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Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov, 31, is keen on a summer move to big-spending French side Paris Saint-Germain.

Belgian striker Eden Hazard, who is wanted by Manchester City and Chelsea, has decided to sign for Manchester United, according to French sources. Hazard, 21, has already confirmed he is heading for the Premier League after a fine season with Lille.

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But United have failed in a bid of around £12.8m for Borussia Dortmund's Japanese midfielder Shinji Kagawa, 23.

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Heerenveen striker Bas Dost
Heerenveen striker Bas Dost scored five goals in 10 appearances for the Netherlands under-21 team

Sir Alex Ferguson is poised to move for £4m-rated Crewe talent Nick Powell, 18, after the side's League Two play-off final against Cheltenham.

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Newly promoted West Ham have made a £7m offer for Heerenveen striker Bas Dost, 22, who has scored 32 goals in 34 league games for his club this season.

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Everton have opened talks with Norwegian club Lillestrom to sign Icelandic striker Bjorn Bergmann Sigurdarson, 21, in a deal worth up to £3m.

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Tony Pulis wants to sign Matt Jarvis, 26, although the Stoke boss rates the player at only half the £10m Wolves want for the winger.

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Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich will make one last attempt to lure outgoing Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola to Stamford Bridge if he wavers about taking a year out of management.

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Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen has warned Tottenham they risk missing out to north London rivals Arsenal if they do not make a move for him soon.

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Clint Dempsey, 29, has cast doubt over his Fulham future by telling American magazine Sports Illustrated he wants to play in the Champions League.

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Huddersfield have warned clubs chasing prolific striker Jordan Rhodes, 22, including Fulham, Everton and Aston Villa, that he will only be allowed to leave for £8m.

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DC United are weighing up whether to sign Tottenham defender Ryan Nelsen, 34, for a second time. Nelsen joined Blackburn after playing for the Major League Soccer club.

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Newcastle are in a battle with Porto to sign £3m-rated FC Twente right-back Roberto Rosales, 23, according to the Venezuela international's agent.

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Leicester are closing in on a swap deal for Celtic's English centre half Kelvin Wilson, 26, - with Matt Mills, 25, going the other way.

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OTHER GOSSIP

Wigan will sound out Steve Bruce about returning to the DW Stadium for a third spell as manager if Roberto Martinez leaves this summer.

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England manager Roy Hodgson is prepared to gamble on Danny Welbeck by taking him to the European Championship finals even if he is not 100% fit. The Manchester United striker will miss the friendly with Norway with an ankle injury and is not expected to be ready to train with his team-mates before next Tuesday, when Hodgson must submit his final 23-man squad for the finals in Poland and Ukraine.

Huddersfield striker Jordan Rhodes
Jordan Rhodes has represented Scotland at both under-21 and senior levels

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Jack Butland, 19, will not freeze if he is called upon to play for England at Euro 2012, according his Birmingham manager Chris Hughton. Butland spent the last three months of the season on loan at Cheltenham.

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Sir Alex Ferguson's old friend Dave Whelan, the Wigan owner, has claimed the Manchester United manager, 70, will retire at the end of next season.

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Serbian striker Nikola Zigic, 31, has put Birmingham's play-off disappointment behind him to declare he has no intentions of leaving St Andrew's.

Full story: Birmingham Mailexternal-link

AND FINALLY

Wolves have admitted some seats in the new £18m Stan Cullis Stand will be taken off sale because half the Molineux pitch cannot be seen from them. "It's happened because we haven't gone ahead with the Steve Bull Stand redevelopment, otherwise the roof would have continued round," said club spokesman Matt Grayson.

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Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is set to show his ruthless streak - by releasing his son Andrea, 19.

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