Football gossip column: Aubameyang, Williams, Insigne, Tuchel, Dybala

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Manchester City hope to replace forward Sergio Aguero, 28, with Borussia Dortmund's £58m-rated striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 27. (Daily Express)external-link

Liverpool are willing to meet Athletic Bilbao forward Inaki Williams' £45m buyout clause, but the 22-year-old wants to stay with the La Liga side. (AS)external-link

Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne's agent is hoping to secure the 25-year-old a move to Anfield. (Daily Star)external-link

Borussia Dortmund head coach Thomas Tuchel is being monitored by Real Madrid, according to the German club's chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke. (ZDF, via Squawka)external-link

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The Sun's backpage on Monday

Real are also preparing a €100m (£89m) offer for Juventus forward Paulo Dybala in a deal that would bring the 22-year-old to the Spanish giants in 2018. (AS, via Football Italia)external-link

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is set to reward midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah, 21, with a new contract. (Sun)external-link

Liverpool are in talks with former midfielder Steven Gerrard over a return to the club to help him develop his coaching career.(Daily Express)external-link

Southampton are keen to sign Espanyol midfielder Marc Roca, 19, who has also attracted interest from Liverpool. (Mirror)external-link

Former referee Keith Hackett says Martin Atkinson "lacked the courage" to send off Chelsea defender David Luiz, 29, during the Blues' 4-0 win over Manchester United on Sunday. (Telegraph)external-link

Midfielder Jack Wilshere, 24, on loan at Bournemouth from Arsenal, has rejected Jamie Redknapp's suggestions he is "too comfortable" at the Gunners. (Mirror)external-link

Arsenal are interested in signing 13-year-old goalkeeper Lucas Kayombo from French side FC Solitaires. (France Football, via Daily Star)external-link

Liverpool have handed midfielder Kevin Stewart, 23, a contract until 2021, with winger Ben Woodburn, 17, and midfielder Trent Alexander-Arnold, 18, also negotiating new deals. (Daily Mail)external-link

Rangers boss Mark Warburton says he was right to bring midfielder Joey Barton, 34, to the club, despite the disciplinary issues that have dogged the player's short time in Glasgow.(BT Sport)external-link

Best of social media

Wayne Rooney continued to wind up former Manchester United and England team-mate Michael Owen after the retired striker posted a tweet saying he wanted Liverpool to win on Saturday:

Wayne Rooney

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero was upbeat despite a 1-1 draw with Southampton on Sunday that made it five games without a win in all competitions for the Blues. He posted on Twitter: external-link"We didn't get what we set out to obtain, but we're still in the race. There's room for growth and we've got the drive for it. C'mon, City!"

Former Chelsea striker Eidur Gudjohnsen could not resist having a sneaky dig at Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho after their 4-0 loss at Stamford Bridge...

Eidur Gudjohnsen

Tottenham striker Harry Kane was at Twickenham to see the New York Giants beat the Los Angeles Rams in the NFL, he wrote on Twitter: external-link"Great day watching the @NFL at Twickenham!"

Harry Kane Twitter

Stoke City defender Marc Muniesa enjoyed some family time on Sunday, posting this picture on Twitter:external-link

Marc Muniesa

And finally...

Sunderland striker Victor Anichebe dropped a Twitter clanger when a message was posted on his feed that appeared to be copied and pasted from a social media assistant. (Independent)external-link

Former footballer turned boxer Curtis Woodhouse has admitted he hated his time as a professional footballer. (Times - subscription required)external-link

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