Wednesday’s gossip: Southgate, Grealish, Isak, Gyokeres, Toney, Werner, Butland

Manchester United co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe has made England manager Gareth Southgate his top choice to replace Erik ten Hag in the summer, and would like a decision from the 53-year-old sooner rather than later. (Star)external-link

Manchester City might let England winger Jack Grealish, 28, leave this summer as they look to raise funds to enhance their squad. (HITC)external-link

Newcastle United and Sweden striker Alexander Isak, 24, is on Arsenal’s shortlist with the Gunners aiming to bring in a forward during the summer. (Football Insider)external-link

Arsenal are also interested in Sporting Lisbon and Sweden striker Viktor Gyokeres, 25. (Teamtalk)external-link

Tottenham, Chelsea and West Ham have all expressed an interest in signing England striker Ivan Toney, 28, as he continues to catch the eye with Brentford. (Sun)external-link

Germany striker Timo Werner, 28, wants Tottenham to activate the option to sign him permanently this summer for 17m euros from parent club RB Leipzig. (Florian Plettenberg)external-link

Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 32, has told Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag he is unhappy with his lack of game time. (Tipsbladet)external-link

Former Chelsea recruitment chief Scott McLachlan is a target for Newcastle to replace sporting director Dan Ashworth, who is heading to Manchester United. (Teamtalk)external-link

Rangers are willing to accept £15m for England goalkeeper Jack Butland, 31, with interest growing in the Premier League. (Football Insider)external-link

Everton, Nottingham Forest and West Ham are keeping tabs on English winger Karamoko Dembele, 21, who has impressed this season after joining Blackpool on loan from French club Brest. (HITC)external-link

An appeal by Nottingham Forest against their four-point deduction for breaching financial rules could risk the punishment being increased. (Times – subscription required)external-link

Nottingham Forest face having to sell one of their star players by the end of June to avoid another points deduction for breaching financial rules next season. (Times – subscription required) external-link

Belgium forward Johan Bakayoko is attracting the interest of Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Paris St-Germain, with PSV Eindhoven wanting 50-60m euros for the 20-year-old. (Sky Sports Germany)external-link

Manchester City striker Erling Haaland, 23, has given his club a scare by limping out of training while on international duty with Norway. (Guardian)external-link

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