Tuesday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Manchester United are set to reward Rafael da Silva, 21, with a new contract in a bid to fend off interest from Premier League rivals Chelsea.

Full story: Metro

Malaga are interested in signing Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov, 31, after it was revealed he would be leaving the club this summer.

Full story: Daily Mail

Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic, 26, has told Everton they will have to wait until the end of Euro 2012 before he sorts out his future.

Dimitar Berbatov
Berbatov could be set to join Malaga

Full story: talkSPORT

Manchester City will have to pay up to £30m to land Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente, 27, this summer.

Full story: the Sun

Manchester United youngster Zeki Fryers, 19, could be set to leave Old Trafford, with Tottenham, Newcastle and Burnley all interested in the left-back.

Full story: Manchester Evening News

Reading are willing to smash their wage structure to land Pavel Pogrebnyak, 28. The Royals have offered the Russia striker a £13m deal.

Full story: the Sun

Benfica are ready to reignite their interest in Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner, 24, after he starred for Denmark against Portugal.

Full story: talkSPORT

Chelsea are planning a £10m move for Wigan winger Victor Moses, 21.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Nicklas Bendtner
Nicklas Bendtner is a target for Benfica

Manchester United are lining up Porto winger James Rodriguez, 20, as a potential replacement for Nani.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala are keen on signing Liverpool's Slovakia defender Martin Skrtel, 27.

Full story: Daily Mail

QPR manager Mark Hughes is considering replacing bad-boy midfielder Joey Barton, 29, with Stephen Ireland, 25.

Full story: the Sun

Blackburn striker Yakubu, 29, is in talks over a big-money move to Chinese Super League champions Guangzhou.

Full story: the Sun

OTHER GOSSIP

Three members of the Chelsea staff have been suspended after the Champions League trophy was damaged.

Full story: Daily Mail

Bolton defender Zat Knight, 32, is set to sign a new contract at the Reebok Stadium despite their relegation from the Premier League.

Full story: Bolton News

Chelsea's Juan Mata says the club have given him permission to play for Spain in this summer's Olympics.

Full story: Daily Mirror

AND FINALLY

Premier League strikers Robin van Persie and Darren Bent are to set appear in a new series of ITV game show Red Or Black.

Full story: Metro

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