy legend Gianluigi Buffon, 40, is close to agreeing a deal with French champions Paris St-Germain. (Mail)external-link

Wolves are lining up moves for Marseille's French defender Bouna Sarr, 26, and Cameroon midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, 22. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

Aston Villa defender John Terry will keep the club waiting on his future this summer with offers from Major League Soccer and the Chinese Super League on the table. (Mirror)external-link

Sunderland's new owner Stewart Donald says the club could reappoint Chris Coleman as manager, just three weeks after sacking him. (Guardian)external-link

Leeds are keen to bring Manchester City goalkeeper Angus Gunn, 22, to Elland Road on a season-long loan. (Yorkshire Evening Post)external-link

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