Gossip column: Toure, Guardiola, Pellegrini, Stones, Sane, Terry

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Manchester City's Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure, 32, will be offered a £30m-a-year contract to move to China in the summer. (Telegraph)external-link

Schalke's £40m-rated attacking midfielder Leroy Sane, 20, is likely to be a target for Pep Guardiola when he takes charge at Manchester City at the end of the season. (Star)external-link

Guardiola is also keen to make a £30m summer move for Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, 32. (AS - in Spanish)external-link

Guardiola, 45, still has work to do at Bayern Munich - and he has denied rumours of dressing-room unrest at the German champions. (Sun)external-link

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Manuel Pellegrini, meanwhile, could replace Gary Neville as Valencia manager when he leaves Manchester City at the end of the season.(Talksport)external-link

But the 62-year-old Chilean has already been offered the Chelsea manager's job.(El Mercurio via Metro)external-link

Pellegrini is also a contender to take over at Paris St-Germain this summer. (Mirror)external-link

Defender John Stones is keen to stay in the north west should he leave Everton in the summer. The 21-year-old is a target for Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Barcelona and Real Madrid. (Times)external-link

Chelsea could yet sell Colombia striker Radamel Falcao, 29, despite the transfer window in Britain closing, with Chinese club Jiangsu Suning interested.(Star)external-link

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Liverpool had a £22.7m offer for Inter Milan and Argentina striker Mauro Icardi, 22, turned down on deadline day as the Italian side did not have enough time to find a replacement.(Corriere della Sera via Football Italia)external-link

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and Southampton boss Ronald Koeman were involved in a tunnel bust-up after the Gunners were held to goalless draw by the Saints.(Express)external-link

Championship side Leeds are lining up an emergency loan deal for out-of-favour Norwich striker Kyle Lafferty, 28, who is expected to play for Northern Ireland at Euro 2016. (Talksport) external-link

West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan says he would have tried to sign Southampton striker Charlie Austin, 26, had he known he was available for just £4m.(Mirror)external-link

Marseille want to turn Remy Cabella's loan spell from Newcastle into a permanent move, activating a £6m buyout clause in the 25-year-old France midfielder's contract.(Newcastle Chronicle)external-link

Liverpool and Serbia winger Lazar Markovic says former Reds manager Brendan Rodgers "changed" during his final season in charge at Anfield. The 21-year-old is on loan at Turkish side Fenerbahce.(Fanatik, via Liverpool Echo)external-link

Leicester are hoping to sign 28-year-old Bordeaux and France midfielder Clement Chantome on a free transfer when his contract expires in the summer.(L'Equipe via Express) external-link

Arsenal are likely to bid again for Fulham's 16-year-old attacker Ryan Sessegnon and Leicester left-back Ben Chilwell, 19.(Telegraph)external-link

Best of social media


Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinandexternal-link tweeted his praise for Leicester's two-goal striker Jamie Vardy, 29, during the Foxes' 2-0 win over Liverpool.


West Ham goalkeeper Adrian,external-link 29, dedicated West Ham's win over Aston Villa to his newborn son Enzo.

And finally

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, 28, has arranged to meet a young Afghan fan who became famous when pictures emerged of him wearing a striped plastic bag with the Argentina attacker's name and number written on the back. (ESPN)external-link

Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo, 23, now on loan at Championship side Charlton, touched the ball just 30 times during a six-month loan spell at Ajax. (Metro)external-link

Liverpool's new ticket-price structure has been described as "morally unjustifiable" by the club's supporters' committee after it was announced that some seats in the rebuilt Main Stand will cost £77 next season. (Guardian)external-link

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