Football gossip: De Gea, Conte, Kanon, Allegri, Balotelli Umtiti

Football gossip

Manchester United's 27-year-old Spain goalkeeper David de Gea is set to sign a new five-year contract worth £350,000 a week. (Sun)

Tottenham are optimistic that manager Mauricio Pochettino and six of his senior players will sign new deals in the next few months. (Telegraph)

Paris St-Germain are prepared to offer Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld, 29, the £10m-per-season five-year contract he wants, with the Belgium international set to leave Spurs after talks over a new deal collapsed. (Mail)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola plans to field a weakened team in Saturday's derby against Manchester United, when victory would seal the Premier League title for City. The Spaniard could instead prioritise the Champions League quarter-final at Liverpool on Wednesday. (Express)

Derek McInnes, Craig Shakespeare, Michael Appleton, Dean Smith and Graham Potter are the leading contenders to be appointed West Brom manager in the summer. (Times - subscription required)

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is unhappy that the club look set to miss out on Champions League qualification but is reluctant to sack manager Antonio Conte, who has one year left on his contract worth £9.5m. (Express)

Chelsea face the prospect of losing up to nine first-team players this summer. (Telegraph)

Spain and Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso, 27, says the Blues' struggles this season are down to them missing the "consistency" and "luck" that helped them to the Premier League title last season. (Star)

Liverpool are tracking Valencia winger Ferran Torres, with Chelsea also interested in the 18-year-old. (Mail)

Everton will have to compete with three Spanish clubs if they want to sign ADO Den Haag's 24-year-old Ivory Coast defender Wilfried Kanon. (Sun)

Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes says Real Madrid have no chance of signing the German club's 29-year-old Poland striker Robert Lewandowski. (Marca)

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri says he will manage outside Italy in his next job. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Mario Balotelli's agent is in discussion with English clubs, with the 27-year-old Italy striker's contract with French club Nice set to expire this summer. (Mirror)

Former Chelsea, Everton and Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o, now with Turkish club Konyaspor, threatened two media outlets with legal action after they - as an April Fool - reported the 37-year-old was planning to run for president in his native Cameroon. (Samuel Eto'o on Facebook)

Barcelona's 23-year-old France defender Samuel Umtiti says he has not started talks over extending his contract, amid "interest from various clubs". (Canal Football Club via Sport)

Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, 26, believes he deserves the Footballer of the Year award because of his consistency but admits Liverpool rival Mohamed Salah, 25, has had an "incredible" season. (Mirror)

Liverpool midfielder Emre Can, 24, is a doubt for the first leg of his side's Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City on Wednesday. (Times - subscription required)

The Guardian back page on Tuesday
The Guardian back page on Tuesday

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