Transfer news and football gossip: Liverpool in battle for defender, Arsenal target gets big price tag, Isco wants Manchester City move?

Here’s a round up all the latest transfer news and football gossip from Friday’s newspapers and online…

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Real Madrid midfielder Isco has told his representatives to contact Manchester City over a possible move, as he is ‘enraged’ with Los Blancos boss Santiago Solari. (Calciomercato)

Merseyside rivals Liverpool and Everton have been linked with 25-year-old Real Sociedad defender Diego Llorente. (Liverpool Echo)

Arsenal have been told they will have to pay at least £43million to land Ivorian winger Nicolas Pepe from Lille in the summer. (RMC Sport)

Sevilla’s 26-year-old midfielder Pablo Sarabia rejected a move to Chelsea in JanuaryFULL STORY

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Isco is frustrated with Real Madrid manager Santiago Solari

Brendan Rodgers has played down reports Celtic’s head of recruitment Lee Congerton will be joining him at Leicester. (Leicester Mercury)

Jose Mourinho is only set to return to Real Madrid until the end of the season, according to reports. (Goal.com)

The Spanish giants reportedly want Zinedine Zidane back as their next permanent manager, although the Frenchman is also wanted by Juventus. (The Sun)

And at Juventus, manager Massimiliano Allegri has said talks over his future have been put on hold until summer. (Daily Mail)

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Liverpool and Everton are set to go head-to-head to sign Real Sociedad defender Diego Llorente

Claudio Ranieri is in pole position to take over at Roma after the Italian club sacked manager Eusebio di Francesco. (Sky Sports)

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez threatened to sell Spain captain Sergio Ramos after an argument between the pair following the club’s Champions League exit to Ajax. (Marca)

The best of talkSPORT’s all-star launch day from new studios:

  • Simon Jordan explains why Manchester United are ‘fundamentally unique’ and City are a ‘Frankenstein club’
  • Manchester United should wait to give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer permanent job, insists Phil Neville
  • Olly Murs on talkSPORT: ‘There will be riots if Solskjaer isn’t given the Man United job’
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England manager Gareth Southgate helped talkSPORT kick off a new era on Thursday
  • Gareth Southgate ‘doesn’t see any negatives’ to players going abroad, like Jadon Sancho
  • Raheem Sterling should be considered for Player of the Year, England manager tells talkSPORT
  • John Motson slams VAR as Virtual Absolute Rubbish after Man United penalty controversy
  • Ally McCoist sings hilarious rendition of hit Olly Murs song ‘Dear Darlin’

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