Football transfer gossip: Wenger, Sanchez, Ozil, Van Dijk, Hazard

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After signing his new deal, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been given the task of finding his successor, with Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe in pole position to take over when the Frenchman leaves. (Daily Star)

Gunners forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, and midfielder Mesut Ozil, 28, both want in excess of £350,000 a week to stay at the club. Both players are entering the final year of their contracts. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester City will bid more than £50m for Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk and are prepared to offer the 25-year-old Dutch international a five-year contract worth £180,000 a week. (The Times - subscription required)

Manchester United have turned down a £60m offer from Real Madrid for goalkeeper David de Gea, 26. (Sky Sports)

The La Liga champions are ready to break the world transfer record by signing Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard, 26, for £100m. (Sun)

The Red Devils will battle with Tottenham to sign Fulham full-back Ryan Sessegnon, 17, who could be available for around £15m. (Daily Mirror)

But Liverpool have now ended their interest in Sessegnon and will pursue other targets at left-back, including Hull City's Andrew Robertson, 23. (Liverpool Echo)

Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann, 26, says his future "will be decided soon" amid reports of an £86m move to Manchester United. (ESPN)

Leicester want £50m for Riyad Mahrez after the 26-year-old winger put in a transfer request, with Arsenal currently favourites to sign the Algeria international. (Daily Express)

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The back page of Thursday's Sun leads on Real Madrid's pursuit of Eden Hazard and David de Gea

Chelsea are in talks with Monaco about a £42m deal for midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, 22. (Independent)

Blues midfielder Nemanja Matic, 28, wants to be reunited with former manager Jose Mourinho at Manchester United. (Manchester Evening News)

The Premier League champions are confident of keeping defender Cesar Azpilicueta, 27, who has been linked with a move to La Liga giants Barcelona. (Daily Mail)

Paris St-Germain have agreed a £61m deal to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 27, after offering £168,000 a week in wages. (Yahoo Sport - in French)

Real Madrid are considering a move for Italy centre-back Leonardo Bonucci, 30, who is currently with Real's Champions League final opponents Juventus. (Marca)

Everton are close to completing a deal for Southampton's 27-year-old right-back Cuco Martina. (Independent)

The Toffees are expecting offers from Chelsea and Manchester United for striker Romelu Lukaku, 24, and believe their £100m valuation will not dissuade them. (The Times - subscription required)

If Lukaku does leave, Everton want Malaga striker Sandro to replace him - but their hopes of signing the 21-year-old could rest on whether Atletico Madrid, who are also pursuing the Spaniard, have their transfer ban overturned. (Liverpool Echo)

Managerless Sunderland hope to be given permission to speak to Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes soon about taking over from David Moyes. (Daily Express)

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Thursday's Daily Star back page has more on Arsene Wenger, Ederson and Romelu Lukaku

Crystal Palace have contacted Mauricio Pellegrino, 45, about replacing Sam Allardyce as manager. The Argentine, who was Rafael Benitez's assistant at Liverpool, stepped down as Alaves boss this week. (Sun)

Manchester City are ready to sell Turkish striker Enes Unal, 20, to Villarreal for £12m, but will insist on a buy-back clause. (Guardian)

Meanwhile, City's deal to sign goalkeeper Ederson Moraes, 23, from Benfica is being held up because of the Brazilian's third-party ownership agreement. (Daily Star)

Monaco forward Kylian Mbappe, 18, will turn down Pep Guardiola and City this summer for the chance to work with his idol Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid. (Marca)

Striker Lucas Perez, 28, wants to leave Arsenal after making just two Premier League starts since joining the Gunners last summer. (Sky Sports)

Swansea are expecting more interest in striker Fernando Llorente this summer but do not want to sell the 32-year-old Spaniard. (Daily Mail)

Pepe Reina's agent is in talks with Napoli over the goalkeeper's future at the Serie A side, amid interest from Newcastle United where the 34-year-old Spaniard would be reunited with former boss Rafael Benitez.(Chronicle)

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And finally

Atletico Madrid's 19-year-old defender Theo Hernandez failed to turn up for France Under-21 duty, and is apparently on the beach instead. (L'Equipe - in French)

The sculptor who made the infamous bust of Cristiano Ronaldo has unveiled his likeness of another Real Madrid star - Gareth Bale. (Daily Telegraph)

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