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Manchester United are ready to cut their losses on 26-year-old Portuguese winger Nani after his poor performance in the FA Cup defeat by Chelsea.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Nani
Nani has scored only three goals in 24 appearances for Manchester United this season

Coveted Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao, 26, who is contracted to the Spanish club until 2016, says he has received no "concrete" offers to leave.

Full story: Sky Sports

England striker Andy Carroll, 24, will not be allowed to leave Liverpool on the cheap, with manager Brendan Rodgers undecided whether the £35m striker is part of his plans.

Full story: Daily Mail

Uruguayan international striker Edinson Cavani, 26, thought to be a target for Manchester City and Chelsea, will not be allowed to leave Napoli cheaply this summer, having only agreed a contract extension last August, and is thought to have a buy-out clause of £53m.

Full story: Sky Sports

Lille's Cameroon international defender Aurelien Chedjou, 27, has opened the door to a possible £12m switch to Newcastle.

Full story: Daily Express

Swansea's on-loan midfielder Jonathan de Guzman, 25, has repeated his desire to stay with the Welsh club when his season-long move from Villarreal expires in the summer.

Full story: South Wales Evening Post

Arsenal are considering a £8.5m bid for Atletico Madrid's Adrian Lopez, 25, although Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino is also an admirer of the striker, who played under him at Espanyol.

Full story: Daily Express

OTHER GOSSIP

Chelsea have been told that Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho wants £12m a year to return as boss - while the Portuguese wants midfielder Frank Lampard, 34, to remain at Stamford Bridge.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Meanwhile, Chelsea's Fernando Torres, 29, has vowed to "never, ever give up" in his effort to recapture the goal touch which once made him the world's deadliest striker.

Full story: Daily Mail

Fernando Torres
Spain striker Fernando Torres joined Chelsea for £50m from Liverpool in January 2011

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart, 25, insists the Blues are still the side to beat ahead of Monday's derby with Manchester United.

Full story: the Guardian

Fulham boss Martin Jol says he is looking for a new goalkeeper but that veteran Mark Schwarzer, 40, is part of his plans and the club are still waiting to hear from the Australian regarding their offer of a new contract.

Full story: Fulham Chronicle

Sunderland winger Adam Johnson, 25, admits life under new boss Paolo Di Canio is "a lot different. We are going to see him getting the best out of the lads. He demands your best and obviously we have got to work so hard. I think that's probably what we need; everyone is excited and can't wait to play. I think if you do well for him he's going to be a great manager to play for."

Full story: Newcastle Journal

Stoke boss Tony Pulis has dismissed suggestion of a rift with chief scout Tony Parsons, who has worked with him at five clubs over nearly 20 years, regarding the style of play at the Britannia Stadium.

Full story: the Sentinel

Former France winger David Ginola says two English midfielders - Marseille's Joey Barton, 30, and Paris St-Germain's David Beckham, 37 - have impressed and should remain in Ligue 1.

Full story: the Sun

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, 30, says he is a better goalkeeper than he was five years ago and would not have been able to make his wonder save from Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez in last week's FA Cup tie then.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Former England and Aston Villa boss Graham Taylor says Paul Lambert faces a tough task to keep the club in the Premier League.

Full story: talkSPORT

Meanwhile, Lambert fears his side are falling foul of some referees who view his young players as an "easy target".

Full story: Birmingham Mail

AND FINALLY

Manchester United have drafted in an acoustic engineer to improve the atmosphere at Old Trafford after complaints from supporters.

Full story: Manchester Evening News

Some Chelsea players have been completely covered in blue paint to promote the launch of their new home kit.

Full story: the Sun

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