Gossip column: Pochettino, Moura, Laporte, Jorgensen, Mitrovic, Dzeko, Koeman

Football gossip

Real Madrid want Mauricio Pochettino as their next manager and have made an approach for the Tottenham boss. (Mail)

Spurs are close to completing a £21.9m deal to sign Paris St-Germain's 25-year-old Brazil winger Lucas Moura. (RMC Sport - in French)

Manchester City have agreed a club-record £57m deal to sign Athletic Bilbao's 23-year-old French centre-back Aymeric Laporte. (Guardian)

Real Madrid are planning to buy Chelsea's 27-year-old Belgium forward Eden Hazard, Tottenham's 24-year-old England striker Harry Kane and Manchester United's 27-year-old Spain goalkeeper David de Gea this summer. (Mail)

Arsenal have made a part-exchange bid of £10m plus 32-year-old France right-back Mathieu Debuchy for West Brom's 30-year-old Northern Ireland centre-back Jonny Evans. (Star)

The Gunners will have to bid over £25m if they want to sign Evans from the Baggies. (Sun)

West Brom boss Alan Pardew says clubs interested in Evans will get a "nicer" response if they get in touch at the weekend rather than making contact closer to transfer deadline day on Wednesday. (Telegraph)

Newcastle have had a new £15m bid rejected for Feyenoord's 27-year-old Denmark striker Nicolai Jorgensen. (Sky Sports)

The Dutch club have told the Magpies they will have to pay at least 25m euros (£21.9m) to sign the Dane. (Northern Echo)

Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez says Aleksandar Mitrovic will not be sold to a Premier League club. Brighton are understood to have already made a bid for the 23-year-old Serbia striker. (Telegraph)

West Ham manager David Moyes will try to sign Watford striker Troy Deeney, 29, if he fails to get Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge, 28. (Sun)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he cannot assure Sturridge of more first-team football if he stays with the Anfield outfit. (Guardian)

Former Everton and Southampton boss Ronald Koeman is in talks with the Dutch FA about becoming Netherlands manager. (VI - in Dutch)

Juventus are interested in signing Manchester United's 28-year-old Italy full-back Matteo Darmian. (Sun)

Chelsea will look elsewhere if a deal for Roma's 31-year-old Bosnia striker Edin Dzeko is not reached by the end of the weekend. (Telegraph)

Brighton have had a £1.5m bid for Luton right-back James Justin, 19, accepted by the League Two club. (Sun)

Fulham's 27-year-old captain Tom Cairney wants to move to West Ham but his club are refusing to sell. The Hammers are reportedly ready to pay £15m for the Scotland midfielder. (Sky Sports)

Aston Villa have joined Hull City in the battle to sign Aberdeen defender Scott McKenna. The Tigers have already had three bids rejected for the 21-year-old Scot. (Scottish Sun)

Sunderland have expressed an interest in signing Middlesbrough's 39-year-old Greek goalkeeper Dimi Konstantopoulos. Leeds' Andy Lonergan, 34, is also an option for the Black Cats. (Northern Echo)

Tim Cahill may have been offered a contract by Millwall but Nottingham Forest are also said to be interested in signing the 38-year-old Australia midfielder. (Sky Sports)

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The Telegraph sport section on Saturday

Relations between Chelsea manager Antonio Conte and key transfer negotiator Marina Granovskaia have become so strained that the pair have been communicating through a third party - former Blues keeper Carlo Cudicini. (Times - subscription required)

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has suggested that being a long-term manager at the Stamford Bridge club is not possible. (Guardian)

The FA is concerned that match-fixers are targeting women's football after observing a significant increase in bets placed on Women's Super League matches. (Times - subscription required)

Former Liverpool striker John Toshack says Reds manager Jurgen Klopp's job could be in danger unless he starts winning trophies at the club. (Express)

Best of Friday's gossip

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

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

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

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

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