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)

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

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)

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)

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)

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

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

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)

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

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

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)

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)

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)

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

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)

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)

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