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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Newcastle United are finally ready to spend, with a £6.5m deal to sign Montpellier midfielder Remy Cabella, 24, close to completion.

Full story: L'Equipe (in French)

Chelsea could be facing frustration in their attempts to sign Atletico Madrid left-back Filipe Luis, 28, despite offering the player £78,000 a week.

Full story: London Evening Standard

Real Madrid would have to match their £85m world record transfer fee to have any hope of signing forward Sergio Aguero, 25, from Manchester City.

Full story: Manchester Evening News

Alex Song

Barcelona midfielder Alex Song, 26, will consider a return to the Premier League this summer if Luis Enrique deems the Cameroon international surplus to requirements - news which has alerted the attention of Manchester United, Liverpool and his former club Arsenal.

Full story: Daily Mail

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers wants 24-year-old Chelsea left-back Ryan Bertrand to increase his defensive options.

Full story: Daily Star

Arsenal full-back Bacary Sagna, 31, has confirmed he is leaving the club when his contract expires, with Manchester City his likely destination.

Full story: L'Equipe (in French)

But Atletico Madrid have rejected a £9m bid from Arsenal for right-back Juanfran, 29, who the Gunners have been lining up as Sagna's replacement.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Chelsea have hijacked Manchester City's move for Roma centre-back Mehdi Benatia, 27, after offering the Italian club £18m plus 21-year-old striker Romelu Lukaku.

Full story: Daily Express

Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo, 28, is a summer target for Atletico Madrid. They want him as a replacement for Diego Costa, 25, who is expected to join Chelsea.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Winger Angel Di Maria, 26, admits he could leave Real Madrid this summer with Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United ready to bid for him.

Mehdi Benatia

Full story: Daily Star

West Ham midfielder Mohamed Diame, 26, wants to move to a club in the Premier League's top six.

Full story: Daily Mail

Porto and France defender Eliaquim Mangala, 23, will keep Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea waiting until after the World Cup before he decides on his future.

Full story: Daily Star

Dnipro winger Yevhen Konoplyanka, 24, who was on the verge of joining Liverpool in the summer, is now a £12m target for Manchester United.

Full story: Talksport

Atletico Madrid want to sign striker Roberto Soldado, 29, from Tottenham to replace Chelsea target Diego Costa.

Full story: Independent

OTHER GOSSIP

Erik Lamela
Tottenham's Erik Lamela failed to score in the Premier League in the 2013-14 season

Argentine forward Erik Lamela, 22, is to train with River Plate before returning early for pre-season work at Tottenham Hotspur in a bid to start justifying his £30m price tag.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Gareth Bale, 24, is to appear in a video teaser for Real Madrid's kit launch that hints about a new pink shirt.

Full story: Daily Mail

England manager Roy Hodgson says he would not be afraid to drop Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, 28, if he fails to perform at the World Cup.

Full story: Daily Telegraph

Kazakh-born property mogul Tevfik Arif, founder of New York-based property firm Bayrock Group and a business associate of US billionaire Donald Trump, has emerged as the "front-runner" to buy Aston Villa, who were put up for sale by American owner Randy Lerner and are expected to fetch at least £250m.

Full story: The Independent

David De Gea has turned his hand to transfer dealing in Spain's World Cup camp with the goalkeeper, 23, admitting he is trying to convince midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 27, to leave Barcelona and join him at Manchester United.

Full story: Metro

Arsenal's Olivier Giroud is in talks about a contract extension despite suggestions that the striker, 27, who is already committed to the club until 2016, may be sold this summer.

Full story: ESPN

Yaya Toure has defended his stance regarding his Manchester City future, with the 31-year-old midfielder stating that his recent comments over a move to Paris St-Germain were taken "out of context" by the media.

Full story: Guardian

Juventus CEO Beppe Marotta says none of the club's key players will leave this summer - dealing Manchester United and Chelsea's hopes of signing midfielders Arturo Vidal, 27, or Paul Pogba, 21, a huge blow.

Full story: Talksport

AND FINALLY

Arsenal have said farewell to reserve goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski, 29, who has joined Swansea on a free transfer, but statistics prove he was their least reliable keeper since 2003.

Full story: Metro

Cristiano Ronaldo's goal celebration after scoring Real Madrid's fourth and final goal in their Champions League final victory over Atletico Madrid on Saturday night involving him ripping his shirt off and flexing his muscles was staged by the 29-year-old forward for Ronaldo: The Movie.

Full story: The Independent

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