Football gossip: Pogba, Coutinho, Hazard, Phelan, Carrick, Perez

Football gossip

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba's salary demands could prove a stumbling block to the 26-year-old France international's move to Real Madrid. (AS)

Chelsea are considering Barcelona's Brazil playmaker Philippe Coutinho, 26, as a replacement for Belgium forward Eden Hazard, 28, who is expected to join Real Madrid. (Calciomercato)

Manchester United are ready to offer Mike Phelan the role of technical director - and promote former midfielder Michael Carrick to assistant manager. (Mail)

Liverpool and Arsenal are ready to bid for Borussia Monchengladbach's 26-year-old Belgium midfielder Thorgan Hazard. (Star)

Liverpool have contacted Lille about signing Ivory Coast forward Nicolas Pepe, 23. (Le10 Sport, via Mirror)

Newcastle's Spanish striker Ayoze Perez, 25, has hinted at a summer departure. (Mirror)

Magpies boss Rafael Benitez's future at the club remains in doubt despite the promise of £100m to spend on transfers. (Star)

Nice president Gauthier Ganaye has said his side could move for Chelsea's France striker Olivier Giroud, 32. (

Former Arsenal favourite Thierry Henry, 41, the ex-Monaco manager, is in talks with New York Red Bulls over becoming the MLS club's new boss. (Sky Sports)

Paris St-Germain's France striker Kylian Mbappe, 20, refuted talk he could join Real Madrid after he scored a hat-trick against former club Monaco. (

But Uruguay forward Edinson Cavani, 32, would not confirm his future is with PSG. (Canal Plus, via Goal)

AC Milan look set to make French midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko's loan move permanent, but will need to pay Chelsea around £30m for the 24-year-old. (Calciomeracto)

Brazil defender Marcelo insists he has no plans to leave Real Madrid this summer - despite rumours the left-back, 32, is set to join 34-year-old Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, a former team-mate at the Bernabeu, at Serie A side Juventus. (Bein Sports, via Mirror)

Motherwell's Scotland Under-21 midfielder Jake Hastie, 20, has a pre-contract agreement with Rangers for a three-year deal with an optional fourth season. (Daily Record)

Aston Villa's long-term academy manager Sean Kimberley has left the club. (Birmingham Mail)

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