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Manchester City target Mehdi Benatia, 27, is unhappy at how negotiations over a new deal are progressing with current club Roma following the Italian club's latest contract offer.

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Argentina and Sporting Lisbon defender Marcos Rojo
Argentina and Sporting Lisbon defender Marcos Rojo is an in-demand player

Arsenal and Liverpool are interested in Sporting Lisbon defender Marcos Rojo, 24, but will have to compete with Barcelona, Monaco and Paris St-Germain for the Argentine's signature.

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Chelsea are in talks to bring Atletico Madrid left-back Filipe Luis, 28, to Stamford Bridge.

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Real Madrid president Florentino Perez insists that Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is not a transfer target for the Champions League winners.

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Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, 27, says he is in talks to extend his current deal, which has two years remaining, with the club.

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New Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino will be given £30m and any cash he generates from player sales to spend as part of his transfer kitty.

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Pochettino is ready to make his former Southampton captain Adam Lallana, 26, his first signing at White Hart Lane.

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Raphael Varane
Raphael Varane won the Champions League with Real Madrid

Chelsea want Real Madrid's French defender Raphael Varane, 21, to fill the hole left in the squad by the imminent departure of David Luiz to Paris St-Germain.

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Chelsea forward Eden Hazard, 23, has played down reports that he will follow Luiz to PSG this summer.

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Manchester United are interested in PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 19, who has also been linked with Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City in recent months.

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QPR manager Harry Redknapp has admitted defeat in keeping former Newcastle loanee Loic Remy, who wants a move to a Champions League club. Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea are all interested in the 27-year-old France striker.

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Redknapp also says there is a "very slim" chance of signing Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard or Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand, both 35.

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West Brom are weighing up a fresh approach for Juventus striker Fabio Quagliarella, 31, after pulling out of a move for the Italy international on deadline day last summer.

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Chelsea have agreed a surprise deal to re-sign Atletico Madrid's out-of-contract Portuguese midfielder Tiago, 33.

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Pepe Reina
Pepe Reina has been linked with Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and a permanent switch to Rafa Benitez's Napoli

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger could return for Swedish midfielder Kim Kallstrom after the 31-year-old's loan spell was disrupted by a back injury.

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Liverpool have told Stoke City they want £7m for Morocco international winger Oussama Assaidi. The Reds bought the 25-year-old for £3.5m in 2012.

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Nicklas Bendtner, 26, is wanted by four Premier League clubs after being ditched by Arsenal. Newly promoted Leicester City and Burnley want the Danish striker along with Crystal Palace and Hull City.

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Manchester City's Aleksandar Kolarov, 28, is wanted by French side Monaco, with Serie A giants Milan, Juventus and Roma also keen to sign the Serbian left-back.

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Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina, 31, says he is in no rush to sort out his future, even though manager Brendan Rodgers wants to sell the Spaniard this summer following his season-long loan at Napoli.

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River Plate want to sign Sunderland's Argentine striker Ignacio Scocco, 28, who only joined the Black Cats from Internacional in January.

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Hull City have identified Norwich City winger Robert Snodgrass, 26 as a transfer target this summer.

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Uruguay striker Luis Suarez, 27, has warned his Liverpool team-mates in Roy Hodgson's World Cup squad that he will be fit to face England next month.

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Jordan Henderson
Jordan Henderson has fought back from a difficult start at Liverpool and is in England's World Cup squad

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson says proving Sir Alex Ferguson wrong has made him stronger after the former Manchester United manager questioned the 23-year-old's gait and running style.

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World Cup chiefs may have a new concern on their hands with the playing surface at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro in a bad state.

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The Football League is to present an alternative proposal to Greg Dyke's controversial League Three plan that would incorporate Premier League B teams in an expanded Johnstone's Paint Trophy to include a group stage.

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Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez, 24, says his morale was boosted by the texts and good wishes he received from England team-mates Wayne Rooney, Joe Hart and Theo Walcott following the knee injury that ended his World Cup hope.

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Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, 31, is undertaking rehab sessions at the club's training ground following surgery on his dislocated shoulder.

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Yaya Toure, 31, will be expected to play in Manchester City's pre-season clash with Liverpool in New York at the end of July if the Ivory Coast do not progress to the quarter-finals of the World Cup next month.

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Manchester City have no plans to offer manager Manuel Pellegrini an improved contract over the summer. The Chilean, 60, won the Premier League and the League Cup in his first season at the club.

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Gary Neville believes Manchester United are taking a 'big risk' by letting both Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand leave Old Trafford this summer.

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A new book has revealed that Real Madrid and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo has an extra bone in his right ankle, which helps with his free-kicks.

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