Football transfer talk and gossip (Saturday, April 5)

Football transfer talk and gossip.
Football transfer talk and gossip.

Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United, Tottenham, Everton and Manchester City make the headlines.

Arsenal will hold talks with Rubin Kazan forward Sardar Azmoun, 19, who has been dubbed the Iranian Lionel Messi, over a move to the Emirates in the summer - Daily Express

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has dismissed speculation linking Romelu Lukaku, 20, with a move to Tottenham, insisting there has been no approach for the striker, who is on loan at Everton until the end of the season - Metro

Mourinho is also planning to spend heavily in the summer to buy a new striker and will not have to sell key players to fund the transfer - Guardian

Liverpool target Javier Pastore, 24, has no intention of quitting Paris St-Germain in the summer, according to the midfielder’s agent - Metro

Andre Villas-Boas wants to be reunited with Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen, 26, at Zenit St Petersburg in a move that could pave the way for Manchester United to sign Ezequiel Garay, 27, from Benfica - Daily Express

Arsene Wenger will sign striker Alvaro Morata, 21, as long as he and Arsenal agree to a ‘buy-back clause’ which will allow Real Madrid to take him back to Spain - Daily Mirror

Liverpool midfielder Iago Aspas, 26, wants to leave Anfield in the summer, less than a year after joining the Premier League title-chasers in a £7.7m deal from Celta Vigo - Daily Express

French giants Paris St-Germain are offering Chelsea the chance to cash in on their 22-year-old Brazilian playmaker Oscar. PSG could be willing to nearly double the £19m Chelsea paid for him two years ago - Daily Mirror

Lazio forward Keita Balde Diao, 19, is on the verge of extending his contract at the Italian club - and that could end Liverpool and Manchester City’s hopes of signing him this summer - Talksport

Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham are locked in a four-way fight with Fiorentina to land Sevilla’s 27-year-old defender Federico Fazio this summer - Talksport