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Football Gossip: Pogba, Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Willian, Fernandes, Lo Celso, Lampard and More

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Manchester United’s French mindifelder Paul Pogba (26) insists he wants to leave Old Trafford for Real Madrid. (Marca)

Crystal Palace’s England U-21 defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka would favour a move to United, though he is not pushing the London club to let him go. (Sky Sports)

Derby manager Frank Lampard could be appointed the new Chelsea boss after Serie-A bound Maurizio Sarri declined a late plea to stay. Lampard would like former team-mate Didier Drogba to be part of his backroom staff. (Sun)

Tottenham have cooled interest in Sporting Lisbon’s Portugal international Bruno Fernandes (24), who has been linked with a move to Man United. (Mail)

United are confident they can beat opposition from Manchester City to sign Leicester centre-back Harry Maguire. City are reluctant to meet the asking price of in excess of £80m. (Mail)

Chelsea’s midfielder Willian (30) is set to sign a two-year contract to stay at Stamford Bridge. (Sun)

Arsenal are prepared to sell former Germany international Mesut Ozil to improve their summer transfer budget. (Mirror)

The Gunners are keen to offer Gabon international Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (29) a huge new deal as they look to fend off interest from Chinese Super League. (Mirror)

Manchester United are keen to offer 28-year-old Spain goalkeeper David de Gea a better offer in an effort to keep him at the club beyond next summer. (ESPN)

United are favourites to secure Argentine midfielder Giovani Lo Celso, who is also on Tottenham’s radar, but Real Betis want £67m for the 23-year-old.  (inews)

Ajax will want just over £30m for Moroccan winger Hakim Ziyech (26), who has been linked with Arsenal and Liverpool. (Mirror)

The Merseyside club have made an offer for Lille’s Ivory Coast attacker Nicolas Pepe (24). (Le10 Sport, via Daily Express)

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is ready to sell Egypt international Mohamed Salah (27) if Pepe arrives at Anfield. (Le10 Sport – in French)

Fulham’s Serbia forward Aleksandar Mitrovic, who is wanted by West Ham, is close to agreeing a move to Real Betis. (Star)

Liverpool and Croatia centre-back Dejan Lovren (29) could be on his way to Milan with his agent flying to hold discussions with the Italian club. (Star)

Leeds will thwart any interest from Tottenham in Jack Clarke (18) and from Premier League newcomers Aston Villa for midfielder Kalvin Phillips (23). (Star)

Lazio value Albania goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha (24) at €50 (£44.5m), with both Arsenal and Tottenham interested in his services. (Il Messaggero, via Football.London)

New Roma boss Paulo Fonseca is weighing up a move for Manchester United’s Brazil midfielder Fred (26) this summer. (Metro)

Manchester City’s England defender is on the brink of signing a two-year contract extension to stay at Etihad. (Manchester Evening News)

Manchester United are convinced Sean Longstaff (21) wants a move to Old Trafford despite the English midfielder publicly admitting his commitment to Newcastle United. (London Evening Standard)

Brighton are having talks with Genk over the signing of Belgian club’s captain and forward Leandro Trossard (24). (Sky Sports)

River Plate midfielder Santiago Sosa (20), who has been linked with a move to Everton, coulbe be offered an EU passport because of his European ancestry, which would bolster his chances of a move to the Premier League this summer. (Liverpool Echo)

Arsenal are ready to make a move for highly-rated Flamengo midfielder Reiner Jesus (17), who has represented Brazil U-17 on multiple occasions. (Tuttomercatoweb, via Talksport)

Former Arsenal midfielder Edu (41), currently the national team co-ordinator at the Brazilian Football Federation, is on the verge of a return to his old club as technical director. (Football.London)

Leicester are confident of signing 21-year-old defender James Justin from Luton, though a fee is yet to be agreed by both clubs. (Leicester Mercury)

Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt’s girlfriend and her mother have been seen searching for a house in Paris, with the 19-year-old Netherlands international linked with Paris St-Germain. (De Telegraaf, via AS)

Newcastle United’s Spanish midfielder Ayoze Perez (25) has urged the club to play for something bigger in the future. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Source: https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/gossip

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