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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Paris St-Germain manager Laurent Blanc has stepped up his pursuit of Chelsea attacking midfielder Eden Hazard, 23.

Full story: Sun (subscription required)

Paul Pogba
Paul Pogba left Manchester United to join Juventus in 2012

Chelsea want to sign a midfielder - either Juventus's Paul Pogba, 21, Atletico Madrid's Koke, 22, or Tottenham's Paulinho, 25, after agreeing to sell David Luiz to Paris St-Germain.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Incoming Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has made Barcelona's former Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 27, his main summer target after missing out on fellow midfielder Toni Kroos, 24, of Bayern Munich.

Full story: Daily Star

However, Arsenal are set to make a £35m bid for Fabregas after he told manager Arsene Wenger he wants to return to the club.

Full story: Metro

Chelsea and Arsenal want to sign Hamburg's attacking midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu, 20.

Full story: Daily Express

West Ham are in talks over a £250,000 loan deal for AC Milan forward M'Baye Niang, 19.

Full story: Daily Mail

Liverpool are close to finalising a surprise £10m deal for Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Emre Can, 20.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Tottenham are looking to beat Arsenal to the signing of Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, 21.

Full story: Daily Express

Leicester have made a £1m offer for Cardiff striker Fraizer Campbell, 26, and hope to seal a deal this weekend.

Full story: Daily Mail

Crystal Palace have opened talks with former Sunderland defender and free agent Carlos Cuellar, 32, over a move to Selhurst Park this summer.

Full story: Talksport

OTHER GOSSIP

Mauricio Pochettino
Mauricio Pochettino represented Argentina at the 2002 World Cup

Manager Mauricio Pochettino looks set to sign a new contract with Southampton despite reported interest from Tottenham.

Full story: Metro

Liverpool fear that striker Luis Suarez, 27, will be rushed back too quickly from knee surgery by Uruguay.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Former England striker Emile Heskey, 36, now playing in Australia with Newcastle Jets says it will take a "miracle" for Suarez to be fit for the World Cup because he has had similar keyhole surgery to the Uruguay forward and says it takes four to six weeks to fully recover.

Full story: Goal.com

Javi Garcia's representative has ruled out the prospect of the Spanish midfielder, 27, leaving Manchester City during the forthcoming summer transfer window.

Full story: Talksport

Italian midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini, 29, has no intention of leaving Sunderland after just one season in the Premier League despite being linked with a move back to his homeland, with both Fiorentina and Genoa said to be interested.

Full story: FourFourTwo

AND FINALLY

Ronaldinho, 34, missed out on Brazil's World Cup squad, but now the attacking midfielder is hoping to profit from the tournament. For just £9,120 per night, you can rent the legendary footballer's Rio de Janeiro home.

Full story: Yahoo Sport

Former Newcastle and Tottenham winger David Ginola loves England because, unlike in France, people like to "work hard and play hard".

Full story: Channel 5

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