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Arsene Wenger fears that Manchester City - who have already tempted Samir Nasri, Gael Clichy, Kolo Toure and Emmanuel Adebayor away from the Gunners - could be back for more of his players.

The Times (subscription)

Fulham goal ace Clint Dempsey, 29, has refused to rule out a move away from Craven Cottage this summer despite having another year left on his contract. Arsenal and Tottenham are interested.

Full story: the Sun

Clint Dempsey
Clint Dempsey is interesting Arsenal and Spurs

Sunderland want to offer Manchester City winger Adam Johnson a return to the north east.

Full story: Metro

Wolves striker Kevin Doyle is a £4m target for Premier League promotion hopefuls Southampton.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez could quit the club if manager Kenny Dalglish is sacked in the summer.

Full story: Daily Star

Injured Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker has kicked his last ball for Arsenal as the Gunners prepare to sell the centre-back at the end of the season.

Full story: Daily Mirror


Manchester City have denied rumours of a post-match dressing room punch-up after Sunday's defeat at Arsenal.

Full story: Daily Mail

Tony Pulis is backing his in-form Stoke striker Peter Crouch for a return to the England squad.

Full story: The Independent

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew says he will need four or five new signings if they qualify for Europe.

Full Story: Sunday Sun (Newcastle)

Aston Villa's Richard Dunne has decided against going to owner Randy Lerner's American football franchise the Cleveland Browns for treatment on his broken collarbone.

Full story: Birmingham Mail

Sunderland loanee Nicklas Bendtner has refused to get involved in a war of words with Harry Redknapp after the Tottenham Hotspur manager questioned his worth to parent club Arsenal.

Kevin Doyle has scored four goals in 30 league appearances this season
Kevin Doyle has scored four goals in 30 league appearances this season

Full story: Metro

Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic could be facing a ban from the Football Association after he appeared to punch Wigan Athletic midfielder Shaun Maloney in the stomach in the build-up to his side's winning goal on Saturday.

Full story: Daily Mail

Manchester City old boy Rodney Marsh thinks "there is a possibility there could be an enormous clear out" at the Etihad after their disappointing end to the season.

Full story: talkSPORT

Liverpool's American owners will fly in to meet manager Kenny Dalglish ahead of the club's FA Cup semi-final against Everton on Saturday.

Full story: Daily Mail

Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers says he wants his team to finish high up the table with the likes of Liverpool and Everton.

Full story: WalesOnline

Neil Lennon does not intend to leave Celtic this summer despite the title-winning manager admitting that off-the-field incidents have taken their toll on his personal life in Glasgow.

Full story: The Herald

Rangers defender Carlos Bocanegra believes the prospect of the Ibrox club being liquidated is unthinkable because they have the same global appeal as Manchester United and Liverpool.

Full story: Daily Record


Brazilian league player Volante Derlan had to be restrained by police during a match after he punched the referee following his sending off.

Full story: Metro

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