Liverpool and Arsenal keen on £40m Butland – Sunday's gossip

Football gossip

England and Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland, 24, is a £40m target for Liverpool and Arsenal. (Sun on Sunday)[1]

Chelsea want manager Antonio Conte to leave the club in the summer by mutual consent, rather than sack him now. (Sunday Telegraph)[2]

The Italian has urged Chelsea to stick with him and not be “stupid”. (Observer)[3]

Everton are looking towards Shakhtar Donetsk boss Paulo Fonseca to take over from current manager Sam Allardyce in the summer. (Mail on Sunday)[4]

Manchester City have agreed a £50m deal to sign 24-year-old Brazil midfielder Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk in the summer. (Sunday Mirror) [5]

Liverpool have turned their attention to Bayer Leverkusen’s 20-year-old Jamaican winger Leon Bailey. (Sunday People)[6]

Manchester City and Belgium midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, 26, will end his career playing in America’s Major League Soccer, according to his agent. (Sun on Sunday)[7]

Everton are ready to sell £30m England defender Michael Keane, 25, after just one season. (Sunday People)[8]

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has told Real Madrid that Spain goalkeeper David de Gea, 27, is not leaving the club. (Sunday Mirror)[9]

Brazil striker Roberto Firmino, 26, says he sees his long-term future at Liverpool. (Esporte – in Brazilian)[10]

Tottenham are confident Mauricio Pochettino will remain as their manager, despite interest in the Argentine from Real Madrid. (Sunday People)[11]

Wigan defender Donervon Daniels, a 24-year-old centre-back from Montserrat, is being tracked by Cardiff, Sunderland and Norwich. (Sun on Sunday)[12]

Algeria striker Islam Slimani, 29, hopes to make his move from Leicester City to Newcastle United permanent. (Leicester Mercury)[13]

Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 29, says Manchester United are the biggest club in England, and he has joined them in order to “win everything”. (Sky Sports)[14]

Germany boss Joachim Low has dismissed speculation he could take over at Bayern Munich next season after the World Cup. (Sky Sports Germany – in German)[15]

Former England boss Steve McClaren is trying to buy a football club – with Leeds United one of his possibilities. (Sun on Sunday)[16]

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Manchester City have agreed a deal in principle to sign Shakhtar Donetsk’s 24-year-old Brazil midfielder Fred for £44.5m this summer. (Goal)[19]

Manchester City and Manchester United are both interested in signing Leicester and England defender Harry Maguire, 24. (Mirror)[20]

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera, 28, is a target for AC Milan, who would be prepared to spend £32m to sign the Spaniard. (Tuttosport via Express)[21]

Chelsea could turn for former Hull and Watford manager Marco Silva in a caretaker capacity if they part company with boss Antonio Conte before the season is over. (Times – subscription required)[22]


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