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Transfer gossip: Arteta set for Arsenal job, Man United target £100m defender, Liverpool interested in Buffon?

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

Arsenal are closing in on a deal to make former Gunners midfielder and captain Mikel Arteta their new manager. (Daily Telegraph)

Arsenal also intend to speak to record goalscorer Thierry Henry about a role at the club. (Sky Sports)

Liverpool reportedly want to sign Italian legend Gianluigi Buffon after the 40-year-old goalkeeper left Juventus after 17 years, but may face competition from champions Manchester City as well as French champions Paris Saint-Germain. (The Sun)

Juventuswant to bring striker Alvaro Morata back to Turin from Chelsea this summer. The 25-year-old has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge after scoring 11 Premier League goals in 31 appearances in his first season for the Blues. (The Independent)

Meanwhile, Chelsea have ruled out on-loan Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi joining Borussia Dortmund in a permanent deal, but would apparently welcome a bid for Morata from the German giants. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester Citystriker Sergio Aguero says he is happy at the club and that he only expects to play with Lionel Messi for Argentina, amid links with a possible move to Barcelona. (Corriere dello Sport)

Leicester City have beaten a number of Premier League sides, including Tottenham, to the signing of Porto defender Ricardo Pereira, with a £17.5m fee plus add-ons agreed for the 24-year-old. (A Bola)

Wolves star Ruben Neves says he has "no interest" in leavingthe newly-promoted club, despite reported interest in the 21-year-old midfielder from some of Europe's biggest teams. (Express and Star)

Manchester City are close to a deal for in-demand Napolimidfielder Jorginho, with the 26-year-olds agent saying only a fee needs to be agreed to make the transfer final. The Italian club reportedly want £60million for the Brazil-born Italy international. (Manchester Evening News)

Chelsea and Manchester United have been told them must fork out €120m (£104.7m) to sign top defender target Kalidou Koulibaly this summer. (Football Italia)

West Ham managerial target Rafael Benitez, would prefer to remain in charge of Newcastle United, but wants transfer assurances from the club before he opts to stay. (Daily Telegraph)

The former Liverpool boss reportedly wants a £100m summer budget and full control over transfers before he commits to a new contract at St James Park. (Daily Express)

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes Cristiano Ronaldo will not be allowed to leave Real Madrid for a European league and predicts only a pre-retirement move to the MLS would be permitted. (Marca)

Here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines:

EXCLUSIVE: Most Everton fans didnt want me out – Sam Allardyce speaks to talkSPORT following sacking as Toffees boss

EXCLUSIVE: I wish Wayne Rooney all the best – Sam Allardyce discusses strikers future after Everton axe

Wayne Rooney latest: DC United move could be OFF after Everton sack Sam Allardyce

Roma tell Liverpool they must pay £87m for goalkeeper Alisson

Manchester United transfer report: Red Devils on alert as Fred plans Shakhtar exit

Teammate claims Manchester United target Antoine Griezmann will stay at Atletico Madrid this summer

Dortmund eyeing up shock move for Chelsea's Alvaro Morata

Manchester United 'close' to making Juventus defender Alex Sandro their first summer signing

Tottenham Hotspur starlet Keanan Bennetts close to Bundesliga move

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