Transfer rumours: Pochettino, Werner, Sancho, Ndombele, Pedro, Edouard

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Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is the first choice of Newcastle's prospective new owners to replace Steve Bruce as manager and they are willing to pay him £19m per year. (Sky Sports)external-link

Liverpool have been handed a boost in their pursuit of RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner with the 24-year-old Germany international ruling out a transfer to another Bundesliga team. (Bild, in German - subscription required)external-link

Borussia Dortmund and England winger Jadon Sancho, 20, is being offered the number seven shirt by Manchester United - currently held by Alexis Sanchez, who is out on loan - in a bid to tempt him to the club. (Mirror)external-link

France midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, 23, is considering his future at Tottenham, with Barcelona reportedly interested. (Sky Sports)external-link

Roma boss Paulo Fonseca wants to sign Chelsea and Spain winger Pedro, 32. (Corriere dello Sport, in Italian)external-link

Arsenal have been told they must pay more than £25m if they want to land Celtic'sFrench forward Odsonne Edouard, 22. (Express)external-link

Napoli forward Dries Mertens, 32, is interested in a move to London, with Chelsea still keen on the Belgium international who will be a free agent thsi summer. (Mail)external-link

Arsenal have reportedly made contact with Real Madrid over a potential deal for Spain left-back Sergio Reguilon. The 23-year-old is currently on loan at Sevilla. (ABC, via Star)external-link

Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick held a 30-minute phone call with Manchester City and Germany winger Leroy Sane, 24, to discuss a potential transfer. (Bild, in German - subscription required)external-link

Leicester are interested in signing Saint-Etienne's French centre-back Wesley Fofana, 19. (Le10 Sport, in French)external-link

AC Milan will look to sell former Spain goalkeeper Pepe Reina when the transfer market re-opens. The 37-year-old is currently on loan at Aston Villa. (Calciomercato)external-link

Nigel Pearson will remain as Watford boss until the end of the season when it resumes, despite his contract expiring in May. (Sky Sports)external-link

Arsenal will look to make free transfers and swap deals during the summer transfer window because of the financial impact of coronavirus. (Mail)external-link

Chelsea and Italy midfielder Jorginho, 28, says he considered leaving the Blues after only one season because of the criticism he faced from fans. (FourFourTwo)external-link

Manchester United players have been told to wash their own kit before they return to training on 18 May, with the club's laundry facilities off limits - and players are also expected to shower at home. (Mail)external-link

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