Gossip column: Oscar, Lallana, Falcao, Lukaku, Bony

Gossip column second edition

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho could be forced to sell wingers Oscar, 22, or Eden Hazard, 23, to fund summer bids for his top striker targets - Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa, 25, and Bayern Munich's Mario Mandzukic, 27.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Chelsea face a £10m bill to get striker Fernando Torres out of Stamford Bridge as the 30-year-old striker wants to be compensated if he has to take a cut to his £175,000-a-week salary.

Full story: Daily Mail

Former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino says that goalkeeper Petr Cech, 35, could be part of a summer purge by boss Jose Mourinho as he looks for younger talent.

Full story: Talksport

Chelsea and Liverpool are set to join Manchester United and Tottenham in the battle for Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana, 25.

Full story: Goal.com

Radamel Falcao
Radamel Falcao joined Monaco from Atletico Madrid last summer

Manchester United are plotting a £50m double move on Southampton for Lallana and left-back Luke Shaw, 18.

Full story: Talksport

Manchester City have entered the frame for Monaco striker Radamel Falcao - with director of football Txiki Begiristain believed to have met the 28-year-old and his agent.

Full story: Manchester Evening News

And Man City are closing in on a deal for £20m-rated Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala, 23.

Full story: Daily Mail

City defender Martin Demichelis' agent has denied reports linking the 33-year-old with a summer move to Italian side Napoli.

Full story: Talksport

Everton will beat Tottenham in the race to sign their on-loan striker Romelu Lukaku, 20, on a permanent deal from Chelsea, but only if the Merseyside club qualify for the Champions League.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Chelsea have put a £25m price tag on Lukaku even though he has never scored for the club.

Wilfried Bony joined Swansea for a club-record £12m in July 2013
Wilfried Bony joined Swansea for a club-record £12m in July 2013

Full story: Sun (subscription required)

Yevhen Konoplyanka's English representative has fuelled speculation that Liverpool have renewed their interest in the 24-year-old Dnipro winger.

Full story: Daily Mail

Swansea boss Garry Monk insists he has no intention of selling striker Wilfried Bony, 25, in the face of reported interest from Everton.

Full story: Western Mail

Wolfsburg hope to persuade striker Ivica Olic, 34, to sign a new contract despite reported interest from Stoke City.

Full story: Sky Sports

OTHER GOSSIP

Manchester United are planning new deals for goalkeeper David De Gea, 23, defender Phil Jones, 22, midfielder Tom Cleverley, 24, and striker Danny Welbeck, 23.

Full story: Daily Mail

Under-fire midfielder Marouane Fellaini, 26, says he remains determined to be a success at Manchester United after a difficult first season at Old Trafford.

Full story: Daily Star

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert says there is no way back at the club for 30-year-old Darren Bent - currently on loan at Fulham - despite a long-term Achilles tendon injury to fellow striker Christian Benteke, 23.

Full story: Birmingham Mail

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has urged his players to show they have the courage to win the Premier League title.

Full story: Daily Mirror

But striker Iago Aspas, 26, admits he is desperate to leave Liverpool when the transfer window opens at the end of the season after finding it difficult to break into the first-team following his £7m switch from Celta Vigo last summer.

Full story: Metro

Everton's on-loan Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry, 33, has put talks about his future on hold while he tries to help bring Champions League football to Goodison Park.

Gareth Barry
Gareth Barry's Manchester City contract - like his Everton loan deal - expires at the end of the season

Full story: Sun (subscription required)

And Barry says team-mate and fellow midfielder James McCarthy, 23, is one of the best players he has ever played with.

Full story: Daily Star

Chelsea forward Andre Schurrle, 23, insists they can fight back from a 3-1 first-leg deficit to beat Paris St-Germain and reach the Champions League semi-finals.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew admits he is finding problems motivating his players after six defeats in nine games, with some of them already thinking about the summer.

Full story: Times (subscription required)

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey, 23, could end an absence of more than three months by returning from a thigh injury to face Everton in the Premier League on Sunday.

Full story: Guardian

Norwich defender Russell Martin, 28, says he and the rest of the squad have some making up to do with the fans - even after reimbursing the 899 supporters who travelled to last Saturday's 3-0 defeat by Swansea.

Full story: Norwich Evening News

Goalkeeper Rob Green, 34, will follow team-mate Richard Dunne in winning a new contract at Queens Park Rangers when his current deal runs out this summer.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis has played down rumours of a rift with chairman Steve Parish after claims that they disagreed over the club's transfer policy.

Full story: Sun (subscription required)

Current Preston captain John Welsh, 30, who was one of six pall bearers at Sir Tom Finney's funeral, is reportedly among those who have been arrested as part of spot-fixing investigations.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

AND FINALLY

Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is to become a Harvard academic after agreeing to a "long-term teaching position" at the Ivy League university in Boston.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, 28, marked wife Coleen's birthday on Thursday by sending her a tweet that read: "Have a nice day."

Full story: Independent

Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson is planning a cycle ride or a walk near his Sheffield home and perhaps a quiet beer in a country club on Saturday as results elsewhere could determine if the Foxes win promotion.

Full story: Daily Express

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