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Clint Dempsey may have played his last game for Fulham after the 29-year-old was ruled out of the club's final match of the season with a groin strain. Everton, Liverpool and Arsenal are all ready to make bids in the summer.

On-loan Sunderland striker Nicklas Bendtner, 24, wants a new challenge away from parent club Arsenal.

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Reading are preparing an ambitious bid to lure Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe to the Madejski Stadium. The 29-year-old has struggled for first-team football at White Hart Lane this season.

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Everton manager David Moyes is set for talks with chairman Bill Kenwright in the next few days and hopes to unlock the transfer funds that could propel the Goodison Park side back into the top six.

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Marseille hope to persuade Chelsea striker Didier Drogba to return to the south of France with the 34-year-old's hopes of being offered a new two-year deal at Stamford Bridge fading.

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Japanese playmaker Shinji Kagawa will hold a final round of contract talks with Borussia Dortmund, before deciding whether to walk out on the German champions amid interest from a host of Premier League sides, including Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham.

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Lazio are in discussions to sign out-of-favour Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov. The 31-year-old has made just five Premier League starts this season.

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Swansea goalkeeper Michel Vorm, 29, has ruled out a summer move to Arsenal because he wants to continue playing every week.

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Neil Lennon insists Celtic are willing and able to spend up to £4m on a new star player this summer.

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Celtic manager Neil Lennon believes goalkeeper Fraser Forster can secure a place in the England squad even if he makes his loan switch from Newcastle United permanent.

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Neil Lennon says Fraser Forster's agent has been proving elusive as the Celtic manager attempts to get the goalkeeper to accept personal terms for a transfer from Newcastle United.

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Celtic have revived their interest in Dundee United full-back Paul Dixon, who is out of contract this summer and destined to leave Tannadice.

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Aberdeen midfielder Kari Arnason wants to remain at Pittodrie after reaslising that no club was prepared to meet his increased wage demands.

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OTHER GOSSIP

England manager Roy Hodgson could yet include Chelsea defender John Terry in his squad for Euro 2012 despite previous reports to the contrary.

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England's most recent captain Scott Parker is still suffering with an Achilles problem and could be a doubt for England's Euro 2012 campaign. Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp said of his midfielder: "He's not been fit. It is not a rupture, but it is sore and bothering him."

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Wigan manager Roberto Martinez will hold talks with owner Dave Whelan next week over his future at the club.

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The three-man Scottish Football Association panel's report into Rangers concluded that former owner Sir David Murray ignored warnings that Craig Whyte had no visible means to buy the club, was aware that the new owner had been banned as a director but was forced by Lloyds bank to sell the club to save his business empire.

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The three-man Scottish Football Association panel's report into Rangers also claims that the club failed to tell the governing body that new owner Craig Whyte was banned as a director, that he was guilty of "scandalous business activities" while in charge and that only match-fixing would have been a more serious offence that the practices at Ibrox.

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Former Rangers chairman Alastair Johnston rejects criticism of himself and other Rangers directors over the sale of the club to Craig Whyte, saying the SFA showed no interest in intervening despite the club's board making public its misgivings about the new owner. (Daily Record)

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Charles Green, whose group is in pole position to buy Rangers, has had business dealings with a finance firm connected with disgraced Rangers owner Craig Whyte.

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Celtic manager Neil Lennon has urged the club's fans not to boycott games involving clubs who might vote to keep Rangers in the Scottish Premier League, saying it would damage his own side.

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AND FINALLY

Wolves captain Roger Johnson has admitted to not knowing anything about the club's new manager Stale Solbakken. "I don't know who the guy is," Johnson said. "It is out of the blue. We'll see what happens." Solbakken officially takes over on 1 July and will not be at Sunday's final game of the season against Wigan.

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