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Gossip column: Laporte, Giroud, Aubameyang, Dzeko, Eder, Salah

Manchester City want Aymeric Laporte and are considering meeting Athletic Bilbao's £60m release clause for the 23-year-old French centre-back. (Sun)

Borussia Dortmund are demanding Arsenal's France striker Olivier Giroud, 31, in part exchange for Gabon forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 28, or they will put the deal off until the summer. (Mirror)

Chelsea are considering breaking their policy of not paying transfer fees for outfield players aged over 30, to sign Bosnia striker Edin Dzeko, 31, from Roma. Antonio Conte's side could complete a double deal for Dzeko and Roma's Italy left-back Emerson Palmieri, 23, for £44m. (Telegraph)

Alternatively, Chelsea could pay £50m for the pair. (Mirror)

Roma could make a move for Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge, 28, if Dzeko leaves for Chelsea. (Star)

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Crystal Palace have opened talks with Inter Milan over an £8.5m deal for Italy forward Eder, 31. (Mail)

Newcastle are set to secure the loan signing of Chelsea's Brazilian winger Kenedy, 21, in the next 24 hours. (Mail)

Real Madrid are lining up a summer move for Liverpool's Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah, 25, according to the president of the Egyptian FA. (Liverpool Echo)

Newcastle are working on a deal to bring Atletico Madrid's French striker Kevin Gameiro, 30, to St James' Park. (Express)

England and West Ham striker Andy Carroll, 29, is out for three months after having surgery on his broken foot. (Telegraph)

The Hammers also face being without attacking midfielder Manuel Lanzini, 24, for six weeks because of a hamstring injury. (Times - subscription required)

West Ham remain keen to sign Lyon's French midfielder Clement Grenier, 27. (RMC via Inside Futbol)

Concerns over Fabian Delph's fitness mean Manchester City are looking at signing Shakhtar Donetsk's 24-year-old Brazilian midfielder Fred now rather than waiting until the summer. (Manchester Evening News)

Brazil winger Lucas Moura, 25, a target for Tottenham, says he is "not happy" at Paris St-Germain. (L'Equipe)

Arsenal initially wanted PSG's Lucas Moura on loan but are now in talks over a permanent deal for him as they compete with rivals Tottenham for the player. (Express)

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe says the return of English winger Junior Stanislas, 28, and Norway striker Joshua King, 26, from injury is like having two new signings. (Bournemouth Echo)

Uefa could bring in rules which will act as a form of "luxury tax" to stop the world's richest clubs signing all the best players. (Telegraph)

Former England and Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard, 39, is in talks to become the next Oxford United manager. (Sun)

The Football Association is allowing Peter Beardsley to study for his Uefa A licence, despite him being on a period of leave as Newcastle Under-23s coach while the club investigate allegations of racism and bullying made against him. (Times - subscription required)

Best of Monday's gossip
Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis has been spotted in Dortmund as he attempts to finalise a deal for Borussia Dortmund and Gabon forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 28. (Express)

Roma's sporting director Monchi has refused to rule out the prospect of Chelsea signing both Bosnia striker Edin Dzeko, 31, and 23-year-old Brazilian defender Emerson Palmieri. (Metro)

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez has told the club he will not discuss extending his contract until after the January transfer window. (Telegraph)

Chelsea could still sign Peter Crouch, despite new Stoke City boss Paul Lambert insisting his 36-year-old English striker is not for sale. (Independent)

Burnley's English forward Ashley Barnes, 28, is now a target for Chelsea boss Antonio Conte. (Sky Sports)

Manchester United will be concerned after Athletic Bilbao's 23-year-old goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga rejected the chance to join Real Madrid, meaning the Spanish giants could try to tempt David de Gea, 27, away from Old Trafford. (Mirror)

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