Thursday Football Gossip: Mesut Ozil,Alex  Oxlade-Chamberlain,Antonio Conte…….

Thursday Football Gossip:
Arsenal have offered Mesut Ozil a £280,000-a-week contract to stay at the club, but fellow midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain looks increasingly likely to leave in the summer – with Manchester City and Manchester United interested. (Daily Mirror)
Manchester City will target Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 27, if Sergio Aguero leaves the Etihad at the end of the season. (Sun)
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, 67, must prove he can reinvent himself with a squad revamp and tactical tweaks before being given a new contract after his current deal expires at the end of the season. (Daily Mirror)
Monaco want £52m for 22-year-old midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, who is a reported target for Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United. (France Football, via Sun)
Chelsea are confident head coach Antonio Conte will sign an improved deal extending his contract past 2019 – but the Blues will delay an announcement until after this season’s Premier League title is secured. (Telegraph)
‘Unspeakable’ reads the back page of Thursday’s L’Equipe
Manchester United and Real Madrid target Paulo Dybala, 23, is frustrated with ongoing contract talks at Juventus and is disgusted at boss Massimiliano Allegri’s recent decisions. (TuttoSport, via Sun)
Alternatively, Allegri will bring Dybala with him to Arsenal if the Italian takes over from Arsene Wenger next season. (TransferMarketWeb)
Allegri has set out a series of contract demands to stay at Juventus, which the Italian club will have to grant if they want to stop him leaving. (Il Tempo, via Metro)
West Ham are expecting to fight off bids for striker Andy Carroll, 28, this summer but could be close to solving their problems at right-back with a £5m move for Saint-Etienne’s Kevin Malcuit, 25. (Daily Mirror)
The agent of Chelsea target Kalidou Koulibaly has cast doubt on whether the 25-year-old defender will remain at Napoli much longer. (Sun)
The back page of Thursday’s Sun focuses on the crisis at Arsenal
Rangers players have been told Pedro Caixinha will take over at Ibrox after agreeing to leave Qatari club Al-Gharafa – but the Portuguese manager will not be in place in time for Sunday’s Old Firm clash with Celtic. (Daily Express)
Gareth Bale has told Real Madrid to sign Tottenham star Dele Alli, 20, if they decide to sell Cristiano Ronaldo – but Barcelona and Manchester City are also keen on the England midfielder. (Don Balon, via Sun)
Carlo Ancelotti has insisted that 19-year-old Renato Sanches will not be leaving Bayern Munich at the end of the season despite failing to make an impact so far. (Sport Bild, via Daily Mail)
Barcelona are scouting Chelsea trio Marcos Alonso, Cesar Azpilicueta and Nemanja Matic, as well as Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin, ahead of a summer overhaul following the departure of current boss Luis Enrique. (Marca)
And finally
Chelsea defender Alonso has joked that team-mate Diego Costa is a ‘traitor’ after the striker played for the Brazilian team in an inter-club match in training. Costa was born in Brazil but chose to represent Spain in international football. His latest switch did not pay off as Chelsea’s Spaniards won. (Daily Star)
Source: Basanya ‘Tunde
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