Gossip column: Oscar, Menez, Caulker, Dzeko, Gundogan, Song

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Chelsea's Oscar
Oscar joined Chelsea for £19m from Brazilian club Internacional in 2012

Ligue 1 champions Paris St-Germain have stepped up their efforts to sign Chelsea attacking midfielders Oscar, 22, and Eden Hazard, 23.

Full story: Daily Telegraphexternal-link

Paris St-Germain midfielder Jeremy Menez, 26, has admitted that his time at the club could be over, which will spark interest from Liverpool and Arsenal over the coming months.

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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is ready to make an offer for 33-year-old Chelsea and England defender Ashley Cole, who is also a target for MLS side New York Red Bulls.

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Tottenham Hotspur are interested in re-signing Cardiff City defender Steven Caulker this summer, 12 months after selling the 22-year-old for £9m.

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Inter Milan director Piero Ausilio says the Serie A club are hopeful of signing either Chelsea's 30-year-old striker Fernando Torres or Manchester City forward Edin Dzeko, 28, this summer.

Full story: Daily Expressexternal-link

Manchester United appear set to lose out to Inter in the race to sign former Arsenal midfielder Alex Song, 26, from Barcelona.

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez will be given more than £20m to invest in six new players this summer, as the Merseyside club target Champions League qualification.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link


Germany's Ilkay Gundogan
Gundogan has made eight appearances for Germany

Borussia Dortmund midfielder and long-term Manchester United target Ilkay Gundogan will make a decision on his future in the coming weeks. The 23-year-old Germany international is out of contract in 2015.

Full story: Daily Mirrorexternal-link

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew says he has been encouraged that he will be backed in the summer transfer window after revealing that the club's owner Mike Ashley wants to see a more attacking team at St James' Park next season.

Full story: Newcastle Chronicleexternal-link

Chelsea's 21-year-old midfielder Josh McEachran, currently on loan at Championship club Wigan Athletic, believes he can break into the first team at Stamford Bridge.

Full story: Daily Expressexternal-link

Birmingham City will train at St Andrew's ahead of Saturday's visit of Bournemouth as boss Lee Clark tries everything to end their home hoodoo which stretches to 14 games without a league win.

Full story: Birmingham Mailexternal-link

West Ham's owners will scrutinise the position of manager Sam Allardyce at the end of the season amid growing pressure on the Hammers boss.

Full story: Daily Telegraphexternal-link

The owners, shocked by fans booing at the end of the victory over 10-man Hull City, will make the signing of more creative players a priority when they sit down with Allardyce at the end of the season.

Full story: London Evening Standardexternal-link

The stewarding around the Manchester United dugout is to be beefed up after only one steward was left to stop a burly fan approaching boss David Moyes near the end of the 3-0 defeat by Manchester City.

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United's woeful season has damaging consequences for the worldwide appeal of the Premier League, according to the Premier League's chief executive Richard Scudamore.

Full story: Daily Telegraphexternal-link

Bookmakers are losing faith in Manchester United with William Hill quoting them as 7-1 joint-fourth favourites to win next season's Premier League title.

Full story: The Racing Postexternal-link

Arsenal legend Robert Pires backs under-fire midfielder Mesut Ozil, 25, to be a success and says he was just as bad as the club's record signing in his first season.

Full story: Daily Mirrorexternal-link


Tiago (right)
Tiago has 58 caps for Portugal and scored three goals

Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale, 24, is starting to take some flak for the defeat to Sevilla on Wednesday after it emerged that he left the field of play to change his boots shortly before the winning goal was scored.

Full story: AS.com (in Spanish)external-link

Atletico Madrid midfielder Tiago, 32, has said his club is viewed as the "Robin Hood" of the Spanish league, "taking the fight to the big and powerful". The team are currently top of La Liga.

Full story: Marcaexternal-link

Eindhoven coach Phillip Cocu has had surgery to remove a tumour from his back. The 43-year-old was the Netherlands assistant coach during the 2010 World Cup, and has over 100 international caps.

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Championship club Queens Park Rangers turned down the chance to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic when the Paris St-German and Sweden striker was 16, according to a new book.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

Former Chelsea player and manager Gianluca Vialli has said that he and Blues fans "fell in love with each other" during his time at Stamford Bridge.

Full story: London Evening Standardexternal-link

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