Football gossip: Ronaldo, Guardiola, Oblak, Eriksen, Herrera, Pogba, Hazard

Football gossip

Juventus and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 34, would welcome the appointment of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola as coach of the Serie A champions. (Marca)external-link

Manchester United have set up an emergency pay-off fund for those players they wish to offload this summer. (Sun)external-link

France midfielder Paul Pogba, 26, is a "big problem" at Manchester United, says former midfielder Roy Keane. (Sky Sports)external-link

Eden Hazard, 28, is set to be offered £400,000 a week by Real Madrid in a bid to lure the Belgium forward away from Chelsea. (Sun)external-link

Atletico Madrid's Slovenia goalkeeper Jan Oblak, 26, is top of Manchester United's shortlist of replacements for David de Gea should the Spain international, 28, leave Old Trafford. (Metro)external-link

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be patient in his attempt to sign a midfielder this summer until he knows for certain whether Spain international Ander Herrera, 29, will stay. (Teamtalk)external-link

Tottenham face a dilemma over whether to sell playmaker Christian Eriksen this summer. The Denmark international, 27, has just over a year left on his £75,000-a-week contract and Real Madrid and Inter Milan are watching developments closely. (Mirror)external-link

Port Vale owner Norman Smurthwaite is close to selling the club and is considering buying struggling League Two club Notts County. (Mirror)external-link

West Ham and Leicester City are both interested in £26m-rated AC Milan and Turkey winger Hakan Calhanoglu, 25. (Star)external-link

Managing director Billy Hogan has commended Liverpool's "incredible" recruitment team for helping to transform the club into Premier League and Champions League contenders. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Liverpool's Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk, 27, is set to be named PFA Player of the Year ahead of Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling, 24. (Evening Standard)external-link

Stoke and Scotland midfielder Darren Fletcher, 35, who will be out of contract at the end of the season, could return to Manchester United in a recruitment role. (Telegraph)external-link

Arsenal have set a date for potential new signing Gabriel Martinelli, 17, to make his debut after agreeing a deal with Ituano to sign the Brazilian forward. (Yahoo Brasil via Metro)external-link

Manchester City are considering making an offer for Benfica's 19-year-old Portuguese defensive midfielder Florentino Luis. (Guardian)external-link

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