Football gossip: De Ligt, Conte, Martial, Emery, Morata, Welbeck, Ramsey

Football gossip

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is considering a move for 18-year-old Ajax and Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt. (Guardian)external-link

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is considering taking a break from football if he is sacked by the club. (Telegraph)external-link

Meanwhile, Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri could end up at Chelsea, with the Italian Serie A side in talks with former Blues manager Carlo Ancelotti. (The Sun)external-link

New Rangers manager Steven Gerrard wants to sign 18-year-old Liverpool and Wales striker Ben Woodburn on loan. (Daily Express)external-link

Manchester United are willing to listen to offers for France forward Anthony Martial, 22, but are not keen to sell him to a rival team in England. (Mail)external-link

AC Milan are interested in signing Chelsea's Spain striker Alvaro Morata, 25. (Sky Italia - in Italian) external-link

Unai Emery will have little say on transfers when he is appointed as Arsenal's next manager. (Mirror)external-link

Emery intends to make midfielder Aaron Ramsey, 27, central to his plans with the Gunners despite the Wales player being linked with a move away. (Sky Sports)external-link

Assistant coach Mikel Arteta is set for a new deal at Manchester City after missing out on the Arsenal job. (Telegraph)external-link

Barcelona remain confident that Atletico Madrid's France forward Antoine Griezmann 27, will sign for them in the summer having given his word. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)external-link

Arsenal are plotting a move for Nice and Ivory Coast midfielder Jean Michael Seri, 26. (Mail)external-link

Arsenal, Chelsea and Everton are all interested in 17-year-old Hamburg defender Josha Vagnoman. (ESPN)external-link

Former European champions AC Milan could face exclusion from next season's Europa League as a result of breaching Financial Fair Play rules. (La Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)external-link

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez is confident defender Jamaal Lascelles, 24, will remain at St James' Park despite interest from some of the top six clubs. (Newcastle Chronicle)external-link

West Brom midfielder James McClean, 29, suggests he is keen for a summer move, following the club's relegation. (Irish Mirror)external-link

Arsenal and England striker Danny Welbeck, 27, is being tracked by Turkish side Besiktas. (Fotospor via TalkSport)external-link

Swansea have held talks with Ostersunds FK manager Graham Potter over their vacant managerial post. (Mail)external-link

New York City manager and former Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira has denied reports he is set to join Nice as manager. (Goal)external-link

Brighton are closing on Paris St-Germain's Malian defender Moussa Sissako, 17. (RMC- via Mirror)external-link

Defender Darragh Lenihan, 24, says he would be keen to discuss a new contract at Blackburn Rovers as he enters the final 12 months of his current deal. (Lancashire Telegraph)external-link

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