Football gossip: Rice, Wan-Bissaka, Chilwell, Sancho, Sarri, Laporte

Football gossip

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is monitoring West Ham midfielder Declan Rice, 20, Crystal Palace right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 21, and Leicester's 22-year-old left-back Ben Chilwell as he looks to buy young British talent in the summer. (Sun)external-link

German side Bayern Munich have joined the growing list of clubs monitoring Palace's England Under-21 international Wan-Bissaka. (Mail)external-link

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri will be sacked if they lose Sunday's Carabao Cup final to Manchester City. (Mirror)external-link

The Blues would be able to sack Sarri for £5m - the cheapest pay-off for a manager since Roman Abramovich bought the club in 2003. (Sun)external-link

Chelsea have identified former midfielder and Derby manager Frank Lampard and ex-Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane as potential replacements for Sarri. (Sky Sports)external-link

Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has described reports linking the Italian club with a move for Liverpool and Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, 26, as "fantasy football". (Radio Rai, via Express)external-link

Manchester United have made Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho, 18, their top summer transfer target but feel they would need Champions League football next season to bring the England international back to the Premier League. (Mirror)external-link

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has set a price of about £131m for clubs interested in 29-year-old Wales forward Gareth Bale, who has been linked with Chelsea and Manchester United. (Telemadrid, via Sun) external-link

Manchester City are set to offer French defender Aymeric Laporte, 24, a new contract as a result of his fine form this season. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Manchester United's 29-year-old Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera, who is out of contract in the summer, is expected to sign a new three-year deal with the club worth £100,000 a week. (Sun)external-link

United are still hopeful of agreeing a new contract with Spain goalkeeper David de Gea, 28, but there are concerns that agents' fees are driving up the price. (ESPN)external-link

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger met Paris St-Germain president Nasser al-Khelaifi at a WTA tennis tournament in Doha last week, amid rumours the French champions are unhappy with sporting director Antero Henrique. (L'Equipe)external-link

Arsenal are monitoring developments with Burnley's 26-year-old Englandgoalkeeper Nick Pope as they assess replacements for 36-year-old Czech Petr Cech, who will retire at the end of the season. (Mail)external-link

PSG and Argentina winger Angel di Maria, 31, says his relationship with former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal deteriorated after he questioned the Dutchman's tough management style at Old Trafford. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Barcelona sent scouts to watch Lille's 23-year-old Ivory Coast winger Nicolas Pepe and Portugal Under-21 forward Rafael Leao, 19. (France Football) external-link

Tottenham have joined the growing list of clubs monitoring Birmingham City's 22-year-old English striker Che Adams. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

Manchester City are close to agreeing a deal with Espanyol for their 16-year-old Spanish left-sided player Oscar Tarensi which could cost an initial £260,000 in compensation. (Mail)external-link

Real Madrid are in the advanced stages of finalising a deal to sign 21-year-old Brazilian defender Eder Militao from Portuguese side Porto.(Marca)external-link

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