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

Video Gossip: Theo Walcott, Willian and Harry 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)external-link

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)external-link

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)external-link

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)external-link

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

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)external-link

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)external-link

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)external-link

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)external-link

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

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

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

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)external-link

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

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

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

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)external-link

Best of social media

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

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

Injured Newcastle goalkeeper Rob Elliott posted this picture on Instagramexternal-link 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 Instagramexternal-link 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)external-link

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