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Arsenal are lining up Lyon and France striker Alexandre Lacazette, 25, as a £60m potential replacement for Alexis Sanchez, but face opposition from Liverpool. (Daily Mirror)external-link

The Gunners want manager Arsene Wenger to make a decision on his future by the end of this month.(Sun)external-link

Wenger says he is a "football priest and a specialist in masochism" and that the younger generation of managers do not have the dedication necessary for years of service. (Daily Express)external-link

Borussia Dortmund's Germany forward Marco Reus, 27, and Porto's Portugal striker Andre Silva, 21, have also been lined up by Arsenal to replace Sanchez. (Daily Mail)external-link

Manchester United are ready to pay off England striker Wayne Rooney, 31, this summer and allow him to join another English club on a free transfer. (Sun)external-link

AC Milan are considering a summer move for Liverpool and England striker Daniel Sturridge, 27. (Talksport)external-link

RB Leipzig and Guinea midfielder Naby Keita, 22, is one of five or six major transfer targets for Liverpool this summer. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Manchester United have held talks with Mino Raiola, the agent of AC Milan's 19-year-old goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, but the deal could cost 50 million euros (£43m). (Calciomercato- in Italian)external-link

Former Brighton, Sheffield United and Fenerbahce striker Colin Kazim-Richards, who is now playing for Corinthians in Brazil, says a lot of his cousins and friends are in jail and believes football has saved him.(Guardian)external-link

England manager Gareth Southgate faces the prospect of having just one full training session with several of his players before this month's friendly against Germany. (Times- subscription required)external-link

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Real Madrid have reignited their interest in Tottenham's France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, 30. (L'Equipe via Talksport) external-link

Leicester have approached Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill about the vacant manager role. (Daily Mail)external-link

Arsenal and Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil, 28, has revealed how Jose Mourinho called him a "coward" during their time together at Real Madrid. (Bild via Guardian)external-link

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has had hours of meetings with the club's vice-chair Baroness Karren Brady to try to solve the Hammers' hooligan problems at London Stadium. (Daily Express)external-link

Leeds manager Garry Monk, whose contract is up at the end of the season, is attracting interest from Championship rivals Norwich, Derby and Nottingham Forest. (Daily Star)external-link

Real Sociedad manager and former Barcelona midfielder Eusebio Sacristan has ruled himself out of the running to replace Luis Enrique at the Nou Camp.(AS)external-link

Spurs are determined to reject any potential approach from Barca for their manager Mauricio Pochettino after he was shortlisted as a potential successor. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Aitor Karanka has dismissed suggestions his job at Middlesbrough is under threat. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

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Chelsea are set to remind their players about the club's rules on mid-season breaks after captain John Terry appeared to breach the guidelines by going on a skiing holiday. (Telegraph)external-link

Ever wondered what golf would sound like with South American football commentary? Well wonder no more as the PGA Tour gave it a whirl in a practice round for the WGC-Mexico Championship. (Golf Digest)external-link

Stoke City fans can now toast Peter Crouch's 100th Premier League goal after a pottery company created an extra tall nine-inch mug with a cartoon of the striker performing his infamous robot celebration. (Stoke Sentinel)external-link

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