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TRANSFER GOSSIP

Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas is among the candidates being considered by Inter Milan as their new coach for next season.

Full story: talkSPORT

Juventus winger Milos Krasic, 27, could be off to Chelsea in the summer after his agent admitted there is a mutual admiration between his client and the Blues.

Full story: Metro

Eden Hazard
Hazard is attracting interest from Arsenal

Arsenal are ready to fight London rivals Chelsea for £30m-rated Lille winger Eden Hazard, 21.

Full story: the Sun

Newcastle striker Demba Ba, 26, has no plans to quit the north-east despite the release clause in his contract which could see him move on this summer.

Full story: Daily Star

Chelsea will start the rebuilding of their squad in the summer by completing a deal for 23-year-old Shakhtar Donetsk winger Willian.

Full story: London Evening Standard

Arsenal are eyeing a move for Daniel Sturridge, 22. The Chelsea striker is believed to be unhappy with his wide role at Stamford Bridge.

Full story: Daily Mail

Manchester City have joined Manchester United in pursuit of 23-year-old Benfica winger Nicolas Gaitan.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Chelsea are believed to have signed 15-year-old Denmark Under-17 defender Andrea Christensen from Brondby on a free transfer.

Full story: Daily Mail

Raul Albiol
Raul Albiol has made 31 appearances for Spain

Manchester City are poised to make a move for Real Madrid defender Raul Albiol, 26, at the end of the season.

Full story: talkSPORT

Chelsea are lining up a bid for Atletico Madrid's Colombian striker Falcao - and could offer the Spanish club Fernando Torres as part of the deal.

Full story: Daily Star

Blackburn could get just £675,000 compensation for 21-year-old winger Junior Hoilett in the summer if Bayern Munich follow up their interest and sign him.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Chelsea midfielder Kevin de Bruyne has admitted he expects to spend next season on loan and confirmed Steve McClaren's FC Twente have expressed an interest in his services.

Full story: Inside Futbol

OTHER GOSSIP

Striker Mario Balotelli, 21, has handed Manchester City a boost by hinting he plans to stay put for at least a further 18 months.

Full story: the Sun

Sir Alex Ferguson is poised to make Javier Hernandez, 23, a key man in the champions' title run-in after his goalscoring display against Chelsea on Sunday.

Full story: Manchester Evening News

Everton defender Sylvain Distin says Steven Pienaar was irreplacable for Everton as he hails the playmaker's return.

Full story: Liverpool Echo

Aston Villa fans have planned a demonstration against under-fire manager Alex McLeish this weekend.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Luis Suarez and Patrice Evra will be expected to shake hands before Saturday's game between Manchester United and Liverpool after the Premier League confirmed they would not dispense with the pre-match ritual.

Full story: Daily Express

The Swansea City squad will head for warm-weather training in their 15-day break from first-team games in a bid to enhance their Premier League survival bid.

Full story: South Wales Evening Post

Plymouth Argyle have vowed to ban supporters found guilty of using racist language after one person was arrested at the home game against Southend United last weekend.

Full story: Plymouth Herald

FABIO CAPELLO GOSSIP

Fabio Capello will on Wednesday meet Football Association chairman David Bernstein for showdown talks that will determine if he remains England manager.

Full story: Daily Mail

Fabio Capello
Capello's England contract finishes after Euro 2012

England manager Fabio Capello will not budge from his position on John Terry and the England captaincy when he meets FA chief David Bernstein on Wednesday.

Full story: Daily Mirror

Fabio Capello has received the backing of Sir Alex Ferguson but is looking increasingly isolated within the Football Association amid growing criticism of his public opposition to the removal of the England captaincy from John Terry.

Full story: the Guardian

AND FINALLY

After announcing himself to the Premier League with a brief cameo during Liverpool's stalemate with Tottenham, the Anfield cat has now racked up over 24,000 followers on Twitter in less than 24 hours.

Full story: Metro

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