Gossip column: Schweinsteiger, Costa, Vieira, Walcott, Sterling

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa, 26, has told friends he wants to leave Chelsea this summer and return to Spain. (Sun - subscription required)

Patrick Vieira has not been told when he will be offered a chance to discuss the head coach role at Newcastle United. The 38-year-old Frenchman, who is currently head of Manchester City's Elite Development Squad, is among the contenders for the job along with Steve McClaren. (Daily Telegraph)

Brendan Rodgers will survive as Liverpool manager - but only if he accepts the transfer policy implemented by the club's owners. (Daily Mirror)

Tuesday's Daily Express back page
Tuesday's Daily Express back page

Dynamo Kiev forward Andriy Yarmolenko says he is ready to move to the Premier League, with Liverpool and Tottenham interested in the 27-year-old. (Daily Mail)

Manchester United believe they are in pole position to sign Brazil's Dani Alves from Barcelona should Louis van Gaal wish to sign the 32-year-old right-back. (Guardian)

Alves has been accused by Paris St-Germain coach Laurent Blanc of using other clubs' interest to earn himself a new contract at Barcelona. (Manchester Evening News)

Manchester United have confirmed their interest in Bayern Munich's Bastian Schweinsteiger - but will switch their attention to Southampton's Morgan Schneiderlin if a deal cannot be done. (Daily Star)

Real Madrid want to open talks with Liverpool over a £45m move for forward Raheem Sterling, 20. (Sun - subscription required)

Striker Theo Walcott, 26, will discuss where he is to be used - and how often he will play - as part of his contract talks with Arsenal. (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool might be close to signing James Milner from Manchester City, but they are not willing to meet Aston Villa's valuation of Christian Benteke. The Belgium striker, 24, has a £32.5m buy-out clause in his contract. (Independent)

Benteke will tell Aston Villa he wants to leave the club for European football next season, despite the Midlands club being willing to make the striker the best-paid player in their history. (Times - subscription required)

Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini, 30, says he will be happy to shake hands with Barcelona striker Luis Suarez, 28, in the Champions League final on Saturday, as the duo meet for the first time since the Uruguay striker bit the Italy defender in the World Cup. (Independent)

Defenders Aly Cissokho, 27, Philippe Senderos, 30, and Matt Lowton, 25, will be among the players to be sold by Aston Villa during the summer. (Birmingham Mail)

Everton have opened talks with midfielder Tom Cleverley, 25, whose contract at Manchester United is set to expire this summer. (Liverpool Echo)

The back page of Tuesday's Sun
The back page of Tuesday's Sun

Saint Etienne wing-back Franck Tabanou only wants to move to Swansea City this summer, according to the 26-year-old's agent. (Wales Online)

Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko, 25, is keen on a move to Chelsea in the summer and is convinced Jose Mourinho is following his progress. (Daily Express)

Paris Saint-Germain defender Thiago Silva, 30, believes there is a strong possibility of Carlo Ancelotti returning to AC Milan. Former Milan defender Silva worked at PSG with Ancelotti, who was sacked by Real Madrid last week. (Goal.com)

Ancelotti, though, will not be joined in Milan by Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Sweden striker will not be sold to his former club, according to PSG president Nasser Al Khelaif. (ESPN.co.uk)

Juventus striker Alvaro Morata says he is determined to win Saturday's Champions League final against Barcelona to make fans of his former club Real Madrid happy. (Marca.com)

Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini says Barcelona star Lionel Messi would not be able to replicate his stunning solo strike in the Copa Del Rey final if he was playing in Italy. (AS.com)

West Brom are weighing up a transfer move for former West Ham forward Nene, 33. (Daily Mail)

Midfielder Yaya Toure, 32, has decided to stay at Manchester City after talks with chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak. (Daily Star)

Best of social media

Wayne Rooney has an unusual snap to remember his family holiday by. The Manchester United and England striker posted this on Instagram, along with the message: "Didn't expect to see pigs in the sea in the Bahamas! Haha"

Wayne Rooney's instagram picture
A surprise meeting for Wayne Rooney and family in the waters around the Bahamas

England Under-21 goalkeeper Jack Butland is ready for the European Championships, if his Instagram account is anything to go by. The Stoke City player posted: "One suitcase emptied and another packed up! This time to meet up with England and I can't wait."

And finally

While Jack Wilshere risked getting himself into trouble for leading Arsenal fans on a sing-song, his former Gunners team-mate Andrey Arshavin was flexing his vocal chords by joining a Russian pop band on stage. (Metro)

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