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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Los Angeles Galaxy striker Robbie Keane is considering returning to Aston Villa in the summer following his successful loan spell at the club.

Full story: the Mirror

Lille midfielder Eden Hazard is one of Tottenham's top summer transfer targets, manager Harry Redknapp has confirmed.

Full story: the Metro

OTHER GOSSIP

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been assured that his job is safe for another two years despite the disastrous back-to-back defeats to AC Milan and Sunderland last week.

Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger is under pressure after the 2-0 FA Cup defeat to Sunderland

Full story: the Daily Mirror

Wenger will be given a £55m transfer kitty to rebuild the side in the summer.

Full story Daily Mail

Wenger has vowed to fight on and pursue the "trophy" of a fourth-placed Premier League finish this season.

Full story: the Times (subscription required)

Arsenal's billionaire owner Stan Kroenke will reaffirm his support for the Frenchman when he flies into London for a meeting with the manager and the rest of the club's board this week. Club shareholders will meet tonight to assess the levels of support for Wenger.

Full story: the Daily Telegraph

Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas is ready to take a gamble on the fitness of John Terry for Tuesday's Champions League last-16 first-leg clash with Napoli.

Full story: the Daily Mail

The Chelsea manager is expected to drop misfiring striker Fernando Torres for the match after hauling him off at half-time during the 1-1 FA Cup draw with Birmingham.

Full story: the Guardian

Napoli coach Walter Mazzarri insists Chelsea's crisis of confidence does not make his highly-rated side favourites.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Steve Bruce is the hot favourite to succeed Mick McCarthy as Wolves manager and could be in charge for Saturday's clash with Newcastle.

Full story: the Sun

Former Newcastle chairman Sir John Hall believes the club's fans won't accept the renaming of St James' Park to the SportsDirect Arena.

Full story: Newcastle Evening Chronicle

Everton legend Graeme Sharp believes it is only a matter of time before manager David Moyes is lured away from the club.

Full story: talkSPORT

Blackburn Rovers star Ruben Rochina says their strong record against the Premier League's top sides gives them hope of an upset against Manchester City next weekend.

Full story: Lancashire Telegraph

Manchester City full-back Micah Richards has explained the reason behind his decision to quit Twitter.

Full story: Manchester Evening News

Bolton boss Owen Coyle has praised the talents of on-loan Arsenal striker Ryo Miyaichi.

Full story: talkSPORT

Harry Redknapp joked that his team's 0-0 draw with Stevenage in front of FA chairman David Bernstein may have dented his chances of landing the England job. "I bet he was impressed with the football I served up today," said Redknapp.

Full story: the Mirror

AND FINALLY

Mario Balotelli may be turning his hand to DJing after recruiting hip-hop star Tim Westwood for lessons on the decks to impress his Man City team-mates.

Full story: the Metro

Nicklas Bendtner wasn't playing in Sunderland's 2-0 FA Cup win over Arsenal, but managed to grab a slice of the limelight on Twitter thanks to his choice of hat.

Full story: the Metro

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