Football gossip: Hazard, Bale, Pochettino, Messi, De Ligt, Lukaku, Rodri, Sancho, Sessegnon

Football gossip

Chelsea's Belgian forward Eden Hazard, 28, is set to sign for Real Madrid and his move will be sealed in the coming days. (Marca)external-link

Real Madrid are looking to sell Wales forward Gareth Bale, 29, Germany midfielder Toni Kroos, 29, and 26-year-old Spanish playmaker Isco. (Mail)external-link

However, Bale has priced himself out of a potential move to Manchester United, as the Premier League side would rather invest in Jadon Sancho, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Declan Rice. (Star)external-link

AC Milan chief executive Ivan Gazidis, formerly at Arsenal, wants Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino to replace Gennaro Gattuso at the San Siro. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)external-link

Tottenham are willing to make a £30m move for Everton's on-loan Barcelona and Portugal midfielder Andre Gomes, 25. (Telegraph)external-link

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu is planning to hold talks with forward Lionel Messi about extending the Argentine's contract with the club. The 31-year-old's current deal runs until summer 2021. (ESPN)external-link

Bartomeu has hinted the signing of Dutch defender and Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt, 19, to Barcelona is already a done deal. (Mirror)external-link

And Barcelona are considering the sale of six of their players, including Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 26, Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic, 31, and France defender Samuel Umtiti, 25. (Star)external-link

Everton forward Richarlison's agent says his meeting with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp had nothing to do with the 21-year-old Brazil international potentially moving to Anfield. (Sport Witness) external-link

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is unsure if 31-year-old Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain's loan move from Juventus will turn into a permanent switch. (Guardian)external-link

Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 25, will discuss his Manchester United future at the end of the season, according his agent. (Sky Sports)external-link

Manchester City sporting director Txiki Begiristain attended Atletico Madrid's match against Girona on Wednesday to watch 22-year-old Spanish midfielder Rodri. (Mail)external-link

Chelsea are interested in signing Atletico Paranaense's Brazilian midfielder Bruno Guimaraes, 21, this summer, despite the uncertainty over whether the club will be able to delay or overturn their transfer ban by Fifa. (ESPN)external-link

Tottenham will consider transfer offers for a dozen players, including England full-back Kieran Trippier, 28. (Evening Standard)external-link

Borussia Dortmund's chief executive has ruled out the possibility of 19-year-old England winger Jadon Sancho joining Manchester United. (Metro)external-link

Manchester United are monitoring Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, 26, and could make a move to bring the Ivory Coast international back to the club in case they fail to land 19-year-old winger Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund. (Star)external-link

West Brom have rejected Burnley's opening bid of £12m for their English forward Jay Rodriguez, 28. (Mail)external-link

Tottenham, along with Manchester United and Paris St-Germain, want to sign Fulham's England Under-21 winger Ryan Sessegnon this summer. (Mirror)external-link

But it is believed Fulham have put a £40m price tag on Sessegnon, while Tottenham value the player at closer to £25m. (Mail)external-link

Former Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner says he is ready to return to management in the Premier League or Bundesliga if the "right opportunity comes around the corner". (Times - subscription required)external-link

Britain's richest man Sir Jim Ratcliffe, whose company Ineos took ownership of cycling's Team Sky recently, is looking to purchase French Ligue 1 club Nice. (Nice-Matin - in French)external-link

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