Gossip column: Cabaye, Khedira, Falcao, Gaya, Pellegrini, Cech

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Former Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye, 29, is a £10m target for Arsenal after failing to secure a regular first-team place at Paris St-Germain. (Sunday Mirror)

Manchester United have been offered the chance to sign Germany midfielder Sami Khedira, who is out of contract at Real Madrid this summer - but they will have to pay the 28-year-old £200,000 a week. (Daily Star on Sunday)

Newcastle hope to beat a hike in prices before the £5bn TV deal starts by signing strikers this summer. Among their targets are Anderlecht's £15m-rated Aleksandar Mitrovic, 20, Burnley's Danny Ings, 22, and West Brom's Saido Berahino, 21. (Sunday Express)

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Meanwhile, Ings has been offered a £60,000-a-week deal to join David Moyes' Real Sociedad, which would mean he would earn more in a month than the £197,000 compensation the Clarets would recoup if he moves to the La Liga side when his contract expires in the summer. (Sunday Telegraph)

Chelsea are set to activate the £13.6m release clause in the contract of Valencia's 19-year-old defender Jose Luis Gaya. (Daily Star on Sunday)

Palermo striker Paulo Dybala, 21, described as "the new Sergio Aguero" by club president Mauricio Zamparini, is set to be on his way to the Premier League, with Liverpool and Arsenal interested in the Argentine youngster. (Mail on Sunday)

Paris St-Germain are willing to offer Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira, 19, three times the £6,000-a-week wages the Old Trafford side are willing to pay him to sign a new contract when his current deal expires in the summer. (Manchester Evening News)

Real Madrid are preparing a £32m bid to sign Monaco striker Radamel Falcao, currently on loan at Manchester United, when fellow striker Javier Hernandez, 26, heads back to Old Trafford after his loan spell with Real ends this summer. (Sunday Express)

Southampton are interested in signing Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, 32, on loan this season as injury cover for Fraser Forster, 27, who is out for up to a year with a broken kneecap. (Sun on Sunday - subscription only)

OTHER GOSSIP

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Manager Manuel Pellegrini insists the time to judge him is next season when Manchester City are not hampered by financial fair play restrictions, which have seen the club fined and forced to operate with a smaller squad this term. (Sunday Express)

West Bromwich Albion owner Jeremy Peace is attempting to sell the club, with two groups from the United States and the Far East showing interest. (Sunday People)

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has criticised 20-year-old forward Raheem Sterling's advisor and says the England international would be inclined to stay at the club if left to make the decision himself. (Mail on Sunday)

Manchester United will be forced to take both Adidas and Nike kits on their pre-season United States tour after their current supplier refused to let them end their existing deal early before the new one begins on 1 August. (Sunday Mirror)

Everton and England midfielder Ross Barkley, 21, will not take part in this summer's European Under-21 Championships in Hungary. (Sunday People)

Captain John Terry claims Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard, 24, is on a par with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as one of the best players in the world. (Mail on Sunday)

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott, 26, will start contract discussions this month, with his £100,000-a-week deal due to end next season. (Sun on Sunday - subscription only)

BEST OF SOCIAL MEDIA

QPR defender Rio Ferdinand broke off from celebrating his side's 4-1 victory at West Brom to pay tribute to Stoke midfielder Charlie Adam's amazing 60-yard goal against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. He tweeted: "Great result today away at West Brom... hold up... Charlie Adam take a bow... what a strike!"

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Former Liverpool and England striker Michael Owen was also impressed with Adam's strike, but not that impressed. He tweeted: "Great as it was and taking nothing away from my mate Charlie, but no way am I having that one long strike is a goal of the season candidate."

Meanwhile, Owen's former Liverpool and England team-mate Jamie Carragher was not happy with Reds keeper Simon Mignolet during the 4-1 defeat at Arsenal. The retired defender tweeted: "Keeper shouts at defence when he makes a good save. Shut up, get back in your goal. That's what you're paid for."

AND FINALLY...

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal admitted he kissed midfielder Ander Herrera at half-time in the 3-1 win over Aston Villa at Old Trafford after the 25-year-old carried out his instructions to be more decisive in front of goal with the first of his two goals. (Manchester Evening News)

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