Gossip column: Martinez, Walcott, Kante, Willian, Redknapp

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Roberto Martinez is close to losing his job as Everton manager with the 11th-placed club's board to meet to discuss his position. (Daily Telegraph)

Everton are worried England midfielder Ross Barkley, 22, will look to leave Goodison Park if Martinez stays on as manager. (Bleacher Report)

Manchester City's incoming manager Pep Guardiola has identified Arsenal's England forward Theo Walcott, 27, as a possible summer transfer target. (Evening Standard)

Jose Mourinho has again been assured by Manchester United that he will get the manager's job at Old Trafford this summer. (Sun)

Juventus will move for Leicester City midfielder N'Golo Kante, 25, if they lose Paul Pogba, 23, this summer.(Gazzetta dello Sport via Talksport)

Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri could look to Southampton's Victor Wanyama, 24, as a replacement if Kante leaves. (Daily Mirror)

Inter Milan midfielder Ivan Perisic, 27, a target for Liverpool and Chelsea, has hinted he will talk to any interested clubs. (Daily Star)

Daily Mirror
Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce fears the worst on Friday's Daily Mirror back page

Manchester United look set to seal a £46m deal for Benfica midfielder Renato Sanches, with the Portuguese club willing to accept offers below the 18-year-old's buyout clause. (Daily Mail)

Former Tottenham and West Ham manager Harry Redknapp, who recently had a spell in charge of the Jordan national team, is set to be named as the new manager of Nigeria. (Daily Star)

Chelsea midfielder Willian is the latest target for the Chinese Super League with Guangzhou Evergrande interested in a £50m move for the Brazil international, 27. (Daily Mirror)

Newcastle will make a summer move for Arsenal left-back Kieran Gibbs, 26. (Football Insider)

Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson is convinced striker Christian Benteke, 25, will leave Anfield this summer.(BBC Radio 5 live)

Leicester are facing competition from Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal in their bid to sign 16-year-old striker Charlie Coppola from non-league side Lewes. (Sun)

Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote says manager Rafa Benitez has brought a "different mentality" to the team's efforts to stay in the Premier League. (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool striker Divock Origi, 21, could be fit to play for Belgium at Euro 2016 after being told he does not require surgery on an ankle injury.(Liverpool Echo)

The agent of Dynamo Kiev forward Andriy Yarmolenko, 26, suggests the Ukraine international may be on his way to Liverpool, rather than Everton or Arsenal.(Daily Express)

Bristol City are facing competition from Crystal Palace in their renewed bid to sign Gillingham midfielder Bradley Dack, 22, this summer. (Bristol Post)

Swansea will renew their attempts to bring Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen, 26, back to the Liberty Stadium in the summer. (Daily Mail)

Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster, 28, says Chelsea's reported interest in him is a compliment.(Daily Star)

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford, 18, is unlikely to play in May's Toulon Tournament with England's Under-21s because of the club reaching the FA Cup final. (Sun)

Claudio Ranieri will earn a £5m bonus if his Leicester City side lift the Premier League title this season.(Times - subscription required)

Former defender Graeme le Saux says the Italian, who he played under at Chelsea, has a "ruthless" side. (Daily Star)

Chelsea's FA Youth Cup final victory celebrations were overshadowed by disputes with two of their young stars.(Daily Mirror)

But Blues' cup-winning youngsters have been given a warning they are unlikely to "make it" at the club by a former product of Chelsea's academy. (Sun)

Best of social media

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Jay Rodriguez has started just three Premier League games this season because of injury

Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez shows via his Twitter account he is prepared to go that extra furlong to support a good cause.

Injured Newcastle goalkeeper Rob Elliott posted this picture on Instagram of a meal cooked by his mother-in-law. The replies suggested one missing ingredient.

Rob Elliot's dinner
"Please put gravy on it mate" reads one of many gravy-related replies

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez has reiterated his love for his pet dogs with a video tribute to them on his Instagram account, complete with Byran Adams backing track.

And finally

A Leicester fan has missed out on a likely £100,000 payout after forgetting to bet on his team to win the title for the first time in 20 years. (Bloomberg via Sun)

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