Gossip column: Barkley, Falcao, Milner, Varane, Xavi, Henderson

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Manchester City and Chelsea want to sign Everton's England international midfielder Ross Barkley, 21, who has been valued at £50m by his club. (Daily Star Sunday)external-link

Mail on Sunday
Mail on Sunday celebrates Gareth Bale's brace against Israel

Alternatively Manchester City will allow James Milner, 29, to join Liverpool, and sign Barkley for £35m. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

Chelsea are planning a £40m bid for Real Madrid's France international defender Raphael Varane, 21. (Sun - subscription required)external-link

Colombia striker Radamel Falcao, 29, could join Juventus when his season-long loan at Manchester United ends, according to his agent.(Gazetta TV)external-link

Arsenal are keen to sign Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama, 23, and Anderlecht's Serbia international striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, 20, for a combined fee of £30m. (Sun - subscription required)external-link

Newcastle United are to spend £60m on new players in the summer with Fabricio Coloccini, Cheick Tiote and Tim Krul leaving the club - and Derby manager Steve McClaren arriving to take charge at St James' Park. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

Qatari side Al-Sadd say they are in negotiations to sign Barcelona's Spanish midfielder Xavi. The club report the 35-year-old is in Doha with his family. (Al-Sadd website)external-link

And Barca boss Luis Enrique is reportedly keen on bringing Atletico Madrid's 23-year-old Spanish midfielder Koke to the Nou Camp to replace Xavi. (Sport - in Spanish)external-link

Liverpool's England right-back Glen Johnson, 30, could move to Barcelona on a free transfer. (Sport - in Spanish)external-link

Liverpool target Mateo Kovacic will not be moving to Anfield. The 20-year-old Croatian midfielder will remain at Inter Milan according to his agent. (Mail on Sunday)external-link


Jordan Henderson wants to stay at Liverpool for "many years" and will sign a new contract "soon." (Sunday Telegraph)external-link

Newcastle have told interim head coach John Carver that he will be staying at St James' Park in some capacity. (Sunday Express)external-link

Manuel Pellegrini will be sacked by Manchester City in the summer if the reigning Premier League champions finish outside the top two.(Sunday People)external-link

Daily Star Sunday
Daily Star Sunday

Louis van Gaal will receive a £1m bonus if he gets Manchester United back into the Champions League this season. (Daily Star Sunday)external-link

A survey shows that the academies of the Premier League's current 20 clubs have produced just 57 first-team regulars over the past 10 years. (Mail on Sunday)external-link

On-loan winger Nani, 28, is set to return to Manchester United next season from Sporting Lisbon as the Portuguese side can not afford his £3.6m-a-year wage demands. (Abola - in Portuguese)external-link

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel says Paris St-Germain's Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is "built" for the Old Trafford club. (L'Equipe - subscription required)external-link

David De Gea should be happy to stay at Manchester United according to fellow Spanish goalkeeper and former Liverpool player Pepe Reina.(Talksport)external-link

West Ham could play in next season's Europa League thanks to the Fair Play League. (Sunday People)external-link


Mario Balotelli in white mask
"My mood today"

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has posted a picture on Instagramexternal-link of himself wearing a white mask with the caption "my mood today". The 24-year-old was not named in Italy's squad for their Euro 2016 qualifier against Bulgaria on Saturday evening and a friendly with England on Tuesday.

Chile's Alexis Sanchez was joined by his dogs at Arsenal's training base where he is training with his national team. (Alexis Sanchez Instagram)external-link

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has posted a picture on Twitterexternal-link of a very happy Welsh dressing room after their 3-0 win over Israel. The 25-year-old scored twice in the Euro 2016 qualifier.

While Welsh team-mate Aaron Ramsey dedicated his goal to his grandmother. (Aaron Ramsey Twitter)external-link


Former American child prodigy striker Freddy Adu, 25, has signed for Finnish side Kuopion Palloseura. It is the 11th team of his career since he signed for MLS team DC United aged 14.(Mail on Sunday)external-link

Lazio fans have tried prevent Manchester City signing their 21-year-old Brazil U-21 midfielder Felipe Anderson by hijacking a post on the Premier League side's website. (Manchester Evening News)external-link