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Manuel Pellegrini, 61, is likely to remain as Manchester City's manager next season following an end-of-season review by the deposed Premier League champions' hierarchy. (Guardian)

QPR top scorer Charlie Austin, 25, will not be sold cheaply following the west London club's relegation, says director of football Les Ferdinand. (London Evening Standard)

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The back page of Thursday's Guardian

QPR have terminated the loan of West Ham forward Mauro Zarate after the 28-year-old walked out of Anfield when he was not selected against Liverpool. (Sun - subscription required)

Wolfsburg's ex-Chelsea midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, 23, is moving closer to a Premier League return, with Manchester City considering a £35m move. (Mirror)

Belgium international De Bruyne - also a reported transfer target for Manchester United and Arsenal - says he made the right decision to leave Chelsea in January 2014.(Eurosport)

Manchester City midfielder Frank Lampard, 36, will earn an annual salary of £3.8m when he joins new MLS franchise New York City this summer.(Sports Illustrated)

Swansea have made agreeing a new long-term contract with manager Garry Monk their top priority for this summer.(Wales Online)

Jordon Ibe has agreed a five-year contract with Liverpool, with the 19-year-old winger expected to sign the new deal next week.(Telegraph)

Firefighters were called to the home of Manchester United defender Chris Smalling on Tuesday after the 25-year-old's hot tub caught fire.(Guardian)

Besiktas coach, and former West Ham defender, Slaven Bilic is ready to hold talks about replacing Hammers manager Sam Allardyce.(Star)

Newcastle midfielder Sylvain Marveaux, 29, was caught on camera claiming he was "blacklisted" at St James' Park before returning to the club from a loan spell at Guingamp.(Express)

New Manchester United winger Memphis Depay, 21, wants to emulate Cristiano Ronaldo at Old Trafford.(Manchester Evening News)

Chelsea have offered a new five-year contract to England Under-21 striker Patrick Bamford. The 21-year-old is on loan at Middlesbrough and reportedly attracting interest from Everton, Aston Villa and Crystal Palace.(Times - subscription required)

Portugal winger Nani, 28, is set to return to Manchester United this summer after a season-long loan at Sporting Lisbon - potentially costing the Red Devils another £17m to cover his wages.(Telegraph)

Arsenal's England striker Danny Welbeck, 24, is set to return from injury for Sunday's Premier League trip to former club Manchester United.(Mail)

Former Southampton and Reading manager Nigel Adkins has dismissed reports linking him with Championship side Leeds United, where head coach Neil Redfearn's future remains insecure.(Mirror)

Best of social media

Former Newcastle and England striker Alan Shearer joined Twitter on Wednesday - and arrived in style with a warning for any potential 'trolls'.

Alan Shearer

The 'goalkeepers' union' was out in force as several Premier League stoppers, including Leicester's Kasper Schmeichel, praised Juventus keeper Gianluigi Buffon, 37, for reaching the Champions League final.

Kasper Schmeichel

And, after Juve drew 1-1 at Real Madrid, Buffon tweeted his thanks to Chelsea keeper Petr Cech for posting that he hoped "the maestro" would win the Champions League.

Gianluigi Buffon

And finally

With Eurovision 2015 taking place later this month, Arsenal's players got into the spirit by dressing in the traditional outfits of their respective countries. (Metro)

Aston Villa chief executive Tom Fox will camp out on the Villa Park pitch for charity on Thursday. (Birmingham Mail)

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