Gossip column: Falcao, Sterling, Pearson, Lukaku, Rose, Ivanovic

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Juventus are preparing a bid for Manchester United's on-loan striker Radamel Falcao, 29, who is struggling to make an impact at the Old Trafford club after joining from Monaco. (Tuttosport)external-link

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has suggested that the Premier League champions have done all they can to convince midfielder James Milner, 29, to sign a new long-term deal with the club. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

James Milner
James Milner's future at Manchester City is still unclear

Under-pressure Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson says he would not remain in charge at the Premier League's bottom side if he thought they were doomed.(Daily Star)external-link

Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling, 20, has delayed contract talks until the end of the season to concentrate on helping the Reds finish as high as possible in the Premier League and win the FA Cup. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Manchester United are in pole position to secure a deal to sign PSV Eindhoven's Dutch international winger Memphis Depay, 21, this summer.(Daily Mirror)external-link

Paris St-Germain are considering a summer move for 31-year-old Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic, who is believed to have been offered a one-year deal at Stamford Bridge. (Daily Express)external-link


The proposed £90m takeover of Crystal Palace appears to be nearing completion, with a group of American investors led by Josh Harris reportedly in "late-stage discussions" with the Premier League side. (Financial Times - subscription required)external-link

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says there are "physical and psychological reasons" why his side perform strongly during spring. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has suggested that if defender Danny Rose, 24, is not called up by England manager Roy Hodgson next week he could pledge his international future to Jamaica. (Guardian)external-link

Hodgson must also convince West Brom forward Saido Berahino that his international future is with the Three Lions after the forward received an official approach from Burundi. (Daily Mail)external-link

Saturday's Sun back page
Saturday's Sun back page

England goalkeeper Joe Hart, 27, believes Manchester City can still progress in the Champions League by beating Barcelona in the Nou Camp this week.(Telegraph)external-link

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew says English football does not have enough black managers and coaches and supports the introduction of a Rooney Rule. (Daily Mail)external-link

Boss Roberto Martinez convinced Everton to smash their club transfer record to sign Romelu Lukaku, 21, after realising the striker's goalscoring prowess was "not normal". (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Former Manchester United defender Paul Parker, 50, believes their football under Louis van Gaal is a turn off.(The Sun - requires subscription)external-link

But Van Gaal is planning for United to play a more expansive game if he is still in charge at Old Trafford next season.(Manchester Evening News)external-link

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has reacted to criticism from Jose Mourinho by claiming the Chelsea boss's dark arts ensure his teams will never be loved. (Daily Mail)external-link

Tottenham have been given permission to proceed with their £400m redevelopment of White Hart Lane after a local business confirmed it would not appeal against a High Court ruling forcing it to relocate. (Guardian)external-link


Tottenham stars Andros Townsend, Erik Lamela and Mousa Dembele got into the Red Nose Day spirit by making their faces funny for money.external-link


Singer Edurne Garcia, the girlfriend of Manchester United keeper David de Gea, described Manchester as "uglier than the back of a fridge" during a Spanish TV interview. (Daily Mirror)external-link