Friday's gossip column - Suarez, Cole, Cavani

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Chelsea are believed to have made Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, 27, their top summer transfer target following talks this week.

Full story: Metro

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has dismissed making a new bid for Suarez this summer and will instead switch to an alternative list of striker targets, including Mario Mandzukic, Jackson Martinez, Julian Draxler and Diego Costa.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Jose Mourinho continues to insist he wants Ashley Cole, 33, to stay at Chelsea, but admits he fears the left-back could get a better offer elsewhere.

Full story: London Evening Standard

Luis Suarez
Chelsea are keen on Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, but Arsenal will not be making a new bid.

Newcastle are on the trail of Metz's 24-year-old forward Diafra Sakho

Full story: Talksport

The representatives of Paris St-Germain's Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, a target for Manchester United and Chelsea, are in London to discuss a move to the Premier League. The French club want more than £54m for the 26-year-old.

Full story: Daily Mail

Manchester United have told Paris St-German to forget about trying to sign winger Adnan Januzaj. The French club are preparing to make a £40m bid for the 19-year-old in the summer.

Full story: Daily Star

Liverpool will make a £5m bid in the summer for 22-year-old winger Omar Abdulrahman, who currently plays for Al-Ain in the United Arab Emirates.

Full story: Daily Star

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has emerged as a £16.5m summer target for Paris St-Germain.

Full story: Metro

Ex-Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke believes forward Wayne Rooney, 28, will leave the current Premier League champions if they fail to qualify for next season's Champions League. David Moyes's side are currently seventh, seven points behind fourth-placed Liverpool.

Full story: Manchester Evening News

Manchester City could miss out on Porto's Fernando as Serie A leaders Juventus are set to bid for the 26-year-old Brazilian midfielder in the summer. City tried to sign him at the end of the January transfer window.

Full story: Daily Express

Marseille fear they will not be able to hold on to 16-year-old midfielder Maxime Lopez as Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal are interested.

Full story: Daily Express

OTHER GOSSIP

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has hit back at Jose Mourinho's claim that Chelsea are the "little horse" in the title race.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino has been targeted by Real Madrid to replace Carlo Ancelotti.

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini hits back at Jose Mourinho's claim Chelsea are the "little horse" in the title race.

Full story: Daily Mirror

A deterioration of his relationship with owner Mike Ashley led to Joe Kinnear's departure from Newcastle, who have no plans to replace him as director of football.

Full story: Daily Mail

Manager Alan Pardew has insisted Newcastle United will carry on regardless after a tough week on Tyneside.

Full story: Chronicle

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says his squad possesses enough quality to qualify for the Champions League, despite failed attempts to sign 24-year-old Yevhen Konoplyanka from Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk and 21-year-old fellow winger Mohamed Salah, who opted to join Chelsea from Basel.

Full story: Liverpool Echo

Manchester City are set to offer a new contract to France midfielder Samir Nasri. The 26-year-old's current deal expires at the end of next season.

Full story: The Times (subscription needed)

Fulham striker Hugo Rodallega, 28, has accused club manager Rene Meulensteen of showing him a lack of respect. Rodallega has only started one Premier League game since Meulensteen replaced Martin Jol.

Full story: The Sun (subscription needed)

David Ginola is hoping to secure a coaching role at his former club Tottenham. Former France winger Ginola, 47, played for Spurs for three years from 1997 to 2000.

Full story: Daily Express

AND FINALLY

Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski found his own way of dealing with the London Tube strikes - by driving his own bus around the capital.

Full story: Metro

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