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Manchester United are planning a shock £25m move to bring Barcelona's former Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 26, back to the Premier League.

Cesc Fabregas
Cesc Fabregas has won one La Liga title and one Copa del Rey since joining Barcelona in 2011

Full story: Sunday Express

But new Manchester United manager David Moyes will make Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini, 25, his first signing for £24m and broker a peace deal to keep striker Wayne Rooney, 27, at Old Trafford.

Full story: Sunday Mirror

Carlo Ancelotti will offer Rooney a way out of Manchester United if he takes over as Real Madrid manager but will not consider a swap deal involving forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 28.

Full story: The People

Real Madrid are preparing a £60m offer for Tottenham's 23-year-old Gareth Bale despite Spurs chairman Daniel Levy indicating that he will not sell the player to any club this summer.

Full story: Sunday Telegraph

Incoming Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has asked the club's owners to buy him four new players in the summer window - and one is Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, 26.

Full story: The People

Arsenal are set to sign Belgium goalkeeper Simon ­Mignolet, 24, from Sunderland for £10m as Arsene Wenger dips into his £70m transfer fund.

Full story: Sunday Mirror

Simon Mignolet
Simon Mignolet joined Sunderland on a five-year contract in June 2010

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert is lining up a £3m move for Peterborough's 22-year-old striker Dwight Gayle. His interest in the London-born forward is unconnected with the future of Christian Benteke.

Full story: Mail on Sunday

Lyon have made an approach to Arsenal to take 25-year-old forward Gervinho on a season-long loan with a view to a permanent deal.

Full story: Metro


Everton, who are seeking a replacement for outgoing manager David Moyes, will target former Goodison Park captain David Weir, 43, as an alternative if Roberto Martinez decides to stay at Wigan.

Full story: Mail on Sunday

But the Toffees are also considering offering the vacancy to former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who is in charge of Norwegian champions Molde.

Full story: Sunday Telegraph

Stoke City will consider Cardiff manager Malky Mackay, former Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo and Brighton manager Gus Poyet as options if Mark Hughes turns down an offer to become their next boss.

Full story: Sunday Express

Martin O'Neill
Martin O'Neill guided Leicester City to two League Cup triumphs in 1997 and 2000

Leicester City are trying to persuade former manager Martin O'Neill, 61, to return to the club and lead their fight to get back into the Premier League.

Full story: Mail on Sunday

Jose Mourinho has agreed a four-year contract to manage Chelsea for a second time and will become the highest paid manager in Premier League history, pocketing more than £8.5m a year after tax from a £50m-plus deal.

Full story: Sunday Times (subscription required)

Mourinho, who has been linked with a return to the Chelsea manager's job, wants to turn striker Romelu Lukaku, 20, into the new Didier Drogba should the outgoing Real Madrid boss land the Stamford Bridge vacancy.

Full story: The Sun

Former England captain David Beckham is wanted back in Major League Soccer as the CEO of a new team in Miami now he has retired from playing.

Full story: Sunday Express

England manager Roy Hodgson has described 74-year-old Giovanni Trapattoni as a "coaching legend" ahead of England's friendly with the Republic of Ireland on Wednesday.

Full story: The Observer

Ashley Cole, 32, is likely to reject Roy Hodgson's offer to captain England in celebration of the Chelsea full-back's 100th cap for his country.

Full story: Sunday Telegraph


James Milner
Manchester City midfielder James Milner tried to hit the Brooklyn Bridge.

Manchester City midfielder James Milner, 27, alleviated some of the boredom on the club's post-season tour to the United States by trying to hit the Brooklyn Bridge with a football.

Full story: Metro

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie, 29, sent CNN host and Arsenal fan Piers Morgan a signed picture of himself with the Premier League trophy.

Full story: Mail On Sunday

Everton have provoked criticism from their supporters after revealing a new club crest.

Full story: Sky Sports

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