Friday’s gossip: Musiala, Isak, Olise, Sesko, Lijnders, Gnabry, Gibbs-White


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Bayern Munich forward Jamal Musiala is emerging as Manchester City’s top target for the summer, while Chelsea are also monitoring the Germany international’s situation. (Guardian)external-link

Arsenal are looking at bringing in a striker and winger in the summer, with Newcastle’s Sweden forward Alexander Isak, 24, and 22-year-old French winger Michael Olise, who is at Crystal Palace, among their targets. (Guardian)external-link

Arsenal are monitoring 20-year-old RB Leipzig and Slovenia forward Benjamin Sesko as they step up their plans to sign a striker this summer. (Standard)external-link

Chelsea and Manchester United are also monitoring Sesko, who has a 50m euro (£42.8m) release clause. (Ben Jacobs)external-link

Liverpool assistant manager Pep Lijnders is being targeted by Besiktas for the Turkish side’s vacant head coach role. (Athletic – subscription required)external-link

Liverpool and Paris St-Germain are considering a move for Chelsea and England defender Levi Colwill, 21. (GiveMeSport)external-link

Tottenham are interested in former Arsenal forward Serge Gnabry, with Bayern Munich willing to sell the 28-year-old Germany international. (Football Insider)external-link

Spurs are also leading the race for Nottingham Forest midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White, 24, and are ready to make a move for the Englishman in the summer. (Football Insider)external-link

Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku is expected to return to Chelsea at the end of his season-long loan in Italy at Roma, who will not be able to afford the 43m euros to sign the 30-year-old on a permanent basis. (Gazzetta dello Sport – in Italian)external-link

Chelsea and Newcastle United are interested in Arsenal and England goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, 25. (CaughtOffside)external-link

Germany boss Julian Nagelsmann is talking not just to Bayern Munich about becoming their manager and will make a decision in the next week or so, according to his agent. (Spielmacher podcast, via Metro)external-link

Former Liverpool and Everton boss Rafael Benitez is set to take over as manager at Sao Paulo a month after being sacked by Celta Vigo. (Sun)external-link

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