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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Manchester United want to sign Benfica's Argentina defender Ezequiel Garay, 26, for £15m.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Super-rich Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala are showing interest in Manchester City's unsettled midfielder Yaya Toure, 29.

Ezequiel Garay
Ezequiel Garay is a target for Sir Alex Ferguson in the summer.

Full story: Daily Mail

Manchester United keeper David De Gea says he plans to stay at Old Trafford despite being linked with a move to Barcelona as a replacement for Victor Valdes. But the 22-year-old said: "Madrid is my city, one day I'd like to return."

Full story: The Sun

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley will reject all offers for French playmaker Yohan Cabaye, 27.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Tottenham have been warned that Roma striker Pablo Osvaldo, 26, is "virtually non-transferable".

Full story: talkSPORT

Everton have sent their scouts to run the rule over Real Mallorca and Israel striker Tomer Hemed, 25.

Full story: Daily Mail

OTHER GOSSIP

Rio Ferdinand says England need to "have a real look at ourselves" when it comes to their success in international tournaments. The defender, who pulled out of the England squad against San Marino, added his favourite England era was when Glenn Hoddle was manager.

Full story: The Sun

Newcastle are expected to drop their threat of legal action after Massadio Haidara, 20, escaped serious injury following Callum McManaman, 21, of Wigan's tackle.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

West Ham co-owner David Sullivan has promised to bring Champions League football to the club's new home at the Olympic Stadium, adding he will hold talks on Monday about buying a "record-breaking" striker.

Full story: Daily Express

Michael Owen plans to set up his own player agency when he retires from football at the end of the season, saying he plans to draw on the experiences of some "horror stories" from his own career.

Full story: Michael Owen's website

Qatar 2022 organisers say they are prepared to play the World Cup in summer or winter as they have the facilities to cool stadiums.

Massadio Haidara
Massadio Haidara was injured in Wigan's 2-1 defeat at Newcastle on Sunday

Full story: London Evening Standard

Manchester City chief executive Ferran Soriano has made his first public comment on the work of manager Roberto Mancini, calling him a "champion".

Full story: Independent

The plight of troubled Coventry City has reached a new low with club staff moving out of the Ricoh Arena to work at the training ground in Ryton, while the club shop is emptied of stock.

Full story: Guardian

Wilfried Zaha, 20, will miss the England Under-21 friendly with Austria at Brighton on Monday as he needs to go to the dentist.

Full story: The Times (subscription site)

Sunderland owner Ellis Short has revealed a £27m loss in the year ending July 2012, meaning boss Martin O'Neill faces a fight for transfer cash.

Full story: Daily Mirror

AND FINALLY

Southend's Bilel Mohsni is considering taking up boxing and may even have a go at cage fighting.

Full story: The Sun

A Manchester City supporter has had his season ticket cancelled - for smoking an electronic cigarette.

Full story: Metro

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