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Arsenal are considering a £10m move for Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes, 31.

Arsene Wenger will be given £70m to spend in the summer. Toulouse midfielder Etienne Capoue, 24, Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina, 30 , and Fiorentina striker Stevan Jovetic, 23, are his main targets.

Full story: Daily Telegraphexternal-link

Southampton are risking losing in-form winger Jason Puncheon by dithering over handing the 26-year-old a new contract, while Newcastle and West Ham wait in the wings.

Full story: The Mirrorexternal-link

Newcastle United winger Jonas Gutierrez, 26, is confident that the influx of five new French players in the transfer window will help to steer the club to a strong finish this season.

Winger Jason Puncheon has been in fine form for Southampton this season
Winger Jason Puncheon has been in fine form for Southampton this season

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Celtic are mulling over offering forward Anthony Stokes an extension to his contract after the 24-year-old played his way back into Neil Lennon's good books. Celtic were ready to offload the former Arsenal trainee earlier in the season over off-the-field issues.

Full story: Daily Recordexternal-link


Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has refused to rule out the possibility of a switch to moneybags French club PSG, saying: "Why not?"

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

Striker Marek Hamsik, 25, is the latest Napoli player to be targeted by criminals after he was robbed at gunpoint while leaving the Stadio San Paolo following Sunday's 0-0 Serie A draw against Sampdoria.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

Roy Hodgson is ready to hand an England chance to Celtic defender Kelvin Wilson following the 27-year-old's Champions League heroics for the Hoops.

Full story: The Mirrorexternal-link

Reading boss Brian McDermott believes Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs, 39, will one day become a great manager after the two met on a training course.

Full story: The Mirrorexternal-link

Oldham's FA Cup hero Matt Smith, who scored a late equaliser against Everton to earn his side a replay, will be fined a week's wages for throwing his shirt into the crowd at the final whistle.

Full story: Daily Starexternal-link

Arsenal are preparing to offer Arsene Wenger a two-year contract extension.

Full story: The Sunexternal-link

Chelsea defender David Luiz, 25, apologised to Brentford's Jake Reeves after leaving the 19-year-old concussed with a tough challenge during Sunday's FA Cup tie.

Full story: Guardianexternal-link

Bayern Munich's Manual Neuer with his four-fingered goalkeeping glove
Bayern Munich's Manual Neuer with his four-fingered goalkeeping glove

Chelsea defender John Terry, 32, has denied rumours of a rift with manager Rafa Benitez.

Full story: Metroexternal-link

Barnsley boss David Flitcroft is relishing the chance to play Premier League champions Manchester City in the FA Cup quarter-finals - his brother Gary was once a fans' favourite during a five-year spell there.

Full story: Sky Sportsexternal-link


Cash-strapped Portsmouth insisted on charging Carlisle £20 to park their team bus outside Fratton Park before last weekend's Championship clash.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, 26, is set to wear a four-fingered glove on his right hand against Arsenal in Tuesday's Champions League clash after trying out his unusual apparel while keeping a clean sheet against Wolfsburg over the weekend.

Full story: Daily Telegraphexternal-link

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