Football gossip: Gomez, Neymar, Monreal, Bale, Isco, Carrasco

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Liverpool want Celta Vigo and Uruguay striker Maxi Gomez, 22, in a £35m deal after former Reds forward Luis Suarez recommended his compatriot. (Sun)

Paris St-Germain and Brazil forward Neymar, 27, says he is "happy" at the French champions but "any player linked with Real Madrid would feel attracted to play there". (Globo TV, via Marca)

Arsenal are interested in Ajax's 26-year-old Argentina international Nicolas Tagliafico or Celtic and Scotland defender Kieran Tierney, 21, as a replacement for Spain left-back Nacho Monreal, if the 33-year-old leaves for Barcelona. (Mirror)

Manchester United and Liverpool are keen to sign Real Madrid's 26-year-old Spain midfielder Isco. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

New Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers wants to sign Aston Villa's Scotland midfielder John McGinn, 24. (Birmingham Mail)

Liverpool are still linked with RB Leipzig and Germany striker Timo Werner, despite interest from Bayern Munich in the 22-year-old. (Liverpool Echo)

Inter Milan are interested in signing Manchester United's Italy right-back Matteo Darmian, 29, for £9.5m. (Football Italia)

Arsenal want to sign Belgium winger Yannick Carrasco, 25, from Chinese side Dalian Yifang after failing to secure a loan deal in the January transfer window. (Express)

Wales forward Gareth Bale's transfer value has dropped to £63m, meaning Real Madrid are set to make a £30m loss if they sell the 29-year-old in the summer. (Mirror)

Liverpool still need to find a replacement for 26-year-old Brazil attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho, who left for Barcelona in January 2018, says former Reds defender Jamie Carragher. (Mirror)

Scouts from top German teams are coming to England to watch Arsenal and Chelsea academy players in an effort to find "the next Jadon Sancho", the 18-year-old England winger who left Manchester City for Borussia Dortmund in 2017. (Sun)

Arsenal fans are putting pressure on the club to recall Calum Chambers, 24, from his loan spell at Fulham, with the English defender-turned-midfielder impressing for the Cottagers this season. (Express)

Former Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott does not think England Under-21 midfielder Phil Foden, 18, should leave the Etihad on loan. (Manchester Evening News)

England manager Gareth Southgate is considering Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend, 27, for a potential international recall this month. (Mirror)

Tottenham and England defender Danny Rose, 28, says manager Mauricio Pochettino's half-time team talk in the 1-1 draw with Arsenal on Saturday was "one of the best things I have witnessed in football". (Telegraph)

Spurs' 25-year-old England striker Harry Kane would not have been awarded a penalty against north London rivals Arsenal had VAR been in place, says former top-flight referee Peter Walton. (Times - subscription required)

Southampton should have had two penalties in their 3-2 defeat at Manchester United on Saturday, according to ex-Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg. (Mail)

Former Hull, Aston Villa, Wigan, Sunderland and current Sheffield Wednesday manager Steve Bruce has revealed he was diagnosed with cancer in 2017. (Telegraph - subscription required)

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