Arsenal stars set to leave while Chelsea and Liverpool line up deals

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ONE of Arsenal’s longest-serving players could be set for a summer departure, according to a report in one of today’s newspapers.

Thoughts are already starting to turn to the summer transfer window, and Arsenal are one of a number of clubs to have made today’s headlines.

Plenty of other sides also feature, though, including the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United.

Abou Diaby is set to be released by Arsenal in the summer, while the Gunners will also offload Mikel Arteta or Mathieu Flamini to clear the way for a major midfield signing. (The Sun)

Anderlecht duo Youri Tielemans and Leander Dendoncker are being watched by Chelsea. (Daily Mail)

Radamel Falcao will find out in May if Man United will make his loan move from Monaco permanent. (The Guardian)

Liverpool are lining up a move for Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho after a setback in their bid to sign £37m-rated Roma player Miralem Pjanic. (Daily Mirror)

Barcelona right-back Dani Alves is close to joining a new club on a free transfer in the summer, with Man United interested. (The Sun)

Arsenal, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Southampton and Everton are considering a bid for Lyon defender Samuel Umtiti. (Foot Mercato)

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has ruled out a move for Sevilla striker Carlos Bacca. (Turnstyle)

Porto full-back Danilo is set to join Real Madrid for £27m, snubbing interest from Liverpool, Arsenal and Man United. (Daily Mirror)

Villarreal striker Luciano Vietto, who is a £12m target of Liverpool, is also wanted by Real Madrid, according to his agent. (The Sun)

Lille plan to keep Man City loanee Marcos Lopes on loan for another season. (Daily Mail)

Meanwhile, it is relatively quiet on the transfer front at Newcastle United and Sunderland.