Football gossip: Pogba, Icardi, Toure, Falcao, Cech, Guidetti

Posted: 2015-05-07T13:49:49Z

Manchester City will bid in excess of £50m in order to sign Juventus' France midfielder Paul Pogba, 22. (Daily Mirror) 


Chelsea, Barcelona and Real Madrid all remain in the race for Pogba, who is understood to have rejected an initial contract offer from Paris St-Germain. (Daily Mail) 


Inter Milan want to sign Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, 31, on a free transfer to help finance his huge wages. (Telegraph) 


Real Madrid's English assistant manager Paul Clement has been shortlisted for the manager's job at Newcastle United. (Telegraph) 


Manchester United may extend 29-year-old Colombia striker Radamel Falcao's loan deal until January 2016. (Mirror) 


Chelsea are hopeful Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi, 22, will reject a new contract at the Serie A club and join them in a £22m deal this summer. (London Evening Standard) 


Meanwhile, Inter and Roma will rival Arsenal for the signature of Chelsea's 32-year-old goalkeeper Petr Cech, who is out of contract at the end of this season. (Daily Mail) 


Manchester United winger Nani, 28, says he does not want to play for Sporting Lisbon next year after spending the season on loan at the Portuguese club. (Sun - subscription required) 


Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, 27, would only leave for a top-four Premier League club if he was guaranteed a regular starting place, according to Potters team-mate Charlie Adam, 29. (Talksport) 


The future of Palermo's 21-year-old Argentine striker Paulo Dybala, a reported target for Chelsea, will be decided in the next two weeks, according to the Italian club's president. (Guardian) 


Manchester City's 26-year-old Argentina forward Sergio Aguero will undergo a specially designed pre-season training programme to avoid further hamstring injuries next year. (Manchester Evening News) 


Celtic manager Ronny Deila expects striker John Guidetti, 23, to leave the club for good at the end of his loan spell from Manchester City, and plans to be without the Swede next season. (Times - subscription required) 


Former England winger Chris Waddle believes Gareth Bale, 25, he needs to tell his Real Madrid team-mates he is just as good a player as Cristiano Ronaldo. (Daily Express) 


Former Aston Villa assistant Roy Keane has claimed Tim Sherwood was positioning himself to become the claret and blues boss before ex-manager Paul Lambert was sacked. (Birmingham Mail)