Gossip column: Bellerin, Gerrard, Aarons, Conte, Michu, World Cup

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Barcelona are interested in re-signing Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin. The 20-year-old right-back began his career at Barca before joining the Gunners in 2011. (Sport, via Daily Star)

Manchester United and Manchester City have had bids rejected for 25-year-old Juventus left-back Alex Sandro. The Italian club value the defender at £35m. (Calciomercato, via Express)

Former England captain Steven Gerrard, 35, says the new Major League Soccer season is likely to be his last as a player. The LA Galaxy midfielder is already preparing for a career in coaching. (Daily Telegraph)

England may bid to host the 2030 World Cup following Gianni Infantino's election as Fifa president, says Football Association chairman Greg Dyke. (Sky Sports)

Manchester United want to sign Werder Bremen striker Johannes Eggestein. The 17-year-old has scored 69 goals in 71 games for the club's under-17 and under-19 sides. (Weser Kurier, via Daily Star)

The back page of Saturday's Mirror

Newcastle midfielder Rolando Aarons, 20, is a transfer target for Arsenal, AC Milan and Juventus. (Tuttomercatoweb, via Newcastle Chronicle)

Chelsea forward Alexandre Pato is still not fit enough to play, a month after joining the club on loan from Corinthians. (Sun)

Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge, 26, is the best English striker - when he is fit - according to former Reds defender Jamie Carragher. (Daily Mail)

West Ham are confident midfielders Cheikhou Kouyate, 26, and Manuel Lanzini, 23, will sign new deals in March. (London Evening Standard)

Antonio Conte, who is tipped to become Chelsea's next manager, will be encouraged by the club to keep current assistant first-team coach Steve Holland as part of his backroom staff. (Daily Telegraph)

Everton will announce they have been sold in a £200m takeover in the next few days, but the identity of the buyers - believed to be from the Middle East - remains a mystery. (Daily Mail)

Everton will move for Cardiff City's £10m-rated goalkeeper David Marshall, 30, if current number one Tim Howard, 36, moves to Major League Soccer side Colorado Rapids in the summer. (Mirror)

Daily Express
The back page of the Express says Manchester City will pick second-choice goalkeeper Willy Caballero for the League Cup final v Liverpool on Sunday

Former Swansea forward Michu, 29, says it is his dream to play for the club again. The Spain international, who left the Swans in November, is currently playing for UP Langreo in Spain's fourth tier after injury problems ruined his previous two seasons. (South Wales Evening Post)

Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri insists he would not stop forward Riyad Mahrez, 25, leaving for one of Europe's top clubs such as Barcelona or Real Madrid.(Daily Mirror)

Ranieri "stays up all night" studying his Premier League title rivals, says Leicester striker Jamie Vardy. (Talksport)

Watford boss Quique Flores admits he could lose striker Odion Ighalo, who has scored 15 goals this season, with Arsenal rumoured to be interested in signing the 26-year-old this summer. (Sun)

Bournemouth left-back Charlie Daniels, 29, has been tipped for an England call-up, by team-mate Simon Francis. (Bournemouth Daily Echo)

The Football Association could be fined by European football's governing body Uefa for scheduling the FA Cup fifth-round replay between Hull City and Arsenal on a day designated for Champions League football. (Times, subscription required)

Hull City boss Steve Bruce will try to sign Arsenal midfielder Isaac Hayden, 20, and Manchester United forward Nick Powell, 21, on permanent deals in the summer. The pair are currently on loan with the Championship leaders. (Mirror)

Best of social media

Carl Jenkinson

Injured Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson, who is on loan at West Ham, posted details on Instagram as he recovers from surgery after a serious knee injury.

He wrote: "Just wanted to say a big thanks to all the people who have sent me messages wishing me well. It's going to be a long road back to fitness, but your kind words have given me a lift. This pic was taken a few weeks ago after my surgery. I'm up and walking now!"

John Terry
Chelsea's John Terry has won 78 England caps, the Premier League title on four occasions and the Champions League once

Chelsea captain John Terry posted a picture on Instagram of the trophies, England caps and famous shirts he has collected throughout his career.

Wayne Rooney
On Twitter, Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney praised 18-year-old striker Marcus Rashford, who scored twice on his debut against FC Midtjylland on Thursday to help set up a Europa League last-16 tie with Liverpool

Swansea's French striker Bafetimbi Gomis was not a happy man after watching his country lose 19-10 to Wales in the Six Nations on Friday night. "Not smile tomorrow," tweeted the 30-year-old after posting four 'crying face' emoticons.

And finally

Lifelong Liverpool fan Ernie Ashley, 72, has watched his side play in 33 cup finals and will be at Wembley to cheer on the Reds on Sunday when they face Manchester City in the League Cup final. (Liverpool Echo)

Manchester City rejected the chance to sign Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford, 18, because they thought he was too short. (Times, subscription required)

Wrexham striker James Gray, 23, had to have emergency surgery on an arm after being bitten by a false widow, Britain's most venomous spider. (Sun)

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