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Friday’s gossip: Osimhen, Rashford, Greenwood, De Bruyne, Southgate, Mancini, Neymar

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Chelsea fear they will miss out on Napoli’s Victor Osimhen in the summer, with Paris St-Germain and Arsenal nudging ahead in the race to sign the in-demand Nigeria striker, 25. (Teamtalk)Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford, 26, is not expected to move to PSG this summer following reports the Englishman would replace France striker Kylian Mbappe, 25. (Sky Sports)Juventus’ Weston McKennie, 25, has emerged as a potential target for Manchester United with the USA midfielder identified as an alternative to Real Sociedad’s Spain midfielder Martin Zubimendi, 25. (Givemesport)Getafe will be unable to keep Mason Greenwood beyond his loan spell as Manchester United have decided to sell the English forward, 22, to the highest bidder, placing his starting price at close to 50m euros (£42.7m). (Marca – in Spanish)Manchester City have decided to postpone talks over a new contract for Belgium midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, 32, who has just over a year remaining on his current deal. (Football Insider)Chelsea are chasing Bournemouth defender Milos Kerkez, 20, but face competition from Manchester United for the Hungary international. (Mirror)Aston Villa are confident they will be able to keep Brazil midfielder Douglas Luiz despite interest in the 25-year-old from Arsenal. (90min)England manager Gareth Southgate has revealed he has told the Football Association to hold talks about his future until after Euro 2024. (Mirror)Former Manchester City and current Saudi Arabia coach Roberto Mancini has emerged as an option for Newcastle United should they decide to replace Eddie Howe this summer. (HITC)Newcastle want to speed up Dan Ashworth’s exit to Manchester United as Monaco’s sporting director Paul Mitchell heads a shortlist of candidates to replace him. (Telegraph – subscription required)Club Bruges forward Antonio Nusa, 18, continues to attract the attention of Premier League clubs with Tottenham joining Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City in the race for the Norway international. (Fichajes – in Spanish)Chelsea are interested in a summer move for Lille’s 18-year-old French centre-back Leny Yoro as they weigh up defensive options to replace Brazil defender Thiago Silva, 39. (Standard)Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal are all interested in Barcelona and Spain teenager Pau Cubarsi, 17. (Football Espana)Newcastle United and Arsenal have been boosted in their pursuit of Sporting Lisbon’s Ivory Coast centre-back Ousmane Diomande, 20, as Chelsea now need to sell players before confirming any new arrivals this summer. (Football Insider)Manchester City are set to sign France-born teenager Timeo Whisker, 15, from Cardiff City for about £250,000. (Athletic – subscription required)Santos believe it is “inevitable” Al-Hilal’s Brazil forward Neymar, 32, will rejoin his first club before he ends his career. (Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish)PSV Eindhoven hope to sign full-back Sergino Dest, 23, and midfielder Malik Tillman, 21, on permanent deals this summer with the USA pair having impressed on loan deals from Barcelona and Bayern Munich, respectively. (ESPN)Spain’s football federation has informed the English Football Association they wish to select Leeds United’s 20-year-old Spain-born striker Mateo Joseph, an England Under-20 international, for their under-21 team’s upcoming games. (AS – in Spanish)Former Everton and Iceland midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, 34, has joined Icelandic club Valur after spending just over six months with Danish side Lyngby. (Talksport)The Football Association is set to press ahead with plans to scrap FA Cup replays from the third round next season. (Mail)Thursday’s gossip columnVisit your Premier League club’s page with all the latest news, analysis and fan views, and sign up for notificationsOur coverage of your Premier League club is bigger and better than ever before – follow your team and sign up for notifications in the BBC Sport app to make sure you never miss a moment

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