Thursday's gossip column: Lescott, Giaccherini, Reus, Draxler

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Manchester United manager David Moyes has flown to Portugal to check on the form of three transfer targets. Moyes is monitoring Porto centre-half Eliaquim Mangala, 23, his team-mate Jackson Martinez, 27, who plays as a striker, and Benfica left-back Guilherme Siqueira, 27, currently on loan from Granada.

Marco Reus

Marco Reus has won 19 caps for Germany

Full story: Daily Mail 

West Ham will try to sign Joleon Lescott in the summer when the 31-year-old Manchester City defender's contract expires, six months after the Hammers made an initial move for the England international.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Hammers boss Sam Allardyce is also keen on capturing Emanuele Giaccherini from relegation-threatened Sunderland. The striker, 28, wants to remain in the Premier League rather than return to his native Italy.

Full story: Metro 

The agent of Schalke midfielder Julian Draxler, 20, has downplayed the possibility of his client joining Arsenal, despite talk of a move to the north London club in the last transfer window.

Full story: Daily Express 

Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus, 24, wants to move to Manchester United, according to the midfielder's former team-mate Mario Gotze, who is now at Bayern Munich.

Full story: Daily Star 

OTHER GOSSIP

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, 23, is happy for his side to continue to "win ugly" rather than play beautiful football in their bid to secure fourth place in the Premier League.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Tottenham coach Tim Sherwood is under pressure from senior figures at the club to play Erik Lamela, 22, despite the striker's struggles since joining the club from Roma in 2013.

Full story: Daily Telegraph 

AND FINALLY

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists that he wants his side to try to win the Premier League title in the most sporting manner possible.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

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