Gossip column: Ramos, Koscielny, Turan, Bacca, Schneiderlin

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Manchester United have made an official £35m bid for Real Madrid centre-back Sergio Ramos, 29, who has asked the Spanish club to consider the offer. (Daily Mail)external-link

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Real will make a £21m move for Arsenal centre-back Laurent Koscielny, 29, as the uncertainty over whether Ramos will stay at the club grows. (Daily Mirror)external-link

Manchester United have told Barcelona they are not selling 27-year-old midfielder Angel Di Maria. (Daily Star)external-link

Dimitri Payet, 28, is expected to have a medical at West Ham United today after the club agreed a £10.7m deal to sign the attacking midfielder from Marseille. (Times - subscription required)external-link

Manchester United have joined Liverpool in pursuit of 28-year-old Sevilla striker Carlos Bacca, who has a £21m buy-out clause in his contract. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Manchester City are considering a third and final bid for Liverpool's 20-year-old attacker Raheem Sterling. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Aston Villa insist Belgium striker Christian Benteke, 24, will not be allowed to leave for anything less than the £32.5m release clause in his contract. (Guardian)external-link

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Atletico Madrid midfielder Arda Turan, 28, is keen on a move to the Premier League and has offers from three top-flight clubs. (AS - in Spanish) external-link

Morgan Schneiderlin, 25, has come to an arrangement with Southampton to allow him to leave. Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham will now try to sign the midfielder rated at £24m by the St Mary's side. (Daily Mail)external-link

Southampton could make a move for Marseille midfielder Giannelli Imbula, 22, as Schneiderlin's replacement. (Daily Express) external-link

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Thursday's Daily Telegraph sport front page

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has claimed rival Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho "wants to take credit for everything" when he wins. (Manchester Evening News via El Mercurio)external-link

Chelsea have opened talks with midfielder Ramires, 28, about extending the Brazil international's contract at the club. (Daily Telegraph)external-link

Arsenal will not be rushed into offering midfielder Jack Wilshere a new deal, even though the England international has been linked with a move to Manchester City.(Sun -subscription required)external-link

Chelsea are considering a move for Augsburg left-back Baba Rahman, 20, as a replacement for 29-year-old Filipe Luis but face competition from Arsenal and Manchester City for the Ghana international. (Evening Standard)external-link

Former Brazil star Ronaldinho says that it is a "dream" for Liverpool's strikers to have Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino, 23, in their side and "if you can't score goals in a team with Coutinho and Firmino in midfield then you won't score goals in any team". (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski, 30, says it was a "mistake" to join Inter Milan on loan in January and plans to return to the Gunners to win back a place in the side. (Bild - in German)external-link

Newcastle boss Steve McClaren is considering a move for central defender Richard Keogh, 28, from former club Derby County, but is likely to face competition from Sunderland and West Brom.(Guardian)external-link

Leicester have bid £7m for 26-year-old Stoke midfielder Steven Nzonzi. (Sun - subscription required)external-link

Best of social media

Former QPR captain Joey Barton responded to England Under-21s's elimination from the European Championship to Italy by writing:external-link"The less said about England's current footballing predicament the better. Just a mess from top to bottom."

Robert Huth thanked Stoke for being "sensational" on the day he left the club to join Leicester City and then tweeted: "Now the sexy football show rolls into Leicester."

Robert Huth on Twitter

Stoke midfielder Charlie Adam wrote:external-link"Gutted to see @robert_huth go. Was a big character in the dressing room and a top guy. Has been a major part of the club's success."

Can you kick a football into a basketball net without looking? Well, it appears Liverpool's new signing Firmino can judging by a video doing the rounds on the internet. (Guardian)external-link

And finally

Galatasaray midfielder Felipe Melo has created an app where you can help him fight a zombie apocalypse. (Metro)external-link