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Transfer gossip: West Ham target high-profile managers, Man United to sign £40m Juventus star, Arsenal bid for Borussia Dortmund defender

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

Rafael Benitez is set to succeed David Moyes as manager of West Ham this summer, according to reports. The club have also approached Shakhtar Donetsk manager Paulo Fonseca but the Newcastle United boss is the Hammers' top target for the London Stadium hotseat, with the Premier League side making a second attempt to sign Benitez having failed in December 2015 when he joined Real Madrid. (Daily Mail)

West Ham also want to interview former Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini. (The Guardian)

Manchester United are close to sealing a £43.7m deal for Juventus left-back Alex Sandro, with Matteo Darmian set to go the other way as part of the transfer. (Le Stampa)

Meanwhile, the Red Devils are facing a battle to sign Shakhtar Donetsk's Brazilian midfielder Fred, with Paris Saint-Germain also interested in signing the 25-year-old. (Daily Mirror)

Another potential arrival at Old Trafford over the summer is Croatian right-back Sime Vrsaljko, with reports the club are interested in signing the £30million man from Atletico Madrid. (Daily Mail)

Arsenal have identified £17.5m-rated Borussia Dortmund Sokratis Papastathopoulos as a potential summer target as they look to bolster their defence over the summer. (Daily Mail)

The Gunners will also look to challange Manchester City for the signing of West Brom captain Jonny Evans, who is aviaable for around £3million. (Daily Mirror)

Celtic defender Kieran Tierney has claimed he could remain at the Hoops for the rest of his career, despite 'flattering' interest from Atletico Madrid in the 20-year-old Scotland star. (Herald)

Abel Hernandez may be moving from east to west Yorkshire over the summer, with reports claiming the Hull Citystriker could join Leeds United. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Swansea goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski is being eyed up by a host of Premier League clubs following the Swans' relegation, with Newcastle, Crystal Palace, Watford and West Ham all interested in the Poland international. (Daily Mirror)

AC Milan striker Andre Silva is wanted by both newly-promoted Premier League side Wolves and Monaco. (Sky Sports Italy)

Here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines:

Former West Ham United striker Tony Cottee has slammed the board for their handling of the current managerial situation

Alan Stubbs has warned Everton they cant afford to get it wrong again after deciding to sack Sam Allardyce and begin searching for their third permanent manager in two years

Eden Hazard has warned Chelsea he could leave the club if the Blues dont sign top quality players in the summer transfer window

Manchester United have reignited their interest in Real Madrid star Toni Kroos following the retirement of Michael Carrick

North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham have been linked with summer moves for £24.5m rated hotshot Dries Mertens

Leonardo Bonucci could leave Milan in the summer, with both Manchester United and Bayern Munich set to fight for his signature

Arsenal have lodged a £26million bid for Roma prodigy Cengiz Under – but it falls way below the Serie A club's valuation

Liverpool are reportedly ready to sign another Chelsea youngster this summer, with midfielder Isaac Christie-Davies set to follow Dominic Solanke in leaving Stamford Bridge for Anfield

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