Football gossip: Pogba, Eriksen, Kroos, De Ligt, Mane, Wan-Bissaka

Football gossip

Real Madrid will look to offload 29-year-old Germany midfielder Toni Kroos this summer in order to free up space for Manchester United's France international Paul Pogba, 26, and Tottenham's Danish playmaker Christian Eriksen. (AS)external-link

However, Inter Milan have begun preliminary talks to sign 27-year-old Eriksen and any deal could cost more than 100m euros (£86.5m). (Tuttosport, via Calciomercato)external-link

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says that Paul Pogba's head will not be turned by Real Madrid, despite a proposed £130m bid being prepared. (Mirror)external-link

Everton boss Marco Silva says he is "surprised" at transfer rumours linking 30-year-old winger Theo Walcott with a move away from Goodison. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Manchester United have dropped their interest in Crystal Palace's 21-year-old English right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka in favour of pursuing Paris St-Germain and Belgium defender Thomas Meunier, 27. (Sun)external-link

Everton forward Oumar Niasse is set to hold talks with Toffees boss Silva after his loan move to Cardiff in January. (Star)external-link

Netherlands centre-back Matthijs de Ligt, 19, will leave Ajax for either Bayern Munich or Barcelona this summer, according to the Dutch side's manager Erik ten Hag. (Suddeutsche Zeitung - in Dutch)external-link

Alternatively, De Ligt's compatriot and former Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal says the defender should join either Manchester City or Barcelona this summer, rather than move to Juventus. (Gazzetta - in Italian)external-link

Real Madrid remain interested in Liverpool's Senegal forward Sadio Mane, but the Spanish giants will only make a move if the 27-year-old hands in a transfer request. (El Confidencial - in Spanish)external-link

Bournemouth are considering whether to cash in on 25-year-old Scotland winger Ryan Fraser, amid interest from Arsenal. (Mirror)external-link

Meanwhile, Cherries forward Callum Wilson, who was linked with a move to Chelsea in January, says he is happy playing for Eddie Howe and never wants to see himself not playing at Bournemouth. (Star)external-link

Tottenham are prepared to spend £30m to sign Barcelona's Portuguese midfielder Andre Gomes after the 25-year-old's impressive loan spell at Everton. (Star)external-link

Manchester United offered to almost double Ander Herrera's salary in an attempt to keep the 29-year-old Spain midfielder at the club. (Forbes)external-link

Paris St-Germian right-back Dani Alves, 35, has openly criticised his team-mates in an interview on French radio. The Brazilian argued the club should have paid more attention to his advice because of his experience at the highest levels of football. (RMC radio, via AS)external-link

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