Gossip column: Ings, Milner, Lukaku, Cresswell, Jovetic

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Burnley striker Danny Ings, 22, is being offered £60,000-a-week - quadruple his Burnley wages - and 40% of any future transfer fee to join David Moyes' Real Sociedad. (Sun - subscription only)

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Sunday Express back page

Liverpool, Arsenal and Inter Milan are monitoring James Milner after the Manchester City midfielder, 29, demanded a new four-year contract with the Premier League champions. (Sunday Mirror)

Meanwhile, City are considering a move for West Ham defender Aaron Cresswell, 25, who has impressed in his first season at Upton Park after a £4m move from Ipswich. (Sunday Mirror)

German club Wolfsburg are eyeing Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, 21, who only moved to Goodison Park in the 2014 summer transfer window. (Daily Star Sunday)

Atletico Madrid are planning a bid for Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata, 26, just 13 months after the £37.1m midfielder arrived at Old Trafford from Chelsea. (Sun - subscription only)

OTHER GOSSIP

Steven Gerrard, 34, will meet his new LA Galaxy boss Bruce Arena for the first time this week ahead of his summer move to the United States, when Arena attends Liverpool's Europa League first-leg tie with Besiktas at Anfield on Thursday. (Mail on Sunday)

Independent on Sunday
Independent on Sunday back page

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger feels that his Manchester United counterpart Louis van Gaal did not need to defend himself against criticism of long-ball tactics. (ESPN)

Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben, 31, says his game has improved even more in the last 18 months under the "intelligent" management of Pep Guardiola. (Observer)

Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic, 25, says he is devastated by manager Manuel Pellegrini's decision to omit the Montenegrin from the Blues' Champions League squad in favour of new signing Wilfried Bony. (Sunday Telegraph)

Midfielder Glenn Whelan, 31, has questioned the desire of his fellow Stoke players after their 4-1 defeat by Blackburn in the FA Cup, the Potters' second loss by that scoreline in consecutive outings. (Stoke Sentinel)

Inter Milan manager Roberto Mancini hopes that striker John Guidetti, 22, "does not come back to haunt me" when the Swede faces Inter for Celtic in the Europa League on Thursday. Guidetti is on loan from Manchester City where he was managed by Mancini before the Italian left the club. (Mail on Sunday)

BEST OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Paris St-Germain's cheeky swipe on Twitter at Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho in anticipation of their Champions League meeting backfired, when a plea to "park the bus" when 2-0 up against Caen came just before the French champions conceded two late goals for a 2-2 draw.

Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge and Alberto Moreno
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery for Moreno after Sturridge scores at Selhurst Park

Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge, 25, has paid tribute to team-mate Alberto Moreno, 22, on Instagram for mimicking the striker's goal celebration dance during the Reds' 2-1 FA Cup win at Crystal Palace.

West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster, 31, said Baggies strikers Brown Ideye, 26, and Saido Berahino, 21, are "looking a deadly partnership" on Twitter after the pair both scored in their side's 4-0 FA Cup victory over West Ham at The Hawthorns.

AND FINALLY...

West Ham co-owner David Sullivan was confronted by angry West Ham fans outside The Hawthorns following the club's defeat in the fifth round of the FA Cup. (Metro)

Belgium striker Jelle Vossen, who lines up for Middlesbrough against Arsenal in the FA Cup on Sunday, describes what it was like to become the first footballer signed on Twitter. (Mail on Sunday)

A 33-year-old man from Cambridge won £170,000 from a £1 10-team accumulator bet, securing his money when Leyton Orient scored a 101st minute winner in their League One match at Chesterfield. (Wisbech Standard)

Northampton supporters wearing long black wigs in tribute to midfielder John-Joe O'Toole at Saturday's game at Mansfield saw the stunt fall flat when the player was sent off in the first half for fighting. (Sunday Times)

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