Gossip column: Gerrard, Berahino, Lampard, Defoe, Bale, Sanogo

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Liverpool are already considering re-signing captain Steven Gerrard, 34, on loan next January after the end of the Major League Soccer season. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Daily Mirror
Saturday's Daily Mirror back page

Gerrard will command a £20m salary from Los Angeles Galaxy to end his career in the MLS. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Former Everton and Manchester United manager David Moyes has told Gerrard he would be welcome at Real Sociedad next season if he decides to play in Spain rather than the United States. (Daily Mail)external-link

West Brom are looking to sell striker Saido Berahino for £20m, with Tottenham and Liverpool both interested in the 21-year-old. (Sun - subscription required)external-link

Liverpool have been offered the chance to sign Toronto striker Jermain Defoe, 32, to boost their forward options. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Alternatively, Leicester lead the chase to secure Defoe's services. (Guardian)external-link

Tottenham are set to offload midfielder Paulinho, 26, with Brazilian club Cruzeiro a likely destination, while 27-year-old winger Aaron Lennon could also leave if any club meets his asking price of £7m. (Daily Mirror)external-link

New Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew is poised to make immediate signings, with a loan deal for Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo, 21, his top priority. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Chelsea and Manchester United's pursuit of winger Gareth Bale, 25, has come to an end, with the Welshman set to sign a new and improved deal at Real Madrid. (Daily Express)external-link

Ilkay Gundogan
Ilkay Gundogan scored for Borussia Dortmund in the 2013 Champions League final

Arsenal are set to pip Manchester United to Ipswich's £10m-rated 18-year-old midfielder Teddy Bishop. (Sun - subscription required)external-link

Leicester City are on the verge of signing 42-year-old Chelsea goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer.(Daily Star)external-link

Borussia Dortmund are ready to listen to offers for Manchester United target Ilkay Gundogan, with Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool also interested in the 24-year-old midfielder.(Daily Express)external-link


Mainz boss Thomas Tuchel, 41, is a leading contender to take over from Alan Pardew at Newcastle. (Guardian)external-link

Hull defender Curtis Davies
Hull captain Curtis Davies scored to give his side a 2-0 lead over Arsenal in last season's FA Cup final

Midfielder Frank Lampard, 36, is in talks to extend his stay at Manchester City until 2016. (Daily Star)external-link

Chelsea skipper John Terry, 34, says former team-mate Lampard's form with Manchester City is no surprise, but says it is a shame that he is scoring goals "in a City shirt". (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Hull captain Curtis Davies, 29, says he is still haunted by the memory of his side's defeat by Arsenal in the FA Cup final ahead of Sunday's meeting between the teams. (Daily Express)external-link


Mario Balotelli on Twitter
Mario Balotelli with his new pets

Steven Gerrard on Instagram:external-link "A very emotional day and I'm sure there is a few more to follow. I am very humbled and flattered by the support and kind words. Thank you all so much. Liverpool Football Club is my life, always has been and always will be. Now it's time to focus on the next game - still plenty to play and fight for this season. YNWA."

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli on Twitter:external-link "Met these guys in the local rescue centre and now they have a new home. Who can guess their names?"


Valencia players will form a guard of honour for newly-crowned Club World Cup winners Real Madrid at the Mestalla on Sunday despite opposition from home fans. (Marca.com - English version)external-link