Gossip column: Milner, Vermaelen, Van Persie, Cavani

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Tottenham are ready to offer England international midfielder James Milner a way out of Manchester City, who are yet to offer the 28-year-old a new contract.

Full story: Sun (subscription required))

Manchester City midfielder James Milner
James Milner has made 21 Premier League appearances for Manchester City this season.

Inter Milan and Valencia both want Manchester United's Mexico striker Javier Hernandez, 25, who has only started four league games this season.

Full story: Sunday People

Paris St-Germain are considering a £41.5m move for Chelsea midfielder Oscar before the World Cup. Barcelona and Monaco are also interested in the Brazil international, 22.

Full story: Sunday Telegraph

Newcastle will have to repel competition from Arsenal to sign Loic Remy from QPR this summer. The French forward, 27, has scored 13 league goals during his season on loan at St James' Park but the Gunners are confident of signing him for £8m.

Full story: Sunday People

Arsenal will have to pay £25m if they want to sign Real Madrid's Spanish striker Alvaro Morata, 21, in the summer.

Full story: Metro

Manchester United manager David Moyes has identified Arsenal's Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen, 28, as the ideal replacement for the departing Serbia international Nemanja Vidic, 32.

Full story: Sun (subscription required)

Robin van Persie is prepared to waive a £10m loyalty bonus in order to move away from Manchester United this summer, with Juventus a potential destination for the 30-year-old Dutch striker.

Full story: Sunday Mirror

Robin van Persie
Van Persie has scored 14 goals in 22 appearances this season.

United will allow Van Persie to leave, but only if they are able to sign Paris St-Germain's Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, 27.

Full story: Sunday People

Barcelona sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta says the club are ready to significantly invest in new players this summer in order to replace departing goalkeeper Victor Valdes, 32, and defender Carles Puyol, 35.

Full story: Sky Sports

Liverpool are monitoring Red Bull Salzburg and Austria defender Martin Hinteregger. The Anfield club sent scouts to watch the 21-year-old in action against Luis Suarez's Uruguay on Wednesday.

Full story: Observer

The agent of Atletico Madrid winger Arda Turan has played down speculation linking the Turkish 27-year-old with a move to Arsenal.

Full story: Sunday Express

Serie A club Roma are plotting a move for Manchester United's 24-year-old Japanese attacking midfielder Shinji Kagawa.

Full story: Football Direct News

OTHER GOSSIP

Manchester United are set to offer England midfielder Tom Cleverley, 24, a new five-year contract worth £15m.

Full story: Mail on Sunday

Matthew Etherington
Matthew Etherington joined Stoke in 2009

Winger Matthew Etherington will leave Stoke when his contract expires this summer. The 32-year-old has started five league games this season.

Full story: Sunday Mirror

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says inflated price tags will make it difficult to recruit English players this summer.

Full story: Mail on Sunday

Former Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe, 31, hopes his move to MLS club Toronto FC will not affect his chances of being selected for England's World Cup squad.

Full story: Sunday Express

Former Tottenham and England manager Glenn Hoddle says Spurs boss Tim Sherwood was wrong to criticise his players' character following the 4-0 defeat by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Full story: Sky Sports

AND FINALLY

Real Madrid midfielder Asier Illarramendi, 24, has apologised for running in front of a bull dressed as Batman during a carnival in Azpeitia.

Full story: Marca

Napoli manager Rafael Benitez marked International Women's Day by giving flowers to female journalists at his news conference.

Full story: Metro

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