Friday's gossip column: Martinez, Coman, Can, Smalling, Brewster

Football gossip

Manchester United are interested in Inter Milan's 22-year-old Argentine forward Lautaro Martinez, who would cost 111m euros (£95.6m). (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)external-link

Manchester City are among the clubs tracking Steaua Bucharest's 21-year-old Romanian forward Florinel Coman. (Mail)external-link

Germany midfielder Emre Can will be allowed to leave Juventus in January, with Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Paris St-Germain interested in the 25-year-old former Liverpool player. (Tuttosport, via Mirror)external-link

Liverpool are considering the possibility of fielding two teams in two competitions on the same day, with their Carabao Cup quarter-final against Aston Villa and Club World Cup semi-final potentially clashing. (Mirror)external-link

Manchester United and Juventus are the frontrunners among 20 clubs monitoring the progress of Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, with Red Bull Salzburg open to selling the 19-year-old in the summer. Manchester City and Real Madrid are also interested. (Guardian)external-link

Norwich City are a possible destination for Spartak Moscow's Czech Republic holding midfielder Alex Kral, 21. (Norwich Evening News)external-link

Juventus are watching Manchester United's Netherlands Under-21 winger Tahith Chong, who is out of contract at Old Trafford next summer. (Mail)external-link

Roma want to complete the permanent signing of United's 29-year-old England defender Chris Smalling, who is on loan at the Serie A side this season, for £18m. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)external-link

Crystal Palace are among the teams interested in signing Liverpool's England Under-21 striker Rhian Brewster, 19, on loan this season. (Sun)external-link

Inter Milan are monitoring Parma's Italian right-back Matteo Darmian, 29. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)external-link

Newcastle United striker Andy Carroll, 30, is set to make an appearance against former club West Ham United after returning to training following a groin strain. (Newcastle Chronicle)external-link

Edinson Cavani is not "completely happy" at Paris St-Germain, says boss Thomas Tuchel, who has started the 32-year-old Uruguay forward on the bench since his return from injury. (Le Parisien - in French)external-link

Everton have fast-tracked the development of 16-year-old English midfielder Tyler Onyango, bringing him into their under-23 squad months earlier than planned. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Middlesbrough have told senior players they will have to take significant pay cuts to stay at the Championship club. (Mail)external-link

Former England team-mates Alan Shearer and Michael Owen, who were recently involved in a social media row following the release of the latter's book, have both been named as pundits as part of Amazon Prime's Premier League coverage next month. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Two Italian senators have said they will bring forward a political debate to reassure fans of Serie A's "impartiality" following two controversial penalty decisions in games involving Napoli and Juventus. (ESPN)external-link

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