Gossip column: Luuk de Jong, Kongolo, Hulk, Menez, Lamela

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Newcastle striker Luuk de Jong, 23, hopes to sign a long-term deal at St James' Park when his loan spell from German club Borussia Monchengladbach expires at the end of the season.

Dutch striker Luuk de Jong has yet to score for Newcastle during his loan spell from Borussia Monchengladbach.
Dutch striker Luuk de Jong has yet to score for Newcastle during his loan spell from Borussia Monchengladbach.

Full story: Daily Star

Manchester City have won the race to sign 16-year-old Feyenoord midfielder Rodney Kongolo, who has been compared to former Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Liverpool are keen on signing Barcelona defender Adriano, 29, for £6m in the summer to end their left-back troubles.

Full story: Talksport

Tottenham Hotspur will look to make three quality additions to their squad this summer, with several of the club's disappointing recent arrivals expected to depart.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Paris St-Germain striker Jeremy Menez, 26, admits he is unsure of his future amid talk of a move to Liverpool when his contract expires at the end of the season.

Full story: Daily Express

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho thinks defender Ryan Bertrand, 24, still has a future at Stamford Bridge despite being loaned out to Aston Villa.

Full story: Sky Sports News

Chelsea have been given a boost in the race to sign 27-year-old Brazil international Hulk after an agent revealed the Zenit striker wants to move to England.

Full story: Metro

Paris St-Germain are set to beat Liverpool to the signature of Dnipro's Ukraine winger Yevhen Konoplyanka, 24, at the end of the season.

Full story: Caught Offside

Manchester United have been given a boost in their pursuit of Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos with the news Real Madrid have cooled their interest in the 24-year-old Germany international.

Full story: Daily Express

OTHER GOSSIP

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers
Northern Irishman Brendan Rodgers took over as Liverpool manager from Kenny Dalglish in June 2012.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has told Manchester United that their hopes of finishing in the top four of the Premier League will be extinguished if they fail to beat his side on Sunday.

Full story: Times (subscription required)

Manchester United manager David Moyes reckons that Liverpool are favourites for the game at Old Trafford.

Full story: Guardian

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech claims that Manchester City are still favourites for the Premier League title, despite the Blues trailing Jose Mourinho's side by nine points but with three games in hand.

Full story: Sky Sports News

Manchester City's Montenegrin striker Stevan Jovetic, 24, says his side will have no problem chasing down Chelsea at the top of the Premier League table.

Full story: Sun (subscription required)

Former Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe says Spurs boss Tim Sherwood is the right man to lead the club forward.

Full story: Talksport

Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown says Tottenham Hotspur must model themselves on the Gunners if they want long-term success.

Full story: Daily Mail

Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor, 30, says he will not want for motivation when taking on his former club Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday. The Togolese forward spent three years with the Gunners between 2006 and 2009.

Tottenham Hotspur winger Erik Lamela
Tottenham's record signing Erik Lamela has started just two Premier League matches since joining from Roma.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Tottenham Hotspur winger Erik Lamela could miss out on a place in Argentina's World Cup squad as he struggles to overcome a back injury in time for the end of the season.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Chelsea would consider letting goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 21, extend his loan spell at Spanish high-flyers Atletico Madrid, if he signs a new contract at Stamford Bridge.

Full story: Daily Star

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has called on the Premier League to consider introducing fixtures on Friday nights to help England's representatives in the Champions League.

Full story: Times (subscription required)

Fulham manager Felix Magath will have his salary reduced by half if the Cottagers are relegated from the Premier League this season.

Full story: Sun (subscription required)

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew, who begins a seven-match ban as the Magpies travel to Fulham on Saturday, has asked 32-year-old defender Fabio Coloccini to conduct the half-time team-talk in his absence at Craven Cottage.

Full story: Guardian

AND FINALLY

Pixie Lott has followed fellow pop star Katy Perry by declaring her love for West Ham.

Full story: Daily Mail

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