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Saturday's gossip: Alexander-Arnold, Alonso, Hayes, Endrick, Bremer, Ramsey, Isak

Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold
Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold

Real Madrid have stepped up their interest in Liverpool's 25-year-old England defender Trent Alexander-Arnold, whose contract expires next year. (Relevo - in Spanish)

Bayer Leverkusen manager Xabi Alonso will join Bayern Munich rather than Liverpool if he moves anywhere this summer. (Sky Sports News)

English striker Eddie Nketiah, 24, could leave Arsenal this summer amid interest from Crystal Palace, Brentford and Wolves. (Football Insider)

Chelsea are in advanced talks with Lyon about appointing Sonia Bompastor, the 43-year-old former France midfielder, to take over from Emma Hayes. (ESPN)

Chelsea led the race for Brazil forward Endrick but concerns about the fee allowed Real Madrid to beat them to the signing of the 17-year-old from Palmeiras. (Telegraph - subscription)

Manchester United are ready to firm up their interest in Juventus' 27-year-old Brazil defender Gleison Bremer, who has a £43m release clause in his contract. (Mirror)

Aston Villa could be forced to sell English midfielder Jacob Ramsey, 22, to help avoid breaching profit and sustainability rules. (Football Insider)

Manchester United minority owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe wants to change the role of the manager at the club, so it is more of a head coach position primarily focused on training. (Telegraph - subscription)

Newcastle United might have to sell Sweden striker Alexander Isak, 24, in the summer to comply with financial fair play regulations, with long-term admirers Arsenal a possible destination. (Football Insider)

Sunderland's 23-year-old English winger Jack Clarke will not sign a new contract, which could spark fresh interest from West Ham and Lazio. (i)

Former Arsenal head of recruitment Sven Mislintat could return to Borussia Dortmund as sports director. (Sky Sports Germany)

Eintracht Frankfurt are not willing to pay the £8.5m option to make Manchester United's 26-year-old Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek's move permanent this summer. (Bild, via Goal)

Inter Milan could offer South Korea defender Kim Min-jae, 27, a move away from Bayern Munich less than a year after joining. (Gazetta dello Sport)