Is Alderweireld's future at Spurs in doubt? It's Monday's gossip

Football gossip

Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld will not travel to Turin for their Champions League last-16 tie with Juventus, putting the 28-year-old Belgian’s future at the club in doubt. (Telegraph)[1]

Spanish striker Fernando Llorente, 32, has cast doubt on his future at Spurs by admitting he misses Juventus. (Mirror)[2]

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte says his players are not being adversely affected by the “rumours” surrounding his future. (Sky Sports)[3]

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho wants to beat Manchester City to the signing of Real Madrid’s 25-year-old midfielder Isco. (Star)[4]

Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez held clear-the-air talks with his team-mates after his 10-day absence, says defender Danny Simpson. The 26-year-old Algerian did not train and missed two matches after a potential transfer to Manchester City fell through. (Leicester Mercury)[5]

Real Madrid defender Marcelo is convinced Paris St-Germain forward Neymar, 26, will join the club in the future – and thinks his fellow Brazilian will be a “great fit” at the La Liga club. (Marca)[6]

But PSG defender Thiago Silva hopes Neymar will stay with the Ligue 1 club. (Canal+ via Goal)[7]

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West Brom boss Alan Pardew will take his squad to Spain for a warm-weather training camp as they attempt to avoid relegation from the Premier League. (Telegraph)[8]

Manchester City club captain Vincent Kompany will lift the trophy if his side win the Premier League this season, despite the Belgian playing a reduced role. (Manchester Evening News)[9]

West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan has told fans to stick by the club after revealing he will be overhauling the way they scout, analyse and sign targets. (Evening Standard)[10]

Best of Sunday’s gossip

England and Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland, 24, is a £40m target for Liverpool and Arsenal. (Sun on Sunday)[13]

Chelsea want manager Antonio Conte to leave the club in the summer by mutual consent, rather than have to sack him now. (Sunday Telegraph)[14]

The Italian has urged Chelsea to stick with him and not react in “a stupid way”. (Observer)[15]

Everton are targeting Shakhtar Donetsk boss Paulo Fonseca to take over from current manager Sam Allardyce in the summer. (Mail on Sunday)[16]

Meanwhile, Everton are ready to sell £30m England defender Michael Keane, 25, after just one season. (Sunday People)[17]


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  11. ^ Who is in Garth Crooks’ team of the week? (
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