Gossip column: Pellegrini, Depay, De Bruyne, Clyne, Austin

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Manuel Pellegrini, 61, is likely to remain as Manchester City's manager next season following an end-of-season review by the deposed Premier League champions' hierarchy. (Guardian)external-link

QPR top scorer Charlie Austin, 25, will not be sold cheaply following the west London club's relegation, says director of football Les Ferdinand. (London Evening Standard)external-link

The Guardian
The back page of Thursday's Guardian

QPR have terminated the loan of West Ham forward Mauro Zarate after the 28-year-old walked out of Anfield when he was not selected against Liverpool. (Sun - subscription required)external-link

Wolfsburg's ex-Chelsea midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, 23, is moving closer to a Premier League return, with Manchester City considering a £35m move. (Mirror)external-link

Belgium international De Bruyne - also a reported transfer target for Manchester United and Arsenal - says he made the right decision to leave Chelsea in January 2014.(Eurosport)external-link

Manchester City midfielder Frank Lampard, 36, will earn an annual salary of £3.8m when he joins new MLS franchise New York City this summer.(Sports Illustrated)external-link

Swansea have made agreeing a new long-term contract with manager Garry Monk their top priority for this summer.(Wales Online)external-link

Jordon Ibe has agreed a five-year contract with Liverpool, with the 19-year-old winger expected to sign the new deal next week.(Telegraph)external-link

Firefighters were called to the home of Manchester United defender Chris Smalling on Tuesday after the 25-year-old's hot tub caught fire.(Guardian)external-link

Besiktas coach, and former West Ham defender, Slaven Bilic is ready to hold talks about replacing Hammers manager Sam Allardyce.(Star)external-link

Newcastle midfielder Sylvain Marveaux, 29, was caught on camera claiming he was "blacklisted" at St James' Park before returning to the club from a loan spell at Guingamp.(Express)external-link

New Manchester United winger Memphis Depay, 21, wants to emulate Cristiano Ronaldo at Old Trafford.(Manchester Evening News)external-link

Chelsea have offered a new five-year contract to England Under-21 striker Patrick Bamford. The 21-year-old is on loan at Middlesbrough and reportedly attracting interest from Everton, Aston Villa and Crystal Palace.(Times - subscription required)external-link

Portugal winger Nani, 28, is set to return to Manchester United this summer after a season-long loan at Sporting Lisbon - potentially costing the Red Devils another £17m to cover his wages.(Telegraph)external-link

Arsenal's England striker Danny Welbeck, 24, is set to return from injury for Sunday's Premier League trip to former club Manchester United.(Mail)external-link

Former Southampton and Reading manager Nigel Adkins has dismissed reports linking him with Championship side Leeds United, where head coach Neil Redfearn's future remains insecure.(Mirror)external-link

Best of social media

Former Newcastle and England striker Alan Shearer joined Twitter on Wednesday - and arrived in style with a warning for any potential 'trolls'.external-link

Alan Shearer

The 'goalkeepers' union' was out in force as several Premier League stoppers, including Leicester's Kasper Schmeichel, praised Juventus keeper Gianluigi Buffon, 37, for reaching the Champions League final.

Kasper Schmeichel

And, after Juve drew 1-1 at Real Madrid, Buffon tweeted his thanksexternal-link to Chelsea keeper Petr Cech for postingexternal-link that he hoped "the maestro" would win the Champions League.

Gianluigi Buffon

And finally

With Eurovision 2015 taking place later this month, Arsenal's players got into the spirit by dressing in the traditional outfits of their respective countries. (Metro)external-link

Aston Villa chief executive Tom Fox will camp out on the Villa Park pitch for charity on Thursday. (Birmingham Mail)external-link