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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Manchester United are attempting to hijack Chelsea's £15m move for 20-year-old Vitesse Arnhem midfielder Marco van Ginkel.

Full story: Sunday Express

Manchester City are ready to battle rivals United in the £25.5m chase for Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski, 24.

Full story: Sun on Sunday

Real Madrid sporting director Zinedine Zidane has urged 23-year-old midfielder Gareth Bale to speed up his move to the Bernabeu by asking to leave Tottenham.

Full story: Sunday People

Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye
Cabaye played for France at Euro 2012

Corinthians have yet to receive a bid for their 24-year-old Brazil international Paulinho, despite the midfielder being strongly linked with Tottenham.

Full story: Goal.com

Tottenham lead the race to sign 22-year-old midfielder James McCarthy from Wigan, although the relegated Latics want £20m for the Republic of Ireland international.

Full story: Sunday Times (subscription required)

Spurs midfielder Scott Parker, 32, has emerged as a transfer target for Sunderland.

Full story: Sunday Mirror

Tottenham have made an enquiry about Saint-Etienne's 23-year-old Gabon striker Pierre-­Emerick Aubameyang.

Full story: Sunday Mirror

The White Hart Lane club are also considering a bid for Roma's Argentina international forward Erik Lamela, 21.

Full story: Sunday Telegraph

Newcastle have rubbished suggestions 27-year-old midfielder Yohan Cabaye is in Monaco undergoing a medical ahead of a £23m move to the French club.

Full story: the Independent

Valencia striker Roberto Soldado, 28, has said he wants to move to the Premier League this summer.

Full story: Metro

Welsh rivals Swansea and Cardiff are looking to sign £12m-rated 27-year-old striker Bafetimbi Gomis from Lyon.

Full story: Sunday Mirror

Striker Darren Bent, 29, could soon become a Newcastle United player - but only if he and Aston Villa lower their demands.

Full story: Sunday People

Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre scrapped a trip to Brazil this weekend, instead staying in Europe to try to complete the signing of Shakhtar Donetsk's 24-year-old forward Henrikh Mkhitaryan for £20m.

Full story: Bloomberg

Hull are set to seal the £1.8m capture of 31-year-old Scotland goalkeeper Allan McGregor from Besiktas in the next 48 hours.

Full story: Sun on Sunday

OTHER GOSSIP

Former England defender and Middlesbrough manager Gareth Southgate, 42, has been lined up to replace Stuart Pearce as England Under-21 coach.

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres
Torres is on duty for Spain in Brazil at the Confederations Cup

Full story: Mail on Sunday

Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere will bring relief to club and country by returning to fitness in time for pre-season training with the Gunners on 4 July after an ankle operation.

Full story: Sunday Mirror

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand says his injury setbacks pushed him into a state of depression and convinced him to retire from international football.

Full story: Sun on Sunday

Manager Jose Mourinho has described 29-year-old Chelsea striker Fernando Torres as "so-so".

Full story: Sunday Mirror

Aston Villa's new signing, centre-back Jores Okore, 20, believes he was right to turn down Chelsea's advances in January.

Full story: Metro

Manchester City's academy director Brian Marwood has praised the attention to detail shown by the club's new manager Manuel Pellegrini.

Full story: the Independent

Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote, 26, has taken legal advice and will speak to the club over their kit deal with loans company Wonga, which conflicts with his religious beliefs.

Full story: Mail on Sunday

AND FINALLY

Manchester City fear their secret scouting database could have been hacked by an employee of a Premier League rival.

Full story: Sunday People

Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio has vowed to fine any player who has put on as little as two kilograms in weight over the summer.

Full story: Sun on Sunday

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