Gossip column: Biglia, Ameobi, Balotelli, Bender, Demichelis

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is considering Lazio midfielder Lucas Biglia, 29, as a potential summer recruit. (Daily Mirror)

David Moyes wants to take Newcastle forward Sammy Ameobi, 22, to Real Sociedad as his hopes of signing Burnley forward Danny Ings fade. (Daily Mail)

Arsenal's planned move for Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Lars Bender, 25, could be scuppered by Barcelona, with Gunners boss Arsene Wenger turning his attention to Southampton's Morgan Schneiderlin, 25.(Metro)

Manchester City, Chelsea and Real Madrid want to lure former Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, 21, away from Juventus. (Manchester Evening News).

OTHER GOSSIP

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has promised 34-year-old defender John Terry a new one-year contract for next season. (Sun, subscription only)

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has told striker Mario Balotelli, 24, he still needs to work harder to earn a starting place.(Liverpool Echo)

Meanwhile, former Reds player Jamie Redknapp believes Balotelli's penalty row in the Europa League tie against Besiktas could bring about the end of his Anfield career.(Talksport)

Manchester City defender Martin Demichelis, 34, is to be offered a new contract at Etihad Stadium when his deal expires at the end of the season.(Daily Mail)

Hull boss Steve Bruce says the Tigers' loss has been QPR's gain after his side pulled out of a deal to sign striker Charlie Austin, 25, because of concerns over a knee injury.(Daily Express)

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick, 33, is poised to sign a new contract to extend his stay at Old Trafford. (Daily Mirror)

Southampton striker Graziano Pelle, 29, is confident he will score again soon after failing to net in his past eight Premier League matches. (Daily Telegraph)

Everton captain Phil Jagielka believes striker Romelu Lukaku is being judged more harshly this season because of the record £28m transfer fee the Toffees paid Chelsea for the forward, 21.(Daily Mirror)

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman says he will not be sidetracked by the return of former Saints players Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert and Dejan Lovren when his side face Liverpool on Sunday.(Daily Express)

Manchester City midfielder James Milner, 29, is doubtful for Tuesday's Champions League match against Barcelona at Etihad Stadium after damaging knee ligaments in training. (Daily Star)

SOCIAL MEDIA

Barcelona forward Neymar paid his respects to the memory of legendary Brazilian F1 racing driver Ayrton Senna on a visit to the three-time world champion's memorial, sharing the experience via his Instagram account.

AND FINALLY...

Newcastle caretaker-manager John Carver says he might try a 2-6-2 formation against Manchester City today on the advice of some youngsters he met at his local golf club. (Shields Gazette)

Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard, 24, wants some specially-made big shin pads after becoming a marked man - literally - in the Premier League.(Daily Mail)

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