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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Napoli's former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez is planning to move for the Reds' Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez, 26, as a replacement for Edinson Cavani, also 26.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Luis Suarez
Suarez scored 31 goals for club and country last season

Juventus are interested in signing Manchester City defender Aleksandar Kolarov, 27, as well as striker Carlos Tevez, 29, who has already held talks with the Italian side.

Full story: Daily Mail

But Tevez is moving closer to a £10m move to Juve's Italian rivals AC Milan.

Full story: Daily Star

Hulk's agent has hinted the striker could leave Zenit St Petersburg this summer, with Chelsea, Paris St-Germain and Monaco all keen on the 26-year-old Brazilian.

Full story: talkSPORT

Steve Bruce has agreed a £2.25m deal to take Birmingham defender Curtis Davies, 28, to Hull City. He is also interested in signing Leicester's 26-year-old goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.

Full story: Telegraph

Bruce is also offering striker Carlton Cole, 29, a Premier League lifeline following his release by West Ham.

Full story: The Sun

Carlton Cole
Carlton Cole scored two goals for West Ham last season

New Everton manager Roberto Martinez wants to sign Birmingham winger Nathan Redmond, 19, in a £3m move.

Full story: The Sun

QPR forward Jay Bothroyd, 31, wants to leave Harry Redknapp's side after invoking a relegation clause in his contract.

Full story: Daily Star

Real Madrid frontman Gonzalo Higuain, 25, agrees personal terms in excess of £130,000 a week with Arsenal ahead of a club-record £22m move.

Full story: Daily Mirror

OTHER GOSSIP

Newcastle chief scout Graham Carr is considering his position at the club after managing director Derek Llambias quit following the return to St James' Park of Joe Kinnear.

Full story: Independent

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher says striker Luis Suarez will not sulk like Fernando Torres did when he was unhappy at Liverpool.

Full story: Daily Express

Sheffield United manager David Weir, 43, wants his ex-Everton team-mate Scott Gemmill, 42, to be his assistant at Bramall Lane.

Tom Ince
Tom Ince has a record of a goal every three games for Blackpool.

Full story: Daily Express

Cardiff will pay Blackpool £8m for winger Tom Ince, 21, although his former club Liverpool have an option to match the bid.

Full story: Daily Mail

St Mirren captain Jim Goodwin, 31, says it is 'ridiculous' their game with Celtic has been postponed so the SPL giants can play Liverpool in a friendly.

Full story: Daily Record

AND FINALLY

Henrik Larsson came out of retirement at the age of 41 to play alongside his 15-year-old son Jordan for Swedish fourth division side Hogaborg. The younger Larsson was among the scorers as his side beat Tenhult 4-2.

Full story: Swedish newspaper Expressen

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