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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Barcelona midfielder Alex Song, 26, says he never wanted to quit Arsenal but has hinted he would be open to a move to Manchester United if he leaves Spain in the summer.

Full story: Daily Expressexternal-link

Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski, 28, denies reports he was offered as a makeweight in the deal to lure Schalke's Julian Draxler, 20, to the Emirates Stadium in January.

Neil Taylor
Swansea rejected Fulham's £4m January transfer window bid for full-back Neil Taylor

Full story: London Evening Standardexternal-link

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, 25, will be allowed to leave Old Trafford at the end of the season.

Full story: Daily Starexternal-link

Wales international Neil Taylor, 25, admits he may have to leave Swansea City in the summer if he wants regular first-team football.

Full story: Daily Mirrorexternal-link

Prospective Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino feels "humiliated" his credentials are still being questioned by the Football League as he waits to pass the "fit and proper" owners test. He claims to have bankrolled the club for the last two months.

Full story: Guardianexternal-link

Winger Will Buckley, 24, is happy to stay at Brighton in the summer despite interest from Sunderland.

Full story: Sunderland Echoexternal-link

Asmir Begovic
Asmir Begovic has kept seven clean sheets this season

Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, 26, is being targeted by Real Madrid as a replacement for Diego Lopez. He is a reported £15m target.

Full story: Stoke Sentinelexternal-link

Arsenal's Polish keeper Lukasz Fabianski, 28, is a transfer target for Swiss club Basel despite getting games with the Gunners.

Full story: Sun

Falkirk defender Johnny Flynn, 24, is quitting the Scottish First Division side at the end of the season and will switch to Northern Irish side Cliftonville.

Full story: Daily Record

Burnley have taken Dulwich Hamlet midfielder Erhun Oztumer, 22, on trial.

Full story: South London Pressexternal-link

OTHER GOSSIP

Striker Wayne Rooney, 28, says it is "really difficult" to see Liverpool and Manchester City doing well while Manchester United struggle.

Full story: Sunexternal-link

Hull are keeping tabs on non-league striker Johan Ter Horst, 18, who plays for Ryman Division One South League side Folkestone Invicta.

Full story: Hull Daily Mailexternal-link

Prime Minister David Cameron is under pressure to launch an inquiry into England football racism claims by former Arsenal defender Sol Campbell, 39.

Full story: Daily Mirrorexternal-link

Andros Townsend
Andros Townsend has not played a full 90 minutes for Tottenham since his return in early February

Feyenoord manager Ronald Koeman, 50, is keen on taking the Swansea job when he leaves the Eredivisie club at the end of the season.

Full story: Daily Starexternal-link

Everton manager Roberto Martinez says his side must wise-up to the cynical tactics of opposition teams.

Full story: Liverpool Echoexternal-link

Winger Andros Townsend, 22, is desperate for more regular first-team action at Tottenham to help him win a place in Roy Hodgson's England squad for the World Cup in Brazil.

Full story: Daily Mirrorexternal-link

Arsenal midfielder Gedion Zelalem, 17, is set to sign his first professional contract at the Emirates Stadium.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o, 33, hints that he is ready to extend his stay at Chelsea beyond his current one-year deal.

Full story: Daily Starexternal-link

Stoke defender Robert Huth, 29, is expected to miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.

Full story: Times (Subscription required)external-link

Dunfermline central defender Callum Morris, 24, has rejected the offer of a new contract at the Scottish First Division club.

Full story: Daily Record

GLOBAL GOSSIP (sourced by BBC Monitoring)

Thibaut Courtois
Chelsea signed Thibaut Courtois from Genk in 2011 on a five-year deal but he is yet to play for the London club

German legend Franz Beckenbauer says Bayern Munich run the risk of becoming "boring" like Barcelona under manager Pep Guardiola.

Full story: Marcaexternal-link

Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois, 21, currently on loan at Atletico Madrid, says he does not wish to go to suitors Real Madrid before 2016.

Full story: AS.comexternal-link

German international forward Miroslav Klose, 35, says he is in talks with several clubs but remains hopeful of signing a new two-year contract with Italian side Lazio.

Full story: Bildexternal-link

AND FINALLY

Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt, 27, says he would welcome a call-up to Jamaica's national football team.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

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