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Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic, 28, says he is aware of interest from Spanish champions Real Madrid although he has indicated he is happy to stay at Stamford Bridge.

Full story: Guardian

The agent of Manchester City target Thiago Silva, 27, claims the defender would consider leaving the San Siro if AC Milan wanted to sell him.

Full story: talkSPORT

Meanwhile, AC Milan are targeting a move for City's Carlos Tevez, 28, after failing to sign the striker in January.

Full story: Metro

Manchester United defender Michael Keane
Michael Keane has represented Republic of Ireland at youth levels

Blackburn's under-fire manager Steve Kean wants to sign Manchester United's 19-year-old twins Will and Michael Keane on loan as Rovers prepare for life in the Championship.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, 23, a £50m target for Real Madrid, has ruled out a move away from the Etihad. "My future is at Manchester City. I want to stay here," he said.

Full story: The Times (subscription required)

Huddersfield's £8m-rated striker Jordan Rhodes, 22, who has been linked with Everton, Aston Villa and Fulham, says he has "no idea if I am staying" after helping his club win promotion to the Championship.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

But Fulham are set to launch a £5m bid for Rhodes which would end Celtic's interest in the Scotland international.

Full story: Daily Record

Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner, 24, has confirmed he is in talks with a number of clubs about securing a move away from Emirates Stadium.

Full story: talkSPORT

OTHER GOSSIP

England manager Roy Hodgson is already looking beyond Euro 2012 as he plans for the long-term future.

Full story: the Sun

Hodgson will travel to Brazil straight after the tournament to check on three potential training camps and hotels for England at the 2014 World Cup finals.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Fulham's Norway defender Brede Hangeland, 30, says England's players are too worn out after a long season to make an impact at Euro 2012.

Full story: Daily Star

Scott Parker, 31, has spoken of his relief at being fit for England's Euro 2012 campaign after experiencing the disappointment of Tottenham missing out on the Champions League.

Full story: Daily Mail

Tottenham player Giovani Dos Santos
Giovani Dos Santos made 28 league appearances for Barcelona

Frank Lampard, 33, is facing frustration at Euro 2012 after England manager Roy Hodgson decided on a first-choice central midfield of Steven Gerrard and Scott Parker.

Full story: Daily Star

Former Arsenal and Tottenham defender Sol Campbell has warned England fans not to travel to Euro 2012 because they "could end up coming back in a coffin".

Full story: Daily Mail

Tottenham's Mexican international Giovani Dos Santos, 23, may ask for a move unless he gets assurances he still has a role at White Hart Lane.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Liverpool will hold talks with Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers as they seek to end their search for Kenny Dalglish's successor.

Full story: Daily Star

Wigan owner Dave Whelan is ready to meet manager Roberto Martinez's "terms" in a bid to stop him joining Liverpool or Aston Villa.

Full story: Daily Mirror

The Latics are expected to hold a press conference this week in which Martinez is likely to announce whether he will stay at the club.

Full story: Guardian

AND FINALLY

Zimbabwea president Robert Mugabe revealed he is a Chelsea supporter just days after the Blues won the Champions League with victory over Bayern Munich.

Full story: Metro

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