Gossip column: Sterling, Lukaku, Hummels, Depay, Mourinho, Dybala

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Manchester United are ready to make a £50m bid for Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling, 20, who has stalled on contract talks at Anfield. (Sun - subscription only)

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The Sun back page

United will also step up their chase for Germany defender Mats Hummels, 26, after Borussia Dortmund admitted he is for sale in the summer. (Guardian)

PSV Eindhoven boss Phillip Cocu admits 21-year-old winger Memphis Depay is likely to leave this summer, with Manchester United linked with a move. (Metro)

Anderlecht's Honduras winger Andy Najar, 22, says it would be a dream to play for Arsenal. He would be available for around £4m. (Daily Mirror)

Paulo Dybala's agent claims there has been interest from Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United in the 21-year-old Palermo striker. (Daily Star)

Romelu Lukaku's new agent claims the Belgium striker should not have joined Everton last summer and that the 21-year-old will eventually sign for one of European football's most powerful clubs. (Liverpool Echo)

OTHER GOSSIP

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has no concerns about picking Raheem Sterling to face Arsenal, one of the clubs reportedly interested in him. (Times - subscription only)

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher says Sterling has made a mistake in the way he has handled his contract wrangle. (Daily Mail)

If Chelsea win the Premier League title, manager Jose Mourinho says he wants to reward his players with a special celebratory tour - possibly to Japan, the home of one of their main club sponsors. (Telegraph)

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The Times back page

Newcastle United defender Ryan Taylor, 30, says his side owe fans a Tyne-Wear derby win over Sunderland but admits Sunday's game could be his final derby with his contract set to expire this summer. (Daily Mail)

Newcastle manager John Carver says he wanted to attack former Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio because of his over-zealous goal celebrations. (Telegraph)

Energy drinks firm Red Bull, who own clubs in Austria and Germany, are in advanced talks to buy Leeds United for £60m. (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker, 30, has revealed that some harsh words in the dressing room have led to an improvement in form for the Gunners.(Independent)

QPR striker Charlie Austin, 25, says he would love to play for England but admits he is behind Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge, Arsenal's Danny Welbeck and Tottenham's Harry Kane in the pecking order. (Guardian)

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes has urged France to pick Steven N'Zonzi, 26, after claiming the Potters midfielder is scaling new heights this season.(Times - subscription only)

BEST OF SOCIAL MEDIA

West Ham players
West Ham players on their way to Leicester

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney posted a video of him talking football tactics with 'Little Ant' and 'Little Dec' from Saturday Night Takeaway.

Fiorentina defender Micah Richards posted a video of team-mates dancing in the Italian club's dressing room.

West Ham keeper Adrian tweeted a picture on his way to Leicester for Saturday's game with team-mates Cheikhou Kouyate, Diafra Sakho and Nene.

AND FINALLY...

Argentina Under-17 striker Thomas Conechny plunged 10ft when falling out of a hotel window after getting over-excited while playing a computer game Fifa 15. He sprained both ankles and suffering bruising. (Independent)

QPR manager Chris Ramsey does not have the best of luck with Fifa 15 either, and admitted he cannot even win a game against his son. (Sun - subscription required)

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