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)external-link

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)external-link

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

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

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

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

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

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)external-link

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)external-link

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)external-link

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)external-link

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)external-link

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

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