Gossip column: Rojo, Vidal, Wenger and Scocco

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Liverpool are targeting 23-year-old Argentina and Sporting Lisbon defender Marcos Rojo ahead of the summer transfer window.

Marcos Rojo
Marcos Rojo played for Spartak Moscow before joining Sporting Lisbon in 2012

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Juventus and Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal, 26, has played down speculation he could join Manchester United, stating "when one starts to dream, they move too far away from football".

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Napoli are set to rival a host of Premier League clubs for Porto's 20-year-old forward Juan Iturbe - the latest in a long line of players to be compared to Barcelona's Lionel Messi.

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Dnipro president Igor Kolomoyskyi says he is in talks with Tottenham over a deal for 24-year-old Ukraine winger Yevhen Konoplyanka, who saw a move to Liverpool fall through in January.

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Manchester United could look to make a double raid on Spanish club Atletico Madrid this summer, targeting 25-year-old striker Diego Costa and manager Diego Simeone.

Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa
Spain international Costa has scored 22 goals in 27 league matches for Atletico this season

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Championship promotion chasers Wigan are lining up a loan move for West Ham midfielder Jack Collison, 25.

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger's decision on whether to extend his contract at the club will depend on his side's next few crucial fixtures.

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Wenger will be given £100m to spend on new players this summer.

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Sunderland manager Gus Poyet admits Argentina striker Nacho Scocco, 28, has struggled since arriving at the club for £4m from Internacional in January.

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Manchester United have dismissed reports that manager David Moyes fell out with player-coach Ryan Giggs, 40, after Sunday's 3-0 defeat at home by Liverpool.

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United's board will give Moyes three games to prove he should remain in the Old Trafford dugout.

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And Moyes stayed away as United suffered another defeat on Monday - with the reserves losing on penalties to Bolton in the quarter-finals of the Lancashire Senior Cup.

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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, 33, wants the club's American owners to sort out a new contract for manager Brendan Rodgers straight away.

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Neutral fans want to see Liverpool win this season's Premier League title as a reward for Gerrard's loyalty, according to their former midfielder Jan Molby.

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Everton midfielder Ross Barkley, 20, should be in England's World Cup squad despite a dip in form, says his club manager Roberto Martinez.

Brendan Rodgers
Brendan Rodgers's Liverpool contract runs until the summer of 2015

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Former Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba, 25, says football is still not providing enough defibrillators at football grounds, two years after he suffered a cardiac arrest during an FA Cup quarter-final at Tottenham.

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Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose, 23, says Spurs must improve their "unacceptable" home form if they are to qualify for next season's Champions League. Arsenal were the latest team to take three points at White Hart Lane, winning Sunday's north London derby 1-0.

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Barcelona will pay 26-year-old Argentina forward Lionel Messi about £209m in wages over the course of a proposed new-five-year contract.

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi is Barcelona's club record scorer, with 371 goals in all matches including friendlies

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Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, 21, says he will only leave the Italian champions for Real Madrid. The former Manchester United player had been linked to a move back to Old Trafford.

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AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi says Clarence Seedorf's position as manager is safe and he will still be in the job next year, having only been appointed in January.

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Real Madrid assistant Zinedine Zidane's son Luca, 15, is to join an under-16 squad training camp with the French national team. Luca, a goalkeeper, follows in the footsteps of his 18-year-old brother Enzo, who is already in the team's under-19 setup.

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Mexican side Celaya's players came up with an unusual way of protesting after going two months without wages - as they posed for a team photo with paper bags over their heads.

Petr Cech
Goalkeeper Petr Cech will celebrate 10 years at Chelsea in July

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Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, 31, warmed up for Tuesday's Champions League match against Galatasaray with a training drill that involved alternately catching footballs and tennis balls.

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A lifelong Middlesbrough fan has honoured a 10-year-old pledge to wear a Sunderland shirt for a whole weekend after losing a bet that they would never reach a Wembley cup final in his lifetime.

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