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)external-link

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

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)external-link

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

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) external-link

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)external-link

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

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

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

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

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)external-link

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)external-link

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)external-link

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

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

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

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)external-link

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)external-link

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

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

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