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Midfielder Aaron Ramsey, 23, is in talks about signing a new five-year deal with Arsenal which will double his wages to £100,000-a-week.

Full story: Evening Standardexternal-link

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey
Ramsey's form is set to earn him a pay rise

Everton's on-loan striker Lacina Traore, 23, will be out for two months with a hamstring injury but the Merseyside club will not send him back to Monaco in the hope he can play for them during the climax of the season.

Full story: Liverpool Echoexternal-link

Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner, 26, intends to leave the club when his contract expires at the end of the season.

Full story: Metro external-link

Gerard Deulofeu, 19, is not planning to extend his one-year loan at Everton as the winger says he is planning to return to Barcelona for next season.

Full story: Irish Independentexternal-link

Sunderland's on-loan Liverpool striker Fabio Borini, 22, is hoping he can score the goals to secure Premier League survival for the Black Cats and earn a recall to the Italy team.

Full story: Sunderland Echoexternal-link

Liverpool are interested in signing Argentina winger Nicolas Gaitan from Benfica in the summer. The Portuguese club want at least £16m for the 26-year-old, who is also a transfer target for Manchester United.

Full story: Talksportexternal-link

Edin Dzeko
Edin Dzeko has scored 17 times for Manchester City in all competitions this season

Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos, 24 is interested in a move to Manchester United and has discussed a potential transfer to the Premier League with his brother Felix, who plays for Werder Bremen.

Full story: Daily Expressexternal-link

Inter Milan could bid for two Premier League strikers when the season ends. The Italian club want Manchester City's Edin Dzeko, 27, and 28-year-old Dani Osvaldo, who is on loan at Juventus from Southampton.

Full story: Talksportexternal-link

Tottenham are closing in on a deal to bring Anderlecht midfielder Ismail Azzaoui, 16, to White Hart Lane. The teenager has already rejected a contract to stay with the Belgian club.

Full story: Daily Starexternal-link

Jermaine Jenas wants to commit his long-term future to Queens Park Rangers. The 31-year-old midfielder, who has played 21 times for England, is out of contract at the end of the season.

Full story: London Evening Standardexternal-link

Freiburg centre-back Matthias Ginter, 20, says he is honoured and excited to be linked with a summer move to Manchester United.

Full story: Daily Starexternal-link

Manchester United will loan defender Michael Keane, 21, to Blackburn as long as they promise to give him regular games.

Full story: the Sun


Spain international goalkeeper Iker Casillas, 32, wants to stay at Real Madrid until he is 40.

Full story: Marca (Spain)external-link

Montpellier president Louis Nicollin says he will not be selling 23-year-old midfielder Remy Cabella to Newcastle. In January, the Magpies had a bid rejected for the player, who has represented France at Under-21 level.

Full story: Sky Sportsexternal-link

Manchester United want Paris St-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, 27, as well defender Matthias Ginter from Freiburg, and Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos.

Full story: Bild (Germany)external-link


Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard has praised team-mate Luis Suarez and called the 27-year-old Uruguayan striker an "absolute genius".

Full story: Daily Expressexternal-link

Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez
Steven Gerrard (left) and Luis Suarez have helped Liverpool up to second in the Premier League

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri, 26, thinks his side's League Cup final victory against Sunderland could help Manuel Pellegrini's team win the Premier League and FA Cup.

Full story: Manchester Evening Newsexternal-link

England manager Roy Hodgson has been hit by a security concern as opposing teams may be able to watch his side train at their base in Urca during this summer's World Cup in Brazil.

Full story: Daily Mirrorexternal-link

Richard Bevan, chief executive of the League Managers' Association, has refused to defend Alan Pardew after the Newcastle boss headbutted Hull midfielder David Meyler. Pardew, 52, faces a Football Association disciplinary charge and Bevan called Pardew's actions "insupportable".

Full story: Newcastle Chronicle external-link

Arsenal's Tomas Rosicky will sign a new one-year contract with the Gunners by the end of the week. The 33-year-old Czech midfielder's current deal expires in the summer.

Full story: Sky Sportsexternal-link


Six Manchester City fans turned up at Wembley for their League Cup final win over Sunderland with tickets for the wrong match.

The group had tickets for the league game between the two sides that had been scheduled to take place on 12 February, but was cancelled because of poor weather. Four of the supporters managed to get new tickets, but two had to watch the game from a local curry house.

Full story: Daily Mirrorexternal-link

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