Gossip column: Shaw, Podolski, Lopez, van Persie, Gaitan, Lamela

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Liverpool have joined Arsenal in the race to sign 16-year-old French forward Maxime Lopez from Marseille.

Full story: Daily Mail

Manchester United have been warned they face losing striker Robin van Persie if they do not recruit any star players in the summer.

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie
Van Persie joined Manchester United from Arsenal for £24m in August 2012

Full story: Manchester Evening News

Newcastle United's Italian full-back Davide Santon, 23, wants to fight for his place at the club and will hold talks with manager Alan Pardew at the end of this season.

Full story: Evening Chronicle

Manchester United boss David Moyes is tracking Real Sociedad striker Antoine Griezmann after watching the 22-year-old make his France debut in Paris on Wednesday.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Barcelona are considering letting Dani Alves, 30, and Alex Song, 26, leave at the end of the season, with Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City all following the situation closely.

Full story: Daily Express

The agent of Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski, 28, has fuelled speculation the Germany international could quit the club in the summer and follow Manchester United's Nemanja Vidic to Inter Milan.

Full story: Metro

Arsenal could be tempted to sell Podolski if Inter meet their £11m asking price.

Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski
Podolski has played 112 times for Germany, scoring 46 times

Full story: Sun (subscription required)

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet is keen to sign on-loan Ki Sung-Yueng, 25, on a permanent basis, but the South Korean midfielder remains uncertain of how the managerial changes at parent club Swansea City will affect his future.

Full story: Sunderland Echo

Real Madrid have potentially scuppered Manchester United's summer transfer plans by beginning discussions to sign Juventus midfield duo Paul Pogba, 20, and 26-year-old Arturo Vidal.

Full story: Metro

Manchester City defenders Micah Richards, 25, and Joleon Lescott, 31, look set to leave the club this summer, after falling out of favour under manager Manuel Pellegrini.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Tottenham Hotspur's Danish attacking midfielder Christian Eriksen, 22, has insisted he will not seek to leave the club if they fail to qualify for next season's Champions League.

Full story: Sky Sports News

Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard, 35, has backed manager Roberto Martinez's ability to find a replacement for Romelu Lukaku when the 20-year-old Belgian loanee returns to Chelsea at the end of the season.

Full story: Talksport

Manchester United are ready to make Southampton left-back Luke Shaw, 18, the best-paid teenager in the Premier League.

Luke Shaw
Luke Shaw made his England debut on Wednesday

Full story: Daily Star

Liverpool will not take up a £3.3m option to sign 26-year-old French defender Aly Cissokho when his loan from Spanish club Valencia expires at the end of the season.

Full story: Inside Futbol

Liverpool and Manchester United have been dealt a blow in their reported pursuit of Benfica's Argentine midfielder Nicolas Gaitan, 26, who is close to agreeing a new deal with the Portuguese club.

Full story: Talksport

OTHER GOSSIP

Former Derby County and Manchester City striker Paulo Wanchope says Joel Campbell will be a player to watch for Costa Rica at this summer's World Cup in Brazil. The 21-year-old Arsenal striker is currently on loan at Greek club Olympiakos.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Queens Park Rangers are planning a radical overhaul of their finances after announcing their net debt has risen to £177m.

Full story: Times (subscription required)

The Loftus Road club are facing the prospect of being punished with a transfer embargo by Uefa for breaching Financial Fair Play rules.

Full story: Independent

Striker Robin van Persie, 30, would not have signed for Manchester United in August 2012 if he knew then-manager Sir Alex Ferguson was leaving the club, says Dutch coach Raymond Verheijen.

Full story: Daily Star

Concerns have emerged at Tottenham Hotspur over the fitness of club-record signing Erik Lamela, with figures at Spurs privately doubtful the 22-year-old Argentine will play again this season.

Full story: Evening Standard

Barcelona forward Leo Mess
Messi has scored 15 goals in 19 league games for Barca this term

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, 26, says Carles Puyol will be "sorely missed" at the Catalan club. The 35-year-old defender has revealed he is to leave Barca at the end of the season.

Full story: Goal

Arsenal's Denmark international striker Nicklas Bendtner, 26, has called on manager Arsene Wenger to allow him more playing time for the Gunners this season.

Full story: Daily Express

Manchester United striker Federico Macheda does not believe he will feature at Old Trafford under manager David Moyes. The 22-year-old Italian is currently on loan at Championship club Birmingham City.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Arsenal attacking midfielder Mesut Ozil, 25, was jeered by Germany fans during the nation's 1-0 friendly win over Chile in Stuttgart.

Full story: Guardian

AND FINALLY

Wolverhampton Wanderers responded to an angry fan, who had complained that the shirt he bought online had an upside-down club badge, by sending him a letter of apology which was also the wrong way round.

Full story: Daily Mail

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