Football gossip: Wenger, Henry, Willian, Can, Allardyce,

Football gossip

The Arsenal board have turned against manager Arsene Wenger and are drawing up a list of replacements for the 68-year-old. (Mirror)external-link

Wenger claims he "turned the whole world down" to remain as Arsenal manager. (Telegraph)external-link

The Frenchman's future was cast into doubt after he refused to confirm whether he will see out his contract that ends in 2019. (Mirror)external-link

Former Barcelona president Joan Laporta, who says he gambled in appointing Pep Guardiola as the club's manager in 2008, is urging Arsenal to consider Thierry Henry as a replacement for Wenger. (Telegraph)external-link

West Ham are ready to sign Northern Ireland defender Jonny Evans, 30, for £3m from West Brom at the end of the season. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere, 26, says he will quit the club in the summer, unless they offer him a significantly improved contract. (Sun)external-link

Manchester United will ditch plans to expand Old Trafford this summer to concentrate on backing manager Jose Mourinho in the transfer market. (Mail)external-link

Chelsea's Brazilian winger Willian, 29, could leave Stamford Bridge this summer with AC Milan joining Manchester United as joint-favourites to sign him. (Star) external-link

Manchester United have extended the contracts of midfielders Ashley Young, 32, and Daley Blind, 27, and goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, 24. It leaves midfielders Marouane Fellaini, 30, and Michael Carrick, 36, and 36-year-old forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic available to depart on free transfers this summer. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Alan Pardew will be sacked if West Brom lose at Watford on Saturday. (Mirror)external-link

Juventus are keen to conclude the signing of Liverpool midfielder Emre Can, 24, to avoid entering an auction for the Germany international in the summer. (La Gazzetta dello Sport)external-link

Liverpool and Barcelona are interested in 19-year-old Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar. The French teenager has played 17 times in Ligue 1 this season. (Goal)external-link

Manchester City have told their England winger Raheem Sterling, 23, that he must wait until the end of the season before talks over a new contract can begin. (Sun)external-link

Everton owner Farhad Moshiri is drawing up a shortlist of potential replacements to take over from Sam Allardyce, the former England manager, in the summer. (Star)external-link

Bayern Munich are yet to decide on whether to sign Real Madrid playmaker James Rodriguez on a permanent deal, with the 26-year-old Colombian currently on loan at the Bundesliga club. (Bayern TV, via Goal)external-link

Roma's Belgian midfielder Radja Nainggolan, 29, says he turned down Chelsea and several other clubs in favour of staying in the Italian capital. (Sport Voetbal, via ESPN)external-link

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone wants the transfer deadline to be the same across the world, after seeing his squad reduced to 19 players before the close of the Chinese window. (Mail)external-link

Slovenian goalkeeper Jan Oblak, 25, is yet to renew his contract with Atletico Madrid, with Liverpool, Paris St-Germain and Arsenal all interested in the player. (AS)external-link

Two parties interested in buying Charlton Athletic have agreed a price with the club's owner Roland Duchatelet. (Sky Sports)external-link

Manchester United's England midfielder Jesse Lingard impersonated Michael Jackson while suit shopping in Milan on a day off. (Mail)external-link

Rio Ferdinand has recalled the moment he realised Roy Keane was "crazy" in his first Manchester United training session. (Mirror)external-link

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Real Madrid are considering a move for Bayern Munich's Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, 29, in the summer, such is the difficulty involved in signing top striker target England's Harry Kane, 24, from Tottenham. (Independent)external-link

Everton are planning to sack manager Sam Allardyce in the summer and Shakhtar Donetsk boss Paulo Fonseca is leading the list of candidates to replace him. (Star)external-link

Chelsea are expected to reschedule contract talks with Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 25, a target for Real Madrid, until after their key games against Barcelona and Leicester in March. (London Evening Standard)external-link

Manager Jose Mourinho is unhappy at how long Manchester United are taking to offer new contracts to his players. (Mail)external-link

Luis Enrique's hopes of succeeding Antonio Conte as Chelsea manager could rest on whether or not he is prepared to accept a significantly lower wage than he was paid by Barcelona. (Telegraph)external-link

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