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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Chelsea could make a move for AC Milan forward Stephan El Shaarawy, with the 20-year-old likely to command a fee in the region of £30m.

Full story: Daily Express

Blues boss Jose Mourinho could offer striker Fernando Torres, 29, to Milan in exchange for El Shaarawy.

Full story: talkSPORT

Elsewhere, it is rumoured that Napoli have rejected a bid from Chelsea of 50m euros (£42.8m), plus Torres, for Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, 26.

Full story: the Independent

Stephan El Shaarawy
Milan forward El Shaarawy has an Egyptian father and is known as the "Pharaoh"

Chelsea are also prepared to make a £20m offer to secure the signing of Wayne Rooney, 27, if he decides to leave Manchester United.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Newcastle director of football Joe Kinnear wants to make his first signing since taking on his new role at the club by Friday, with a second bid planned for Saint Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Full story: The Journal

Tottenham have made a £17m offer for Valencia and Spain striker Roberto Soldado, 28.

Full story: Daily Star

Manchester United will treble Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara's wages if the 22-year-old agrees a switch to Old Trafford.

Full story: Metro

Bayern Munich are interested in Chelsea and Brazil centre-back David Luiz, 26.

Full story: Daily Mail

Liverpool are not targeting 23-year-old Paris St-Germain centre-back Mamadou Sakho, despite the France international being "flattered" by their apparent interest.

Full story: Liverpool Echo

And new Manchester United boss David Moyes will return to old club Everton with a £16m bid for left-back Leighton Baines, 28.

Full story: Daily Star

Swansea are prepared to spend almost £20m to buy Vitesse Arnhem striker Wilfried Bony, 24, and Blackpool winger Tom Ince, 21.

Full story: the Independent

Liverpool's pursuit of Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has not gone down well with Shakhtar boss Mircea Lucescu.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Nicolas Anelka
Anelka was last in England with Chelsea in 2012

Liverpool could yet pocket around £4m if former winger Thomas Ince leaves Blackpool for Cardiff or Swansea, thanks to a 50% sell-on clause.

Full story: Daily Mirror

West Brom could become French striker Nicolas Anelka's sixth different Premier League club. The 34-year-old is a free agent after leaving Juventus.

Full story: Daily Mail

Danish striker Nicklas Bendtner could finally end his long stay at Arsenal this week, with Eintracht Frankfurt ready to sign the 25-year-old.

Full story: talkSPORT

Tottenham want to sell midfielder Tom Huddlestone, 26, with Sunderland considering a £5m bid for the midfielder.

Full story: London Evening Standard

Newly promoted Crystal Palace have contacted Liverpool to enquire about taking midfielder Jonjo Shelvey on loan. Palace manager Ian Holloway took the 21-year-old player for two months on a temporary basis in late 2011 when he was in charge at Blackpool.

Full story: the Guardian

Centre-back Joleon Lescott, 30, is determined to leave Manchester City this summer if he is told that he will remain out of the starting line-up.

Full story: Daily Star

Galatasaray have made a £1.25m loan offer with a £5m option to buy outright Manchester City defender Aleksandar Kolarov. The 27-year-old is also wanted by Juventus and Inter Milan.

Full story: Daily Express

OTHER GOSSIP

Former Sheffield United midfielder Glyn Hodges is set to join the coaching staff at Stoke City after leaving QPR, where he was head of coaching. Hodges, 50, worked with new Stoke boss Mark Hughes at Loftus Road.

Neymar
Brazil's Neymar was voted player of the tournament at the Confederations Cup

Full story: Stoke Sentinel

Brazil forward Neymar, 21, has revealed he will require minor throat surgery before he arrives at Barcelona following his 57m euro (£48.8m) move from Santos.

Full story: the Guardian

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has informed returning manager Jose Mourinho that - because of Uefa's financial fair play regulations - he must bring players through from the academy into the first team, rather than spend excessive sums on transfers.

Full story: the Independent

AND FINALLY

The Premier League could be thrown into chaos next season as a new Fifa amendment to the offside rule - and who is 'interfering with play' - has caused concerns among leading officials and could add to further confusion for fans.

Full story: Daily Mail

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