Football gossip: De Gea, Varane, Schurrle, Niguez, Rodri, Walcott

Football gossip

Manchester United will not be forced into selling Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea, 28, this summer - even if they fail to agree a new contract with him and he goes into the final year of his current deal, raising the possibility of him leaving on a free at the end of next season. (Mirror)external-link

Real Madrid, Juventus and Paris St-Germain are all monitoring the De Gea situation. (Express)external-link

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants as many as five new signings. (Telegraph)external-link

Manchester United have joined the race for Spanish midfielder Saul Niguez, 24, with Manchester City identifying his Atletico Madrid and Spanish team-mate, 22-year-old midfielder Rodri Hernandez, as the perfect alternative target. (ESPN)external-link

Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera, 29, could leave Manchester United this summer after becoming infuriated with his contract situation at Old Trafford. (Mail)external-link

Manchester United believe their interest in two England international wingers - Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho, 19, and Chelsea's Callum Hudson-Odoi, 18 - will have to be shelved with their respective clubs maintaining they do not wish to sell. (Mail)external-link

Paris St-Germain and Manchester United have made initial enquiries for Real Madrid's French defender Raphael Varane, 25. (Independent)external-link

Germany forward Andre Schurrle, 28, will become the first casualty of Fulham's relegation by being sent back to Borussia Dortmund a year early. (Sun)external-link

The Cottagers are also likely to lose left winger Ryan Sessegnon, 18, with Tottenham keen on the £50m-rated forward. (Mirror)external-link

Bournemouth have hit a deadlock in talks to extend the contract of Scotland defender Ryan Fraser, 25, with Arsenal tracking the player. (Sun)external-link

Everton have been told to brace themselves for more transfer interest in Senegal midfielder Idrissa Gueye, 29, this summer. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Former England winger Theo Walcott, 30, could be a high profile victim of Everton's new focus on youth in the transfer market. (Mirror)external-link

Barcelona hope to bring in between 250m and 300m euros in player sales this summer to balance the club's accounts and be able to make signings without risking themselves financially. (ESPN)external-link

Croatia midfielder Mateo Kovacic, 24, would rather stay at Chelsea, where he is on loan, than return to parent club Real Madrid next season. (Goal)external-link

Arsenal have been interviewing candidates for their technical director role, with Ajax's Marc Overmars - a former Gunners winger - and Marseille's Andoni Zubizaretta said to be among the candidates. (Mail)external-link

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich did not buy corporate boxes at Stamford Bridge before the start of this season for the first time in almost a decade. (The Times - subscription required)external-link

Swansea defender Ben Cabango, 18, could be latest British youngster to head to Germany, with the Wales Under-19 international attracting attention from Bayer Leverkusen and Wolfsburg. (Sun)external-link

West Ham defender Pablo Zabaleta, 34, says he is two games away from triggering a clause in his contract which would give him a new deal to stay next season. (Newham Recorder)external-link

Southampton are expected to host England's Euro 2020 qualifier against Kosovo on 10 September - 17 years after St Mary's last welcomed the Three Lions. (Southern Daily Echo)external-link

The Premier League and FA plan to introduce new rules to prevent agents from being paid by both club and player in a single transfer. (Mail)external-link

Championship strugglers Queens Park Rangers, who sacked former England manager Steve McClaren this week, have targeted Charlton boss Lee Bowyer as a replacement. (Evening Standard)external-link

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