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Manchester United appear to be favourites to sign Benfica's 24-year-old Argentine playmaker Nicolas Gaitan, according to the player's agent.

Liverpool are apparently prepared to offer Dutch international Dirk Kuyt plus cash for Fulham's 29-year-old American international forward Clint Dempsey.

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Real Madrid are reportedly warning off Chelsea, Manchester City and Paris St Germain, who are all thought to be interested in 24-year-old striker Gonzalo Higuain.

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Chelsea are monitoring the situation of 25-year-old defender Danny Simpson at Newcastle after it emerged he will be put up for sale this summer.

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Arsene Wenger hints he plans to offload Marouane Chamakh, 28, and Ju-Young Park, 26, in the summer, after Arsenal agreed a deal to sign Lukas Podolski.

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Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Newcastle United and Tottenham are all chasing 21-year-old rising Dutch star Luuk de Jong, who has scored 32 goals for Steve McClaren's FC Twente.

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Paris St Germain want 28-year-old Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor. The wealthy French club are prepared to meet his £170,000-a-week wages - but only if City will accept a bid of £12m.

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Manchester United appear to have won the race for 23-year-old Shinji Kagawa after the Borussia Dortmund midfielder was quoted as confirming the switch to Old Trafford.

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Chris Hughton is expected to become the new manager of West Brom, even if Birmingham win promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs.

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Chelsea chief executive Ron Gourlay says the club are still in talks with striker Didier Drogba over a new contract.

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Sir Trevor Brooking denies that a past feud with Harry Redknapp cost the Tottenham boss the chance of becoming England manager.

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Steve Kean insists he will not quit Blackburn even if they go down this season.

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Sir Alex Ferguson accuses big-spending Manchester City of ruining the transfer market as he desperately seeks to prevent the noisy neighbours sabotaging Manchester United's season.

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Liverpool defender Daniel Agger says the team have only themselves to blame for their FA Cup final defeat by Chelsea by starting the match slowly.

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Bolton's Fabrice Muamba says he no longer has anything to fear after recovering from a cardiac arrest against Tottenham in March.

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