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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Arsenal have made a move towards signing top summer transfer target Stevan Jovetic, 23, after opening talks with Fiorentina over the striker.

Full story: Daily Mail

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Robert Lewandowski celebrating his fourth goal for Dortmund against Real Madrid on Wednesday night

Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski, 24, is willing to snub Bayern Munich to secure a dream move to Manchester United this summer.

Full story: Daily Star

Lewandowski's agent has said the striker has already reached agreement with one club, but Manchester United remain interested.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Borussia Dortmund could be ready to spend big money to prise Arsenal target, midfielder Julian Draxler, 19, away from Schalke this summer.

Full story: talkSPORT

Cardiff City will celebrate promotion to the Premier League by signing former Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt, 32, from Fenerbahce.

Full story: Metro

Inter Milan are lining up a summer move for Benfica winger Nico Gaitan, 25, with Manchester United and Tottenham also interested.

Full story: talkSPORT

West Bromwich Albion, Fulham and Norwich are leading the chase to sign England Under-19 international winger Nathan Redmond, 19, from Birmingham.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Andre Schurrle's agent has claimed the Bayer Leverkusen forward, 22, could become a Chelsea player in the next few days.

Full story: the Independent

Newcastle United have joined Liverpool in their interest in Reading goalkeeper Alex McCarthy, 23.

Full story: Daily Mail

Manchester United and Manchester City are ready to battle each other for the services of Borussia Dortmund's midfielder Sven Bender, 23.

Full story: Metro

Birmingham City winger Nathan Redmond, 19, could be sold by the club in order to raise funds with West Bromwich Albion, Fulham and Norwich leading the chase to sign him.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Motherwell winger Chris Humphrey, 25, is close to sealing a move to Leeds United when his contract expires this summer.

Full story: Daily Mail

Swansea have joined the race to sign Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo, with Swans manager Michael Laudrup hoping the Spanish side will drop their asking price of £13m for the 27-year-old.

Full story: Daily Express

OTHER GOSSIP

Liverpool are afraid Luis Suarez may leave Anfield this summer after the FA gave the striker a 10-match ban, with the Uruguayan said to feel "persecuted" in English football.

Full story: the Times (subscription required)

Arsenal winger Theo Walcott admits manager Arsene Wenger has had to "let loose" at his squad this season.

Full story: Daily Mirror

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Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas is focusing on his future at White Hart Lane

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has described stories linking him with a summer move to Real Madrid as "flattering" and "an honour" but said he was focused on continuing at White Hart Lane.

Full story: the Guardian

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is "afraid" Jose Mourinho will return to help make Chelsea stronger next season.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Everton boss David Moyes does not expect midfielder Marouane Fellaini, 25, to leave Goodison Park in the summer.

Full story: Daily Express

Stoke City manager Tony Pulis is adamant he will not walk out on the Potters but could offer no assurances over his future beyond this season.

Full story: the Guardian

Celtic manager Neil Lennon says it is a "smack in the face" that none of his title-winning side has been shortlisted for PFA Scotland Player of the Year. Despite being 15 points clear in the SPL and reaching the Champions League last 16, Michael Higdon, Andrew Shinnie, Leigh Griffiths and Niall McGinn secured more votes than any Celtic player.

Full story: Daily Record

Everton forward Kevin Mirallas, a summer signing from Olympiakos, declares his intention to play in Spain. The 25-year-old also claims he will play for Belgian side Standard Liege "one day, no matter what".

Full story: Daily Express

AND FINALLY

A funeral directors has advertised in Barnet's programme, offering the club's supporters a discount.

Full story: 606 Newsletter

Sam Allardyce has revealed how he tried to sign Robert Lewandowski for Blackburn Rovers in a £2.5m deal - but the deal was scuppered because of the Iceland ash cloud. Lewandowski was set for talks with Rovers but the Polish striker, who was at Lech Poznan at the time, could not fly over.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

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