Gossip column: Lallana, Rooney, Perez, Speroni, Iturbe, Olsson

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Liverpool remain hopeful of signing Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana, 26, before the World Cup. The Reds tabled a £20m this month but Saints are thought to want closer to £25m for the England international.

Full story: Liverpool Echoexternal-link

The Reds are also targeting another Southampton player, Croatia defender Dejan Lovren, 24, and are prepared to listen to offers for their Denmark defender Daniel Agger, 29.

Full story: Liverpool Echoexternal-link

Newcastle are thought to be in talks to sign Tenerife striker Ayoze Perez, 20, and have agreed to pay a £2m release clause, but they are yet to make a new bid for Montpellier midfielder Remy Cabella, 24.

Adam Lallana
Lallana, who progressed through Southampton's youth ranks, supported Everton as a child

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Crystal Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni will hold talks with chairman Steve Parish over a new contract but at least two rival clubs are thought to be keen on taking the 35-year-old on a free transfer.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

Italian club Verona have placed a £24m price tag on 20-year-old winger Juan Manuel Iturbe, who is thought to be a target for Liverpool.

Full story: Daily Expressexternal-link

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce is likely to make another bid for Norwich defender Martin Olsson, 26, the man he tried to sign in January 2013. The Sweden international is likely to leave Carrow Road this summer following the club's relegation to the Championship.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

Dutch defender Tom Beugelsdijk, 23, who had talks with Birmingham recently, has decided to join FSV Frankfurt from ADO Den Haag on a free transfer.

Full story: Birmingham Mailexternal-link

Everton and Newcastle are set to compete to sign Manchester City's ex-Toffees midfielder Jack Rodwell, 23, this summer.

Full story: Daily Mirrorexternal-link

Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko, 24, is "open to all proposals" including a possible move, according to his agent.

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Jack Rodwell
Jack Rodwell featured just 10 times for Manchester City in the 2013-14 season

Ashley Cole, 33, could be poised to join Real Madrid after the Spanish giants reportedly offered the out-of-contract Chelsea defender a two-year deal worth £10m.

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Southampton's 18-year-old left-back Luke Shaw is set to become the first signing of the Louis van Gaal era at Manchester United.

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Meanwhile, United have agreed a deal to sign attacking midfielder Toni Kroos from Van Gaal's former club Bayern Munich, with an agreement in principle for the 24-year-old.

Full story: Daily Expressexternal-link

Van Gaal has highlighted only four players he believes are good enough to be certain of their places at Manchester United.

Full story: Daily Starexternal-link

The new United manager could make PSV Eindhoven's Netherlands striker Memphis Depay, 20, one of his first signings.

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Toni Kroos
Toni Kroos was a target for ex-Manchester United boss David Moyes

Swansea City want to sign Sunderland's out-of-contract Jack Colback, with the 24-year-old midfielder keen on the move.

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Everton and Hull are targeting QPR striker Charlie Austin, 24, who has scored 17 goals in the Championship this season.

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Tom Ince says it would be a dream to follow in his father Paul's footsteps and play for Inter Milan. Ince, 23, who finished the season on loan at Crystal Palace, is out of contract at Blackpool and is also wanted by Monaco and Swansea.

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OTHER GOSSIP

England manager Roy Hodgson says Wayne Rooney is "looking very good, very good indeed" in his individual fitness regime.

Full story: Daily Mirrorexternal-link

Rooney could end up earning substantially more than £300,000-a-week at Manchester United over the next five years thanks to an unconventional 'third tier' in his contract, his agent has revealed.

Full story: Daily Expressexternal-link

New Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has revealed he is a keen admirer of former boss Pep Guardiola and hopes to build a side that will "excite" supporters.

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Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa is reportedly going through horse placenta treatment in a desperate bid to be fit for Saturday's Champions League final. The 25-year-old suffered a grade one hamstring tear in last weekend's draw with Barcelona but reports in Spain suggest the striker headed to Belgrade to visit "medical miracle worker" Marijana Kovacevic.

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Chelsea veteran Frank Lampard, 35, is close to agreeing a new one-year deal at Stamford Bridge.

Full story: Daily Expressexternal-link

Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez admits there is uncertainty among the club's players over the future of manager Mauricio Pochettino, who is a reported target for Tottenham.

Jack Colback
Jack Colback will be out of contract at Sunderland this summer

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Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert will give striker Darren Bent, 30, another chance next season. Bent has been on loan at Fulham, but will be needed as up-for-sale Villa look to make the most of the players they have got.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

Former Portugal star Luis Figo says he doubts Spain can successfully defend the World Cup this summer and expects host nation Brazil to triumph.

Full story: Guardianexternal-link

Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade is a surprise candidate for the West Brom job. Former Liverpool defender Sami Hyypia is also in the running.

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Glenn Hoddle, who has not worked as a manager since he left the Baggies' rivals Wolves in 2006, is also being considered.

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Denmark coach Martin Olsen says Liverpool defender Daniel Agger, 29, could be a "frustrated and irritated captain" because of his lack of first-team football at Anfield this season.

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Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka will not need to oversee a clearout of players as he prepares for his first full season in English football.

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Every Premier League club could receive a share of the £50m fine Uefa has handed Manchester City for breaching financial fair play rules.

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Sunderland forward Connor Wickham is targeting a place in the England squad next season and the 21-year-old hopes manager Gus Poyet gives him the chance to play first-team football every week.

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AND FINALLY

Former Wigan Athletic and Fulham midfielder Jimmy Bullard believes he received better coaching in non-league football than under ex-England manager Fabio Capello.

Full story: Daily Mailexternal-link

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