Wednesday's gossip column: Moyes, Ozil, Given

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Aston Villa's Shay Given wants to arrange another loan spell away from the Premier League club after saying they "want me out of the door". The ex-Republic of Ireland goalkeeper, 37, has recently completed a 93-day spell at Middlesbrough.

Shay Given
Shay Given kept 10 clean sheets in 19 games during his loan spell at Middlesbrough

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Liverpool have emerged as favourites to sign Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes when the 32-year-old's contract expires in the summer.

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The Reds will also make a club-record bid for Real Madrid midfielder Isco, 21, whom they view as a long-term replacement for captain Steven Gerrard.

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Tottenham's French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, 27, is a target for French giants Paris St-Germain.

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Atletico Madrid's president says the club will not sell striker Diego Costa this summer, despite interest in the 25-year-old from a number of Premier League clubs.

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Diego Costa has scored 27 goals in 36 matches for Atletico Madrid

Arsenal defender Johan Djourou, 27, has dropped a clear hint he wishes to leave the Gunners and make his loan deal at Hamburg permanent in the summer.

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Barcelona want 23-year-old Porto centre-back Eliaquim Mangala, also a target for Manchester United and Manchester City.

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Real Sociedad's 22-year-old forward Antoine Griezmann, who has interested Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea, has been the subject of informal talks between the Spanish side and Paris St-Germain.

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Former Manchester United striker Louis Saha believes the Old Trafford club's players - and not his old Everton boss David Moyes - are to blame for their current malaise.

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Germany coach Joachim Low says out-of-form Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil can live with criticism about his performances and insists the 25-year-old will bounce back.

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Louis Saha
Ex-Manchester United striker Louis Saha spent four years with David Moyes at Everton from 2008

Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis says it would be "lovely" if uncapped Eagles goalkeeper Julian Speroni, 34, is called up by Argentina for this summer's World Cup.

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Former Manchester United assistant manager Mike Phelan says the club may need an alternative shopping list this summer if they miss out on a place in the Champions League.

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Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o, 32, is angry with his manager Jose Mourinho after the Portuguese questioned his forward's age and the lack of strikers at the club.

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Arsenal's January target Julian Draxler has refused to rule out the possibility of a future move from Schalke to European champions Bayern Munich. The 20-year-old midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to Arsene Wenger's side.

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Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri, 26, is in line to extend his contract by a further three years ahead of the World Cup after an impressive season under Manuel Pellegrini.

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Former Chelsea and Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas, 36, is on a five-man shortlist to replace 'under-pressure' Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino.

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Barcelona want to develop midfielder Rafinha Alcantara as a possible replacement for defender Carles Puyol, 35. Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool are vying to recruit the 21 year-old, who is on loan at Celta Vigo.

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Juventus are lining up a summer bid for Real Madrid defender Fabio Coentrao after receiving assurances from club president Florentino Perez that the 25-year-old will be for sale.

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Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp says the prospect of him becoming the coach of Germany's national team is a "tempting mission".

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Conference side Wrexham have taken the unusual step of advertising their vacant manager's position on the club's official website following the departure of Andy Morrell.

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