Football gossip: Sarri, Mertens, Can, Zaha, Brewster, Rodriguez

Football gossip

Maurizio Sarri's agent has arrived in London, with the 59-year-old former Napoli boss set to finally replace Antonio Conte as Chelsea manager. (Sky Sports)external-link

Sarri has made Napoli and Belgium forward Dries Mertens, 31, his top target when he takes over at Stamford Bridge. (Telegraph)external-link

Former Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola says he is in talks to return to his former club as a member of the coaching staff. The Italian, 51, played for the Blues between 1996 and 2003. (Sun)external-link

Liverpool midfielder Emre Can will have a medical at Juventus this week. The Reds have confirmed the German international, 24, will leave Anfield this summer. (Mail)external-link

Crystal Palace will offer Wilfried Zaha £120,000 a week to hold on to the 25-year-old Ivory Coast winger, who has attracted interest from Tottenham. (Mirror)external-link

Huddersfield are set to beat Southampton and Lyon to the £11m signing of Belgium midfielder Anthony Limbombe, 23, from Club Brugge. (Sun)external-link

Arsenal will hold talks with the agent of Sevilla's Argentine midfielder Ever Banega, 29, this week. (Mirror)external-link

Tottenham and Arsenal have entered the race to sign Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster. The 18-year-old Englishman is yet to sign his first professional contract. (Sun)external-link

West Brom have rejected Burnley's initial bid for Jay Rodriguez, with the 28-year-old English striker open to returning to his former club. (Mail)external-link

West Ham and Burnley are competing to sign £8m Senegal striker Moussa Konate, 25, from French Ligue 1 side Amiens. (Sun)external-link

Southampton are preparing a move for Red Bull Salzburg's Malian midfielder Amadou Haidara, 20. (Mirror)external-link

West Ham are chasing a £35m deal for Lazio's Brazilian winger Felipe Anderson, 25. (Mail)external-link

Tottenham are keeping a close eye on Lyon's 21-year-old French midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, but have not made contact with the Ligue 1 club. (Sky Sports)external-link

Marseille are contenders to sign 28-year-old Everton and France midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, who has been told he can leave Goodison Park. (France Football, via Tribal Football)external-link

Newcastle must compete with Bayern Munich for Hoffenheim's Croatia midfielder Andrej Kramaric, 27. (TZ, via Talksport)external-link

Paris St-Germain have begun negotiations with Roma and West Ham about selling the French side's 28-year-old Argentina midfielder Javier Pastore. (ESPN)external-link

Wolves and Portugal winger Ivan Cavaleiro, 24, has no intention of leaving Molineux despite being linked with a move to Huddersfield. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

The agent of Leicester City's Nigeria forward Ahmed Musa, 25, has confirmed they are in talks over a move with Galatasaray. (Leicester Mercury)external-link

Former England manager Sven Goran Eriksson says he was approached twice by Chelsea to become their manager during the early years of Roman Abramovich's ownership. (Star)external-link

Wednesday's Daily Mirror
After his two goals against Tunisia, the Daily Mirror reports that Harry Kane's club manager Mauricio Pochettino was quickly on the phone to congratulate the striker

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