Saturday's gossip column: Football transfers & rumours

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Juan Mata, 25, insists he is happy to be at Chelsea after speculation linking the midfielder with a move away from Stamford Bridge this summer.

Full story: Metroexternal-link

The signing of 23-year-old centre-half Mamadou Sakho has left Martin Skrtel's future at Liverpool in doubt.

Full story: Liverpool Echoexternal-link

Championship side Blackburn want to take 20-year-old Manchester United defender Michael Keane on loan.

Ilkay Gundogan
Gundogan is a firm favourite at Borussia Dortmund

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

Goalkeeper Pepe Reina, 31, may have played his last game for Liverpool after reportedly agreeing to join Barcelona at the end of the season.

Full story: Metroexternal-link

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is keen to sign Ilkay Gundogan, 22, of Borussia Dortmund and 24-year-old Lars Bender of Bayer Leverkusen.

Full story: Daily Mirrorexternal-link

And the Gunners boss has also requested a scouting report on Borussia Dortmund's 24-year-old Germany forward Marco Reus.

Full story: Daily Telegraphexternal-link

Sunderland's new Italian left-back, Andrea Dossena, is reported to have agreed a 50% wage cut in order to press home a move to Wearside.

Full story: Sunderland Echoexternal-link

Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard, 20, is a loan target for Championship side Birmingham City.

Full story: Daily Mirrorexternal-link

West Ham are considering a move for Romania international Ciprian Marica, 27, as their search to add another striker to their squad continues.

Full story: Daily Expressexternal-link

Reading may revive their interest in former Fulham striker Mladen Petric, 32, who is a free agent.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link


Blackburn Rovers owners Venky's handed over £3.5m to agents last season - nearly double the £1.8m Championship winners Cardiff City paid.

Full story: the Sunexternal-link

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany, 27, could be ruled out until October due to his recovery from a groin injury taking longer than first hoped.

Full story: the Guardianexternal-link


Two overly keen supporters 'grabbed' Real Madrid's £85m-signing Gareth Bale as he warmed up at half-time during Wales' match against Macedonia.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link