Football gossip: Rashford, Costa, Coutinho, Mourinho, Benitez, Martinelli, Kruse

Football gossip

Manchester United have held talks with Marcus Rashford's representatives and are hopeful the England forward will sign a new five-year contract at Old Trafford worth £150,000 a week. (Mail)

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to sign Juventus striker Douglas Costa, 28, but could face competition from Manchester City and Paris St-Germain for the Brazilian.(Tuttosport, via Express)

Former Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho has told his team-mates he is considering leaving Barcelona this summer. The 26-year-old Brazil international has been linked with Manchester United and Chelsea are also thought to be interested. (Express)

Bayern Munich are interested in replacing manager Niko Kovac, with former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho in the summer. (Foot Mercato, via Mirror)

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has refused to give assurances that he will be at the club next season. (Telegraph)

Everton have told 24-year-old France defender Kurt Zouma, who is on loan at Goodison Park from Chelsea, that they want to sign him on a permanent basis. (Times - subscription required)

Everton also want to sign on-loan Portuguese midfielder Andre Gomes, 25, permanently from Barcelona during the summer when they will make decisions about the futures of English defenders Phil Jagielka, 36, and Leighton Baines, 34. (Guardian)

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez, linked with a move to the Chinese Super League, says he has held initial talks with Newcastle managing director Lee Charnley over a contract extension. (Sky Sports)

Benitez says he and Salomon Rondon, 29, have decided to postpone the on-loan Venezuela striker's contract talks until the end of the season. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Werder Bremen striker Max Kruse, 31, is stalling on a new contract and could become available on a free transfer this summer, with Tottenham and Inter Milan likely to challenge for the German's services. (Sky Germany, via Talksport)

Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo says he is unaware of any interest from Chelsea but was non-committal about his long-term future. (Times - subscription required)

Portuguese Nuno Espirito Santo says that there are still ends to be tied up as Wolves close in on the permanent capture of Mexico striker Raul Jimenez, 27. (Birmingham Mail)

Arsenal have offered goalkeeper Petr Cech, 36, a coaching role when he retires at the end of the season, but expect the former Chelsea stopper to return to coach at Stamford Bridge. (Sun)

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has warned that the new £1bn stadium alone will not be enough to convince new players to sign for the club or make players turn down contract offers to stay. (London Evening Standard)

Pochettino insists he was never distracted by speculation over the Manchester United managerial post. (AS)

PSV's Mexico international winger Hirving Lozano, 23, 'dreams' of a move to Manchester United, according to the president of the player's first club, Pachuca. (Manchester Evening News)

Sunderland have attracted interest from two consortiums looking at a £50m takeover. (Sun)

Everton boss Marco Silva says both he and the club need stability. (Telegraph)

Spanish side Atletico Madrid have targeted Bayer Leverkusen's Brazilian left-back Wendell, 25, as replacement for Bayern Munich-bound Lucas Hernandez - but could face competition from Paris St-Germain, Borussia Dortmund and Roma. (AS)

Martin O'Neill has dropped a broad hint that forward Diogo Goncalves, 23, is unlikely to remain at Nottingham Forest beyond the end of his loan spell from Benfica. (Nottingham Post)

Brighton could have nearly 35,000 fans at Wembley for next month's FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City after receiving an extra 1,500 seats. (Argus)

Everton and Republic of Ireland defender Seamus Coleman has revealed an ambition to be a manager in the future. (Mail, via Liverpool Echo)

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