Monday’s gossip: Sancho ‘not interested in Chelsea’, plus more

Borussia Dortmund and England winger Jadon Sancho, 20, is not thinking about signing up with Chelsea, leaving Manchester United in pole position for his signature, although Genuine Madrid is still an option. ( Diario Madridista – in Spanish)

Barcelona are the favourites to sign Tottenham Hotspur’s French midfielder Tanguy Ndombele,23 ( Star)

Everton have joined the race to sign Genuine Madrid’s Colombian forward James Rodriguez. Manchester United and Juventus are likewise interested in the 28- year-old. ( Express)

Chelsea will make a 2nd quote for Napoli and Belgium playmaker Dries Mertens. The Blues made a deal for the 32- year-old in January and were declined, however Mertens has yet to sign a brand-new offer with his Italian club. ( Gazetto dello Sport – in Italian)

Roma hesitate to satisfy Arsenal’s ₤22 m asking price for midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan. The Armenian, 31, is on a season-long loan at the Serie A club. ( Calciomercato, through Star)

Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez, 22, is most likely to join fellow Argentine Lionel Messi at Barcelona, states his agent. Manchester City had actually formerly been favourites to sign the 22- year-old. ( Fox Sports Mexico – in Spanish)

Nevertheless, Inter vice-president Javier Zanetti thinks Martinez will stay with the club. ( ESPN)

On The Other Hand, Inter Milan and Uruguay defender Diego Godin is most likely to transfer to the Premier League in the summertime. Manchester United and Tottenham are interested in the 34- year-old. ( Tuttosport – in Italian)

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy might block any relocation for Chelsea and Brazil forward Willian, states ex-England protector Danny Mills. The 31- year-old previously rejected a move to Spurs in 2013 after passing a medical there. ( Football Insider)

Southampton supervisor Ralph Hasenhuttl has actually agreed a deal in concept to remain at the club for 3 years. ( Sun)

Toolbox are trying to conserve about ₤25 m by cutting player wages if they do not certify for the Champions League. ( Telegraph – subscription needed)

West Ham United and England midfielder Declan Rice states he would enjoy to play together with Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount once again. The duo, both 21, were involved in Chelsea’s academy set-up. ( Copa90)

English defender Phil Jones, 28, says he refused Manchester City, Liverpool and Toolbox before joining Manchester United in2011 ( MUTV)

Big league Soccer side FC Cincinnati are thinking about hiring former Manchester United defender and Reading employer Jaap Stam as manager. ( ESPN)

Toolbox goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez states he is “open” to a move away from Emirates Arena. The 27- year-old Argentine suggested that he and Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero might return to their boyhood club Independiente. ( TNT Sports – in Spanish)

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