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Edinson Cavani
Cavani has scored 13 Ligue 1 goals this season

Liverpool and Galatasary are competing to land Manchester City's Micah Richards, 25, in an £8m deal this summer, with Manuel Pellegrini's side open to offers for the defender.

Full story: The Sun (subscription required)

Chelsea aim to tie up deals for Paris-St Germain's Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, 27, and Southampton left-back Luke Shaw, 18, before the start of the World Cup.

Full story: Sunday Mirror

Manchester United's attempts to sign Borussia Dortmund midfielders Ilkay Gundogan, 23, and 24-year-old Marco Reus will be boosted by the German club's willingness to re-sign Shinji Kagawa, 24, who Red Devils boss David Moyes is prepared to let go.

Full story: Sunday Mirror

Liverpool and Everton are both monitoring Levante's Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas, 27.

Wayne Rooney has scored 11 times for Manchester United this season
Wayne Rooney has scored 11 times for Manchester United this season

Full story: Sunday People

Chelsea's Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 21, who has spent the past three seasons on loan at Atletico Madrid, will decide his Blues future next month.

Full story: Metro

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has dismissed a potential deal for Barcelona's Spanish goalkeeper Victor Valdes, 32, in the summer.

Full story: Marca (Spanish)


Manchester United have extended Wayne Rooney's contract in a £70m deal which makes the 28-year-old the highest paid player in Premier League history and will keep him at Old Trafford for the rest of his career.

Full story: The Sun

Ravel Morrison
Ravel Morrison scored five goals in his first 12 games of this season

Meanwhile, Patrice Evra has triggered a clause in his contract that will force Manchester United into offering the 32-year-old a new deal.

Full story: The Times (subscription required)

West Ham United midfielder Ravel Morrison, 21, cannot wait to escape Upton Park after feeling under pressure from manager Sam Allardyce and captain Kevin Nolan to sign with a prominent football agent.

Full story: Observer

Fulham maintain that head coach Rene Meulensteen has not been sacked following Felix Magath's appointment as manager on Friday. Assistant manager Alan Curbishley's future remains uncertain.

Full story: Sunday Telegraph

Meanwhile, Fulham's players will hate working under their new manager according to Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness, who says Magath goes beyond the limits of physical challenges with players.

Full story: Sunday Mirror

Manager Alan Pardew is close to being sacked by Newcastle and the sale of midfielder Yohan Cabaye to Paris St-Germain has caused major issues in the Magpies squad.

Full story: Sunday People

Alan Pardew
Pardew replaced Chris Hughton at Newcastle in 2010

Tottenham director of football Franco Baldini is facing increasing pressure from the club's board following the failure of record signing Erik Lamela, who has started just three league games since joining from Roma.

Full story: Sunday People

Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm, 30, has suggested fellow Germany international Toni Kroos, 24, will be making a step down if he leaves the Bundesliga club for Manchester United in the summer.

Full story: Sunday Express

Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha, 21, is in contention for a place in England's World Cup squad after joining Cardiff on loan.

Full story: Sunday Telegraph

Millwall manager Ian Holloway says Brendan Rodgers deserves to win the title at Liverpool for being bold in blooding young English players.

Full story: Sunday Mirror


Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta, 29, may try luring Barcelona's Lionel Messi, 26, into a move to the Premier League through the temptation of fish and chips.

Full story: Sunday Telegraph

Fish and Chips
Could Lionel Messi be tempted from Barcelona to Manchester to sample British cuisine?

Crewe's 3-1 defeat by Brentford in League One was held up after a husky ran on to the pitch at Gresty Road.

Full story: Metro

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has been showing off the shirts he exchanged with players during his career, including one from ex-Arsenal man Robert Pires he received "before we started booting him".

Full story: London Evening Standard

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