Transfer gossip: Conte, Dyche, Luan, Lemar, Werner, Wilshere

Football gossip

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte retains the support of the board despite Tuesday's Champions League defeat at Roma. (Mirror)

Everton are ready to pay the £2.5m release clause in Burnley manager Sean Dyche's contract. (Sun)

Nuno Espirito Santo is considering an offer to take over at Everton following the sacking of Ronald Koeman, but is inclined to stay at Wolverhampton Wanderers.(Guardian)

Former Rangers manager Ally McCoist is a contender to take charge of Sunderland following the sacking of Simon Grayson. (Daily Star)

Gremio's 24-year-old attacker Luan, who is a target for Barcelona, Liverpool and Arsenal, has signed a contract extension to stay in his native Brazil until 2020. (Goal)

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, Chelsea boss Antonio Conte and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, feature on a six-man shortlist as possible replacements for Unai Emery at Paris St-Germain. (Paris United - in French)

Barcelona are hoping to sign striker Timo Werner, 21, and defender Dayot Upamecano, 19, from RB Leipzig. (Mundo Deportivo via Mirror)

Southend boss Phil Brown says taking charge of Sunderland would be his "dream job". (Basildon, Canvey and Southend Echo)

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has played down rumours linking the club with a move for 21-year-old Monaco winger Thomas Lemar. (Evening Standard)

Wenger wants to have resolved contract talks with 25-year-old midfielder Jack Wilshere by December. (Mirror)

Everton's caretaker boss David Unsworth believes he has two games to convince the club's owners he deserves the job on a permanent basis. (Liverpool Echo)

Guardian sport section on Thursday
The Guardian sport section on Thursday


Former Bochum striker Tommy Bechmann won almost £600,000 on the Danish lottery. (Sun)

Besiktas fans thought they had spotted Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini meeting with officials from their club in an Istanbul hotel - but it was Fellaini's twin brother Mansour. (Daily Mail)

Egyptian club Al-Ahly's training session on Tuesday was cancelled because too many fans showed up to watch. (Video 7 via Guardian)

Watford midfielder Tom Cleverley, 28, could be recalled to the England squad for friendlies against Germany and Brazil in November. (ESPN)

FA bosses are making the staff behind England Ender-17s' World Cup winning campaign reapply for their jobs. (Mirror)

Leeds United have appointed a free-kick specialist to their backroom staff. Gianni Vio built his reputation as an expert with set-piece routines during spells with Fiorentina, AC Milan and Brentford. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

The best of Wednesday's gossip

Former England boss Sam Allardyce is to hold talks with Everton over their vacant managerial position, but he wants a lucrative contract. (Sun)

Arsenal and Chelsea are interested in signing former Liverpool goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi, 27, from RB Leipzig. (ESPN)

Manchester United are favourites to sign Celtic defender Kieran Tierney, 20, and 21-year-old striker Moussa Dembele. (Daily Mirror)

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