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Aston Villa have become the first Premier League club to try to snap up ex-Rangers winger Gregg Wylde, 20, who agreed to leave the financially-stricken SPL club this week. And they could soon be joined in the race by Bolton Wanderers.

Gregg Wylde
Gregg Wylde is attracting Premier League interest

Full story: Bolton News

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is reported to be lining up a bid to sign Dynamo Kiev's Ukraine striker Andriy Yarmolenko, 22.

Full story: Metro

Chelsea could be beaten by Barcelona in the battle for Valencia defender Jordi Alba. The uncertainty over the Blues' managerial position could persuade the 22-year-old to remain in Spain.

Full story: talkSPORT

Blackburn boss Steve Kean is hopeful of adding former Netherlands midfielder Bolo Zenden, 35, to his squad for the end-of-season run-in.

Full story: Daily Mail

Tottenham have joined Arsenal and Liverpool in the race to land Werder Bremen's 22-year-old midfielder Marko Marin, according to German media reports.

Full story: Footylatest

Borussia Dortmund playmaker Shinji Kagawa, 22 is likely to disappoint Liverpool and Manchester United by signing a new deal with the German club.

Full story: talkSPORT

OTHER GOSSIP

Jose Mourinho, who has been linked with a return to Chelsea in the wake of Andre Villas-Boas's dismissal, has promised to stay on as manager at Real Madrid.

Full story: Daily Mail

Marcelo Bielsa
Marcelo Bielsa's Athletic Bilbao are fifth in La Liga

Athletic Bilbao coach Marcelo Bielsa, who guided the La Liga side to a famous victory over Manchester United on Thursday, has rejected two approaches from Roman Abramovich's staff over the Chelsea vacancy - because he will only talk to the owner himself.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Germany coach Joachim Loew has refused to be drawn on speculation that he is Chelsea's top managerial target, saying he is focused on anything Euro 2012.

Full story: Inside Futbol

United goalkeeper David de Gea has accused his team-mates of "falling asleep" during their shock Europa League defeat by Athletic Bilbao.

Full story: Daily Mail

Cesc Fabregas, the former Arsenal captain who moved to Barcelona in August 2011, has backed manager Arsene Wenger to return the Gunners to the top of the English game.

"I am sure he will find the means to bring Arsenal back to where they belong," he said.

Full story: the Guardian

Harry Redknapp's son Jamie, the former England midfielder turned television pundit, is worried about his dad becoming England manager because of the stress and pressure of the job.

Full story: Daily Mirror

West Brom boss Roy Hodgson will only extend his contract at the Hawthorns once it expires in June if he is assured there are funds to spend on strengthening his squad.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Jens Lehmann
Jens Lehmann may join Arsenal for a third spell

Former Germany goalkeeper Jens Lehmann, 42, could be heading for a third Arsenal spell after being offered a temporary coaching role at Emirates Stadium.

Full story: Daily Mail

Stoke winger Jermaine Pennant has used his Twitter account to angrily deny he had been fined by manager Tony Pulis after claims he had broken club rules.

Full story: Stoke Sentinel

QPR owner Tony Fernandes insists he will stand by the club and continue with plans for a new stadium, training ground and academy, even if they lose their fight against relegation from the Premier League.

Full story: Daily Express

AND FINALLY

Real Madrid winger Cristiano Ronaldo abandoned his £200,000 black Lamborghini on the streets of Madrid - after it broke down.

Full story: Metro

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has vowed to keep growing his beard until his club win the Premier League or Spain win the London 2012 Olympic football tournament.

Full story: the Sun

Blackpool's players were almost locked out of their team hotel rooms ahead of today's match against Peterbrough after the club's corporate credit card was turned down by the reception desk.

Full story: Daily Mail

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