Guardiola wanted by Argentina, Man United and Liverpool in Shaqiri battle, Arsenal set for clear out?


Plus, Steven Gerrard targets another Rangers signing and Man City eye the ‘next Harry Kewell’

Here’s a round-up of all the top football headlines and transfer-related gossip from Thursday’s newspapers and online…

Argentina want Pep Guardiola to become their manager following their early exit from the World Cup, according to reports in Spain. (AS)

Jack Wilshere has held talks with Manuel Pellegrini about a potential move to West Ham – FULL STORY

Manchester United will battle rivals Liverpool to sign 26-year-old Stoke City winger Xherdan Shaqiri this summer – FULL STORY

The Red Devils have agreed to sign Brazilian left-back Alex Sandro from Juventus in a £53million move. (Daily Star)

United also want to sign Croatian forward Mario Mandzukic from Juventus in a swap deal which would see Italian full-back Matteo Darmian move in the opposite direction. (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool are looking to sign 16-year-old Ajax defender Ki-Jana Hoever, who has been training with the Reds this week. (Liverpool Echo)

Everton are also looking to bolster their side with the Barcelona and Colombia defender Yerry Mina. The 23-year-old found the net three times in the World Cup, including against England on Tuesday. (Liverpool Echo)

New Arsenal manager Unai Emery is willing to sell players to help fund a move for Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes. (The Independent)

The Gunners will miss out on Ever Banega, as the 30-year-old Argentina midfielder has decided to stay at Sevilla. (Marca)

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is pursuing Millwall defender Jake Cooper, 23. (Daily Express)

Manchester City are monitoring Melbourne City’s Daniel Arzani – the 19-year-old who was voted Australia’s Young Player of the Year last season and has been described as the next Harry Kewell. (Manchester Evening News)

Watford have moved a step closer to signing goalkeeper Ben Foster from West Brom for a £4million. (Daily Mail)

Another player potentially heading for the Hawthorns exit door is defender Craig Dawson, who is wanted by both Burnley and West Ham. (Daily Mirror)

West Ham and Everton are both interested in signing 26-year-old Sassuolo defender Gian Marco Ferrari. (Corriere dello Sport)

Newcastle must break their transfer record if they want to sign Nice striker Alassane Plea, with West Ham also interested in the 25-year-old Frenchman. (Northern Echo)

Meanwhile, Magpies winger Matt Ritchie has been offered a £4m-a-year contract to join Stoke. (The Sun)


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