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Uruguay striker Luis Suarez
Luis Suarez was banned from all football for four months after biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini

Luis Suarez has finally said sorry over his World Cup bite shame - under orders from Barcelona, who are planning to offer the 27-year-old Uruguay striker a five-year deal worth £160,000-a-week. Daily Mirrorexternal-link

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho believes Suarez "crossed a line" after biting Chiellini and has urged the Liverpool star to control his emotions. Daily Expressexternal-link

Yaya Toure claims nobody cares abut Ivory Coast's controversial exit from the World Cup to a disputed last-gasp penalty because they are African. Daily Mailexternal-link

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris hailed France's strength in depth after Les Bleus set up a World Cup quarter-final against Germany with a 2-0 win over Nigeria. Evening Standardexternal-link

Arjen Robben, 30, has argued that he is guilty only of being too honest after he escaped punishment from Fifa despite admitting he dived during the Netherlands' 2-1 last-16 victory against Mexico. Telegraphexternal-link

Arjen Robben of the Netherlands
Arjen Robben won a controversial penalty in the Netherlands victory over Mexico

Argentina boss Alejandro Sabella has picked out Chile and Cardiff's Gary Medel, 26, as a surprising role model for his players after the midfielder's whole-hearted display against Brazil. Times (subscription only)external-link

Former Costa Rica, Derby, West Ham and Manchester City striker Paolo Wanchope believes his country's performance in Brazil is the greatest underdog story the World Cup has ever produced. Times (subscription only)external-link

Belgium and Chelsea forward Eden Hazard, 23, has watched Lionel Messi, Neymar and James Rodriguez light up the World Cup and says now it is his turn. Sun (subscription only)external-link

Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella says striker Messi, 26, is as decisive in this World Cup as Diego Maradona was in the 1986 tournament. As.comexternal-link


Emmanuel Emenike
Emenike re-signed for Fenerbahce in 2013 after two years with Spartak Moscow

Chelsea could be set to make a £15m move for Nigeria's 27-year-old World Cup striker Emmanuel Emenike after being offered him by Fenerbahce. The Independentexternal-link

Stoke are poised to beat a host of clubs to signing the latest hot prospect from Belgium, 16-year-old Julien Ngoy. Daily Starexternal-link

Fulham are set to beat Norwich City to the signing of Leeds United captain Ross McCormack, 27, this week. GetWest Londonexternal-link

Sunderland are considering making an improved bid for Cardiff's Jordon Mutch, 22, after entering into negotiations for the midfielder. Sunderland Echoexternal-link

Atletico Madrid are set to prepare a £20m bid for Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo, 28, who missed out on a place in Spain's World Cup squad. Daily Starexternal-link

Mesut Ozil and Sami Khedira
Sami Khedira, right, and Mesut Ozil are team-mates with Germany and were together at Real Madrid

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is planning a £23m move for Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira, 27, to help bring the best out of playmaker Mesut Ozil, 25. Sun (subscription only)external-link

Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard, 36, will play for Manchester City's A-League side Melbourne City in Australia next season, ahead of his move to Major League Soccer franchise club New York City. Daily Mirrorexternal-link

Manchester City want Malaga keeper Willy Caballero to compete for Joe Hart's place but the 32-year-old Argentine could cost £7m. Daily Mailexternal-link

Arsenal and Liverpool are keen on Costa Rica World Cup shootout hero Keylor Navas, 27, with the keeper having a £6.5m buyout clause at Levante. Daily Mirrorexternal-link

Tottenham are rivalling Arsenal in the bid to sign Toulouse right-back Serge Aurier, the 21-year-old Ivory Coast international. Daily Mailexternal-link

Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis is preparing an £8m bid for Cardiff City defender Steven Caulker, 22, and is confident of keeping Yannick Bolasie, 25. Telegraphexternal-link

Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal, 27, has given Manchester United a huge transfer boost by declaring he would rather move to Old Trafford than anywhere else. Daily Starexternal-link

Chile forward Alexis Sanchez wants to stay at Barcelona next season but the 25-year-old would allegedly prefer to join Arsenal over Liverpool if he is forced to move this summer. Metroexternal-link

Brazilian left-back Filipe Luis, 28, is so determined to push through his protracted transfer to Chelsea that he has cut off all contact with his club Atletico Madrid. Daily Expressexternal-link

Arsenal have had an enquiry for Roma midfielder Alessandro Florenzi, 23, turned down by the Italian club. Metroexternal-link


Former France youth international El-Hadji Ba, 20, is being offered around Ligue 1 clubs as Sunderland look to offer him more first-team football next year. Newcastle Journalexternal-link

DJ Campbell, 32, became the second player, after midfielder Dickson Etuhu, also 32, to leave Blackburn on Tuesday. Lancashire Telegraphexternal-link

Former Aston Villa boss Brian Little says Roy Keane will find it a "hard job" as assistant to Paul Lambert at Villa Park. Birmingham Mailexternal-link

Crewe's Max Clayton looks set to leave the club after failing to report for pre-season training. The out-of-contract 19-year-old is understood to be training with another club and looks set to turn down a new three-year-deal. Stoke Sentinelexternal-link

GLOBAL GOSSIP (sourced by BBC Monitoring)

Newcastle United's 28-year-old French defender Mathieu Debuchy is on the verge of signing for Arsenal, in place of Manchester City-bound Bacary Sagna, 31. Le Figaroexternal-link

Italian side Napoli are chasing QPR's 25-year-old Moroccan midfielder Adel Taarabt. Le Figaroexternal-link


France defender Eliaquim Mangala posted a picture of the team after their win over Nigeria. Eliaquim Mangala on Facebookexternal-link

Eliaquim Mangala Facebook
France celebrate their victory over Nigeria

Germany striker Andre Schurrle on Twitter after his team's win over Algeria: "Great fight with a great result!!! Now rest and preparing for the next one!!!"Andre Schurrle Twitterexternal-link

USA goalkeeper Brad Guzan on Twitter ahead of the round of 16 match with Belgium on Tuesday: "Good morning from Salvador! #IBelieve #AreYouReady."Brad Guzan Twitterexternal-link

Hertfordshire Police, who used Nigeria and Colombia's World Cup matches to tweet about drug dealing and scams, has issued an apology for the posts. Independentexternal-link


Former England coach Glenn Hoddle mistakenly referred to Algeria as Al Jazeera - a Qatar-based television network - during ITV's coverage of the Germany-Algeria match. Daily Mirrorexternal-link

The South Korean squad, who picked up a solitary point from their three games in Brazil, had toffees thrown at them as they lined up for photographs - "go eat a toffee" being an insult in Korea along the lines of "get lost".Guardianexternal-link

German national team players will each receive £40,000 for reaching the quarter-final stage in the World Cup. Bildexternal-link