Gossip column: Wilshere, Nasri, Henderson, Cavani, Pellegrini

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Manchester City want to strengthen their midfield and bring Arsenal's Jack Wilshere, 23, and Liverpool's Jordan Henderson, 24, to the Etihad Stadium this summer. (Daily Mail)external-link

England team-mates Jordan Henderson and Jack Wilshere
England team-mates Jordan Henderson and Jack Wilshere could line up at Manchester City next season if reports are to be believed

Manchester United are willing to pay £60m for Paris St-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, 28, this summer while Robin van Persie, 31, and on-loan Radamel Falcao, 29, look to be on their way out of Old Trafford. (Daily Star)external-link

Fiorentina are set to turn Chelsea midfielder Mohamed Salah's loan deal into a permanent move this summer despite interest from Juventus and Roma. (London Evening Standard)external-link

Liverpool could move for 27-year-old Barcelona forward Pedro if Raheem Sterling, 20, leaves Anfield this summer. (Daily Mail)external-link

Everton captain Phil Jagielka, 32, expects the club to bring in several new faces this summer following a below-par season. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Hull City are planning to bid for Leeds United midfielder Alex Mowatt, 20, this summer. (Mirror) external-link

Newcastle United's Slovenian forward Haris Vuckic, 22, wants to join Rangers at the end of the season. (ChronicleLive)external-link

OTHER GOSSIP

Manchester City are set to part company with manager Manuel Pellegrini, chief executive Ferran Soriano and director of football Txiki Begiristain this summer after a disappointing season. (Sun - subscription required)external-link

The Sun
City set for summer clear-out, claims The Sun

But Pellegrini is also thought to have some support from the club's owners due to his successful first season in charge, and may be lining up some transfer targets to refresh the City squad. (Daily Express)external-link

Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola is City's top target to replace Pellegrini, 61, should the Chilean exit his job with the Premier League champions. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Manchester City may turn to former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez, 54, on a short-term contract should Guardiola wish to see out his contract at Bayern Munich, which runs until the summer of 2016. (Independent)external-link

Napoli boss Benitez is also being seriously considered by West Ham as a replacement for current manager Sam Allardyce at the end of this season. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville says Manchester City do not have "the mentality to sustain success". (Sky Sports)external-link

Samir Nasri's City career could be in jeopardy following his angry reaction to being left out of the Premier League champions' recent meeting with Leicester City. It is claimed the French midfielder left Etihad Stadium before the end of the game. (Mirror) external-link

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he will be "disappointed" if his side fail to win the FA Cup or finish in the top four in the Premier League. (Guardian)external-link

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere
Jack Wilshere has not played in the Premier League since 22 November following ankle surgery

Blackburn Rovers boss Gary Bowyer wants his club's FA Cup replay against Liverpool to give their supporters a reminder of former glories at Ewood Park. (Lancashire Telegraph)external-link

Bowyer has backed his Liverpool counterpart Rodgers, saying "talk of a crisis is crazy" following the Reds' defeats to Manchester United and Arsenal. (Guardian)external-link

Chelsea striker Diego Costa, 26, hopes to recover from his recent hamstring injury in time to face Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on 26 April. (Telegraph)external-link

Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood says forward Christian Benteke, 24, can provide the goals to ensure the club's Premier League safety. (Talksport)external-link

Brazilian defender David Luiz, 27, will miss both legs of Paris St-Germain's Champions League quarter-final with Barcelona with a hamstring injury.(Daily Mail)external-link

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, 23, says he is ready to play some part in the climax to the Gunners' season after being out with injury since late November. (Arsenal.com) external-link

Gunners defender Mathieu Debuchy, 29, has admitted he saw his move to Newcastle as a step towards moving towards a bigger Premier League club.(La Voix des Sports) external-link

BEST OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Emmanuel Adebayor has tweetedexternal-link to say "contrary to reports, I am very happy at Tottenham" and that he plans to fight for his place in the side.

Everton keeper Tim Howard has admitted on Twitterexternal-link that he "got his butt kicked" in his latest outing - playing against a powered wheelchair team that the American described as an "awesome bunch of boys".

Charlie Adam's long-range goal against Chelsea saw tweets about the Stoke midfielder, 29, rise by 6,000% compared to the same period a week earlier. (Stoke Sentinel)external-link

Non-league Ashington AFC, managed by former England, Durham and Yorkshire fast bowler Steve Harmison, won their seventh game in a row with ex-England captain Michael Vaughanexternal-link cheekily suggesting on Twitter that Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley might be interested in Harmison.

AND FINALLY...

Carlisle United boss Keith Curle has suggested he might invite 50 fans to meet his under-performing players with his squad languishing near the foot of League Two. (Guardian)external-link

Auxerre fans celebrated their cup semi-final victory over Ligue 1 side Guingamp a little too early, staging a pitch invasion before referee Stephan Luzi had blown the final whistle.(Eurosport France)external-link

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