Friday's gossip column

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Arsenal are closing in on a deal for Eintracht Frankfurt defender Sebastian Jung, 23, after his agent admitted a £7m summer move to the Gunners could be a possibility.

Full story: Metro (external)

Juventus are trying to turn Dani Osvaldo's loan spell into a permanent deal but for a reduced fee. The 28-year-old is on loan in Turin from Southampton, who want £15m for their record signing but the Italian club only want to pay £7m.

Full story: Daily Mirror (external)

Sheffield United boss Nigel Clough says he is in the dark over reports linking Juventus with a move for striker Diego De Girolamo, 18, who has made two league appearance for the League One side this season.

Full story: Talksport (external)

Bayern Munich are interested in signing Aston Villa and England Under-17 defender Easah Suliman, 16.

Full story: Daily Mail (external)

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert will ask owner Randy Lerner for extra transfer cash this summer in a bid to avoid a third successive season of struggle.

Full story: Daily Mail (external)

OTHER GOSSIP

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert insists he won't quit the club after a difficult week that saw two members of his backroom staff suspended.

Full story: Daily Mirror (external)

Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini believes that Samir Nasri, 26, is throwing away his chance at becoming a world-class player.

Full story: ESPN.co.uk (external)

Crystal Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni believes that team-mate Jason Puncheon, 27, has the ability to become an England player if he continues his current form.

Full story: Talksport (external)

Manchester City are set to open contract negotiations with striker Edin Dzeko, 28, over a deal to keep him at the Etihad Stadium.

Full story: Manchester Evening News (external)

Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta, 28, says he hasn't enjoyed life at the Emirates as much as he could have because of the pressure he puts on himself.

Full story: Daily Star (external)

Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood believes the club were short-changed when they sold Gareth Bale for a world record fee of £85.3million.

Full story: Belfast Telegraph (external)

AND FINALLY

Sir Alex Ferguson has been immortalised in words after Annemarie Wright created a portrait of the former Manchester United boss using the names of all the players that played under him at Old Trafford.

Full story: Metro (external)

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