Gossip column second edition: Moyes, Caulker, Krkic & Traore

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is interested in signing Cardiff captain Steven Caulker, 22, in the summer transfer window.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Tottenham have offered AC Milan £30m misfit Erik Lamela, 21, in a straight swap for Italy striker Mario Balotelli, 23.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Everton's on-loan striker Lacina Traore could be sent back to Monaco after making just one appearance for Roberto Martinez's team before suffering a hamstring injury.

Full story: Metro

Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra, 32, could follow defensive partner Nemanja Vidic to Inter Milan at the end of the season after the Italian club opened talks with the Frenchman.

Patrice Evra
Patrice Evra has won five Premier League titles at Manchester United

Full story: Daily Express

Everton have beaten Manchester United, Tottenham and Liverpool to the signature of 15-year-old Irish prodigy Stephen Kinsella from Templeogue United.

Full story: Talksport

Liverpool are lining up a £5m bid to sign Bojan Krkic, 23, from Barcelona. The Spain striker is currently on loan at Ajax.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester City have entered the race to sign Southampton's 18-year-old left-back Luke Shaw, as manager Manuel Pellegrini seeks to strengthen his defensive options.

Full story: Guardian

Roma are keen on signing Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen, 26, from Tottenham in the summer.

Full story: Talksport

Former Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given, 37, says Aston Villa want him to leave in the summer.

Full story: Daily Star

Tottenham full-back Kyle Naughton will leave White Hart Lane this summer because the 25-year-old wants to be used as a right-back rather than on the left side of defence.

Full story: Daily Mirror

OTHER GOSSIP

A Northern Ireland judge has issued a warrant for the arrest of former Manchester United and Newcastle winger Keith Gillespie, 39, after he failed to appear in court over an earlier charge.

Keith Gillespie
Former Northern Ireland international Keith Gillespie retired at the end of the 2013 season following a spell at Longford Town in the League of Ireland

Full story: Belfast Telegraph

Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o, 32, has laughed off manager Jose Mourinho's comments about his age by insisting that he can keep scoring goals until he is 50.

Full story: Guardian

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, 27, has paid tribute to captain Steven Gerrard for his instrumental role in ensuring the Uruguayan stayed at Anfield.

Full story: Four Four Two

Meanwhile, the club's in-form midfielder Jordan Henderson, 23, says he has to be told when to stop training as he likes to do extra sessions.

Full story: Daily Star

European football's governing body Uefa may allow television companies to broadcast the on-field exchanges between match officials.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Manchester United players are "bemused" by manager David Moyes' tactics, especially his insistence that the central midfielders stay behind the ball.

Full story: Times (subscription only)

Manchester United's owners, the Glazer family, retain faith in Moyes despite the Scot's difficult start at Old Trafford.

Full story: Guardian

Wolfsburg and Croatia striker Ivica Olic, 34, says he has held talks with Stoke over a possible summer switch to the Britannia Stadium.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Former Wales assistant coach Raymond Verheijen has criticised a "desperate" Manchester United for handing Wayne Rooney a new contract and believes Dutch striker Robin van Persie should leave Old Trafford if he wants to win trophies.

Full story: Evening Standard

In the wake of their Champions League defeat at Olympiakos, Van Persie, 30, has criticised his Manchester United team-mates for a lack of service as it is revealed goalkeeper David De Gea played the most passes to the Dutchman.

Freddy Guarin
Inter Milan's Fredy Guarin has played 48 times for Colombia

Full story: Daily Mail

The Red Devils will block any attempts by Van Persie to leave Old Trafford in the summer.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, 25, has responded to Van Persie's criticism by asserting on a social networking site that no player is bigger than the team.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester United midfielder Adnan Januzaj, 19, has turned down the chance to represent Kosovo at international level.

Full story: Daily Star

A number of Championship sides have threatened the Football League with a legal challenge over financial fair play (FFP) rules.

Full story: Guardian

Inter Milan midfielder Fredy Guarin - who has been targeted by Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham - is now unlikely to move to the Premier League after the 27-year-old said he wants to stay with the Italian club for the rest of his career.

Full story: Daily Express

GLOBAL GOSSIP (sourced by BBC Monitoring)

Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes, 32, has hinted at a summer move to Manchester City despite having already signed a pre-contract agreement with AS Monaco.

Full story: Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish)

Borussia Monchengladbach goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, 21, has been lined up to replace Valdes at Barcelona in the summer.

Full story: AS.com (in Spanish)

Bayern Munich sports director Matthias Sammer says Barcelona target Thomas Mueller, 24, is not for sale.

Full story: Marca (in Spanish)

Juventus will rebuff any bid from Paris St-Germain for their 20-year-old French midfielder Paul Pogba.

Full story: Tuttosport (in Italian)

AND FINALLY

Galatasaray striker Didier Drogba, 35, has been immortalised in a French comic book which outlines his journey from Abidjan in the Ivory Coast to international football and the Champions League.

Full story: Daily Mail

Former Liverpool defender John Arne Riise, 33, has got a tattoo commemorating the club's 2005 Champions League victory over AC Milan in Istanbul.

Full story: Liverpool Echo

One frustrated Manchester United fan has taken his feelings on manager David Moyes to a new level by having 'Moyes Out' tattooed on his body.

Full story: Metro

One Direction fans were less than impressed by pop star Louis Tomlinson's debut for Doncaster Rovers reserves last night. Tomlinson, 22, came on as a second-half substitute but incurred the wrath of some in the 5,333 crowd by failing to sign autographs afterwards.

Full story: Independent

Scotland's new away kit for their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign has been widely criticised on social media for its colourful design.

Full story: Independent

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