Monday's gossip column - Aguero, Hazard, Albrighton

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Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has warned Spanish clubs Barcelona and Real Madrid that striker Sergio Aguero is not for sale.

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Aston Villa winger Marc Albrighton's deal at the club will expire at the end of the season and manager Paul Lambert is planning contract talks with the 24-year-old.

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Eden Hazard has been one of Chelsea's star performers so far this season
Winger Eden Hazard has been one of Chelsea's star performers so far this season

Paris St-Germain defender Thiago Silva wants the French club to sign Chelsea winger Eden Hazard, 23.

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Manchester City will beat Manchester United and Liverpool to the signing of Porto defensive midfielder Fernando, 26, in the summer on a free transfer.

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Fulham will make a £2m move for Schalke's Austria left-back Christian Fuchs, 27, in the summer.

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Dinamo Zagreb have rejected a bid from Barcelona for 17-year-old Croatian midfielder Alen Halilovic, who is also a target for Tottenham and Manchester United.

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has held secret talks with the agent of Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala, 22, ahead of a summer move.

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Hull have contacted Bolton about a £3m deal to sign 25-year-old South Korea midfielder Chung Yong Lee for next season.

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Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina, 31, has indicated he will not be returning to Anfield at the end of his season-long loan with Italian side Napoli.

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Arsenal right-back Bacary Sagna, 30, and Gunners keeper Lukasz Fabianski, 28, whose contracts are up at the end of the season, have rejected new deals.

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Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini
Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has struggled to make an impact at Old Trafford

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini is battling to overcome a groin injury in order to be fit for Wednesday's game at Arsenal.

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Arsenal centre-back Per Mertesacker says the Gunners need to restore the club's "pride" in the game against Manchester United.

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Newcastle manager Alan Pardew says he does not have a problem with the club appointing a new director of football following the exit of Joe Kinnear from the role.

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Tottenham are lining up Netherlands boss Louis van Gaal to take over from Tim Sherwood at the end of the season if Spurs fail to make the Champions League.

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Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta says he had not seen Gunners manager Arsene Wenger as angry as he was at half-time of the 5-1 thrashing by Liverpool on Saturday.

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Manchester City have secured a commercial interest in two Portuguese clubs that will give them a competitive advantage in the recruitment of Brazilian players.

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England boss Roy Hodgson has decided to call up in-form Liverpool pair Raheem Sterling, 19, and Jordan Henderson, 23, for next month's friendly against Denmark.

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GLOBAL GOSSIP (sourced by BBC Monitoring)

Fulham midfielder Lewis Holtby says his departure from Tottenham Hotspur was because of "personal reasons" and had nothing to do with his performances. The 23-year-old was also chased by Schalke and Borussia Dortmund.

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Manchester United are willing to pay 14 million euros (about £10m) for Italian side Roma's 25-year-old Moroccan defender Mehdi Benatar.

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Bayern Munich's Tony Kroos is high up on the transfer list of Juventus manager Antonio Conte, but the competition to recruit the 24-year-old German midfielder will be "fierce" as he is also being courted by Manchester United.

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Barcelona manager Tata Martino says his team need to "isolate and think only about football" after reviewing the club's recent performances.

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Welshman Gareth Bale says it is "good to put pressure on rivals" after the 24-year old scored the opening goal in Real Madrid's 4-2 win over Villarreal.

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Spanish club Real Valladolid's Patrick Ebert, 26, will replace Kim Kallstrom at Russian side Spartak Moscow after the 31-year-old Swedish midfielder moved to Arsenal in the January transfer window.

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Chelsea forward Eden Hazard might only be 5ft 8in but, according to Belgium national team chef Wim Casteleyn, he eats more than Romelu Lukaku and Christian Benteke.

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Research by a dating company has found that the perfect girlfriend would be a Manchester United fan who has a healthy obsession with the club.

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