Gossip column: Sanchez, Henry, Weigl, Burke, Batshuayi

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Arsenal and Tottenham have sent scouts to watch Marseille's £25m-rated Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi, 22, who has 13 goals in 29 appearances in Ligue 1. (L'Equipe via Daily Express)external-link

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, 27, has revealed he argues with manager Arsene Wenger over the amount of playing time he gets. (Daily Star)external-link

Former Gunners striker Thierry Henry has called for unity at the club as they try to bounce back from their recent setbacks to win the Premier League title. (Sky Sports)external-link

Chelsea have agreed a deal in principle with Real Madrid over the transfer of Belgium international Eden Hazard, 25. (AS via Daily Express)external-link

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Saturday's Sun back page looks at the pressure on Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal

Leicester are set to make a summer move for West Ham's 19-year-old defender Reece Burke. (Sun)external-link

West Ham have sounded out Lyon over a potential £20m summer switch for striker Alexandre Lacazette, 24.(Daily Mirror)external-link

The Hammers are also interested in England and Arsenal international Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 22, plotting a £15m bid for the midfielder. (Brentwood Gazette)external-link

Chelsea physio Jon Fearn is set to be back on the bench for Saturday's game against West Ham, having been banished from frontline duty following the fallout from the Blues' row with former club doctor Eva Carneiro. (Sun)external-link

Manchester City are trying to do a £20m summer deal for Borussia Dortmund's Germany Under-21 international midfielder Julian Weigl, 20. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Manchester United head of youth policy Nicky Butt says the Old Trafford club's academy system is not "in a mess". (Daily Telegraph)external-link

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Old Trafford boss Louis van Gaal admits defeat in Sunday's Manchester derby will kill off his hopes of a top-four finish. (Daily Mail)external-link

Lazio midfielder Felipe Anderson's proposed move to Manchester United has again been thrown into doubt, with his agent saying no offers have been received for the £47m-rated 22-year-old. (LaLazioSiamoNoi via Daily Express)external-link

Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez wants his players to enjoy Sunday's Tyne-Wear derby against Sunderland - not fear it. (Chronicle)external-link

West Ham winger Michail Antonio, 25, says his side currently feel they can beat every other team in the Premier League and that their hard work is paying off. (London Evening Standard)external-link

Ex-Arsenal forward Andrey Arshavin, 34, has moved to Kazakhstan, signing a one-year contract with Kairat Almaty. (Daily Mail)external-link

Southampton midfielder Jordie Clasie, 24, nicknamed the Dutch Xavi, admits he was twice knocked back by clubs as a youngster for being "too small". (Daily Mirror)external-link

Aston Villa chairman Steve Hollis says he is not owner Randy Lerner's "poodle" as he looks to revive the club. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Former Leicester City and England striker Emile Heskey has warned the Foxes against big-money signings this summer as they prepare for life in the Champions League. (Daily Express)external-link

Barcelona forward Neymar, 24, has been found guilty of tax evasion by a Brazilian court and ordered to pay £36m in taxes, interest and fines. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

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Not surprisingly, Friday's Sport Relief show got plenty of tweets - and one of the stars of the show may have some new fans...

David Walliams and Peter Crouch

And Olympic cycling champion Victoria Pendleton's performance at Cheltenham, finishing fifth on Pacha Du Polder in the Foxhunter Chase, has also earned plenty of praise from England women's football manager Mark Sampson, Didi Hamman and Joey Barton, among others.

Joey Barton on Twitter

And finally

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed he still has three season tickets at his former club, and Europa League opponents, Borussia Dortmund. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Former Liverpool star Sebastian Coates has been banned from wearing red boots by Sporting Lisbon, where he is currently on loan from Sunderland, because red is the colour of rivals Benfica. (Sun)external-link

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