Gossip column: Sterling, Benteke, McCarthy, Downing, Lennon

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Manchester City are hoping to complete a £50m deal for Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling, 20, in time to take him on tour to Australia. (Daily Star) 

Striker Christian Benteke, 24, who has been linked with a move to Liverpool, will tell Aston Villa he wants to leave the club this summer when he returns for pre-season training. (Guardian) 

Tottenham are lining up a £20m move for Everton midfielder James McCarthy, 24, with Spurs winger Aaron Lennon also part of a possible deal. (Daily Mirror) 

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Sunderland and Middlesbrough are vying for the services of West Ham winger Stewart Downing, 30, after the Black Cats had a £5m deal rejected. (Daily Mail) 

Manchester United are ready to listen to offers for right-back Rafael da Silva, 24, who may move to a club in Italy. (Sky Sports) 

Everton hope to beat West Ham and Southampton to the signing of Juventus defender Angelo Ogbonna, 27. (Liverpool Echo) 

Bolton boss Neil Lennon is keen on the vacant manager's job at Leicester but the Foxes' owners want a bigger name. (Daily Mirror) 

Stoke manager Mark Hughes wants to sign former Wigan goalkeeper Ali Al-Habsi, 33, as back-up to England Under-21 keeper Jack Butland with Asmir Begovic expected to join Chelsea. (Daily Mail) 

Liverpool forward Mario Balotelli, 24, was allowed to miss the start of pre-season training after being granted compassionate leave. (Daily Telegraph) 

Manchester United are refusing to drop their asking price for goalkeeper David De Gea, 24, and remain determined to sign defender Sergio Ramos, 29, from Real Madrid. (Manchester Evening News) 

Liverpool and Burnley are heading for a tribunal to determine a fee for striker Danny Ings, 22, with the two clubs unable to agree on a fee. (Times - subscription required) 

Best of social media

Manchester United were among the Premier League clubs to be back in pre-season training on Monday and it appears new £31m signing Memphis Depay has already made a positive impression. Red Devils defender Luke Shaw tweeted:  "Good session back with all the lads today and good to be training with Memphis for the first time!"

Memphis Depay, Michael Carrick and Luke Shaw

Spurs striker Roberto Soldado hopes he will benefit from new contracts for team-mates Nabil Bentaleb and Harry Winks. Soldado tweeted  he hoped he would be invited for a meal by his colleagues. And it appears he may not be disappointed, with Bentaleb replying:  "Thanks Robby you have a daily invitation my friend."

Rio Ferdinand is impressed with Barcelona's latest bit of transfer business. The ex-England defender tweeted:  "Turan to @FCBarcelona  - @realmadrid  better come with someone to trump that because Barca just reinforced an already top midfield..."

And finally

It appears Titi Ameobi - the sister of Newcastle forward Sammy, 23 - has broken news of his move to Cardiff City through a social media posting . (Wales Online) 

Arsenal midfielder Serge Gnabry, 19, has earned an unlikely place in team-mate Mesut Ozil's all-time XI - after playing just 18 games for the Gunners. (Metro) 

Sherwood Bear is making a comeback as the official mascot of Nottingham Forest. (Nottingham Post)