Gossip column: Van Gaal, Podolski, Walker, Giggs, Mourinho, Carroll

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Arsene Wenger has told his German striker Lukas Podolski, 28, that nobody will leave Arsenal in the summer without his say-so.

Full story: the Sun (subscription required)

Louis van Gaal will want £200m to spend on transfers when he takes over at Manchester United, according to Dutch coach Raymond Verheijen.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Mohamed Diame
Diame joined West Ham from Wigan in 2012

Barcelona will target Liverpool's Denmark defender Daniel Agger, 29, as they look to replace Carles Puyol, who will leave the Nou Camp this summer.

Full story: Metro

Everton are considering an offer for West Ham's Senegal midfielder Mohamed Diame, 26, as a potential alternative to a permanent deal for on-loan Manchester City man Gareth Barry. Diame, who worked with Roberto Martinez at Wigan, has a £3.5m buy-out clause.

Full story: Daily Mail

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is not expecting a busy summer in the transfer market.

Full story: Sky Sports

Liverpool will renew their interest in Manchester City right-back Micah Richards, 25, in the summer after failing with a loan bid in January. City want £8m for the former England defender.

Full story: Daily Mail

Swansea captain Ashley Williams is ready for talks about a new contract now the Welsh side are safe. Wales defender Williams, 29, has a year left on his current deal and has been linked with Arsenal.

Full story: Western Mail

Arsenal have been watching Lech Poznan's 17-year-old Polish striker Dawid Kownacki. The youngster could be available for £250,000 in the summer.

Full story: Metro

OTHER GOSSIP

England manager Roy Hodgson will send his medical team to Tottenham next week to assess the fitness of defender Kyle Walker, 23.

Full story: the Sun (subscription required)

Andy Carroll
Carroll has had a disappointing season with the Hammers

West Ham striker Andy Carroll, 25, wants the West Ham board to stick with manager Sam Allardyce because he can deliver European football to the club when they move into the Olympic Stadium.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has admitted he has made his side dull to watch this season.

Full story: Daily Mirrror

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has said he will have no complaint if midfielder Ross Barkley is overlooked for England's World Cup squad as the 20-year-old would benefit from a holiday.

Full story: Guardian

Ryan Giggs has endorsed Louis van Gaal's credentials to become Manchester United manager but has refused to confirm whether he will be part of his coaching staff.

Full story: Daily Express

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard will be given a one-year contract extension in the summer to keep him at Anfield until 2016. The 33-year-old midfielder has one year remaining on his current deal.

Full story: Liverpool Echo

Steven Gerrard
Gerrard has only missed six league games in the last two seasons.

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew says that fans that walk out of Saturday's match in Cardiff in protest at the way the club is being run are not helping the team.

Full story: the Telegraph

Samir Nasri claims Manchester City can not fail to win the Premier League after taking the initiative in the title race.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Everton left-back Leighton Baines admits he found Manchester United's lengthy pursuit of him last summer "stressful".

Full story: Daily Mail

AND FINALLY

Wayne Rooney's new horse Announcement has been sent to a 'horse whisperer' after the filly's unstable temper saw her break a groom's nose.

Full story: the Sun (subscription required)

Youngsters Luke Shaw and Ross Barkley were not involved in a promotional photo-shoot of England players that included Ashley Cole and Frank Lampard.

Full story: Daily Mirror

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