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Manchester City could be about to make a bid for Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder, 27.

Full story: talkSPORT

Manchester United are reportedly close to agreeing a £12m deal for Borussia Dortmund's 23-year-old midfielder Shinji Kagawa.

Full story: Metro

Manchester City's Adam Johnson
Manchester United are keen on winger Adam Johnson

Manchester United have made initial enquiries about the availability of Manchester City's 24-year-old winger Adam Johnson.

Full story: Caught offside

Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill is also keen on Johnson and wants to give him the chance to rekindle his England career.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester United and Manchester City both have their eye on Papiss Cisse, who scored 13 times in 14 games after joining Newcastle in January.

Full story: Daily Mirror

West Ham are pressing ahead with their bid to sign Jussi Jaaskelainen, 37, as rivals for his signature West Brom continue to search for a manager.

Full story: Daily Mail

Rennes have told both Arsenal and Inter Milan they can forget about signing 21-year-old Yann M'Vila until after Euro 2012, with the want-away midfielder likely to attract more offers whilst in the shop window.

Full story: Metro

Real Madrid sensation Joselu, 22, could start a transfer battle this summer with six Premier League clubs desperate for his signature.

Full story: talkSPORT

Everton are looking to lure Benfica forward Oscar Cardozo, 29, to Goodison Park this summer.

Full story: Caught offside

Andy Johnson could be the next big name to swap the Premier League for the Pro League after the Fulham striker's agent confirmed there is interest in the player from the United Arab Emirates.

Full story: Sport360

Liverpool will have to act fast in a battle with Galatasaray if they want to resurrect their interest in Real Madrid's 29-year-old midfielder Hamit Altintop.

Full story: talkSPORT

Ledley King becomes a free agent next month but is set to be offered a new 12-month contract at Tottenham when he sits down for crunch talks this week.

Full story: Daily Mail

OTHER GOSSIP

Liverpool are hopeful of unveiling Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers as their new boss and Louis van Gaal as their director of football within days.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez
Roberto Martinez to consider Aston Villa job

With Liverpool cooling towards Roberto Martinez, the Wigan boss has let it be known he'll consider the Aston Villa job.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Ex-Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola wants a face-to-face meeting with Roman Abramovich before deciding whether to take over as Chelsea manager.

Full story: the Sun

Former Schalke boss Ralf Rangnick is a shock contender to take over at West Brom after Birmingham rejected their approach for Chris Hughton.

Full story: the Sun

Brian McDermott will be given £15m to spend on transfers after the takeover of Reading by Russian tycoon Anton Zingarevich was confirmed

Full story: Daily Mail

Martin Jol is making sure his Fulham squad don't enjoy an easy summer by sending his coaching staff to check on their fitness.

Full story: Daily Mail

EURO 2012 GOSSIP

The family of England striker Danny Welbeck are likely to travel to Poland and Ukraine, despite increasing fears over racist-fuelled violence.

Full story: the Times [subscription required]

Manchester United forward Ashley Young, 26, feels like he has finally become one of England's main men after overcoming the disappointment of missing out on a 2010 World Cup spot.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Phil Jones is likely to get another chance to establish himself as England's first-choice right-back going into Euro 2012, as Roy Hodgson rates Glen Johnson an injury doubt for Saturday's friendly against Belgium.

Full story: the Guardian

Wolves utility man Kevin Foley, 27, admits he feels "betrayed" by Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni after being left out of his final 23-man squad.

Full story: Daily Mail

Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel hopes to emulate father Peter, who helped Denmark secure a surprise European Championship victory 20 years ago, after his call-up to Morten Olsen's squad. Schmeichel junior, 25, who replaces injured Stoke stopper Thomas Sorensen, described his late addition as a "huge honour".

Full story: the Times [subscription required]

AND FINALLY

England fans will be hoping Andy Carroll is better suited to international football than he is schoolyard games, after the Liverpool striker failed to complete 60 seconds of 'the yes/no game'.

Full story: Metro

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