Gossip: Werner, Wanyama, Pogba, Iniesta, Lukaku, Fekir, Ramirez

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Arsenal are the latest club interested in RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner, 21. The Germany international - already a target for Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United - is valued at £50m and has rejected a new contract offer from the Bundesliga club. (Sun)external-link

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has identified Lyon midfielder Nabil Fekir as his number one summer target. Wenger is willing to sanction a £45m bid for the 24-year-old Frenchman. (Mail)external-link

Liverpool are monitoring Tottenham's 26-year-old Kenya midfielder Victor Wanyama amid uncertainty over 24-year-old Germany midfielder Emre Can's future at Anfield. (Mail)external-link

West Brom manager Alan Pardew's position is under threat following four of the club's players apologised after a taxi was stolen from outside a fast-food restaurant in Barcelona on Thursday. (Sun)external-link

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says the club did not do anything wrong in their failed attempt to try to sign Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez. (Telegraph)external-link

Manchester United and France midfielder Paul Pogba, 24, is not a target for Real Madrid. (Sky Sports)external-link

Manchester United are interested in 26-year-old Nice and Ivory Coast midfielder Jean Michael Seri, who has a release clause of £33m. (Mail)external-link

Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi, who is on loan at Borussia Dortmund, says he "did not have a good time" while with the Blues but the 24-year-old feels "trusted by everyone" at the German outfit. (Sporza, via Mirror)external-link

Spanish forward Sandro Ramirez, 22, who is on loan at Sevilla, has told Everton he does not want to return. (Mirror)external-link

Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta, 33, could leave the club in the summer. The Spaniard has been being offered a £31m-a-season deal by Chinese Super League side Tianjin Quanjian. (Diario Sport - in Spanish)external-link

Crystal Palace are considering signing 35-year-old former Liverpool goalkeeper Diego Cavalieri, who is available on a free transfer. Eagles manager Roy Hodgson needs cover for Wayne Hennessey as Julian Speroni is out with a knee injury. (Evening Standard)external-link

Striker Romelu Lukaku, 24, plans to return to Belgium to his boyhood club Anderlecht when he finally leaves Manchester United. (HLN, via Manchester Evening News)external-link

Former Leicester City midfielder Ethan Hodby, 19, has taken a modern-day approach to finding a new football club - by advertising his availability on LinkedIn. (Metro)external-link

Neymar's father has accused critics of his son's performance in Paris St-Germain's defeat by Real Madrid of being "vultures". (Express)external-link

Arsenal are planning a first-ever sleeve sponsor from next year as they try to compete with the commercial strength of Manchester United. (Telegraph)external-link

Former Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen, 32, says Barcelona's style of playing out from the back is more "advanced" than at his former clubs and "similar" to how Manchester City play under manager Pep Guardiola. (Guardian)external-link


Best of Friday's gossip

Real Madrid will make a move for Manchester United and France midfielder Paul Pogba this summer, but they will need to offer more than £120m for the 24-year-old, who was a world-record signing when he moved to Old Trafford. (Sun)external-link

Liverpool are trying to get a deal agreed to sign Roma goalkeeper Alisson, 26, before the summer transfer window opens, but the Brazilian is valued at £62m and they face keen competition for him. (Sky Sports)external-link

Malcom, the Brazil forward targeted by Arsenal and Tottenham, has confirmed he has an agreement with current club Bordeaux to leave in the summer. (UOL via Sky Sports)external-link

Tottenham may consider offers for Belgium international defender Toby Alderweireld, 28, this summer but are confident they will keep all the players they wish to retain. (London Evening Standard)external-link

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