Thursday’s Transfer Gossip: Pochettino, Rooney Militao, Silva, Zaniolo, Dybala, Keane

Thursday's Transfer Gossip: Pochettino, Rooney Militao, Silva, Zaniolo, Dybala, Keane

  • Manchester United are increasingly confident of appointing Paris St-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino as their permanent manager in the summer. (Mirror)


  • Wayne Rooney’s financially-troubled Derby County have accepted a £600,000 offer from Aston Villa for 16-year-old Northern Ireland striker Omari Kellyman. (Sun)


  • French Ligue 1 side Lille turned down the chance to sign former England midfielder Jack Wilshire, who remains a free agent after being released by Bournemouth last May. (L’Equipe, via Metro)


  • Real Madrid’s 24-year-old Brazil centre-back Eder Militao is wanted by Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel in the summer as a potential replacement for German Antonio Rudiger, 28, and Danish 25-year-old Andreas Christensen, who could both leave as free agents at the end of the season. (AS – in Spanish)


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  • Manchester City are in talks with Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva about a new long-term deal despite the the 27-year-old already having a contract that runs until 2025. (Times, subscription required)


  • Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City, Tottenham and Manchester United have all been offered the chance to discuss a potential deal with Juventus striker Paulo Dybala after the 28-year-old Argentine’s talks about a new contract beyond this summer collapsed. (90min)


  • Manchester United have confirmed that supporters will be able to exchange their shirts with Mason Greenwood’s name emblazoned on the back for free.(Daily mail)


  • Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood has reportedly increased security measures on his home after he was released on bail on Wednesday.(Mirror)


  • Sunderland plan to speak to Roy Keane about returning to the Stadium of Light as manager. The 50-year-old guided the Black Cats to Premier League promotion as Championship title winners in 2007 and left the club the following year. (Mail)


  • Italian champions Inter Milan and their city rivals AC Milan are set to rival Real Madrid in trying to sign Arsenal‘s France Under-21 centre-back William Saliba, 20, who is on loan in with Marseille. (Calciomercato – in Italian)


  • Argentine Pochettino, 49 is said to have tired of the criticism he has endured in the French capital and does not intend to remain with the club beyond this season. (Footmercato – in French)


  • Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has said the club will do all it can to re-sign 30-year-old France striker Alexandre Lacazette from Arsenal in the summer. (Sun)


  • Tottenham and Juventus are both interested in Roma‘s 22-year-old Italy winger Nicolo Zaniolo. (Calciomercato – in Italian)


  • Arsenal are planning the biggest spending spree in their history with up to £180m budgeted for summer signings including Aleksandar Isak, Dominic Calvert Lewin and Ruben Neves. (Sun)


  • Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood has been banished by England.(Sun)


  • Paul Pogba is making a late bid to be in the squad for Friday’s FA Cup fourth-round match against Middlesbrough.(Sun)


  • Christian Eriksen will get the green light from Fifa to play in the 2022 World Cup – even if any heart screening flags up a potential problem.(Sun)


  • Real Madrid are considering exercising a buy-back clause in Sergio Reguilon‘s contract to re-sign the 25-year-old Spain defender from Tottenham in the summer. (ABC – in Spanish)


  • Barcelona are said to have identified both Manchester United and Juventus as the clubs that want to sign wantaway France winger Ousmane Dembele, 24, as a free agent in the summer. (Sport – in Spanish)


  • Blackburn Rovers defender Darragh Lenihan is wanted by US Major League Soccer side New York Red Bulls and are said to be prepared to make a “a lucrative offer” for the 27-year-old Republic of Ireland international. (Football Insider)


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