Gossip column: Sterling, Falcao, Berbatov, Pogba, Pirlo, Cech

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Manchester United are poised to make a £25m offer for Liverpool's 20-year-old forward Raheem Sterling. (Mirror)

Chelsea want to sign striker Radamel Falcao on loan from Monaco. The Colombian, 29, only scored four goals in 29 appearances during a loan spell at Manchester United last season. (Daily Star)

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Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo, 36, is poised to join Major League Soccer side New York City FC, the same team that former England international Frank Lampard will play for. Pirlo had been linked with a move to Liverpool or Chelsea. (AS, in Spanish)

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, 22, will join Barcelona in the summer. Manchester City were prepared to pay £70m to sign the player, who is expected to be in the Juventus side that plays Barcelona in Saturday's Champions League final. (Daily Star)

Meanwhile, ex-United striker Dimitar Berbatov, 34, is keen on a return to England after being released by Monaco. (Sky Sports)

Arsenal are ready to fight Inter Milan for £25m-rated Monaco defensive midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia, 22. (Mirror)

But Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama, 23, has said "it would be nice" to join the FA Cup winners. (Daily Star)

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, 22, says he is happy to stay with the club, despite reiterating that he wants to play in the Champions League. (Liverpool Echo)

Former Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye, 29, has rejected a potential move to Aston Villa in order to join Alan Pardew at Crystal Palace. (The Sun, subscription required)

Manchester United want Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, 28, to replace 24-year-old David De Gea, if the Spaniard joins Real Madrid. (Manchester Evening News)

But Real Madrid are yet to make an official bid for De Gea. (Express)

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, 33, will make a decision on his future after playing for the Czech Republic against Iceland on 12 June. (The Sun, subscription required)

Manchester City defender Micah Richards says some City players were "too soft" to accept criticism from former boss Roberto Mancini. Richards, 26, was on loan at Fiorentina in 2014-15 and is expected to leave City in the summer. (Manchester Evening News)

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Bosnia-Hercegovina midfielder Miralem Pjanic has called for 29-year-old Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko, his international team-mate, to join him at Roma next season. (Daily Mail)

Liverpool striker Divock Origi, 20, who joined the club last summer but spent the 2014-15 season on loan at Lille, says the Reds squad is good enough to win the Premier League. (Sky Sports)

West Ham are to hold talks with Sevilla manager Unai Emery in the next 48 hours over their vacant manager's position. (Sky Sports)

La Liga side Real Sociedad have denied speculation that David Moyes will leave the club this summer amid reports of a return to the Premier League. (Daily Telegraph)

Newcastle and Slovenia midfielder Haris Vuckic, 22, has been warned he will not play for his country if he agrees to rejoin Scottish Championship side Rangers on loan next season. Vuckic spent four months on loan at Rangers in 2014-15. (Chronicle)

Tottenham midfielder Nabil Bentaleb, 20, wants an improved contract to stay at the club. Arsenal, Paris St-Germain and Juventus are interested in signing him. (Daily Telegraph)

West Brom boss Tony Pulis says 21-year-old Saido Berahino's inclusion in the England squad for the European Under-21s Championship will be "brilliant" for his development. (Birmingham Mail)

The Baggies are also looking to sign striker Andre-Pierre Gignac, 29, on a free transfer after the Frenchman left Ligue 1 side Marseille. (Express & Star)

Swansea have had a £250,000 offer for 17-year-old Barnet striker Matt Stevens rejected. (Daily Mail)

Sunderland, West Brom and Bolton are interested in signing Manchester City midfielder Seko Fofana, 20, on a season-long loan next season. (Sunderland Echo)

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Jason Statham and Tim Howard

Everton and USA goalkeeper Tim Howard posted a picture on Twitter of himself alongside Hollywood hard-man Jason Statham. Howard joined the English actor on Good Morning America on ABC News and wrote: "Jason Statham is one bad dude."

Manchester City players Sergio Aguero, Pablo Zabaleta and Martin Demichelis took on three players from New York City FC, including former Spain striker David Villa, in a game of football tennis.


Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand expressed his surprise at former top Fifa official Chuck Blazer's admission of bribe-taking, racketeering and money laundering by simply tweeting: "#ChuckBlazer crikey!"

Barcelona midfielder Xavi was pictured on the Nou Camp pitch with all the trophies he has won as he prepares to leave the La Liga side after Saturday's Champions League final.

And finally

A Juventus fan is walking from Turin to Berlin for the Champions League final as the club have promised him a ticket if he completes the trek. (Metro)

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli, 24, has been keeping himself fit on holiday in Italy by playing in a game of beach football. (Daily Mail)

Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez, 26, asked police to let go of a fan who had been restrained after she ran towards the footballer. Sanchez then posed for a picture with the woman before leaving. (Independent)

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