Football gossip: Sterling, Courtois, Rodriguez, Giroud, Suso, Umtiti, Valencia, Dubravka

Football gossip

Real Madrid are targeting Manchester City and England forward Raheem Sterling, 24, as part of their rebuilding plans. (Mirror)external-link

Returning Real manager Zinedine Zidane has warned the club's Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 26, over his poor recent form. (Sun)external-link

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has ruled out a spending spree in the summer, adding that the focus will be on developing a team '100% at its best'. (Mail)external-link

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 34, could be facing a ban by Uefa after appearing to swear at Atletico Madrid fans during their Champions League last-16 tie. (La Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)external-link

France defender Samuel Umtiti, 25, would like to join Manchester City or Manchester United if he leaves Barcelona this summer. (Calciomercato - in Italian)external-link

Chelsea's French striker Olivier Giroud, 32, says there is no chance he will stay at the club should he continue in his current limited role. (Sun)external-link

Manchester United interim manager Ole Gunner Solskjaer has already decided which players will leave Old Trafford in the summer, with 33-year-old Ecuador right-back Antonio Valencia certain to go. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

And Arsenal are believed to be one of a number of clubs interested in Valencia, after his father said he would definitely not stay in Manchester. (Metro)external-link

The Gunners are in danger of missing out on former Roma sporting director Monchi, after La Liga side Sevilla held productive talks with the 50-year-old Spaniard. (Metro)external-link

However, Arsenal are also thought to be leading the race to sign AC Milan's Spain forward Suso, 25, because of Monchi's imminent arrival. (Mirror)external-link

Barcelona director Eric Abidal visited the San Siro on Thursday to scout Eintracht Frankfurt's 21-year-old Serbia midfielder Luka Jovic. (Marca)external-link

Newcastle's Slovakian goalkeeper Martin Dubravka, 30, could quit the club amid interest from Juventus and a title-challenging Premier League club. (Chronicle)external-link

Boss Rafaeal Benitez says he is hopeful of persuading midfielder Isaac Hayden to stay at Newcastle, despite the 23-year-old requesting a move in the past two transfer windows. Benitez believes the ex-Arsenal man has the potential to play for England. (Chronicle)external-link

Arsenal held talks with Rennes over the French side's 21-year-old winger Ismaila Sarr immediately after their Europa League contest. (Sun)external-link

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed he tried to bring 22-year-old defender Ben Chilwell to Liverpool when he was managing the Reds. (Mirror)external-link

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