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Tuesday's gossip: Frank, Southgate, Werner, Diomande, Haaland, De Zerbi, Chiesa, Amrabat

Brentford manager Thomas Frank applauds
Brentford manager Thomas Frank applauds

Manchester United are targeting Brentford manager Thomas Frank to take over from Erik ten Hag at Old Trafford in the summer, not England boss Gareth Southgate. (Football Transfers)

However, according to other reports co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Ineos are planning for Ten Hag to be in charge at United next season, but are developing a strategy to be able to move quickly should they decide to replace him. (inews)

United will prioritise a deal for Crystal Palace's French winger Michael Olise, 22, this summer over PSV attacker Johan Bakayoko - with Liverpool and Manchester City set to battle it out for the 20-year-old Belgium winger. (Team Talk)

Tottenham are interested in completing a permanent deal for RB Leipzig and Germany forward Timo Werner, 28, but are in no rush to trigger a £14.5m option to buy. (Four Four Two)

Arsenal have matched the £51m plus bonuses offer Chelsea have made for Sporting Lisbon and Ivory Coast defender Ousmane Diomande, 20. (Record via Sun)

Aston Villa midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo wants to return to his native Italy from Turkish side Galatasaray when his loan spell finishes at the Premier League club. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)

Norway striker Erling Haaland, 23, is viewing Manchester City's Champions League quarter-final with Real Madrid as an opportunity to prove his credentials for a future move to the Spanish giants. (AS - in Spanish)

West Ham expect 28-year-old Algeria winger Said Benrahma to seal a permanent move to Ligue 1 club Lyon this summer. (Football Insider)

Aston Villa and Everton are interested in Barcelona and Spain midfielder Fermin Lopez, 20, with the Toffees seeing a move fail to materialise in January. (Sport)

Bayer Leverkusen are among the top European clubs interested in signing Everton's England Under-17s goalkeeper Douglas Lukjanciks, 16, this summer. (Mail)

Brighton manager Roberto de Zerbi is "flattered" by interest from Bayern Munich - but the Italian coach is in no rush to make a decision over his long-term future. (Mirror)

Chelsea face penalties including a points deduction or expulsion from the Premier League if they are found guilty of breaching spending rules under Roman Abramovich's ownership. (Guardian)

Liverpool will rival Manchester United for Juventus' Italy forward Federico Chiesa, 26. (Team Talk)

Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group and new football chief Michael Edwards are exploring a deal to purchase Ligue 1 club Toulouse. (Football Insider)

Manchester United have decided against making Morocco midfielder Sofyan Amrabat's move from Fiorentina permanent for £17m, and AC Milan are monitoring the 27-year-old. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Barcelona will seek to extend the loan of Portugal full-back Joao Cancelo, 29, from Manchester City for another year. (Marca - in Spanish)

Barcelona are also interested in signing former Manchester City midfielder Aleix Garcia, 26, from Girona, after failing to agree a deal for the Spaniard in January. (Sport - in Spanish)

England forward Raheem Sterling, 29, has played a key role in setting up a trial at Chelsea for promising 18-year-old Nigerian striker Hafiz Umar Ibrahim. (Evening Standard)

Everton are interested in signing Arsenal's highly rated 18-year-old Welsh forward Omari Benjamin. (Football Insider)

Los Angeles FC have reportedly sent AC Milan and France striker Olivier Giroud, 37, a formal contract proposal to join the Major Soccer League club as a free agent. (Fabrizio Romano)