Gossip column: Di Maria, Martinez, Pellegrini, Moses & Begovic

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Manchester United's Argentine winger Angel Di Maria, 27, is a target for Barcelona. (Sport - in Spanish)external-link

Arsenal's hopes of signing Colombia international Jackson Martinez, 28, are over after the Porto forward agreed a four-year deal with Atletico Madrid. (AS)external-link

Manchester United want a swap deal with Real Madrid involving Spanish pair David De Gea and Sergio Ramos. Madrid want goalkeeper De Gea, 24, plus £20m for the 29-year-old defender. United will make De Gea see out the remaining 12 months of his contract if Real refuse to meet their demands. (Daily Star)external-link

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini, 61, says the club lacked ambition last season and that he would like to manage his native Chile before he retires. (El Mercurio - in Spanish) external-link

Wednesday's Sun back page
Wednesday's Sun back page focuses on West Ham striker Andy Carroll, who has been told he is staying

While City's reserve team coach Patrick Viera has backed the club's pursuit of Liverpool England winger Raheem Sterling, 20. (Daily Star)external-link

West Ham will not sell England striker Andy Carroll this summer and believe the 26-year-old can show his true form after two injury-hit seasons with the club. (Sun - subscription required)external-link

Newcastle are favourites to sign England striker Charlie Austin from QPR for £14m. The 25-year-old is also wanted by Southampton, Chelsea and West Ham. (Daily Express)external-link

Newcastle United and Stoke City want 25-year-old Ukraine international winger Yevhen Konoplyanka, who is available on a free transfer after his contract at Dnipro expired. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Stoke City are expecting a formal bid from Chelsea for £8m-rated goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, 28, and will ask the Premier League champions to include Nigeria forward Victor Moses, 24, in any deal. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

But Chelsea's hopes of signing Begovic, 28, have suffered a blow after Moses said he is unsure if he wants to return to Stoke City. The 24-year-old spent last season on loan at the Britannia Stadium from Chelsea. (Times - subscription required)external-link

West Bromwich Albion are prepared to make former Newcastle and Chelsea striker Demba Ba their highest-paid player, with the 30-year-old telling his current club Besiktas he wants to return to England rather than play in China for Shanghai Shenhua. (Birmingham Mail)external-link

Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp, 68, says he is ready to "take over as manager somewhere" and is "quite fine" after knee surgery which forced him to step down at QPR in February. (Guardian)external-link

West Ham United have agreed a £12m deal for Marseille midfielder Dimitri Payet, 28. (Daily Mail)external-link

Sport back page
Wednesday's front page of Spanish newspaper Sport

Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon says Manchester United will be "very lucky" should they sign Spain World Cup winner Sergio Ramos, 29, from the Bernabeu. (Talksport)external-link

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino hopes to convince two of his most in-demand players to stay by making goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, 28, captain and appointing 21-year-old forward Harry Kane as vice-captain. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Chelsea's Egypt winger Mohamed Salah, 23, is expected to tell Fiorentina whether he will stay with them for the 2015-16 campaign on Wednesday after spending the second half of last season on loan at the Italian club. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Sunderland have made an offer in excess of £11m for PSV Eindhoven's 24-year-old midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, who is also a target for their north-east rivals Newcastle United.(Guardian)external-link

The arrival of Republic of Ireland international winger James McClean, 26, at West Bromwich Albion has split the club's support. (Sun - subscription required)external-link

Manchester City full-back Shay Facey, 20, is poised to extend his loan at New York City FC, the club midfielder Frank Lampard has joined after completing the season at the Etihad Stadium.(Manchester Evening News)external-link

Hull City's £10m club record signing Abel Hernandez will only be allowed to leave the Championship club on a permanent deal after the Tigers ruled out loaning the Uruguay striker to another club. (Hull Daily Mail)external-link

Newcastle United are behind schedule in the transfer window compared to last season - despite a pledge from club owner Mike Ashley to spend big this summer.(Evening Chronicle)external-link

Former Arsenal keeper Bob Wilson, a double winner with the Gunners in 1971, says the proposed arrival of Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, 33, will give Wojciech Szczesny, 25, the perfect chance to improve himself by learning from Cech. (Sky Sports)external-link

Birmingham City boss Gary Rowett claims that 18-year-old forward Demarai Gray will make it to the very top of the game - but should only leave for the right club.(The Mirror)external-link

Bournemouth's Wales international midfielder Shaun MacDonald, 27, has abandoned plans to leave on loan and is determined to fight for his place. (Bournemouth Daily Echo)external-link

Senegal striker Papiss Cisse, 30, insists he is committed to Newcastle despite reports linking with a move away from St James' Park. (Northern Echo) external-link

While Wolfsburg coach Dieter Hecking has urged Dutch forward Bas Dost, 26, to reject a move to Newcastle. (Wolfsburger Allgemeine - in German)external-link

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Kevin de Bruyne
Kevin de Bruyne helped Wolfsburg win the German Cup last month

Former Chelsea midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, 23, has posted a snap of himself on holiday posing next to a lion. "Walking with lions! #what an experience" the Wolfsburg player writes on Twitter.external-link

Arsenal's England Under-21 defender Calum Chambers has issued a call for fans to get behind the team in the build-up to Wednesday's group game with Italy. Gareth Southgate's Under-21s will reach the semi-finals of the European Under-21 Championship if they win, and Chambers tweets:external-link "Preparation done for last group game. Need all your support."

"I'll miss you bro! Thanks for everything. Honestly you are one of the best guys and players I have ever played with," tweetsexternal-link Bayern Munich's former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina, 32, to Bayern defender David Alaba before Reina's move to Napoli.

And finally

Middlesbrough's England Under-21 defender Ben Gibson, 22, says a game of crazy golf has revived the Young Lions's Euro 2015 campaign in the Czech Republic.(Daily Mirror)external-link

Former Tottenham and QPR manager Harry Redknapp appears in a humorous video following his first fictional foray into management of the England...bowls team. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Stoke City's ground may no longer be known as the Britannia Stadium after the club's sponsorship deal with the old Britannia Building Society ran out this summer. The stadium has been known as the Britannia since it opened in 1997. (Sentinel)external-link

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