Gossip column: Mangala, Clasie, Lovren, Fabregas and Sagna

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

France and Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala, 23, says he would prefer a move to Chelsea rather than Manchester City as the club are based in London.

Cesc Fabregas
Fabregas was linked with Manchester United last summer

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Manchester United could be ready to make a move for Netherlands and Feyenoord playmaker Jordy Clasie, 22.

Full story: Manchester Evening News

Southampton defender Dejan Lovren, 24, says he is happy at the club amid interest from Liverpool and that any decision over his future is in the hands of the south coast club.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Spanish newspaper Marca claims Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 27, will be sold this summer, which has alerted his former club Arsenal and Manchester United.

Full story: Daily Express

Manchester United have failed to stop Manchester City's deal to sign 31-year-old Arsenal right-back Bacary Sagna, who will be out of contract with the Gunners after rejecting the offer of a new deal.

Full story: Daily Mail

Newcastle are not interested in signing Fulham striker Darren Bent, 30, or West Brom forward Saido Berahino, 20.

Full story: Newcastle Chronicle

Liverpool are looking at a £10m deal for Bayer Leverkusen's Germany Under-21 midfielder Emre Can, 20.

Full story: Daily Mail

Nice defender Timothee Kolodziejczak
Kolodziejczak could be on his way to the Premier League in the summer

West Ham and Southampton are battling to sign Nice's £8m-rated left-back Timothee Kolodziejczak, 22, while Crystal Palace are also interested.

Full story; Daily Mirror

Italian side Juventus are keen to sign Manchester United defender Patrice Evra, 33, on a two-year contract after holding talks over the weekend. The Frenchman was reportedly spotted in Turin on Friday ahead of proposed medical tests and negotiations.

Full story: Daily Mail

Swansea are ready to make a bid to sign Reading goalkeeper Alex McCarthy, 24 as they prepare for Michel Vorm's departure.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Atletico Madrid's on-loan goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 22, still does not know whether he will return to his parent club Chelsea and challenge Petr Cech for a starting place next season.

James Milner
James Milner started only 17 League games for Manchester City this season

Full story: Talksport

Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi, 32, and Sunderland's Seb Larsson, 28, are both targets for Hull ahead of their debut in the Europa League.

Full story: Daily Mirror

England midfielder James Milner, 28, is ready to quit Manchester City in a bid to get more first-team football, with both Everton and Tottenham interested in signing him.

Full story: Metro

OTHER GOSSIP

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will sign a new three-year £7.5m-a-year contract and be given £100m to spend on transfers.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Louis van Gaal has dropped a big hint that his fellow Dutchman Robin van Persie, 30, could become his captain at Old Trafford with the position vacant following the departure of Nemanja Vidic.

Full story: the Times (subscription required)

New Manchester United boss Van Gaal will be strict on his new players, according to Dutch football expert Marcel van der Kraan.

Full story: Talksport

Paul Lambert
Paul Lambert's Villa finished only five points above the Premier League relegation zone

Paul Lambert is set to remain as manager of Aston Villa, despite owner Randy Lerner putting the club up for sale.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, 27, has committed himself to the club by enrolling his four-year-old daughter in a Merseyside school.

Full story: Daily Express

Wayne Rooney, 28, has described the English media as "disgusting" for being in Portugal to report on the England striker while he is on holiday with his family.

Full story: the Guardian

David Beckham, 39, is being tempted to come out of retirement by Bolivian side Club Bolivar's president Marcelo Claure to play in the Copa Libertadores.

Full story: the Sun (subscription required)

Former Brighton manager Oscar Garcia wants to be the next Southampton manager - if Mauricio Pochettino leaves to join Tottenham.

Full story: Daily Star

AND FINALLY

England and Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana is missing his own stag party in Miami so that the 26-year-old can be fit for the World Cup.

Full story: the Sun (subscription required)

Rennes striker Paul-Georges Ntep rubbed salt into the wounds of rivals Reims on the final day of the Ligue 1 season by stopping the ball on the goalline and heading over while on his hands and knees.

Full story: Metro

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