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Football news and transfer gossip: Arsenal want to sign ‘new N’Golo Kante’, Liverpool in three-horse race for Adama Traore, Erling Haaland update rounds up all the latest transfer news and football gossip from Wednesday’s papers and online…

Arsenal are interested in signing Brest midfielder Ibrahima Diallo. The 21-year-old has enjoyed a breakthrough season at the French club after joining from Monaco last summer. His performances have drawn comparisons to Chelsea star N’Golo Kante, who has won two Premier League titles. Leicester had a £16million bid rejected for Diallo in January, but Arsenal could win the race for his signature this summer. (Metro)

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has made several calls to Timo Werner in the hope of signing the RB Leipzig star. Werner appears set to leave the Bundesliga club with the Reds, Chelsea and Bayern Munich interested in acquiring his services. At the age of 24, the Germany striker has 102 career goals to his name. Werner could be a replacement for Sadio Mane or Mohamed Salah if either player decides to leave Liverpool. (FULL STORY)

Timo Werner is one of Europe’s most sought after strikers

Burnley assistant manager Ian Woan is one of six people with links to three Premier League clubs who have tested positive for coronavirus. COVID-19 tests were conducted on Sunday and Monday as part of the league’s partnership with the Prenetics consortium. Players returned to training this week after Premier League clubs voted unanimously to allow small training group sessions. (FULL STORY)

Adama Traore is a transfer target for Manchester United, Man City and Liverpool. The Wolves star has been one of the Premier League’s most feared players this season with four goals and seven assists. He has three years left on his current contract and is valued at £70m by Wolves chiefs. (FULL STORY)

Man City forward Leroy Sane is not interested in a move to Liverpool as he does not want to join a Premier League rival. With just one year left on his City deal, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has reportedly enquired about Sane’s availability. However, the Germany international looks set to sign for Bayern Munich, who have a long-standing interest in him. Sane has not played since suffering a serious knee injury in City’s Community Shield win over Liverpool last August. (Bild)

Leroy Sane returned to training just before coronavirus brought a halt to football in March
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Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain will go head-to-head to sign Erling Haaland this summer. The 19-year-old has scored a remarkable 10 league goals in only nine games since joining Borussia Dortmund for £19m from Red Bull Salzburg in January. Haaland reportedly has a £63m release clause, which could be triggered by the two European powerhouses. He is regarded as one of the world’s best young forwards. (Marca)

Tottenham defender Danny Rose has tipped Mauricio Pochettino to manage Manchester United one day. The Argentine coach, who has been out of work since being sacked by Spurs last November, is a managerial target for Newcastle’s prospective new Saudi owners. However, Rose believes Pochettino will ‘eventually’ take charge of United. He had been linked with the Red Devils before Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was appointed on a permanent basis last year. (FULL STORY)

Arsenal could offer Henrikh Mkhitaryan to Roma in a bid to sign Justin Kluivert. Mkhitaryan is on a season-long loan with the Serie A club, with the Gunners keen to offload the playmaker on a permanent deal. Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has placed his faith in youth by playing Eddie Nketiah and Bukayo Saka this season – and Kluivert, 21, could benefit from this approach. (Mirror)

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