Gossip column: Markovic, Muntari, Leeds, Cissokho, Lukaku

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Lazar Markovic

Markovic impressed for Benfica against Spurs in this season's Europa League tie between the teams

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is ready to challenge Chelsea's attempts to sign Benfica's 20-year-old Serbia forward Lazar Markovic.

Full story: Metro  

Full-back Aly Cissokho, 26, is set to leave Liverpool at the end of his season-long loan deal from Valencia and join Italian giants AC Milan.

Fully story: Talksport 

West Ham and Hull are leading the chase for AC Milan's £3m-rated Ghana midfielder and former Portsmouth player Sulley Muntari, 29.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Sevilla and Spain defender Alberto Moreno, 21, is reportedly at the centre of a Premier League transfer battle involving Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool.

Full story: Metro 

West Ham are planning to bring back midfielder Michael Carrick, 32, and defender Rio Ferdinand, 35, from Manchester United.

Full story: Caught Offside 

Chelsea scouts watched Toulouse defender Serge Aurier at the weekend, but the 21-year-old Ivory Coast international has revealed a desire to join Arsenal.

Full story: Inside Futbol 

OTHER GOSSIP

Newcastle midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa, 27, could be dropped by boss Alan Pardew for this weekend's trip to Stoke after a touchline row during the Magpies' 4-0 home defeat by Manchester United on Saturday.

Full story: Newcastle Chronicle 

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert will ask owner Randy Lerner for extra transfer funds this summer after admitting Villa's injury crisis has left his squad exposed.

Full story: Birmingham Mail 

Chris Hughton's sacking by Norwich has been called ''bonkers and deluded'' by Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker.

Full story: Daily Mirror 

Romelu Lukaku

Lukaku joined Chelsea in 2011 but spent the 2012-13 season with West Brom and is now at Everton

West Brom boss Pepe Mel steered his side to victory over Norwich last Saturday but raised doubts about his future at the club following the game.

Full story: Birmingham Mail  

Leeds owner-elect Massimo Cellino could weigh up bringing in Gianfranco Zola as boss of the Elland Road club if he decides to sack current boss Brian McDermott.

Full story: Times (subscription required) 

Former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell says the Gunners should move for Chelsea's 20-year-old Belgium international striker Romelu Lukaku, currently enjoying a successful season-long loan at Everton.

Full story: Talksport 

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho could be ready to let goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 21, take the place of Petr Cech as Chelsea number one next season following three successful seasons on loan with Atletico Madrid.

Full story: Metro 

Chelsea are on the verge of agreeing a five-year contract with Courtois and a significant increase on the Belgian's £30,000-a-week current deal.

Full story: London Standard 

Dutch legend Johan Cruyff has criticised Mourinho for his focus on short-term results at the expense of squad harmony and claims he will quickly lose the support of the dressing room at Stamford Bridge - just as he did at Real Madrid.

Full story: Goal.com 

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet says he intends to remain at the Premier League relegation-battling Wearside club next season unless he is sacked.

Full story: Sun (subscription required) 

GLOBAL GOSSIP (sourced by BBC Monitoring)

Real Madrid are looking at Southampton's Luke Shaw, 18, and Benfica's Guilherme Siqueira, 27, as possible replacements for 26-year-old left-back Fabio Coentrao.

Tim Krul

Krul has made 33 appearances for Newcastle this season and kept 11 clean sheets

Full story: Marca (in Spanish) 

Juventus are ready to challenge Napoli with a £10m bid for Newcastle's 26-year-old goalkeeper Tim Krul.

Full story: Tuttosport (in Italian) 

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is demanding £24m for Romelu Lukaku, currently on loan at Everton. The 20-year-old forward is on the shortlists of several European clubs, including Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen and Atletico Madrid.

Full story: Bild (in German) 

Juventus could face strong competition from Roma for the signature of Hamburg's 20-year-old midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu.

Full story: Tuttosport (in Italian) 

Inter Milan's 34-year-old striker Diego Milito will return to his native Argentina after his contract expires.

Full story: L'Equipe (in French) 

Barcelona sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta has dismissed speculation that he might resign over the controversy surrounding the club's transfer policies.

Full story: Marca (in Spanish) 

Spanish striker Raul, 36, who currently plays in Qatar for Al Sadd, is torn between playing in the US-based Major Soccer League or retiring.

Full story: As.com (in Spanish) 

AND FINALLY

Manchester United winger Ashley Young's nine-year-old son Tyler is following in his famous father's footsteps by launching a bid for a professional football career, but he's signed for Arsenal rather than the Old Trafford side.

Full story: Daily Mail