Sunday's gossip column

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Wayne Rooney will be offered a new contract by Manchester United with the 27-year-old striker keen to sign a new deal at Old Trafford.

Full story: Sunday Mirror 

Rooney may be forced to take a pay cut in order to secure a contract extension.

Full story: Mail on Sunday 

Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez

Tevez's contract expires at the end of the season.

Bayern Munich may move for Rooney when Pep Guardiola takes over at the Bundesliga leaders in the summer.

Full story: Sunday Times 

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has criticised the Football Association's handling of Rooney.

Full story: Sunday Telegraph 

Real Madrid are putting together a £110m-package to lure Tottenham midfielder Gareth Bale, 23, to the Bernabeu.

Full story: Sunday Mirror 

Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez, 29, is close to making a summer move to Monaco.

Full story: Sunday Express 

Arsenal could reignite their interest in 29-year-old Malaga midfielder Jeremy Toulalan over the summer.

Full story: caughtoffside.com 

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany

Kompany (right) can play in defence or in midfield

Barcelona are targeting Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany, 26, as a replacement for defender Carlos Puyol.

Full story: Sunday People 

City manager Roberto Mancini is set to make an £8m move for Leeds defender Sam Byram, 19, who is viewed as a long-term successor for Pablo Zabaleta.

Full story: the Sun 

Fiorentina striker Mounir El Hamdaouis says he is flattered to be linked with Liverpool but the 28-year-old has dismissed the move as "paper talk".

Full story: Sky Sports 

Liverpool are also tracking Valencia's Algeria midfielder Sofiane Feghouli, 23, although the Spanish club will want around £13m for the player.

Full story: Sunday People 

Stoke have decided not to offer former England striker Michael Owen, 33, a new contract for next season.

Full story: Mail on Sunday 

Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain, 25, is targeting a move to a London Premier League club in the summer, with Tottenham top of his list.

Full story: Sport Witness 

Arsenal sent a scout to monitor 23-year-old Saint Etienne striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this weekend as they ponder a summer swoop.

Full story: Metro 

OTHER GOSSIP

Valencia coach Ernesto Valverde, 49, is being considered as a potential replacement for Roberto Mancini after Manchester City failed with moves for Pep Guardiola and Manuel Pellegrini.

Full story: Sunday Times 

Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs, 39, says he has never experienced a shock on the field like Nani's red card in last week's 2-1 defeat to Real Madrid despite the match being his 1000th game.

Full story: Mail on Sunday 

Former England star Paul Gascoigne has returned to the UK after spending 32 days in a rehabilitation clinic in Arizona.

Full story: Sunday People 

Valencia manager Ernesto Valverde

Valverde's Valencia were knocked out of the Champions League by PSG

Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville says Cristiano Ronaldo would be welcomed back to the Premier League if the 28-year-old Real Madrid playmaker were to make a shock return to Old Trafford.

Full story: talkSPORT 

Samir Nasri's agent insists he wants to stay at Manchester City despite the French midfielder, 25, facing criticism from manager Roberto Mancini.

Full story: Sunday Express 

England boss Roy Hodgson could make a dramatic U-turn by recalling Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand, 34, to his squad for this month's World Cup qualifiers.

Full story: Sunday People 

Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker, 32, believes that Spurs are emulating the famous Manchester United sides with their ability to grind out late victories.

Full story: Sunday Telegraph 

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez believes Tottenham's Gareth Bale has the potential to emulate Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of today's meeting with Spurs at Anfield.

Full story: the Sun 

AND FINALLY

Former England manager Steve McClaren, who left Dutch side FC Twente last month, could return to the national set-up after refusing to rule out replacing outgoing Stuart Pearce as England Under-21s coach in the summer.

Full story: the Sun