Gossip column: Ings, Distin, Sinclair & Cleverley

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Manchester City are considering a move for Burnley striker Danny Ings, 22, who will be out of contract in the summer. (Manchester Evening News)

Liverpool are ready to exploit a little-known Premier League rule to sign Ings despite failing with a bid in the transfer window. (Daily Mail)

West Ham were one of two clubs to make a bid for Everton defender Sylvain Distin, 37, on deadline day. (Liverpool Echo)

The Hammers are considering signing Senegal defender Kara Mbodj, 25, from Belgian side Genk in the summer as the club prepare for the departure of New Zealand international Winston Reid, 26, on a free transfer. (Daily Mirror)

The Sun
The Sun's back page on Wednesday

Aston Villa loan signing Scott Sinclair, 25, says he would "think twice" about joining a top-four club in the future after seeing his career stagnate at Manchester City. (Birmingham Mail)

Malaga midfielder Ignacio Camacho, 24, says the Spanish club may be forced to sell him this summer, with Liverpool and Arsenal thought to be keen on signing the Spain international. (Daily Express)

Sampdoria president Massimo Ferrero says the Serie A club are still on good terms with Samuel Eto'o, 33, despite the Cameroon striker walking out of one of his first training sessions following his move from Everton. (Daily Star)

Everton will pursue a move for Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley in the summer. The 25-year-old, on loan at Aston Villa, is out of contract at Old Trafford at the end of the season. (Liverpool Echo)

Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham could make a summer move for Porto striker Jackson Martinez, 28, after the Colombian hinted that he would like to move in the next transfer window. (Daily Star)

Wolves are one of several Championship clubs interested in signing Aston Villa winger Jack Grealish, 19, on loan. (Birmingham Mail)

OTHER GOSSIP

Former Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood, 45, tops QPR's shortlist to succeed Harry Redknapp as manager. (Guardian)

Manchester United midfielder Adnan Januzaj
Adnan Januzaj has made just five league starts this season under Louis van Gaal

QPR are thought to have had no intention of offering Redknapp, 67, a new contract at the end of the season and the manager was understood to be angry that the club's head of football operations Les Ferdinand was given control over signings during the January transfer window. (Independent)

Former Spurs boss Redknapp is planning a return to football and could be back in management next season. (The Sun - subscription required)

Manchester United midfielder Adnan Januzaj, 19, says he struggles with the defensive demands of Louis van Gaal's system.(Guardian)

West Ham co-owner David Sullivan has reportedly claimed that it is a "backhanded compliment" that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy refused to allow striker Emmanuel Adebayor to move to Upton Park on loan.(Evening Standard)

New West Brom signing Darren Fletcher says Manchester United did not want him to leave the club.(Talksport)

BEST OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Internacional midfielder Anderson
Anderson posted a picture on Instagram of the medals he won as a Manchester United player

Following his free transfer move to Brazilian side Internacional, Anderson, 26, posted a picture on Instagram of all the medals he won at Manchester United. "I have made some amazing friends, all of whom are great players and will continue to do great things," he wrote.

QPR captain Joey Barton, 32, is disappointed that he will no longer get to work with Harry Redknapp, after Redknapp resigned as manager on Tuesday. "Wish Harry well. Enjoyed my time working with him. He was great with me," he wrote on Twitter.

Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva, 28, was pleased that compatriot Philippe Coutinho, 22, had signed a new contract with the club. He wrote: "Congratulations my friend on your new deal, you deserve it! I am very happy for you and I have no doubt you will be a Liverpool legend."

Reds striker Mario Balotelli, 24, posted a video of himself knocking a water bottle off a table with a football.

Aaron Lennon at Everton
Lennon's first day at Everton

Aaron Lennon decides to write a response on Twitter after pictures of him at the Everton training base looking less than enthused by his new surroundings were published, following a loan move from Tottenham. "Even though I may not look it in the pics, I'm buzzing to be here, enjoyed my first day at training and everyone made me feel really welcome."

AND FINALLY...

Darren Fletcher may have joined West Brom but he was almost named as a Manchester United substitute for the FA Cup replay against Cambridge United. United manager Louis van Gaal held a printout which featured Fletcher's name crossed out with marker pen and replaced by Ashley Young. (MailOnline)

Gerrard's Slip was a 10-1 winner in Tuesday's 3pm race at Southwell. The horse's owner, Bryan Smart, named him after Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard's infamous stumble in last season's Premier League title loss to Chelsea during Liverpool's failed title bid. (Daily Mail)

Crystal Palace have scrapped a plan to introduce a £100 compulsory catering charge for some season-ticket holders after pressure from fans. (Croydon Advertiser)

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge, 25, says he only started dancing after scoring a goal because he kept getting booked when he used to celebrate by pulling his shirt over his head.(Daily Mail)

Having secured a move from Dundee United to Celtic, 22-year-old midfielder Stuart Armstrong spent the evening writing a 2,000 word essay that was due for his Open University law degree. (Daily Record)

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