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Gossip: Pardew, Ancelotti, Rojo, Pogba, Balotelli, Almeida, Silva

West Bromwich Albion manager Alan Pardew has two games to save his job. (Sun)

Paris St-Germain are considering a £30m summer move for Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo, 27. The Argentina centre-back’s contract at Old Trafford runs out next year. (Sun)

Chelsea’s Belgium playmaker Eden Hazard, 27, says he is happy at Stamford Bridge but has not ruled out leaving the club in the future. (Telefoot – in French)

Former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti is not interested in going back to Paris St-Germain because he wants a return to the Premier League. (Mirror)

Leicester have sent scouts to watch Benfica full-back Andre Almeida, 27, and winger Rafa Silva, 24. Both players were linked with the Foxes in January. (O Jogo via Leicester Mercury)

Both AC and Inter Milan are interested in re-signing striker Mario Balotelli, 27, from Ligue 1 side Nice. The Italian is angry having been booked in a league game for complaining to the referee about alleged racist chants. (Sun)

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, 23, has returned to training after phoning in sick before Saturday’s FA Cup fifth-round victory over Huddersfield. (Mail)

Manchester United have described reports that manager Jose Mourinho was involved in a dressing room row with France’s Pogba and England defender Phil Jones, 25, after their defeat at Newcastle as “total rubbish”. (Star)

Sevilla winger and ex-Manchester City player Jesus Navas, 32, has warned Manchester United not to “underestimate” the Spanish side in this week’s Champions League last-16 tie. (Mirror)

Barcelona keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, 25, says the club’s former forward Neymar, 26, was “super important” for the team but that the Spanish side have become “stronger” since the Brazil striker left to join Paris-St Germain last summer. (Express)

Tom Henning Ovrebo, the referee who rejected a number of Chelsea penalty appeals in the second leg of their 2009 Champions League semi-final defeat on away goals to Barcelona, says he made “several errors” in that game and “can’t be proud of that performance”. (Marca)

There is growing opposition to the idea that Tottenham will play an FA Cup semi-final at their temporary home of Wembley if they reach the last four – but the Football Association will not move the game from the ground. (Times – subscription required)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he nearly signed for Wigan towards the end of his career but “was not good enough” as the two teams prepare for their FA Cup fifth-round tie on Monday. (Telegraph)

The father of James Rodriguez says the “best thing” the Colombia playmaker could do was leave Real Madrid for Bayern Munich last year as the 26-year-old “had lost the sporting joy on the pitch” at the Bernabeu outfit. (Marca)

Best of Sunday’s gossip

Real Madrid are willing to offer 28-year-old Wales winger Gareth Bale plus £100m for Chelsea forward Eden Hazard, 27. (Sunday Express)

Chelsea would ask for Argentina striker Sergio Aguero, 29, if Manchester City made an approach for Belgium international Hazard. (Star on Sunday)

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho had a dressing-room row with France midfielder Paul Pogba and 25-year-old England defender Phil Jones after his side’s defeat by Newcastle last week. (Sun on Sunday)

Manchester City are interested in signing Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl, 22, but the German club want £40m for the Germany international. (Sunday Mirror)

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is looking at signing 20-year-old Brazilian forward Richarlison and French midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure, 25, from Watford in a £50m deal. (Sun on Sunday)

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