Gossip column: Adebayor, Dyke, Sterling, Jovetic, Allardyce

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Tottenham are willing to pay some of Emmanuel Adebayor's wages as part of a loan move to ensure the 31-year-old striker is not at White Hart Lane next season. (Daily Mail)

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PSV Eindhoven's Memphis Depay, 21, was watched by Louis van Gaal during his appearance for the Netherlands against Spain on Tuesday night, leading to speculation that Manchester United could make a summer bid for the winger. (Manchester Evening News)

Former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is hoping to persuade City midfielder James Milner, 29, to turn down Liverpool and join him at Inter Milan. (Daily Star)

Southampton have joined Stoke, West Ham and German club Wolfsburg in showing interest in Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, 26, currently on loan at Real Madrid. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United's Argentina forward Angel Di Maria, 27, is poised to ignore interest from Paris St-Germain to try to prove himself at the Old Trafford club. (Sun - subscription required)

Arsenal could be in the market for Valencia's Jose Luis Gaya after the 19-year-old defender rejected a new contract with the Spanish club. (Metro)

Inter Milan have opened talks with Manchester City over a move for striker Stevan Jovetic, 25, who joined the Premier League champions in 2013. (Daily Mail)

OTHER GOSSIP

Wayne Rooney believes his Manchester United team-mate Michael Carrick, 33, deserves to be a permanent fixture in the England team. (Sun - subscription required)

Stoke City forward Bojan Krkic, 24, is ahead of schedule and hoping to be ready for pre-season training as he battles back from a cruciate knee ligament injury. (Daily Mail)

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Manchester City midfielder David Silva, 29, has dismissed reports he could return to Spain with Barcelona and intends to see out the five-year contract he signed last August. (Daily Express)

Former Leeds player Allan Clarke will ask fans to raise £10m to secure a stake and say in the Championship club's future. (Times - subscription required)

Former England managers Glenn Hoddle, Kevin Keegan, Sven-Goran Eriksson, Graham Taylor and Steve McClaren have signed a letter to the Football Association chairman Greg Dyke backing his plans for reform in English football. (Daily Telegraph)

Sam Allardyce is in the frame to be the permanent successor to boss Harry Redknapp at QPR if the former does not get a new contract at West Ham, once the season ends. (Daily Mirror)

Raheem Sterling, 20, may have risked a clash with Liverpool manager Brendan Rogers following an interview with the BBC that was not sanctioned by the Anfield club.(Daily Express)

Former Newcastle United star Chris Waddle fears that his old club's derby clashes with local rivals Sunderland no longer mean as much as they used to. (Daily Star)

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, 26, has defended Barcelona's Lionel Messi, 27, for missing Argentina's recent friendlies in the US as an injury precaution. (Marca - in English)

Former Arsenal and England midfielder Paul Merson has told Andros Townsend to "win some medals" following the Spurs winger's riposte at him on social media in the aftermath of his goal for England against Italy on Tuesday, and Merson's earlier criticism. (Daily Star)

Former Stoke and Southampton defender Danny Higginbotham claims in his autobiography 'Rise of the Underdog - My Life Inside Football', that England's 2003 World Cup-winning coach Sir Clive Woodward asked one of the masseurs the offside rule when he took over as performance director at Southampton. (Independent)

BEST OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Despite being delayed in returning from his first overseas trip with England, Harry Kane was in a buoyant mood on Twitter and made a passing reference to Spurs' post-season friendly in Australia. "Just landed back from Italy! Very privileged to travel and play football. Next trip overseas is Sydney! Really looking forward to it!"

Team-mate Ryan Mason was quick to tell the world of his feelings after his own senior debut in Turin, tweeting "Dream come true to make my England debut last night, will never forget that moment."

Van Persie, Daley Blind, Michael van Gerwen, Raymond van Barneveld

Manchester United stars Robin van Persie and Daley Blind both posted photos on Instagram of the pair posing with fellow Dutchmen and darts superstars Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld.

AND FINALLY....

West Ham's former Newcastle striker Andy Carroll has installed a 15-foot high replica of the 'Angel of the North' statue in his garden in Essex to remind the 26-year-old of his native Tyneside. (Daily Mirror)

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