Gossip column: Terry, Toure, Pogba, Gignac, Chadli

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Chelsea captain John Terry, 34, is willing to accept a one-year contract at Stamford Bridge but negotiations have not yet started. (Daily Star)

Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo, 35, has told team-mate Paul Pogba, 21, to resist the lure of a Premier League return and stick with the Italian side. (Sun - subscription required)

Inter Milan hope to lure Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure, 31, away from Manchester City but the proposed move hinges on the Italian side qualifying for next season's Champions League. (Tutto Mercato - in Italian)

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Schalke defender Benedikt Howedes, 26, who is a target for both Manchester United and Arsenal, has said his "goal" is to play in England. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United are also interested in signing Tottenham defender Kyle Walker, 24, in the summer with the England international expected to cost at least £20m. (Daily Mail)

Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert, 33, has revealed he agreed terms over a two-and-a-half-year deal to move to Aston Villa but needed more time to make his decision. (Sun - subscription required)

Manchester United and Arsenal target Aymeric Laporte, 22, has played down the chances of him leaving Athletic Bilbao this summer. (Talksport)

Marseille have lined up Fernando Llorente, 29, to replace striker Andre-Pierre Gignac, 29, who is wanted by both Liverpool and Manchester United. (Daily Express)

West Ham's new signing, Brazilian forward Nene, 33, could be at the centre of a power struggle between manager Sam Allardyce and co-owner David Sullivan who was keen to push through the free transfer. (Daily Mirror)

OTHER GOSSIP

Brentford goalkeeper Richard Lee believes Bees boss Mark Warburton could one day go on to manage England. (Talksport)

Micah Richards
Fiorentina's on loan defender Micah Richards says he misses Manchester City

Tottenham midfielder Nacer Chadli, 25, has revealed how there is now no escape from Mauricio Pochettino's punishing fitness regime - thanks to a GPS tracker. (Daily Express)

Manager Brendan Rodgers says the Europa League has not yet seen the best of his resurgent Liverpool side who hope to show what they are made of against Besiktas at Anfield on Thursday. (Liverpool Echo)

Manchester City full-back Micah Richards, 26, on loan at Fiorentina, returns to England in the Europa League against Tottenham on Thursday but says his time with the Sky Blues is over. (Daily Telegraph)

Everton manager Roberto Martinez will speak with former Tottenham and QPR boss Harry Redknapp about playing on Young Boys' artificial pitch ahead of their Europa League tie - Spurs played on the surface five years ago. (Daily Express)

Melbourne City and former Chelsea star Damien Duff's career could be over at the age of 35 after damaging his calf and ankle. (Guardian)

Gus Poyet is not in immediate danger of losing his job as manager of Premier League strugglers Sunderland. (Daily Telegraph)

Meanwhile, Black Cats chief executive Margaret Byrne has denied claims by the club's former director of football Roberto De Fanti that he had to implement huge cost-cutting measures, saying: "His only remit was to improve the team." (Guardian)

SOCIAL MEDIA

David Silva
David Silva joined Manchester City in June 2010

Manchester City forward David Silva has tweeted his thanks to "amigo" Ricky Hatton after receiving a special gift from the former boxing champion and lifelong City supporter.

You know you have made it when you have a doll of yourself and New York City forward David Villa revealed he had his own which he had named "Guajito!"

Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor will have a new look when Spurs take on Fiorentina in the Europa League on Thursday after showing off his new hair on Instagram.

AND FINALLY...

Former Manchester United midfielder Anderson lasted just 36 minutes of a cup tie at high altitude for his new Brazilian club Internacional before requesting an oxygen mask. (Daily Mail)

Venezuelan side Zamora were quite literally "bowled over" with their latest goal celebration. Arles Eduardo Flores fired home from 35-yards in the Copa Libertadores match with Uruguayan side Wanderers before celebrating in style.(Metro)

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has been reunited with Roy Keane for the first time since his former captain said he would "never forgive" his old boss in his autobiography. The pair sat three rows apart on a flight back from Paris on Wednesday. (Sun - subscription required)

Ex-England midfielder David Bentley, 30, scored three points on his Gaelic football debut after switching codes for an Irish documentary. (Daily Mail)

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