Gossip column: De Bruyne, Kompany, Pjanic, Dybala, Danilo

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Wolfsburg boss Dieter Hecking says that Manchester United target Kevin De Bruyne will remain at his current club for at least another season. The 23-year-old attacking midfielder signed for the German side from Chelsea for a reported £18m in January 2014. (Daily Express)

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Wednesday's Daily Mirror back page

Liverpool and Paris St-Germain are both still interested in signing Roma's 24-year-old playmaker Miralem Pjanic. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

The Reds have also been linked with 21-year-old Lazio midfielder Felipe Anderson. (Daily Mirror)

Promotion-seeking Middlesbrough have made a £12m offer for Blackburn striker Jordan Rhodes, 25, if he can help them into the Premier League on an initial loan spell. (Sun - subscription required)

Arsenal will take the chance to assess 24-year-old centre-back Aleksandar Dragovic when his Dynamo Kiev side take on Everton in the Europa League on Thursday ahead of a possible £15m summer bid. (Metro)

Tottenham have invited representatives of Paris St-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot to the club's Enfield training ground in an attempt to convince the 19-year-old to switch to north London. (Inside Futbol)

Palermo striker Paulo Dybala, who has scored 12 goals in 25 games for the Sicilian club this season, has been valued at £28.5m by the club's president. The 21-year-old has been linked with Barcelona, Juventus, and Manchester United. (Goal.com)

Newcastle are planning a £5m summer move for Levante's 20-year-old midfielder Victor Camarasa. (Daily Mirror)

Paulo Dybala
Paulo Dybala moved to Italy from his native Argentina in 2012

Barcelona still have hope of signing 23-year-old Porto right-back Danilo as a long-term replacement for Dani Alves, despite reports that he has already agreed a six-year-deal with rivals Real Madrid. (ESPN)

Genoa goalkeeper Mattia Perin, 22, who has been linked with Liverpool, has admitted it would be difficult to turn down a move to Inter Milan. (Talksport)

Nottingham Forest are close to signing Swansea winger Modou Barrow on loan. The 22-year-old is known to Dougie Freedman after he went on a trial at the Forest manager's previous club Bolton. (Nottingham Post)


Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany was dropped for Wednesday's win over Leicester after a dressing-room confrontation with midfielder Fernandinho in the defeat by Liverpool three days previously. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal will be given another £150m to revive the club's fortunes, with the club's hierarchy thought to be reluctant to make another change following the early departure of Van Gaal's predecessor David Moyes. (Daily Express)

Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao, who has scored only four goals this season, was made to play for the club's under-21 team in an attempt to improve his match fitness. He did not score in the 1-1 draw and was taken off after 72 minutes. (Daily Telegraph)

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has revealed his players, unlike Wednesday's opponents Paris St-Germain, will not receive bonus payments for progressing to the Champions League quarter-finals. (Daily Star)

Liverpool vice-captain Jordan Henderson says he is just one of an array of strong candidates to succeed Steven Gerrard as skipper. (Liverpool Echo)

Newcastle midfielder Jonas Gutierrez says he does not expect to be shown any favour by manager John Carver after returning to the first team since recovering from testicular cancer. (Evening Chronicle)


Mohamed Salah
Romantic? Or slightly scary? Mohamed Salah has a fan

Stoke forward Bojan Krkic is stepping up his recovery from a knee ligament injury, sharing a video of himself jogging on an underwater treadmill and getting some space-age-looking treatment.

Saving his legs after the FA Cup win over Manchester United, Arsenal defender Calum Chambers chances his arm on a golf simulator, posting pictures on Instagram.

Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah, on loan at Fiorentina, seems to have attracted an admirer, finding his name carved in a door in Florence.


The chance to meet Wigan boss Malky Mackay or West Ham manager Sam Allardyce could be yours for a reduced £139 after tickets for an evening with either went on sale on a voucher website. (Metro)

Southampton's academy has proved the most profitable in Europe over the last three years, producing talent that has subsequently been sold for more than £90m. Swansea were the next most profitable, raising more than £30m by selling players including Joe Allen and Ben Davies. (Daily Mail)

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