Football gossip: Bale, Hazard, Eriksen, Hudson-Odoi, Blanc, Almiron, Thuram

Football gossip

Manchester United are set to hand England striker Marcus Rashford, 21, a new six-year contract after making a breakthrough with negotiations. (Mirror)external-link

Real Madrid could let Wales forward Gareth Bale leave in the summer - and may use the 29-year-old as part of a deal for Chelsea and Belgium forward Eden Hazard, 28, or Tottenham and Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 27. (Marca)external-link

Paris St-Germain are planning a move for Chelsea's England Under-19 forward Callum Hudson-Odoi, 18, who is also a target for Bayern Munich. (Sun)external-link

Former France and Paris St-Germain coach Laurent Blanc will be among the contenders to replace Maurizio Sarri if Chelsea decide to sack the Italian next week. (London Evening Standard)external-link

Barcelona are in talks over selling Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic to Italian club Inter Milan, with the Spanish club wanting about £39m for the 30-year-old. (AS)external-link

Arsenal's hopes of signing Colombia forward James Rodriguez have been dealt a blow with the 27-year-old, who is on loan at Bayern Munich, suggesting he will return to parent club Real Madrid at the end of the season. (Mirror)external-link

Barcelona have joined Arsenal in the race to sign Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar, 20. (Sun)external-link

Former Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira, 42, is being monitored by Lyon after impressing as Nice manager. (Sun) external-link

Paraguay attacking midfielder Miguel Almiron was being tracked by Manchester United before joining Newcastle, according to the 25-year-old's agent. (Newcastle Chronicle)external-link

Tottenham are hoping to take a significant step towards opening their new 62,062 stadium this season, with test events proposed for 16 and 23 March. (London Evening Standard)external-link

Chelsea and Liverpool are monitoring 17-year-old Khephren Thuram - the son of former France international Lilian Thuram. The France Under-18 international is yet to sign professional terms at Monaco. (Mail)external-link

Sheffield United's English striker Billy Sharp, 33, is poised to sign a new two-and-a-half-year contract. (Telegraph)external-link

Leicester City's Croat defender Filip Benkovic, 21, has reaffirmed his intention to return to the Foxes next season after a loan spell at Celtic. (Leicester Mercury)external-link

La Liga president Javier Tebas has emerged as a contender to succeed Richard Scudamore as Premier League chief executive. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Reading and Nigeria forward Sone Aluko, 30, is finalising a move to Chinese side Beijing Renhe. (Mail)external-link

AC Milan want Celtic target Timothy Castagne after being impressed with the 23-year-old Belgium full-back's performances for Atalanta in Serie A. (Inside Futbol)external-link

West Ham midfielder Manuel Lanzini, 26, could make his return from a serious knee injury by making his first appearance of the season for the Hammers against Fulham on Friday. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Liverpool are set to tour North America rather than Asia this summer. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Leeds United's season is being captured by a film company based in the city and could land the club a documentary deal. (Mail)external-link

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