Gossip column - second edition: Pasalic, Lescott, Radosevic, Hamsik, Olic

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Stoke City manager Mark Hughes is refusing to give up hope of signing Wolfsburg's Croatian international striker Ivica Olic, 34.

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Santiago Arias' agent has fuelled suggestions the PSV Eindhoven defender, 22, could be on his way to Manchester United by admitting that English teams have shown interest in the Colombian.

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Josip Radosevic
Croatian midfielder Josip Radosevic signed for Napoli from Hajduk Split in January 2013

Serie A side Napoli have put a £33m price tag on unsettled Manchester United and Chelsea target Marek Hamsik, 26.

Full story: Daily Expressexternal-link

Arsenal must fight off interest from Paris St-Germain, Monaco and Bayern Munich to convince defender Laurent Koscielny, 28, to sign a new contract.

Full story: Daily Telegraphexternal-link

The agent of Croatia Under-21 international Mario Pasalic, 19, says the Hajduk Split midfielder will undergo a medical with Chelsea in May ahead of signing a permanent deal.

Full story: Daily Mirrorexternal-link

West Ham will try to sign Joleon Lescott in the summer when the 31-year-old Manchester City defender's contract expires, six months after the Hammers made an initial move for the England international.

Full story: Daily Mirrorexternal-link

Manchester United manager David Moyes has flown to Portugal to check on the form of three transfer targets. He is monitoring the Porto pair of centre-half Eliaquim Mangala, 23, striker Jackson Martinez, 27, and Benfica left-back Guilherme Siqueira, 27, currently on loan from Granada.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

Aston Villa are likely to make a summer move for Napoli midfielder Josip Radosevic, 20, who has played only 54 minutes of Serie A football for Rafael Benitez's side this season.

Full story: Talksportexternal-link

Marco Reus
Marco Reus has won 19 caps for Germany

Hammers boss Sam Allardyce is also keen on capturing Emanuele Giaccherini from relegation-threatened Sunderland. The striker, 28, wants to remain in the Premier League rather than return to his native Italy.

Full story: Metroexternal-link

The agent of Schalke midfielder Julian Draxler, 20, has played down the possibility of the player joining Arsenal, despite talk of a move to the north London club in the last transfer window.

Full story: Daily Expressexternal-link

Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus, 24, wants to move to Manchester United, according to the midfielder's former team-mate Mario Gotze, who is now at Bayern Munich.

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Arsene Wenger claims Chelsea have received more help from television companies over fixture scheduling than Arsenal.

Full story: Independentexternal-link

Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood says the north London side would be fighting for the Premier League title if Gareth Bale, 24, had not joined Real Madrid last summer.

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Sherwood says there is "no chance" club-record signing Erik Lamela, 22, will recover from a back injury to play before the end of the season.

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Alan Pardew insists Hatem Ben Arfa, 27, still has a future at St James' Park amid suggestions some Newcastle players are unhappy at the French midfielder's lack of application.

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Tottenham winger Andros Townsend, 22, still has hopes of making Roy Hodgson's World Cup squad and says he felt "invincible" on his England debut against Montenegro last October.

Full story: London Evening Standardexternal-link

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet says Connor Wickham, 21, will stay in the Black Cats' starting XI for the rest of the season if he continues his recent good form.

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Former Norwich manager Chris Hughton is ready to step in at West Brom if Pepe Mel's Hawthorns reign comes to an early end.

Full story: Daily Mirrorexternal-link

Eric Lamela
Erik Lamela’s first season in the Premier League has been affected by a series of injuries

England coach Gary Neville has told the squad they need to learn how to dive if they are to enjoy success at this summer's World Cup in Brazil.

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Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger does not think manager Mauricio Pochettino will be tempted to leave St Mary's this summer.

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Norwich's on-loan midfielder Jonas Gutierrez, 30, could return to Newcastle United at the end of the season. The Argentine is unlikely to agree to a permanent deal at Carrow Road if the Canaries are relegated.

Full story: Chronicleexternal-link

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, 23, is happy for his side to continue to "win ugly" rather than play beautiful football in their bid to secure fourth place in the Premier League.

Full story: Daily Mirrorexternal-link

Michu, 28, has suffered a recurrence of an ankle injury and Swansea fear the Spanish striker may play only a bit-part role in the final four matches of the season.

Full story: South Wales Evening Postexternal-link

GLOBAL GOSSIP (sourced by BBC Monitoring)

Everton goalkeeper Joel Robles, 23, has emerged as a possible transfer target for Spanish side Sevilla.

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

Inter Milan president Erick Thohir says the club want to sign a high-profile striker at the end of the season and are looking at Manchester City forward Edin Dzeko, 28, Real Madrid's Alvaro Morata, 21, and Chelsea's Fernando Torres, 30.

Full story: Tuttosport (in Italian)external-link

Juventus have made contact with the agent of Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez, 25, over a possible summer transfer move.

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


Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers wants his side to try to win the Premier League title in the most sporting manner possible.

Full story: Daily Mirrorexternal-link

The Football Association's security personnel travelled on cable car to the top of Rio's Sugarloaf Mountain to check whether England's training sessions at the Urca military base below could be overseen by people on the ride.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

Three Hull City fans who lost their tickets for the Tigers' FA Cup semi-final against Sheffield United got to see the match after the finder of the tickets managed to track them down via social media.

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