Gossip column: Aguero, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Stones, Rooney

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Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, 27, is ready to pledge his future to the club by signing a four-year, £52m deal after the Capital One Cup final against Liverpool. (Sun on Sunday)external-link

Arsenal will listen to offers this summer for England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 22, as it is thought he has not made enough progress during his five seasons at the Emirates. (London Evening Standard)external-link

Arsenal have stepped up their scouting of Ajax midfielder Riechedly Bazoer, 19, known as the 'Dutch Vieira'. (Sunday People)external-link

Star on Sunday back page
Star on Sunday back page

The Gunners are looking to make yet another move for Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama, 24, in the summer transfer window. (Footylatest.com)external-link

Chelsea fear they have missed out on Everton defender John Stones, 21, who is set to move to Manchester City, and could switch their attention to Crystal Palace defender Scott Dann, 29. (Mail on Sunday)external-link

Manchester United are planning a summer move for Juventus defender Alex Sandro, 25. (Sun on Sunday)external-link

United have approached Inter Milan over the availability of 31-year-old defender Miranda. (Calciomercato via Metro)external-link

Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal has warned that injured striker Wayne Rooney, 30, will not be fit for England's friendlies at the end of March. (Star on Sunday)external-link

Rooney faces the prospect of a knee operation, which could rule him out of this summer's Euro 2016 finals. (Sunday Express)external-link

Van Gaal has once again hit out at claims linking Jose Mourinho with his job at Old Trafford and told Dutch television that the speculation is "ridiculous". (Sunday Telegraph)external-link

Sunday Express back page
Sunday Express back page

Former England and Spurs legend Jimmy Greaves, 76, who had a stroke nine months ago, has been told by doctors he will never walk again.(Sunday People)external-link

Incoming Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is planning to give 18-year-olds Aleix Garcia and Ante Coric a chance in midfield next season and it could spell the end for Yaya Toure.(Sunday Mirror)external-link

Blackpool have apologised after playing Billy Joel's 'We Didn't Start the Fire' over their PA system before Saturday's game against Bradford City. The West Yorkshire club were struck by tragedy in May 1985 when a blaze at their Valley Parade ground killed 56 people. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

Ex-Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has warned his old club that they are in danger of losing their fighting spirit as they try to play beautiful football. (Mail on Sunday)external-link

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has accused some of his former players of being more focused on leaving than helping the club win the Premier League. (Sunday Telegraph)external-link

Best of social media

Manchester City team-mates Nicolas Otamendi and Sergio Aguero were travel companions as they let the train take the strain on the way to Sunday's Capital One Cup final against Liverpool. Defender Otamendi tweeted:external-link "On my way to London with Kun."

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Nicolas Otamendi and Sergio Aguero are Argentina internationals

There was some good-natured banter on Twitterexternal-link between Manchester United and England striker Wayne Rooney and golfer Rory McIlroy - a well-known United fan - over the big Saturday night IBF and WBA super-bantamweight fight between Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg.

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And finally

Slaven Bilic invited one lucky West Ham fan to enjoy his 18th birthday behind the scenes as the Hammers beat Sunderland 1-0 in the Premier League on Saturday. (London Evening Standard)external-link

Steven Gerrard's life is being made into a movie after he agreed a deal with award-winning director Asif Kapadia, whose work also includes documentaries about singer Amy Winehouse and Formula 1 driver Ayrton Senna. (Sun on Sunday)external-link

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