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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Andy Carroll, 23, is set to leave Liverpool this summer amid concerns that he has not adapted to 'the Liverpool way'.

Full story: Sunday Mirror

Cristiano Ronaldo has pledged his future to Real Madrid even though the 27-year-old is reportedly high on Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich's wish-list.

Full story: Sunday Express

Liverpool are in talks to sign Peruvian midfielder Juan Manuel Vargas, 28, from Fiorentina.

Full story: The Sun on Sunday

Tottenham face competition from several of Europe's top clubs in the race to sign Emmanuel Adebayor, 28, on a permanent deal.

Full story: The Sun on Sunday

Neil Warnock wants to begin his own regime at Leeds by signing old favourite Paddy Kenny, the 33-year-old QPR goalkeeper.

Full story: Sunday Mirror

Fulham manager Martin Jol is desperate to keep Clint Dempsey, 29, at the club with Arsenal lining up a £10m offer.

Full story: talkSPORT

Spartak Moscow have agreed to sell Republic of Ireland's Scottish-born midfielder, Aiden McGeady, who has fallen out of favour with coach Valery Karpin, if a club meets their £12.5m valuation.

Full story: The Sun

Scotland and Leeds United midfielder Robert Snodgrass is a summer signing target for Bolton Wanderers, Norwich City and West Brom.

Full story: Sunday Mail

OTHER GOSSIP

West Brom manager Roy Hodgson
Any new contract for West Brom manager Roy Hodgson could contain an England release clause

Mario Balotelli only survives at Manchester City because the manager is Italian, according to City midfielder Nigel de Jong.

Full story: Sunday Mirror

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini insists he must splash the cash again this summer despite having already spent £210m in two years.

Full story: The Sun on Sunday

Roy Hodgson says that any new contract at West Bromwich Albion could contain a special release clause that would allow him to take the England manager's job.

Full story: Sunday Telegraph

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson thinks Rio Ferdinand, 33, should be in England's Euro 2012 finals squad this summer.

Full story: Mail on Sunday

Manchester City and Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure, 28, is set to take an extended break from international football.

Full story: Goal.com

Wolves manager Terry Connor is confident he will remain in charge at Molineux until the end of the season.

Full story: Mail on Sunday

Lee Clark will be targeted by Wolves in the summer because the club has decided that Terry Connor should not stay as manager beyond the summer.

Full story: Sunday Express

Queens Park Rangers will appoint Mike Rigg to a new position of technical director next month, underlining the club's support for manager Mark Hughes.

Full story: Sunday Times (subscription required)

Hearts could wipe out nearly all of the £900,000 Rangers would be due for finishing second in the Scottish Premier League should the Edinburgh club make an official complaint about £800,000 still owed for the transfer of Lee Wallace.

Full story: The Sun

The Rangers Fans Fighting Fund has vowed to pay small businesses owed less than £1,000 by the football club in administration.

Full story: Sunday Express

Rangers have not paid for a £354 crystal parting gift to former captain David Weir, who left the club in January before it went into administration.

Full story: Sunday Express

Singapore businessman Bill Ng, who is fronting a five-man consortium to buy Rangers, claims he has been a fan of the Ibrox club since childhood.

Full story: Sunday Mail

AND FINALLY

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 18, could have been a rugby union star or a cricketer if he had not made it as a footballer. The Arsenal midfielder had trials for Hampshire as a wicketkeeper batsman, while a London Irish scout tried to persuade him to opt for a career in rugby.

Full story: Sunday Telegraph

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand did ballet lessons three times a week as a child, and only gave it up when his classes clashed with football trials.

Full story: The Observer

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