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Arsenal are lining up Lyon and France striker Alexandre Lacazette, 25, as a £60m potential replacement for Alexis Sanchez, but face opposition from Liverpool. (Daily Mirror)

The Gunners want manager Arsene Wenger to make a decision on his future by the end of this month.(Sun)

Wenger says he is a "football priest and a specialist in masochism" and that the younger generation of managers do not have the dedication necessary for years of service. (Daily Express)

Borussia Dortmund's Germany forward Marco Reus, 27, and Porto's Portugal striker Andre Silva, 21, have also been lined up by Arsenal to replace Sanchez. (Daily Mail)

Manchester United are ready to pay off England striker Wayne Rooney, 31, this summer and allow him to join another English club on a free transfer. (Sun)

AC Milan are considering a summer move for Liverpool and England striker Daniel Sturridge, 27. (Talksport)

RB Leipzig and Guinea midfielder Naby Keita, 22, is one of five or six major transfer targets for Liverpool this summer. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United have held talks with Mino Raiola, the agent of AC Milan's 19-year-old goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, but the deal could cost 50 million euros (£43m). (Calciomercato- in Italian)

Former Brighton, Sheffield United and Fenerbahce striker Colin Kazim-Richards, who is now playing for Corinthians in Brazil, says a lot of his cousins and friends are in jail and believes football has saved him.(Guardian)

England manager Gareth Southgate faces the prospect of having just one full training session with several of his players before this month's friendly against Germany. (Times- subscription required)

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Friday's Daily Express

Real Madrid have reignited their interest in Tottenham's France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, 30. (L'Equipe via Talksport)

Leicester have approached Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill about the vacant manager role. (Daily Mail)

Arsenal and Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil, 28, has revealed how Jose Mourinho called him a "coward" during their time together at Real Madrid. (Bild via Guardian)

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has had hours of meetings with the club's vice-chair Baroness Karren Brady to try to solve the Hammers' hooligan problems at London Stadium. (Daily Express)

Leeds manager Garry Monk, whose contract is up at the end of the season, is attracting interest from Championship rivals Norwich, Derby and Nottingham Forest. (Daily Star)

Real Sociedad manager and former Barcelona midfielder Eusebio Sacristan has ruled himself out of the running to replace Luis Enrique at the Nou Camp.(AS)

Spurs are determined to reject any potential approach from Barca for their manager Mauricio Pochettino after he was shortlisted as a potential successor. (Times - subscription required)

Aitor Karanka has dismissed suggestions his job at Middlesbrough is under threat. (Daily Telegraph)

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And finally

Chelsea are set to remind their players about the club's rules on mid-season breaks after captain John Terry appeared to breach the guidelines by going on a skiing holiday. (Telegraph)

Ever wondered what golf would sound like with South American football commentary? Well wonder no more as the PGA Tour gave it a whirl in a practice round for the WGC-Mexico Championship. (Golf Digest)

Stoke City fans can now toast Peter Crouch's 100th Premier League goal after a pottery company created an extra tall nine-inch mug with a cartoon of the striker performing his infamous robot celebration. (Stoke Sentinel)

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