Gossip column: Lukaku, Oscar, Vertonghen, Aspas, Rodgers

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Arsenal will hold talks with Rubin Kazan forward Sardar Azmoun, 19, who has been dubbed the Iranian Lionel Messi, over a move to the Emirates in the summer.

Brendan Rodgers
Liverpool are relaxed over new Rodgers deal

Full story: Daily Express

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has dismissed speculation linking Romelu Lukaku, 20, with a move to Tottenham, insisting there has been no approach for the striker, who is on loan at Everton until the end of the season.

Full story: Metro

Mourinho is also planning to spend heavily in the summer to buy a new striker and will not have to sell key players to fund the transfer.

Full story: Guardian

Liverpool target Javier Pastore, 24, has no intention of quitting Paris St-Germain in the summer, according to the midfielder's agent.

Full story: Metro

Andre Villas-Boas wants to be reunited with Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen, 26, at Zenit St Petersburg in a move that could pave the way for Manchester United to sign Ezequiel Garay, 27, from Benfica.

Andre Villas-Boas
Andre Villas-Boas plans Jan Vertonghen deal

Full story: Daily Express

Arsene Wenger will sign striker Alvaro Morata, 21, as long as he and Arsenal agree to a 'buy-back clause' which will allow Real Madrid to take him back to Spain.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Liverpool midfielder Iago Aspas, 26, wants to leave Anfield in the summer, less than a year after joining the Premier League title-chasers in a £7.7m deal from Celta Vigo.

Full story: Daily Express

French giants Paris St-Germain are offering Chelsea the chance to cash in on their 22-year-old Brazilian playmaker Oscar. PSG could be willing to nearly double the £19m Chelsea paid for him two years ago.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Lazio forward Keita Balde Diao, 19, is on the verge of extending his contract at the Italian club - and that could end Liverpool and Manchester City's hopes of signing him this summer.

Full story: Talksport

Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham are locked in a four-way fight with Fiorentina to land Sevilla's 27-year-old defender Federico Fazio this summer.

Full story: Talksport

OTHER GOSSIP

Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre insists the club are in no hurry for manager Brendan Rodgers to sign a new contract, describing the matter as a "distraction" as they chase the Premier League title.

Full story: Daily Mail

Hull City will "vigorously defend" striker Yannick Sagbo, 25, against an FA charge after he allegedly supported Nicolas Anelka's quenelle gesture on Twitter.

Full story: The Times (subscription only)

Leighton Baines
Leighton Baines may be converted into deep-lying midfielder

Everton manager Roberto Martinez believes Philip Lahm, Bayern Munich's 30-year-old legend, should be a role model for Leighton Baines, 29, as he considers moving the England full-back into a deep-lying midfield role.

Full story: Daily Mail

Tottenham are considering using more than one venue as their home for the 2016-17 season while a new stadium is built at White Hart Lane with Stadium MK in Milton Keynes, Wembley and the Olympic Stadium under consideration.

Full Story: Daily Telegraph

Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina, 31, on loan with Napoli until the end of the season, says he is pleased to be linked with a return to boyhood club Barcelona.

Full story: Football Italia

AND FINALLY

Monaco's former Tottenham and Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov, 33, wants to follow in the footsteps of Eric Cantona and become a film star when he hangs up his boots.

Full story: Metro

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