Gossip column: Aubameyang, Sanchez, Kane, Rooney, Zaha

Football gossip

Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has accused Arsenal's new signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of "withholding performances" while the 28-year-old Gabon forward tried to push his transfer to the Gunners through. (Mirror)

Everton striker Wayne Rooney, 32, says Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 29, is the "perfect player" for Manchester United, because of his "aggression, passion and desire". (Sky Sports via Express)

Rooney also says he would "like to go into management" once he retires from playing. (Sky Sports)

Tottenham striker Harry Kane says being released by Arsenal at the age of eight is the "best thing that ever happened to me". (London Evening Standard)

England goalkeeper Joe Hart is wanted by Chelsea if their 25-year-old Belgian keeper Thibaut Courtois moves to Real Madrid. Hart, 30, is currently on loan at West Ham from Manchester City. (Sun)

West Ham manager David Moyes is unlikely to extend his stay at West Ham past the end of the season, whether or not the club stay in the Premier League. (Telegraph)

Arsenal are looking to tie down midfielder Aaron Ramsey, 27, to a new contract at the club. The Welshman's current deal expires in 18 months. (Mirror)

Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha will see a knee specialist after suffering an injury in his side's 1-1 draw with Newcastle on Sunday. The 25-year-old Ivory Coast international is expected to be out of action for at least four weeks. (Guardian)

Zaha and Palace boss Roy Hodgson have been shortlisted for awards at this year's London Football Awards. (Croydon Advertiser)

Manchester United are set to do battle with Liverpool and Bayern Munich for Borussia Dortmund's 19-year-old American winger Christian Pulisic. (Bild - in German)

Manchester United will also meet with fans after manager Jose Mourinho's complaints about their silence in the win against Huddersfield on Saturday. (Star)

The Red Devils have handed a trial to Colombian teenager Wilson Tilve, 16, who has been compared to fellow countryman and Bayern Munich midfielder James Rodriguez. (Daily Mail)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has assured 31-year-old Belgian captain Vincent Kompany he still has a part to play in their quadruple pursuit. (Manchester Evening News)

Italy have conceded defeat in their attempts to convince Chelsea coach Antonio Conte to become their manager for a second time. (London Evening Standard)

Former Everton boss Ronald Koeman will be unveiled as Netherlands manager on Tuesday. (De Telegraaf - in Dutch)

Feyenoord's Denmark striker Nicolai Jorgensen, 27, a target for Newcastle in last month's transfer window, has suggested he is open to a summer move to the Premier League. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Stoke skipper Ryan Shawcross, 30, has labelled Brighton's visit on Saturday as the biggest game of the season for the club. (Argus)

Former midfielder Vinnie Jones says Leeds need to bring in "experienced pros" to get out of the Championship. The Yorkshire side are set to appoint Barnsley's Paul Heckingbottom as their seventh manager since 2014. (Sun)

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Liverpool could move for Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere, 26, if he rejects a new contract with the Gunners. (Sun)

Manchester United are monitoring Real Madrid's 23-year-old Croatia midfielder Mateo Kovacic. (AS, via Manchester Evening News)

England forward Marcus Rashford, 20, could leave Manchester United if they sign former Netherlands striker Patrick Kluivert's 18-year-old son Justin from Ajax in the summer. (Express)

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has no plans to make any major attacking signings in the summer, saying he is "really happy" with the strength in depth in his squad. (Independent)

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