Gossip column: Sterling, Rodgers, Van Persie, Hummels, Berahino

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Manchester City are favourites to sign Raheem Sterling and will bid £45m for the unsettled 20-year-old Liverpool forward when the transfer window opens. (Daily Mail)

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has urged supporters not to take out their frustrations on Sterling over his contract stand-off. (Times - subscription required)

Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville has accused Liverpool of being stuck in the past and believes it is no surprise that Sterling wants to move away from Anfield. (Daily Telegraph)

Meanwhile, Rodgers has declared he is "150%" confident he will be Liverpool boss next season. (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal sent a scout last weekend to watch Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette, 23, and midfielder Nabil Fekir, 21, who are valued at a combined £60m. (Daily Star)

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie, 31, has had crunch talks with his agent while his Old Trafford future hangs in the balance, with a year left on his contract.(Sun - subscription required)

Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels, 26, rejected a possible move to Manchester United because they took too long to declare their interest. (Daily Mirror)

West Brom boss Tony Pulis has told forward Saido Berahino, 21, to put his career ahead of money and has urged him to develop his game at The Hawthorns with a new contract in the offing. (Birmingham Mail)

Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey, 24, wants to play in central midfield for the Gunners next year after spending much of this season on the wing. (Daily Express)

Southampton want £25m for midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, 25, who has been targeted by Arsenal and Tottenham, while the Saints are in talks with Atletico Madrid to make 26-year-old defender Toby Alderweireld's loan move permanent. (Daily Telegraph)

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Tottenham will decide next week whether striker Emmanuel Adebayor, 31, has a future at the club. (Sun - subscription required)

Stoke have entered the race to sign Dnipro's 25-year-old winger Yevhen Konoplyanka, once a target for Liverpool and Tottenham, who is available on a free transfer. (Talksport)

Defender Sylvain Distin, 37, has been granted the unexpected chance of a final Everton appearance against Tottenham on Sunday before he ends his six-year stay at Goodison Park next month. (Daily Express)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal believes that defender Luke Shaw, 19, needs to rest this summer after struggling to cope with the step up from Southampton to the Old Trafford club. (Times - subscription required)

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman says getting into the Europa League is still a big deal for the club. (Independent)

Real Sociedad manager David Moyes will travel in from Spain to watch his former club Preston take on Swindon at Wembley in the League One play-off final on Sunday and believes they can end their poor play-off run. (Daily Mirror)

England manager Roy Hodgson says Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard could be future coaches of the national side. Lampard, 36, and Gerrard, 34, are leaving the Premier League at the end of the season to play in Major League Soccer. (Guardian)

Midfielders Owen Garvan, 27, and Jerome Thomas, 32, are among five players who are to be released by Crystal Palace this summer. Defender Peter Ramage, 31, goalkeeper Lewis Price, 30, and midfielder Stephen Dobbie, 32, will also not be offered new contracts. (Croydon Advertiser)

Everton will not jeopardise the club's long-term financial stability to build a new stadium on Walton Hall Park. (Liverpool Echo)

Blackburn are interested in signing outgoing Leeds United midfielder Rodolph Austin, 29, who will become a free agent on 1 July. (Lancashire Telegraph)

Best of social media

Southampton striker Shane Long tweeted:"Love my girls, especially when they do this!!" as he had his feet massaged.

Hull City midfielder David Meyler appears to be taking his mind off Sunday's big game against Manchester United. The Republic of Ireland midfielder tweeted: "Nice to white wash @brian_lenihan12 5-0 in pool."

And finally

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, 32, was stopped and arrested for travelling along the M6 in Staffordshire in his Porsche at a reported speed of 124mph. (Sun - subscription required)

Middlesbrough's former England defender Jonathan Woodgate, 35, reveals that during his injury-hit time with Real Madrid, boiled grass was used to try to cure his torn thigh muscle.(Daily Mail)

Former Aston Villa striker John Carew is following in the footsteps of Vinnie Jones - by moving into acting in a gritty gangster film. Ex-Norway striker Carew, 35, plays a role in Hovdinger, which is due for release in June. (Metro)

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