Tuesday's gossip column: Zaha, Fraser, Depay, Ibrahimovic, Alonso, Pochettino, Leno

Football gossip

Manchester United are lining up a summer move to sign Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha, 26, for the second time and are willing to pay £70m for the Ivorian, who was with them between 2013 and 2015. (Sun)external-link

Liverpool are in advanced talks to sign Scotland winger Ryan Fraser, 25, from Bournemouth in January. (Talksport)external-link

Tottenham are ready to make a £50m bid for 25-year-old Lyon midfielder Memphis Depay, who played for Manchester United between 2015 and 2017. (Mirror)external-link

Former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso, 37, and current Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, 47, are on a shortlist to become Bayern Munich's next manager. (Star)external-link

Manchester City are reportedly set for a £100m spending spree in the January transfer window after failing to keep pace with Liverpool in the Premier League title race. (Mirror)external-link

City manager Pep Guardiola is also expected to see out the final 18 months of his contract with the club. (Times)external-link

Manchester United will not be trying to sign their former striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 38, in the January transfer window. Ibrahimovic is available on a free transfer when his LA Galaxy contract ends. (Sky Sports)external-link

Arsenal's German goalkeeper Bernd Leno, 27, is on Bayern Munich's radar to become their number one and replace 33-year-old Manuel Neuer. (Sun)external-link

Borussia Dortmund still want Everton attacking midfielder Anthony Gordon, 18, despite having a summer bid rejected for the England Under-19 international. (Football Insider)external-link

Wolves are in advanced talks to get 16-year-old Welsh attacking midfielder Chem Campbell to sign a new deal, despite interest from German clubs Borussia Dortmund, Schalke and RB Leipzig. (Football Insider)external-link

Arsenal manager Unai Emery will be given the next six games to prove he is still the man for the job at Emirates Stadium. (Standard)external-link

Former Spain boss Luis Enrique, who has been tipped as a potential replacement for Emery at the Gunners, is not considering a return to management at the moment. (ESPN)external-link

Newcastle midfielder Matty Longstaff, 19, will sign a new contract in the next few weeks but his 22-year-old brother Sean has been told he has to do more over the next 12 months to earn a new deal. (Telegraph)external-link

Spanish forward Ayoze Perez, 26, has revealed he turned down a move to Valencia in favour of joining Leicester from Newcastle in the summer. (Mail)external-link

Tottenham, Chelsea, Watford and Norwich are ready to make a bid for Metz striker Habib Diallo in January. The 24-year-old Senegal international has scored eight goals in 13 appearances so far this season. (Teamtalk)external-link

West Ham are considering buying a new goalkeeper in January after becoming increasingly concerned with the form of Roberto. The 33-year-old Spaniard has conceded 13 goals in six Premier League games since coming into the side for the injured Lukasz Fabianski. (The Athletic - subscription required)external-link

Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini is also working to repair a minor dressing-room division over his side's defence after their defeat at Burnley. (Sun)external-link

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