Gossip column: Mangala, Alves, Luis, Tiago, Fabregas

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Manchester City target Dani Alves admits he is open to a move away from Barcelona this summer with French champions Paris St-Germain favourites to land the 30-year-old defender.Talksport

Eliaquim Mangala, 23, would prefer a move to Manchester United rather than neighbours City, although Red Devils manager Louis van Gaal is not prioritising the Porto defender because of concerns about his temperament.Guardian

Eliaquim Mangala
Eliaquim Mangala is in the France squad at the World Cup

Chelsea are hoping to complete a £50m treble deal with Atletico Madrid for Brazilian left-back Filipe Luis, 28, Portuguese midfielder Tiago, 33, and Spain striker Diego Costa, 25. Daily Mirror

The Blues are also closing in on a £27m deal for Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 27, who they have offered a four-year contract worth £156,000-a-week. London Evening Standard

Real Madrid would have to match the £80m they paid Tottenham for Gareth Bale last summer if they want to buy Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, 27. Marca

Liverpool have agreed a five-year deal with Alberto Moreno, 21, after Sevilla accepted a £17.9m offer for the Spain defender.Daily Mirror

Inter Milan are in talks with Manchester United over a £10m move for Mexico striker Javier Hernandez, 26. Daily Express

Newcastle have turned their attentions to Ajax midfielder Siem de Jong, 25, after snubbing his younger brother Luuk, 23, who not impress on loan at St James' Park from Borussia Monchengladbach. Daily Star

Magpies defender Davide Santon, 23, is happy to stay at United despite being aware he is being linked with Serie A side Roma along with team-mates Hatem Ben Arfa and Mathieu Debuchy. Newcastle Chronicle

Swansea boss Garry Monk has dismissed talk of Wilfried Bony, 25, leaving Swansea City, and insists they have received no offers for the Ivory Coast striker. Goal.com

West Brom, Hull and Stoke have joined the race to sign Fulham midfielder Steve Sidwell, 31, when he becomes a free agent in July. Talksport

Marquinhos
Marquinhos won Ligue 1 with Paris St-Germain

Arsenal are ready to make a £17m bid for Napoli and Italy forward Lorenzo Insigne, 23, if he impresses at this summer's World Cup. Metro

Paris St-Germain are ready to listen to offers for 20-year-old centre-back Marquinhos, who is a target for Manchester City. Talksport

Chelsea are interested in Mexican winger Jurgen Damm, according to the 21-year-old's club, Pachuca.Daily Star

Tottenham are ready to make a £5m bid for Bayern Munich winger Julian Green, with Mauricio Pochettino hopeful of making the 18-year-old American his first signing. Metro

Barcelona forward Pedro, 26, a rumoured target for Manchester United, has admitted he is unsure about his future.Mundodeportivo.com

West Ham have made an offer for Nice defender Timothee Kolodziejczak, 22. The French full-back is valued at about £2.5m. Talksport

OTHER GOSSIP

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, 26, says he is not losing any sleep over rumours that Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, 27, could take his place at the Bernabeu insisting that he has only had one good season at Liverpool. Daily Mirror

Laurent Koscielny
Koscielny scored three goals in 46 appearances for Arsenal last season

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny, 28, believes the Gunners could be set for a bright new era - providing they buy four top-class players this summer. Daily Express

Chelsea defender John Terry, 33, has interrupted his summer holiday for extra fitness training. Daily Mail

Former England Under-21 manager Stuart Pearce says picking Southampton full-back Luke Shaw, 18, ahead of Ashley Cole, 33, in England's World Cup squad is a mistake.Independent

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea, 23, hopes to beat Real Madrid's Iker Casillas to Spain's number one spot in the World Cup in Brazil. Daily Express

AND FINALLY

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva, 27, has been enjoying his summer holidays by practising his lassoing skills, and posted a video of him catching a cow. Daily Mail

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