Gossip column: Hazard, Palhinha, Remy, Neymar, Aubameyang, Giroud, Laporte,

Football gossip

12:00 GMT update

Real Madrid are set to turn their attentions to Chelsea's Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard, 27, as Paris St-Germain say a deal for forward Neymar is "impossible." (Telegraph)external-link

Swansea boss Carlos Carvalhal is keeping an eye on Sporting's 22-year-old Portuguese midfielder Joao Palhinha, 22. (Record - in Portuguese)external-link

Former England striker Darren Bent, 33, is set to join Burton Albion on loan from Derby County. (Derby Telegraph)external-link

Newcastle will resist West Ham's attempt to sign English midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, 25, as the Magpies target three more signings. (Newcastle Chronicle)external-link

07:00 GMT

Negotiations have stalled between Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund over a deal for the German club's 28-year-old Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. (Kicker - in German)external-link

The Bundesliga side have told Arsenal they will need to break their £52m transfer record to sign Aubameyang. (Star)external-link

Dortmund are also set to walk away from talks over signing Gunners striker Olivier Giroud. The 31-year-old France international reportedly wants more regular football. (Mail)external-link

Chelsea are considering a swoop for Giroud, hoping to convince him to swap north London for the west of the capital (Mirror)external-link

Meanwhile, Blues owner Roman Abramovich is angry with manager Antonio Conte after the Italian distanced himself from the club's signings this season. (Star)external-link

PSG and Brazil winger Lucas Moura, 25, met Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy in London on Thursday to discuss a move to Spurs. (RMC - in French)external-link

Diafra Sakho has told West Ham he wants to leave with French side Rennes his likely destination. The 28-year-old Senegal striker has hardly featured for the Hammers this season. (Sun)external-link

West Ham are targeting Fulham captain Tom Cairney and are set to offer £15m for the 27-year-old Scotland midfielder. (Sky Sports)external-link

The Hammers have also made a £12m bid for Norwich City's English midfielder James Maddison, 21. (Guardian)external-link

Crystal Palace have had a second bid rejected for Lille defender Ibrahim Amadou. The Eagles were linked with a move for the 24-year-old Cameroon-born Frenchman earlier this month. (Sky Sports)external-link

Former Fulham, Reading and Russia striker Pavel Pogrebnyak, 34, has been released by Dynamo Moscow because he attended a Juventus match in Italy, despite telling the club he was too ill to play in their game. (Sport Express - in Russian)external-link

Leicester and England striker Jamie Vardy is set to face a graduate from his own V9 Academy, Alex Penny, when the Foxes play Peterborough in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday. (Sky Sports)external-link

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says he would rather work on a farm than manage Arsenal or Barcelona - but the 45-year-old Argentine also refused to rule out a move to Real Madrid.(Express)external-link

Arsenal are keen on signing Corinthians' Brazil Under-20 midfielder Maycon, 20. (Sun)external-link

Leicester boss Claude Puel says winger Riyad Mahrez will not be going anywhere during the transfer window. The 26-year-old Algeria international was pictured at Arsenal's Carabao Cup semi-final against Chelsea at Emirates Stadium on Wednesday, but Puel insists he was just scouting for the Foxes. (Mirror)external-link

Sandro Ramirez has told Everton he wants to leave the club. The 22-year-old Spanish forward is keen for a return to his homeland with La Liga side Sevilla interested. (Mail)external-link

West Brom and Northern Ireland midfielder Chris Brunt, 33, is close to signing a new contract at the club. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

Watford are close to signing 19-year-old Sweden goalkeeper Pontus Dahlberg from IFK Gothenburg. (Watford Observer)external-link

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Germany winger Julian Brandt, 21, will ignore interest from Bayern Munich, Liverpool and Barcelona in favour of remaining at Bayer Leverkusen. (Sport Bild - in German)external-link

Feyenoord's Nicolai Jorgensen is believed to be keen to join Newcastle United after the Magpies submitted a £14m bid for the Denmark striker, 27, last week. (Chronicle)external-link

Sunderland's Jack Rodwell was set to have a trial with Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem, but it was cancelled before the 26-year-old former England midfielder even arrived. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Chelsea have had a £44m bid, plus add-ons, accepted by Roma for their Bosnia striker Edin Dzeko, 31, and 23-year-old Brazilian full-back Emerson Palmieri. (Guardian)external-link

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