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Claudio Ranieri's AS Monaco want to sign Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez, 29, this summer.

Bayern Munich are ready to test Manchester United's willingness to hold onto striker Wayne Rooney, 27.

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Wayne Rooney
Bayern Munich are interested in signing Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is set to renew his efforts to sign 21-year-old Celtic defensive player Victor Wanyama.

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Barcelona are contemplating a summer move for Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany, 26 as they look to find a replacement for veteran defender Carles Puyol.

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Manchester United are weighing up a move for Real Madrid's Luka Modric, 27, who is thought to be receptive to the idea of a switch to Old Trafford.

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Southampton striker Billy Sharp, 27, will join Nottingham Forest in a £1.2m deal this summer.

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Manchester City are still chasing Al-Ain midfielder Omar Abdulrahman, 21, according to the club's academy chief Brian Marwood.

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Sir Bobby Charlton has insisted Wayne Rooney remains a "great player" and will stay at Manchester United next season.

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Danny Murphy, 35, wants to cancel his playing contract with Blackburn to take a coaching role with Fulham.

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Wigan chairman Dave Whelan will lead his side out of the tunnel at Wembley in his dream FA Cup semi-final.

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(Sourced by BBC Monitoring)

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness says the team will continue to hold public training sessions when ex-Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola arrives as coach next season. He said: "At Bayern we have a tradition that fans can see their idols up close and it is not going to change."

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Olympiakos won their 40th Greek league title with a 3-0 win over AEK Athens on Sunday.

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Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels suffered an ankle injury at the weekend that will keep him out of action for four weeks, meaning he is likely to miss Germany's two World Cup qualifiers later this month.

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Zurich defender Loris Benito tackles a trespassing marten
Loris Benito gets bitten for his troubles as he tackles a trespassing marten in Switzerland

A sharp-toothed marten caused havoc at a Swiss top division match between Thun and FC Zurich on Sunday.

Defender Loris Benito had his finger bitten as he tried to get it off the pitch before his Zurich team-mate Davide Da Costa finally carried it off the field.

The only consolation for Benito was that his side won the match 4-0.

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