Friday's gossip: Benzema, Chambers, Lookman, Benrahma, Lokonga, Gil, Sensi

Karim Benzema
Karim Benzema

French striker Karim Benzema was linked with a move away from Al-Ittihad in January but will hold clear-the-air talks with the Saudi Pro League club, who want the 36-year-old to stay for another season. (Ben Jacobs)

Aston Villa's English defender Calum Chambers rejected offers from three Championship teams, despite the Midlands club being open to let the 29-year-old leave. (Football Insider)

Championship promotion hopefuls West Brom were among the clubs to enquire about signing former Arsenal defender Chambers. (Mail)

Former Everton winger Ademola Lookman, 26, is being targeted by Atletico Madrid and Juventus, who could make a move for the Nigeria international, who currently plays for Atalanta, in the summer. (Sun)

West Ham rejected a late loan approach from Fulham for Algeria winger Said Benrahma as the Cottagers tried to beat Lyon to the 28-year-old's signature. (Fabrizio Romano)

Formula 1 star Lewis Hamilton, who is joining Ferrari in 2025, has already hinted he could join forces with minority owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe at Manchester United once the curtain closes on their partnership at Mercedes (who are part-owned by Ratcliffe's Ineos) this year. (Express)

Liverpool rejected a £15m bid from fellow Premier League side Nottingham Forest for 25-year-old Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher. (Mail)

Arsenal could give Belgian midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga a second chance after the 24-year-old's positive performances on loan at Luton Town. (Football Transfers)

Spain winger Bryan Gil had been linked with a loan move in January but the 22-year-old has decided to stay at Tottenham. (Fabrizio Romano)

Italy midfielder Stefano Sensi's loan move from Inter Milan to Leicester City fell through despite the 28-year-old passing a medical on Thursday, as the clubs could not agree on the terms of the deal. (Telegraph)