Gossip: Arsenal head the queue for super Mario?

Mario Gotze is reportedly a man in demand
Mario Gotze is reportedly a man in demand

Friday’s football stories link the Gunners with a World Cup winner...

Daily Mirror: Arsenal are interested in Borussia Dortmund’s Mario Gotze with Everton and West Ham United also monitoring his situation.

Le10 Sport: The Gunners have also seen an £18m offer for David Luiz rejected by Chelsea.

Metro: For their part, the Hammers are considering a move for Manchester United defender Chris Smalling.

Daily Mail: They have also offered Lazio £25m plus add-ons for midfielder Felipe Anderson.

Sky Sports: New West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini is also close to signing Swansea City duo Lukasz Fabianski and Alfie Mawson.

The Sun: Juventus are planning a bid for Crystal Palace’s Patrick van Aanholt should Alex Sandro join Manchester United.

Daily Telegraph: Aston Villa could lose Jack Grealish, James Chester and Jonathan Kodjia as they are under pressure to raise £50m in the next two transfer windows.